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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. Eason

    Eason Senior member

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    4 months of holiday (winter + summer vacation), 18 days of vacation (which can only be used on holidays) [​IMG]
     
  2. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    21 PTO, have never counted holidays or used a sick day. When i work extra I sometimes get lieu time, which i take once in a while. Been at company less than a year.
     
  3. pronov

    pronov Active Member

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    At the job I just left, I got 24 days PTO, not sure about holidays, but we had to work some (rotational/seniority basis) but got most off (Clinical Scientist). A lot of my coworkers saved theirs up and would take 1 month off every year, I could never save them like that. One person I worked with had 400 hours PTO. They allowed you to cash in your PTO where I worked, but for a lower % than if you took the time off.
     
  4. norcaltransplant

    norcaltransplant Senior member

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    20 days vacation
    2 personal days
    5 days continuing medical education
    16 sick days

    I use about 14-20 days total per year
     
  5. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    A typical BigLaw firm will give associates as much vacation as they want if (1) they make their billable target, and (2) the vacation does not conflict with the associate's schedule. There are ten federal holidays. Assuming the associate takes all of them, and has a billable target of 2000 hours/year, that leaves 50 weeks to make those 2000 hours, or 40 hours/week. If an associate wants to take vacation, he has to find weeks in which he is billing more than 40 hours/week. Add to this total the slow weeks (what I used to call "taking a vacation at the office"), and you realize why BigLaw associates are so unhappy.
     
  6. ALFAMALE

    ALFAMALE Senior member

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    14 days vacation, 2 sick days.
     
  7. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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  8. pkblaze100

    pkblaze100 Member

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    @ school now but here is info on my Old firm (Consulting)

    Experience: 4 years
    Title: Consultant
    Sick/Personal/PTO - 25 days (all came from the same bank)
    Holidays - 8 + 1 floating
    Carryover up to 30 days from one year to the next

    I never used them all until i quit (took 1.5 months of vacation!)
     
  9. jim_n

    jim_n Senior member

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    only 3 weeks, need more vacation time in my life.
     
  10. Jellybean

    Jellybean Active Member

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    [​IMG] 50 days per year (Can't carry any over)
    6 months full sick pay! (My previous boss took this, returned for 3 weeks and took another 6 months)[​IMG]
     
  11. RSS

    RSS Senior member

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    Currently 365 (except leap years).

    Acutually I enjoy what I do ... and continue to work (on average) about 16 hours per week.
     
  12. mr.orange

    mr.orange Senior member

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    I work for a defense contractor and have been here for a little less than 3 years. Here's what I get;

    ~18 Days of PTO/Calendar Year
    ~ No sick days, just use PTO
    ~ 12 paid holidays (including christmas)

    Pretty great perks for me considering my last J.O.B was working for a fast food restaurant [​IMG]
     
  13. mr.orange

    mr.orange Senior member

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    [​IMG] 50 days per year (Can't carry any over)
    6 months full sick pay! (My previous boss took this, returned for 3 weeks and took another 6 months)[​IMG]


    oh my!
     
  14. 660

    660 Well-Known Member

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    27 vacation (going to have 3 weeks in July)
    11 holidays
    Unlimited sick leave.
     

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