Warning: Minor rant ahead
Today I got some of the most upsetting news I've had to deal with throughout my entire wedding planning process. My brother's employer is refusing to allow him to take PTO for my wedding day, even though he submitted the request at the earliest date they allow. They won't even allow him to come in a few hours late or make any alterations to his normal shift. He's offered to work overtime the night before and/or work late the day of, if they will allow him to start his shift 2-3 hours later so that he can at least be at the ceremony. He does not work a job that depends upon him and only him. There are multiple employees in the same position on the same shift that could easily cover his absence for a few hours. Furthermore, he has been with this company over 10 years and has always covered additional shifts and been flexible when necessary. So it's pretty frustrating to our whole family that they are not giving him any grace in the matter. At this point, he's trying to reach out to everyone in his same position on different shifts to see if they will trade with him, but even this will be at the discretion of management approval. This is very upsetting to me because he is my only sibling and he is supposed to give me away because my father is not in my life. At this point, there's not really much we can do but it's so frustrating I just need to let it all out.