Woman praised for refusing to swap vacation days with coworker so they could take kids to Disney

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By James Kay

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A woman has been praised online after she stood up for herself and refused to swap her pre-planned vacation days so a coworker could take their children to Disney World.

Going on vacation is one of life's simple pleasures as working tirelessly through the year is rewarded by taking some time off to just relax and see new places.

Depending on where you're from and who you work for, vacation days can be few and far between so are rightfully treasured by those who have them.

A TikToker named Evie has won some fans after she posted a video explaining that she refused to swap her vacation days so a coworker could take their kids on a last-minute trip to Disney.

Speaking in the video, Evie said: "I worked with this woman, let’s call her Karen, who had two kids. And I also just want to mention that, until this incident, she and I had gotten along perfectly fine."

The TikToker explained that she had moved across states to take this job and that she wanted to go home over the Christmas break to see her family, and she had booked it off "months in advance" and had even sent her boss follow-up emails confirming that it was happening.

Evie said that a week before the scheduled break, she was very excited and her family was expecting her at home, but then her boss requested a meeting.

"My boss calls me into his office and he’s like, ‘Hey Evie, listen, I know you were planning to take off for vacation, but I talked to Karen and she decided that she really wants to take her kids to Disney World over the break."

Evie was then asked if she could "find it in her heart" to let her co-worker have the days off, and she believes the boss was siding with the mother as he had kids of his own.

The TikToker explained that she searched her heart and wasn't able to agree that she should give up her week off.

Bizarrely, Evie was instructed to break the news to her coworker herself. "I walked right up to her desk, and I was like, listen Karen, I just talked to Bob and I know he said that you wanted to take your kids and for me to give you my week, but I’m sorry, I’m just not going to do that," she explained.

She was met with a tirade of accusations from her coworker, who told her that she wouldn't "understand love like this" as she wasn't a mother.

Safe to say those who viewed the video were on Evie's side, as one person wrote: "Why is Karen acting like she won’t see her kids unless she goes to Disney world. Do they live there?"

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A second added: "As a parent I would NEVER expect someone else (parent or not) to give up a day off. Plan ahead people."

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We hope that Evie had a lovely Christmas break with her family.

Featured image credit: Anton Starikov / Alamy

Woman praised for refusing to swap vacation days with coworker so they could take kids to Disney

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By James Kay

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A woman has been praised online after she stood up for herself and refused to swap her pre-planned vacation days so a coworker could take their children to Disney World.

Going on vacation is one of life's simple pleasures as working tirelessly through the year is rewarded by taking some time off to just relax and see new places.

Depending on where you're from and who you work for, vacation days can be few and far between so are rightfully treasured by those who have them.

A TikToker named Evie has won some fans after she posted a video explaining that she refused to swap her vacation days so a coworker could take their kids on a last-minute trip to Disney.

Speaking in the video, Evie said: "I worked with this woman, let’s call her Karen, who had two kids. And I also just want to mention that, until this incident, she and I had gotten along perfectly fine."

The TikToker explained that she had moved across states to take this job and that she wanted to go home over the Christmas break to see her family, and she had booked it off "months in advance" and had even sent her boss follow-up emails confirming that it was happening.

Evie said that a week before the scheduled break, she was very excited and her family was expecting her at home, but then her boss requested a meeting.

"My boss calls me into his office and he’s like, ‘Hey Evie, listen, I know you were planning to take off for vacation, but I talked to Karen and she decided that she really wants to take her kids to Disney World over the break."

Evie was then asked if she could "find it in her heart" to let her co-worker have the days off, and she believes the boss was siding with the mother as he had kids of his own.

The TikToker explained that she searched her heart and wasn't able to agree that she should give up her week off.

Bizarrely, Evie was instructed to break the news to her coworker herself. "I walked right up to her desk, and I was like, listen Karen, I just talked to Bob and I know he said that you wanted to take your kids and for me to give you my week, but I’m sorry, I’m just not going to do that," she explained.

She was met with a tirade of accusations from her coworker, who told her that she wouldn't "understand love like this" as she wasn't a mother.

Safe to say those who viewed the video were on Evie's side, as one person wrote: "Why is Karen acting like she won’t see her kids unless she goes to Disney world. Do they live there?"

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A second added: "As a parent I would NEVER expect someone else (parent or not) to give up a day off. Plan ahead people."

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Credit: TikTok

We hope that Evie had a lovely Christmas break with her family.

Featured image credit: Anton Starikov / Alamy