How much vacation time do you get at work?

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How much vacation time do you get at work?

Post by Go Blue 99 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:40 pm

How much paid time off (vacation/personal/sick) do you receive at your company? Do you typically take all of your allotted vacation time each year?

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Re: How much vacation time do you get at work?

Post by letsgobobby » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:45 pm

I'm a physician and get 320 PTO hours per year. I've been here 13 years so I am at the max accrual.

I do only work 4 days per week most of the time so with the PTO I get quite a bit of time off.

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Re: How much vacation time do you get at work?

Post by ImNotABot » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:46 pm

My previous company I started with 3 wks of vaca, and unlimited sick time. After 5 years, I got bumped up to 4 wks of vaca, and it capped out at 5 wks after 10 years.

New company is 2 weeks of vaca and 1 week of PTO (Paid Time Off).

Usually, I dont take all my vaca. I usually try to align company holidays with days that I'll take vacation, so for example on 4th of July week, I'll only used 4 vaca days instead of a 5 for a full week of time off.

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Re: How much vacation time do you get at work?

Post by stoptothink » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:48 pm

Technically, 2wks. Realistically, as much as I want as long as my projects are completed.

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Re: How much vacation time do you get at work?

Post by ArmchairArchitect » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:49 pm

Past two employers, 5 weeks/year. But they were high stress/unpaid overtime (and tons of it) consulting firms.

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Post by curmudgeon » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:58 pm

I get 5 weeks of PTO per year (after 5 years with company) plus another 10-12 holidays. I can carry a portion over from year to year, but can hit accrual limits. This is the most I've ever had while working in a variety of tech companies over the years. I really like taking 3-day weekends that are NOT aligned with the typical holidays; we've got lots of great locations to visit in the region, but I hate the zoo when everyone is on the road. We use the standard holiday weekends to entertain or do projects at home. I've been fortunate to be pretty healthy (and if I have a cold or something like that I work from home), so it all gets used in various chunks for vacations and visiting family.

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Re: How much vacation time do you get at work?

Post by batpot » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:59 pm

12 holiday days per year (7 over xmas/new years), and starting at 10 days vacation + 10 days sick leave, but sick leave is use it or lose it. Paid OT.
Vacation goes up with years of service to a max of 22 days.

Vacation also has a max balance, so some people will often have to take "mandatory" vacation days so as not to lose earned vacation credits.
I will never become one of those people. :)

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Re: How much vacation time do you get at work?

Post by katzmandu » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:00 pm

20 days + in Lieu for any holidays I work (deferred vacation day) and the occasional free day or 2 from weekend work

In all, probably 25-28 days or so.

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Post by lazydavid » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:01 pm

Three weeks vacation, which will go up to 4 when I hit the 9-year mark in March. Plus 4 floating holidays, unlimited sick time, and 50% conversion of unused sick <40 hours to float at the end of the year. Since I never take sick days, this means I get 6.5 floaters pretty much every year. If I took one sick day, I'd get 6 float.

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Re: How much vacation time do you get at work?

Post by camper » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:02 pm

20 vacation days per year
13 sick days per year

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Post by jayjayc » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:05 pm

Employer provides unlimited PTO. I really enjoy it b/c in the past, I used to exchange unused vacation for a cash payout. The cash was nice obviously, but I'm happier taking vacations or stay-cations. I always add a couple days at the end of every vacation to recover from traveling and jet lag.

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Re: How much vacation time do you get at work?

Post by maroon » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:16 pm

22 vacation days/year
12 sick days/year
I've been with my employer for ~10 years. Newer employees accrue 11 vacation days/year.

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Post by jharkin » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:18 pm

30 days PTO
5 days sick time
11 days paid holiday = 8 fixed, 2 floating + your birthday off

Ive been at this company almost 20 years. New hires start with 20 days PTO, then 25 @ 5 years and you max out 30 @ 10 years. All else is the same.

HR offers to monitor it and technically you are not allowed to roll over unused time, but its not strictly enforced. Most managers allow people to self manage their time.

I use it all.
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Post by mindboggling » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:18 pm

I retired from a full-time union-represented technical position three years ago. I had 5-weeks paid vacation, 10 paid sick days, 5 paid holidays.

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Re: How much vacation time do you get at work?

Post by Elsebet » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:27 pm

At my last company:

15 days base
5 days purchased (salary reduction)
5 sick days
7 holidays
2 floating holidays

At my current company:

10 days base (until 5 years when it goes to 15)
6 sick days
9 holidays
3 floating holidays

American problem: I have to wait 2 more years until I can actually plan a decent 2 week international trip.
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Re: How much vacation time do you get at work?

Post by poker27 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:30 pm

20 days of Vacation, 5 days of sick (been here ten years and this is the max). I do not use my time each year and have been maxed out on time for years.

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Re: How much vacation time do you get at work?

Post by ponyboy » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:33 pm

17 vacation days
10 sick days (which expire each year so I basically use it as vacation)
Total = 27 days plus typical holidays

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Re: How much vacation time do you get at work?

Post by Dottie57 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:35 pm

I've been at my work place vor 21 years.

I have 28 days of pto which includes vaction and sick time.

This used to be 4 weeks of f vacation plus 5 days sick time and. 3 floating holidays.
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Re: How much vacation time do you get at work?

Post by Lindrobe » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:39 pm

I work for a small CPA firm (7 people). When I negotiated my position here 2 years ago, I was offered 1 week of vacation (40 hours of pay) after 1 year of service. I negotiated to get 2 weeks of vacation after one year of service. I also get 2 personal days per year. Considering that I work my butt off during busy season with 50-60 hour work weeks including working on Saturdays, I think 2 weeks of vacation is pretty bad. 1 week of paid time off is terrible. Might as well not get anything.

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Re: How much vacation time do you get at work?

Post by surfstar » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:43 pm

11 holidays (though not asked in OP)

20 vacation - I try to keep a week buffer or so, but we've been good at using it up the last year or so (3 week trip + 2.5 wk, + long weekends)
10 sick - not used much, high rollover, but can help with time worked credit when I retire

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Re: How much vacation time do you get at work?

Post by N52570 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:46 pm

6 months! :D

Work 2 weeks on/then 2 weeks off.
+ 10 Sick days a year with unlimited carry over

When working, we're on call 24/7. Once called, we are routinely "at work" for 12-18 hours at a time, sometimes more, ocassionally less.

Retired last year after 35 years of being on call and working all hours of the day and night. Dont miss it a bit!
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Re: How much vacation time do you get at work?

Post by BlueCable » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:47 pm

I get 15 days PTO as an engineer consultant. It bumps to 20 days after 3 years and stays there forever. That includes sick days and vacation time.

I can probably easily get 1-2 weeks unpaid vacation if I wanted it.

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Re: How much vacation time do you get at work?

Post by pqwerty » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:48 pm

My company has permissive time off, so we can take as much paid time off as we need for vacation, sick, personal. Apparently this saves the company money ...

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Post by health teacher » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:51 pm

I have a 180 working day contract. I get 12 sick days and 3 personal days per year. Unused days carry over with a maximum accrual of 285 sick days. We also have 5 calamity days for snow days and additional 3 days where we work from home called "blizzard bag days" if snow days 6,7 and 8 roll around.

Considering 260 work days in a calender year, I suppose I could get 100 work days off if I used all of my given sick/personal days in a year and we had some snow days. Now, the only ones that are truly "paid" days are the 15 sick/personal days and the snow days that are not made up.

I don't generally use all of my days though. I use somewhere around 3-6 per year on average.

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Re: How much vacation time do you get at work?

Post by KyleAAA » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:53 pm

5-6 weeks depending on whether I have any rollover from the year before. Sometimes I take it all, sometimes I have a few days left. Just depends on what's going on.

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Post by Rodc » Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:29 pm

4 weeks vacation
13 holidays
unlimited sick time though if going over 6 months you go on disability. At some point they want a doctor's note.

Can only rollover to 320 hours so for many long time employees like myself you take the 4 weeks every year even if a few days are just a day here and there to hang out at the house doing chores. Four full weeks of family vacation is expensive (depending on what you do) and hard to schedule around everyone else's schedule.
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Post by Rodc » Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:32 pm

pqwerty wrote:My company has permissive time off, so we can take as much paid time off as we need for vacation, sick, personal. Apparently this saves the company money ...
How much do you and other take off?

I wonder if this is a way to sound good but actually pay for fewer days because people are afraid to actually take much time off.
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Post by archbish99 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:38 pm

3-5 weeks vacation, depending on seniority (Currently at 4). 2 weeks sick time, though for slight overages my manager has said he'll be flexible (since it resets every year and I almost never use it all). 12 paid holidays, of which two are "floating" (meaning they can be used like vacation days, but don't accrue or roll over) intended to cover whatever ethnic/religious holidays aren't observed by the US majority.
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Post by Rodc » Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:45 pm

jayjayc wrote:Employer provides unlimited PTO. I really enjoy it b/c in the past, I used to exchange unused vacation for a cash payout. The cash was nice obviously, but I'm happier taking vacations or stay-cations. I always add a couple days at the end of every vacation to recover from traveling and jet lag.
Curious how many days you actually take off.
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Post by Sheepdog » Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:09 pm

It's terrible. I don't get any vacation time. No time off at all. Retirement isn't as great as everyone thinks it is.
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Re: How much vacation time do you get at work?

Post by willie838 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:20 pm

3 2 week vacation slots if you have the time to use them...

accrue

PTO - 13 days/year scheduled, and 1 day off for each holiday that passes so approx 20 days/year. (320 hour cap)
Personal leave- 5 days
Sick time- 13 days/year

i worked a lot my first 3 years so my bank is very healthy, plan on taking all 6 weeks going forward.

after 7 years you accrue PTO at 19 days/year + 1 day/ holiday.

not to mention the ability to shift swap (work for someone else and yourself) and build your own vacations where people work for you.

not too shabby.

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Re: How much vacation time do you get at work?

Post by Trev H » Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:31 pm

I get...

16.0 hours Vacation accrual monthly
8.0 hours Sick Leave accrual monthly

We also get 12 holidays + birthday off.

I have been with this company a long time, so I am earning the max rate on those.

I take my vacation days... family vacations, fishing trips, or just a day off to do something with the wife.

On my Sick Leave... I use what I have to, but only for Sick, Dr Appointments, etc...

When I retire, I get paid for my unused sick hours, at my max pay rate during my employment... and I currently have a sick leave balance of 2207.75 hours.

That will be a nice check at retirement time... that is if I can just stay healthy and keep growing that balance (for 8 more years)...

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Post by oldcomputerguy » Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:34 pm

I've been in my current workplace for 36 years, so I have reached the company max (5 weeks) of vacation time; we also get six holidays, two "personal days" and a paid day off on our birthday.

As to whether I get to take them all, usually not.
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Post by archbish99 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:20 pm

Trev H wrote:On my Sick Leave... I use what I have to, but only for Sick, Dr Appointments, etc...

When I retire, I get paid for my unused sick hours, at my max pay rate during my employment... and I currently have a sick leave balance of 2207.75 hours.

That will be a nice check at retirement time... that is if I can just stay healthy and keep growing that balance (for 8 more years)...
You have a year of accrued sick leave which will be paid out at your terminal salary? That's an interesting perk....
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Post by mattfblue » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:31 pm

5 weeks (legal minimum) + 2 additional weeks as a means of reducing our average working time to a 35 hour work week. This is France after all…

Sick leave is unlimited as these days are covered by "social security". If one falls ill during vacation days, social security covers them as sick leave and the vacation days can be used at a later date.

It goes without saying that a minority of employees abuse this system, but that's far from the case for the majority of individuals.

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Re: How much vacation time do you get at work?

Post by bta15 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:53 pm

22 days PTO (176 hours accrued equally over 26 pay periods)
0 sick days
10 paid holidays

Any leave exceeding 200 hours at the end of the calendar year is lost.

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Re: How much vacation time do you get at work?

Post by unclescrooge » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:53 pm

Unlimited.
Last year I took two weeks plus two weeks paternity leave.

Taken about two weeks so far this year.
Plan to take another 12-15 days.

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Post by YesMatt » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:06 pm

30 Days
Plus Federal Holidays
Plus No cap on "sick" days, but I've never taken a sick day.

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Post by mlipps » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:16 pm

20 days PTO (vacation and sick), roll over up to 5 each year
7 holidays + 1 floating holiday

This is standard for everyone in the company right now, but we are a startup so I'm sure eventually they will differentiate new & experience employees.

I will probably take somewhere between 15-18 days this year.

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Post by Johnny Thinwallet » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:22 pm

Currently accruing 240 hours per year (6 weeks) of PTO, but my accrual will increase to 280 hours per year (7 weeks) later this year. The 280 hours per year is the max benefit.

We're allowed to carryover 120 hours (3 weeks) each year. I typically carryover 10 to 15 days each year, which means I essentially use my full annual accrual and just carryover the same 10 to 15 days each year.

New hires get 4 weeks, then move to 5 weeks, then 6 weeks until maxing out at 7 weeks.

Vacation and sick time all come out of PTO.

We get also 10 holidays, two of which are floating holidays. The office is technically "closed" on those two floating holidays, but we're permitted to work.

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Post by Traveler » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:26 pm

20 vacation days
5 personal days (I use them like vacation days)
8 paid holidays
unlimited sick time

I use every last vacation and personal day. Rarely use a sick day.

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Post by Dulocracy » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:45 pm

10 days paid time off. I take it.
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Post by Rodc » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:48 pm

Sheepdog wrote:It's terrible. I don't get any vacation time. No time off at all. Retirement isn't as great as everyone thinks it is.

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Re: How much vacation time do you get at work?

Post by Atilla » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:55 pm

A couple days short of a month per year.

It's hard to use it all up - I got things to do.
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Post by badger42 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:56 pm

21 days PTO
Unlimited sick time, but you have to go on S/T disability if you're sick for more than a week at a time

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Post by Dantes » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:57 pm

At Mega-U I get 20 days vacation, 3 personal days, 12 holidays, and the week of Christmas/New years off, paid. Unused balances accumulate, I'll end the year with a few weeks balance.

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Post by mw1739 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:11 pm

4 weeks vacation
2 weeks sick time
10 holidays
Every other Friday off

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Post by AlohaJoe » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:20 pm

Elsebet wrote: First world problem: I have to wait 2 more years until I can actually plan a decent 2 week international trip.
I don't think that's a first world problem, sounds like an American problem. In the rest of the first world it doesn't work like that :)

To answer the OP: company policy is 4-weeks a year for everyone.

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Post by arsenalfan » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:22 pm

Anesthesiologist. 14 weeks/year. Not including federal holidays.

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Re: How much vacation time do you get at work?

Post by sunny_socal » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:24 pm

- 3 weeks PTO
- 2 weeks sick time
- 1 "Employee Discretionary Holiday"
- 10 holidays per year

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