I started a new job a couple of months ago (transferred departments). There are three of us in the department: managaer, me and a temp in the vacant position. Yesterday she emailed me about Chritstmas arrangements. she said it was her "plan", (thus open for discussion) to take off December 21st up till Jan 4th inclusive. :s SO I thought, fine, I'd better put my 2 cents worth in. So this morning when she asked me, I said I didn't mind working through Christmas (even though I would have liked Christmas Eve off) but I'd like to take time off in the New Year instead. She said that might work (yeah, might) if they could recruit to the vacant post in time.she says that she always takes christmas and New Year off because of her kids. (She knows I have no kids). So I stated again, pleasantly that Deember was fine but I would a least like January. she said, yeah, December is "confirmed" but we'd confirm January later. So basically she wants to bogart 3 holiday weeks, and says we can discuss it, but won't listen to my requests. I'm also mad pissed that she seems to be pulling the family card (and it's not the first time she's made comments about children or the lack of. ) She's also sidesteppign my hint that she's taking off all of the holiday. I dont want to make a big deal of things seeing as we work closely together but I need to nip this one in the bud.