Since moving to VA, I recently found a part-time job with a paint company as a delivery driver, while I go for my pilot's license's...the goal being that Im able to make flying my overall career. I have been with this company since the end of January, and they CAN'T get me going full time, so I have to suffer with only 30 hours a week, no benefits or paid time off, etc. Now, there are 5 people that work in this store...due to people getting potential overtime, about 2-3 times a week, the store is run by 3 people (one being me, out on deliveries most of the day). I wanted to get time off in July (one week to go to Myrtle beach) and it conflicts with my boss who has the same week off. Normally Id bite the bullet and wait for another week, but this is a week I have been anticipating since last August, when I booked my room, not knowing that Id quit my job then, and move to VA for my pilots licenses. Along with that, my boss definately takes advantage of being THE boss. We are open 7 days a week, and out of the 5 of us, only 3 of us work the weekends...one of them being me. He NEVER works any on the weekends, and he NEVER stays in the store till close...always leaves around 4pm (store closes at 6). The week in which we conflict, is going to be his second of 2 straight weeks that he is taking off. (during prime paint season) I want to tell him that Im taking the vacation regardless, as I see it, the store can handle being short handed for a week, as we do it almost 3 full days a week anyhow. But he will bitch Im sure, and I worry that it MAY complicate the relationship between him and I. (he gets pissy at the smallest of things, and make my life at the job annoying). What do you all think? This isnt going to be my permanent job, so I figure I tell them to go to hell if they don't give me the week off...or how should I go about it?