Would you be upset if your manager denied your vacation request when he bothers to approve your coworkers vacation requests?

I've been at my current job for 2 years now.
I'm rarely ever absent from work.
The only times I've really missed work was for my older sister's wedding, having step throat and getting rashes on parts of my face and body due to a bad allergic reaction to a medication.
I've never requested to take

I've been at my current job for 2 years now.
I'm rarely ever absent from work.
The only times I've really missed work was for my older sister's wedding, having step throat and getting rashes on parts of my face and body due to a bad allergic reaction to a medication.
I've never requested to take vacation at all in 2014 or last year.
I only requested last week.
I went through the proper procedure on how to fill it up on my company's employee website.
I talked to my direct manager face to face last Friday about it and yesterday when it was just me and him and I checked my schedule for next week, he still put me on to work on my birthday.
The funny thing is whenever my other coworkers request vacation time, he approves them.
One of my coworkers left work 2 hours early when he was upset and instead of my manager writing him up or suspending him, he just gives him time off.
I haven't taken/requested a vacation at all in the 2 years I worked at my job but other coworkers who request vacation get approved.
One of my coworkers in my department, always gets his vacation request approved and he's only been at my job for 1 year now.

Best Answer:

Success: Yes. But I would have asked for the time off four weeks in advance or more.

So, in your case, you feel like they do not value you. Start quietly looking for another job. It is time.

Other answer:

Success:
Not where I worked because where I worked a list was made which was initially based upon seniority and when it mattered and you got your requested vacation your name dropped to the bottom so that someone else had a chance to be considered first. Everyone's names worked their way to the top of the list eventually.

And also when big holiday times came up; like summer vacations, around Thanksgiving and Christmas we were told to put our requests in for vacation time by a certain date. Those who put in their requests by that date were then considered based upon where they fell on the list.

It was very fair.

davidmi711:
Perhaps your coworker already requested time off that week
tro:
maybe you and your job are more important to him and he would be hard pressed in your absence to get your job done
the other person may not be as important as you and he won't miss him
KaleyK:
Did you need a cracker with your whine?
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