Is it okay to take a vacation in the first year of a new job?
I just landed a new job as a Software Development Engineer II in a test engineering department I am filling one of three seats. I have a few vacations lined up that my new managers knew about as the interviewing process came to an end. the following vacations however are not any of them and are in planning stages.
So, I was working setting some plans to travel to Egypt in November or December that I have since getting this job decided to shelve for the time being. However, I have Brazilian friends who are really interested in meeting up with me in February for carnival, and plans that are not 100% set in stone to hike the Inca trail in Peru with buddy of mine, and going to Australia next may for my birthday. all of these are within the first year of me being employed.
While I know excessive travel can be a little off putting I am just curious about the general feeling employers have about traveling at all during the first year of a new job?
P.S. Not all of the above listed are going to happen. I think its too much. Also I work in the USA.