How much vacation time do you get.

Nov 23rd, 2004, 04:17 PM
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Am I the only old fart on this board? We are retired, so have 52 weeks, minus family holiday obligations.
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Nov 23rd, 2004, 06:40 PM
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28 days vacation, 18 sick days, 11 paid holidays, and one personal day a year. I could take all 28 days at once, but Mrs. Fly doesn't like to be away from home that long. Generally take one 2-3 week vacation and two or three shorter ones each year.

Plus I can work extra hours during the week and use them to add onto vacation time.
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Nov 24th, 2004, 04:41 AM
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I have 30 days vacation, plus 10 holidays. I am a partner in an accounting firm, so I work long hours. I take every single day, and sometimes more. I also take off summer afternoons to golf. If I wanted to, I could take all 30 days at once, but I prefer to spread it out.

TexasAggie, the firms that don't pay overtime are taking advantage of you. Find a firm where you are appreciated.

pnestor, some companies in the US offer "paid time off". People can either use that time for sick or vacation leave. It was implemented to allow workers more flexibility and more time off, and because some people like to take advantage of sick leave.
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Nov 24th, 2004, 08:08 AM
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Being French... and working for a relatively large company... I am entitled to 40 days holidays...
National and bank holidays are not included... as well as your absence if you are sick.

The larger the company, the highest number of days-off people get. Some of my friends are entitled to 10 weeks off...

In France 5 weeks is the legal minimum time off for somebody working full-time.

However having "received" a few years ago the extra 10 days because of the so-called "35 working hours a week", means that working days have become very long (no nine-to-five schedule).

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Nov 24th, 2004, 08:46 AM
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I get 21 Paid Time Off (PTO) days to use as vacation, personal or sick days and we have 9 holiday days off. Next year, I get 26 PTO days since it's my 15th year with the company. And 26 PTO days is the max you can get at my company.

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Nov 24th, 2004, 11:01 AM
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I was a tax accountant at a small local tax firm (5 employees), where we got 5 days vacation (NO sick time) a year for the first 5 years, 15 days vacation after that.

Now I work for a medium sized company (450 employees) where I get 21 days PTO (vacation and sick time) a year, accrued each pay period. I can take extra time off, but have to arrange before hand. That 21 days increases as my length of employment does

MUCH happier!
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Nov 24th, 2004, 02:05 PM
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I work for the US government. I've been in this job 3.5 years and I get 20 days of "annual leave" per year, plus 13 days of sick leave (which accumulates if not used), plus 10 federal holidays. Not too shabby for the US. I can take my annual leave all at once if I can work it out with my boss and coworkers. I've never taken more than two full weeks together so far.
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