This was about 20 years ago.
I was working as an hourly manager at a popular american fast food place (franchise, not corporate). I had been there several years and had accrued some vacation time. I requested a week off (months in advance) to go on a hunting trip a few states away with my dad (who taught me to shoot and hunt). the vacation time was approved by the general manager of the store and I booked the trip (non-refundable).