I really haven't taken getting a job seriously this summer. Every district in my area has been laying off, until a new state budget was approved. Then, on a last-chance basis, I tried applying and got called, got along really well with the interviewers and now my paperwork is going through HR. I'm supposed to hear back from HR tomorrow about the actual contract. I do not have a letter of intent or anything, just the principals word that I was top-choice. Sounds great right? In the beginning of the summer I told my husband, DON'T book this cruise... what if I get a job? So... he looked into it, and reserved it for us... he hasn't paid, he can still cancel. But now that I have a stinkin' job, he is pressuring me to ask the principal if I can have a week off!!! I am so mad... but his point is that I should just ask. The thing is, some other family members are already involved and they are going regardless... making the hubs really want to go because he doesn't want to miss out... but I don't feel like asking will get me good points with the principal, especially when I NEED another day off for my sisters wedding. On top of all this... its the principle of the matter... AND I don't feel like I will be able to plan a week for a sub and be able to not stress on the cruise for lack of having my plans planned out... its my first year and I am going to need all the time I can get to plan! We have recently recovered from a marriage-threatening situation and I am feeling in the hole all over again just from this... he is using the "do whats good for the marriage and stop putting your job first" card... its so unfair... I don't know what to do. Someone with a level head and experience with the hiring process and typical district policies please respond.