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Aug 18th, 2016, 12:23 PM
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Airline Benefits: How does PTO work?

I am currently a contractor and am pursuing permanent opportunities so having paid time off is a big deal for me. I am interviewing with an airline for a corporate position (not field) and I have been on glassdoor and tried the search engines but keep getting conflicting information. I was told by the recruiter employees get 2 weeks paid vacation, HOWEVER, I am reading in different employee reviews that one has to wait a full year before being able to use any paid time off. Is this standard among other airlines? Is it different for for corporate vs field positions in the industry? This may way pretty heavily on my employment decision if I can't take vacation another year without losing pay.
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Aug 18th, 2016, 04:02 PM
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I don't know anything about airline industry, but have never heard of a place where you have to wait 12 months to take any time off.
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Aug 18th, 2016, 11:00 PM
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Odd place to register and ask this question, don't you think
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Aug 19th, 2016, 10:28 AM
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What's so "odd" about asking a question about airlines on a FOrum labeled Airlines? Very useful comment.


I've heard of places where you have to do that, I don't think it's that freakish, although not common. Some companies don't want people to get benefits when they've only worked there a month or two, and then may quit. My state govt. lets you take leave after 6 months of employment, that's a good compromise. And some places won't let you take any before you've accrued it, of course.

But I have no idea about airline industry standards, since you are working with a recruiter, make them work for their money (whoever is paying them), make them find out the answer, this shouldn't be difficult for them to find out. Benefits are important. My niece just interviewed at a major company who only gave employees one week of vacation time, at least beginning employees! now that's cheap
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Aug 19th, 2016, 06:58 PM
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Several credible studies and lots of anectdotal evidence that giving people time off actually increases productivity.
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