Wife (30F) wants me (27M) to quit my job to go with her to Disney for her birthday.
My wife and her family planned a trip to Disney for her birthday, since thats the place they go for vacations sometimes multiple times a year.
Not a fan myself in the least, but it’s for her birthday so I was happy to go for her. Early this year I put in the request for the week off, and was told by work the trip falls within a blackout period for requests off, and I was denied.
I’ve been working for the majority of the year trying to get the days off approved by any means I can, but I am still being denied.
My wife tells me I need to quit or go on the vacation and let them fire me because her birthday is important, which I understand it is.
But while it’s not a professional career, my job pays pretty well (around $60K annual after overtime), and it would hurt us a good amount for me to lose it, especially since we have a mortgage.
I could try to get a similar job afterwards, but it would not be a good look to have been fired from my last job because I took a week-long vacation I was weekly explicitly told was denied far in advance.
I’m really concerned about our future, and don’t know what the right move is at all. My in-laws agree I should lose my job, citing that unemployment will be high due to inflation, but I feel sick at even the thought of anything keeping me from working other than my wife telling me to.