That used to be a paid holiday for us, but they took that away and gave us an extra personal day instead. I appreciate the additional flexibility, but I think everybody still takes that day off here, myself included.17 days of my choosing + 8 holidays (including the day after Thanksgiving, which is nice)
Forgot to mention I have no set number of sick days, I think it's pretty much unlimited, but there's probably a number where you'd start to be asked for a doctor's note or go on medical leave. Never had enough sick days in a row to have to worry about that. Amazingly, the system isn't abused either. I've had previous jobs where you were given X sick days a year, use it or lose it and everyone would conveniently be "sick" at the end of the year just to burn those days up. Also get paid days off for a handful of other things (jury duty, death in family, etc). Overall, a pretty good paid time off policy, but sadly, it's the exception and not the norm in the US.15 days paid vacation, plus 8 personal days which, for all intents and purposes, are the exact same thing as paid vacation, only difference being they don't pay those out if I leave the company. So, 23 days a year total, in addition to paid holidays (I think 6?)
No offense or anything, but that font you use is terrible and IMO, reduces the readability of your posts. There's a reason serif fonts aren't used often on the webIt depends on who, or what I have worked for, as conditions varied widely and wildly from lots to none depending on the employer.
When I was a university teacher, in the 'public', i.e. state recognised universities, I had proper paid vacations, buttressed by legislation, but the salaries were relatively low; when I worked for private colleges as a contracted member of staff, I received no holiday pay, or sick pay, but was very well paid for what hours I worked.
As a civil servant, when I worked as part of the editorial staff in the parliamentary debates office, I had the best part of six paid weeks a year, in addition to public holidays.
My current position offers extremely generous leave - hence I ticked the box 'over 7 weeks'.
Tastes differ. Personally, I love Garamond and loathe Arial; the former only becomes difficult to read when highlighted by others, the latter is something I never use when I have a choice, an unattractive, straitjacketed, narrow and extraordinarily unimaginative font. If I ever receive anything in Arial, I always change it.No offense or anything, but that font you use is terrible and IMO, reduces the readability of your posts. There's a reason serif fonts aren't used often on the web