2. Assert yourself firmly but politely.
Remember that a vacation from work isn’t a favor your boss is doing for you, it’s part of your compensation or salary. If your boss initially says no, ask for a reason and remind him or her of how long it’s been since you’ve had time off.

1. Don’t book your tickets before your chat.
Before you’ve bought your tickets and made hotel reservations, have a conversation with your boss so that you get his or her input about when the best time would be. If the boss knows that you’re taking the company into consideration, you’re much more likely to remain in good standing and even be thanked for your courtesy. Who knows, this vacay could turn out to be good for you both personally and professionally!