OK, so I just started a new job 2 weeks ago. The holidays are very important to me. My fiancee walked in after work today and has decided he is going to take the three days off before Thanksgiving and drive up to Michigan, where he is from, to take care of some business he has up there. This gives me a week and a half's notice to my boss if I want to go. He swore up and down to me that he wouldn't be going up North before Spring, and I really want to go with him. To see his family, etc.... for a lot of reasons not to mention the fact that his mother loves this stupid girl up there and always drags her along anytime my fiancee is there, and the girl is in love with my fiancee, and throws herself at him-- it's sick. But that's not the point. In any event, I don't want to spend Thanksgiving without him, and I want to see his family, etc etc.... what do I do? Do I ask my boss for the three days before Thanksgiving off (I already have Thanksgiving and the day after off)? Would it look bad? I mean, my boss is really cool and so are the people I work with and I think he'd let me have it but I don't want to put my career in jeopardy over this. Do I just not go, and sit down here miserable the whole week he is gone? What do you guys recommend? I'm not sure what to do here and I'm miserable at the thought of him being up there during Thanksgiving but at the same time I don't want to make it tough on me at work by asking my boss for this time off. Thanks for the advice.