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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by osx11, Jan 22, 2014.
How much paid vacation do you get?
Used to get 30 days a year before I retired.
As much as I feel like.
I'm self employed so NONE! Paid vacation anyway.
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.
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.
Including or excluding public holidays?
Actually, he is being very serious. It is pretty common for the working class in America to get no paid days off, and get fired if they request days off for any reason.
If I don't see patients, I don't get paid...fee for service.
'Vacation'? I'm an academic. LOL. i don't even know how much I can take, because I hardly ever do.
< 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.
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?)
Self-employed. No such thing as a "paid" vacation.
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.
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
50% sick pay based on how much time you use.
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.
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.
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'.
I answered the poll including public holidays.
- 21 holidays
- 9 public holidays
- Good Friday which isn't a public holiday
Basically legal minimum + 1 holiday + Good Friday.
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.
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.
I get 10 days and must use them up each year. I lost 3 days last year.
4 weeks + 10 holidays + sick days that rollover