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#16 nephthys


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Posted 02 July 2010 - 10:26 AM

QUOTE(baloo @ Jul 1 2010, 03:52 PM) View Post

Our decision:
To take the 2 weeks given and change our flights and have a shorter honeymoon - though still in France.
Still sucks but I really don't want to delay or quit my grad program and really don't want to push the issue as they will be my boss and I want them to like me.
Thank you for all your input.

I feel sad for you that this has happened, but I'm glad you've been able to make a compromise and go anyway. I personally think this is a good decision although not ideal for you and your new hubby. What you could do is take notes on all the great places you visit and vow to go back and explore them all more thoroughly in the near future. smile.gif
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Posted 02 July 2010 - 02:21 PM

We had to do that too because I had started a new job a few months before getting married - it won't matter how long (we had 5 days!), it will still be wonderful and in your case it will be PARIS!

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 03:07 PM

are you spending all your time only in Paris? If so, 2 weeks is plenty of time to see just Paris.

If you are planning on going to places other than Paris you will be stretching yourself really short. We had a full 5 days in Paris and only just saw all the big tourist sites.

If you have the whole two weeks in Paris your honeymoon will be amazing.

Make sure you see everything and include a 2 day pass to the Louvre and try and get to Paris Disney .... you can NEVER EVER (in my opinion) spend too much time in PARIS. It's such an amazing place.
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Posted 02 July 2010 - 06:03 PM

Thanks everyone. It's really made me feel better about the situation, talking on here. I'm still really excited about going to Paris - I know it will be wonderful.
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Posted 02 July 2010 - 08:10 PM

Have a wonderful honeymoon. Paris is amazing and you will have an awesome time. However I have been to Paris 3 times and I wouldn't waste my honeymoon time on going to Disneyland. Euro disney is very run down and you could find far more romantic things to do in France
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 11:59 AM

I read your post and felt the need to reply.. I am also a nurse and was in a simmilar situation with our wedding. While I had no trouble with getting the honeymoon off I could not get leave for the week of our wedding as it was school holidays and there was no leave avaliable even though I had applied for leave 4 months in advance. I work 12 hour shifts and they said I could have the day off of the wedding but would have to work 12 hour shifts up until the day before the wedding blink.gif . the difference was that I had been there for 2 years and had plenty of leave.
luckily some leave came up and I got 2 days off before the wedding. However I feel your pain! Nursing can be an incredibly demanding career, as it is not like the work can wait until you get back from holidays. And I can not tell you how many times I have missed out on things because I have had to work, unfortunatly that is part of the job ( they don't tell you that when you sign up for uni!).
Paris is a long way to go for 2 weeks and I can see how you would be looking forward to a good break after finishing uni, starting work and getting married. It is frustrating that you NUM could not be more accomodating given that this is such a special time for you, but I guess that they have rules to go by as well.
Good luck with the job and I hope you have a fab honeymoon, no matter how long it is!
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 01:14 PM

My husband and I spent 5 days in Paris as part of our honeymoon and I wish we stayed for two weeks! You can still take the train and spend a few days elsewhere in France. Even though it's not as long as you would have liked it will still be pretty spectacular.
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