Long story short: In March I submitted all my vacation requests for 2000. I get 11 days off every 6 week period. The admin chick was new and didn't know how to open up the document requests over the computer. She sent them back to me. I told her how to open them correctly and re-sent them to her. Our two week look ahead schedule came out and I am scheduled every day during my Moab vacation!!! I checked my hard copies of my vacation requests and didn't find that copy. I believe she missed my Oct vacation amidst all my requests. We are scheduled to shut down the (Nuclear) plant for re-fueling in Oct (after Moab). Because of this, Management will not honor any vacatiopn requests as of three weeks ago. I talked to my supervisor, who was UNSUPPORTIVE. I e-mailed the Operations Assistant Manager who is an avid biker (XR200). Hopefully this will slide through!! We are severely shorthanded and have precious few people available to cover the open slots. There are a couple of guys that should be able to fill the gaps. All I can do is wait and see!