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I've heard that it is now pretty common for US companies to offer 3 weeks of vacation time your first year at a company. In the past 2 weeks was the usual scenario. Is that how it is at your company?

It can be hard to compare, since some companies also have sick days, and of course there are holidays.

by Anonymousreply 1203/14/2019

I get 4 weeks vacation, 9 personal days, and 8 holidays. Other than the holidays, I only use about 2 weeks of time off per year, since it’s too painful to come back to so much work piled up and it’s too disruptive for everyone else for me to be gone too long.

by Anonymousreply 103/13/2019

You shouldn't do that. The the personal days and lord knows, take all 4 weeks scattered through the year. Your corporation will never do anything for you when push comes to shove.

by Anonymousreply 203/13/2019

It means you have almost 8 weeks off. You need to figure out how do all your work in 44 weeks.

by Anonymousreply 303/13/2019

I get paid a lot, relatively speaking, so it’s worth it to me not to appear irresponsible by taking too much of my vacation time.

by Anonymousreply 403/13/2019

its irresponsible to take your rightful time off? Jeez - is this Capitalist Amurca?

by Anonymousreply 503/13/2019

Protestant work ethic.

by Anonymousreply 603/13/2019

22 days of PTO (which includes sick time). I work from home and have "called in" sick maybe twice in the past 3 years (both times I was up all night sick and just couldn't work on 2 hours sleep).

We can roll over 40 hours year to year, and I still have trouble taking the time.

by Anonymousreply 703/13/2019

I should add that the 22 days is in addition to Christmas, Thanksgiving, Labor Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July and .... think that is it?

by Anonymousreply 803/13/2019

I think in France everyone still starts at 30 days (i.e., 6 weeks) by law. Germany is maybe similar? European DLers can tell us.

The French also have a billion holidays - many more than the US.

by Anonymousreply 903/13/2019

I worked at a university in NZ. We got 6 weeks annual leave, 150 paid sick days per year and two annual pay rises. Plus a 37.5 hour working week. I’ll never have it so good again.

by Anonymousreply 1003/13/2019

4 weeks vacation, 8 sick days (which can't be rolled over to the next year if unused), paid jury duty (length of trial), 3 days bereavement leave for death of a close family member, 3 days of paid time for doing volunteer work in the community, 10 paid holidays.

by Anonymousreply 1103/13/2019

That poll should have other options. Teacher at CUNY - adjunct - since 2006. Zero paid holidays, zero paid vacation days, multiple long unpaid breaks. Yes, I do get paid sick time but it is only usable during the QUARTER in which it’s earned. It doesn’t accumulate at all. Plus we are discouraged from using it.

by Anonymousreply 1203/14/2019
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