About a month ago, my boss came back from a 2 week vacation. I have a lot of PTO (paid time off) built up and I wanted to take a week so I wouldn't lose it. My boss denied it saying we had a high priority project that needed to be finished.
I contacted HR and they say I won't lose the time, but I would still like to take it. I finished the project (plus a few others) and my boss has lined to several more 'high priority' projects that need to be finished within a week. But, I still need to take PTO and if I ask now, it will look like I'm the one delaying these new priorities.
Should I just put it off again and wait for the next set of high priority tasks, or should I push to get these days off. If I leave the company (or get laid off), I will lose these benefits which I earned (they are carry over days from last year).
Actually, he didn't technically 'Deny' the days. He just came to my cube and asked me to remove the requests. Maybe he didn't want the denial on paper??