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How many vacation days/holidays do you get per year?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by dcg, May 26, 2011.

  1. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    I think that I get 15 vacation days, but I have a deal where if I am working on a weekend or holiday (which happens pretty much every month at least once) I get a make up day for every day worked. so I pile up a shitload of vacation days, and don't really take them.
     
  2. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    Fuck... as much as I can accumulate. Probably 3 weeks vacation, all federal holidays (forget how many there are in the U.S.). Ton of sick leave.
     
  3. otc

    otc Senior member

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    The only problem with being paid OT and *always* working it is that you don't get paid overtime when you take vacation [​IMG]

    Our weeks technically end at 35 (cuts costs at time of low utilization since people can just leave...) but I have never put in less than 40 and prefer to see a number like 45 on a week without any big deadlines or projects. If I take a couple of days off in a week, I still end up over 40 so I don't really notice a big differance on the biweekly paycheck...but if I take a week or two off with nothing but 35 hours of PTO, my check starts to get a lot smaller.
     
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    CDFS Senior member

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    If I use up all my accrued PTO and get sick I can still take time off. I'll just go negative on my PTO balance. I think my company only allows me to go up to 40 hours of negative territory before I have to get approval.

    If I quit with a negative balance, that gets taken out on my final paycheck.


    Got it.
     
  6. Douglas

    Douglas Senior member

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    We do:

    8 Company Holidays (In many years this is 7 fixed days plus one additional "floating holiday" which equates to an extra vacation day.)

    10 days (2 weeks) vacation for newer employees.

    15 days (3 weeks) vacation for employees with 5+ years of tenure (though many established professionals negotiate this up front).

    Up to 5 days (1 week) unused vacation can be carried over from year to year.

    Unlimited sick days on an "honor system" policy.

    Non-exempt employees get 2 days "personal" time. Exempt employees have unlimited personal time.
     
  7. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    I get half a sick day and half a vacation day every two weeks. Start every year with a week's worth of personal time, and accrue comp time when I work past 5.

    I already have over 3 weeks worth of time off, and I started in January. A guy I know is taking off the month of August. [​IMG]
     
  8. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    Fed employee so mine is public information 6 hrs/pay period which means...6*26 = 156 hrs/year, which is just shy of 20 days/year. In a couple more years I'll be at 8 hrs/pay period. That's annual leave. Then 3 hrs/pay period for sick leave.

    You can carry over 240 hours of annual leave and all of your sick leave. I usually have a balance of about 100 hours. I use my annual leave for vacations and doctor's appts etc. I try not to use my sick leave at all. If you quit federal work they reimburse you for unused annual leave but not sick leave, so a lot of people use their sick leave all the time. I'd rather build up tons of sick leave just in case I need it.

    Oh, and then there are the federal holidays on top of that. Plus, some people are able to work longer M-Th hours and take every other Fri off, which I do. No fewer hours, in the end, but it makes for a bunch of four day weekends. Like this one.

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  9. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    Fed employee so mine is public information 6 hrs/pay period which means...6*26 = 156 hrs/year, which is just shy of 20 days/year. In a couple more years I'll be at 8 hrs/pay period. That's annual leave. Then 3 hrs/pay period for sick leave.
    Same here. I currently have accrued over 240 hours of annual leave. Clearly, I need to take more vacations.
     
  10. dtmt

    dtmt Senior member

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    10 company holidays, 20 PTO days which can carry over 1 year but expire after that. Still have almost all my holidays from last year... not that I'm a workaholic, I keep trying to plan a vacation but end up having to put it off for some reason or other.
     
  11. yerfdog

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    I work for the federal government, so same as what rdawson gets, but my site is on a 9 hour day, so we get 3 day weekends every other week, which is a huge perk for me. Also means that you have to take more leave to get a whole day off, though....

    Oh, also you only get 4 hours per pay period for the first 3 years, which is where I am now. At that level, it's pretty comparable to private industry, or even slightly worse. My brother works for an oil company, and he will have more vacation time than I do until I get 15 years in.
     
  12. Joe Camel

    Joe Camel Active Member

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    28 days paid holiday and i also get the days off between Christmas and New Year paid. I get all public holidays off as well but i can't be bothered to count how many that is.
     
  13. yjeezle

    yjeezle Senior member

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    13 vacation + 2 floating holidays
     
  14. brokencycle

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    7 holidays
    3 Floating Holidays
    15 vacation days
    7 sick days
     
  15. Rosenberg

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    21 vacation, 11 (?) holiday, 5 sick
     
  16. Mr Herbert

    Mr Herbert Senior member

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    25 days annual leave
    20 days sick leave (accrues if unused)
    Time off in lieu for weekends worked offshore
    3 months long service leave after 10 years, prorated after 7+ years

    spent quite a lot of time offshore so i have lots of leave accrued at the moment, about 2 months. coming up to long service maturing so i will have 5 months, at which stage my boss will probably force me to take it
     
  17. BossTweed

    BossTweed Senior member

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    15 vacation days
    3 "optional" days (vacations days that don't rollover)
    unlimited sick days, but you don't want to take more than a couple
     
  18. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    Everyone gets 4 personal days, 6 holidays at my place and unlimited sick days.

    As for vacation:

    0 to 3 years: 10 days
    3 to 10 years: 15 days
    10 to 20 years: 20 days
    20+ years: 25 days

    I gots 20.
     
  19. Tangfastic

    Tangfastic Senior member

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    30 days leave I can take whenever (can carry over 10 a year). This raises to 33 next year.
    8 days public holidays.
    Unlimited sick.
     
  20. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos Senior member

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    My first job out of college gave us 7 vacation days, 3 sick days, and a grand total of 4 national holidays: XMas, Thanksgiving Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day.

    It was also the kind of place where nobody actually took a day off, because you'd be seen as a slacker if you did so. People who got sick would show up to the office sick as dogs, hacking and coughing and sweating away.

    Yeah, good times.
     

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