How much paid vacation do you get?

How many weeks of paid vacation do you get?

  • Less than 1 week

    Votes: 11 17.2%
  • ~ 2 weeks

    Votes: 8 12.5%
  • ~ 3 weeks

    Votes: 9 14.1%
  • ~ 4 weeks

    Votes: 10 15.6%
  • ~ 5 weeks

    Votes: 11 17.2%
  • ~ 6 weeks

    Votes: 5 7.8%
  • ~ 7 weeks

    Votes: 3 4.7%
  • More than 7 weeks

    Votes: 7 10.9%

  • Total voters
    64

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macrumors G3
Feb 26, 2011
8,914
1,596
New England, USA
Zero...zilch...nada...rien...gornisht...

Also no paid sick days...personal days...holidays...or any other days when I don't work.
 

osx11

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jan 16, 2011
816
0
Zero...zilch...nada...rien...gornisht...

Also no paid sick days...personal days...holidays...or any other days when I don't work.
not sure if serious. But, unfortunately, I think you are. :(
 

samiwas

macrumors 68000
Aug 26, 2006
1,575
3,518
Atlanta, GA
I'm a freelancer, so none really. But, I've only worked nine days of the last two months…so it's like a really long vacation…I just don't get paid for it.
 

VulchR

macrumors 68020
Jun 8, 2009
2,329
10,254
Scotland
'Vacation'? I'm an academic. LOL. i don't even know how much I can take, because I hardly ever do.
 

kilcher

macrumors 65816
Jul 3, 2011
1,262
313
My company:

< 5 years = 2 weeks (you get 2 weeks the day you start)
5 years = 3 weeks
15 years = 4 weeks
20 years = 5 weeks
25 years = 6 weeks

Just hit the 4 week (15 year) level last year.
 

yg17

macrumors G5
Aug 1, 2004
14,888
2,480
St. Louis, MO
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?)
 

lannister80

macrumors 6502
Apr 7, 2009
476
17
Chicagoland
17 vacation days of my choosing + 8 holidays (including the day after Thanksgiving, which is nice)

Plus I think 5 "official" sick days. In dunno, people around here don't keep very good track, I'm sure I could be "sick" 10 days a year and no one would notice/care.
 

rhett7660

macrumors G5
Jan 9, 2008
12,229
2,249
Sunny, Southern California
Starting off is two weeks. You can build it up from there to a total of 480 hours. You can go over that amount each year, but you can't carry over anything above 480. Depending on your unit you will either be paid for the excess vacation or you will have to use it.

We also get holiday time if you work a holiday. We also have three flavors of sick time.

Full sick pay
65% and
50% sick pay based on how much time you use.
 

yg17

macrumors G5
Aug 1, 2004
14,888
2,480
St. Louis, MO
17 days of my choosing + 8 holidays (including the day after Thanksgiving, which is nice)
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.

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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?)
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.
 

Scepticalscribe

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Jul 29, 2008
45,518
30,748
The Far Horizon
It 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'.
 

yg17

macrumors G5
Aug 1, 2004
14,888
2,480
St. Louis, MO
It 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'.
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 ;)
 

Scepticalscribe

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Jul 29, 2008
45,518
30,748
The Far Horizon
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 ;)
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.

Garamond - in itself - is one of the most legible fonts in existence, and is very easy on the eye, and very attractive on the printed page. Each to his - or her - own.

Admittedly, if I was of a mind to trundle down to the letter 'T', every time I wished to post, I'd probably use 'Times New Roman' instead, which I also rather like, but 'T' is a long way down when I am at days end and I not motivated enough, or patient enough, to wish to do so. I daresay I could set my MR posts to a Times New Roman default, but haven't worked out a way to do so. 'Arno Pro' is another font I rather like.

My own personal writings are invariably in Garamond, Arno Pro, or, Times New Roman.
 

dec.

Suspended
Apr 15, 2012
1,322
747
Toronto
Right now it's hard to tell, I run my partner's consulting office from home which makes the lines between work and fun stuff blur a lot (creating spreadsheets for different projects while having a guitar on my lap, Assassins Creed 4 running on the Win-PC and a dog sitting beside me that wants to be petted). Before that I had 2 weeks in my last job - eeeks. It was quite the shock after the 30 days (and additional holidays) I had in my last job in Germany quite a few years ago... either way I think the legal minimum should be 20 days. Taking those 10 days knowing that it's the only time off for the year is pretty discouraging.