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    Cyburbian boiker's avatar
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    What are your paid time-off benefits? AIB noj

    I couldn't find a thread like this, so here's one now.
    There are differences in time off practicies between the US, Europe, NZ, and other countries. What time off you do you benefit from, be it personal time, flex time, holidays, floating holidays, or standard vacation time off.

    I get:

    10 paid vacation days (earned in the previous work year)
    4 paid personal days (earned in monthly increments)
    10 sick days
    10 paid holidays:
    -New Years Day
    -Martin Luther King Jr Day
    -Good Friday (gasp! in government?)
    -Memorial Day
    -Independence Day
    -Labor Day
    -Vetern's Day
    -Thankgiving day
    -Day After Thankgiving Day
    -Christmas Day

    In all I get 34 days of paid leave per year. How about everyone else?
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    Currently:

    10 Days of Vacation (I think I get bumped up to 15 next year or the year after)
    1 Personal Day
    1 Floating Holiday
    12 Paid Holidays
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    10 days of vacation for the first four years...this year in october I get 15
    Plus 3 floating holidays and pretty much all the same vacation days...except we dont get MLK day we get presidents day...and I am salaried so I can use an hour here and there if I need to leave to get the kids or something like that, its pretty flexible.

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    Working in a jointcity/county office, I get

    all the usual Holiday's except
    Lincoln's Birthday (see other thread about it)
    Good Friday - (Sorry RJ)
    Friday after Thanksgiving - in lieu of Columbus Day
    Christmas Eve - in lieu of Primary Election Day
    New Year's Eve - in lieu of General Election Day

    Service time:
    < 5 yrs = 2 weeks
    < 10 yrs = 3 weeks
    < 15 yrs = 4 weeks - That's where I am
    < 20 yrs = 5 weeks
    20 + = 6 weeks

    Personal Time = 4 days

    Sick Time = 9 days, 54 days banked
    Last edited by JNA; 24 Feb 2005 at 12:43 PM. Reason: to include banked sick days
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    16 days of paid "personal leave" (vacation)
    13 holidays

    Unlimited short term disability (sick time), provided you're not out more than three consecutive days, and if you are, you need a doctor's note and it turns into Long Term Disability.

    Maternity Leave is treated as Long Term Disability, for however long your Dr. writes you out for (6 to 8 weeks), and runs concurrently with FMLA. If you have any remaining FMLA time, you may take it using Personal Leave, or unpaid.

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    I asked this question earlier over on the Vacation thread, as I'd heard that North American holiday/leave time is a lot less than over here. I get:

    26 days paid annual leave
    8 days holiday (New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Day, Whitsun Holiday, August Bank Holiday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day).

    So in total 34 days. Once I've been here three years my annual leave will go to 30 per year, after 5 years to 32.

    Many local authorities/councils here operate a flexitime system whereby you can work extra each day and 'buy' yourself off an extra day a month.

    So in answer to my question, and judging on responses already posted here, it seems generally that you do get less leave than we do here. As far as I'm aware, the rest of Europe is broadly similar to here, with the possible exception of France who probably have about 60 days leave per year and 5 allocated 'strike' days

    Also get things like 2 weeks paid Paternity leave and a weeks compassionate leave a year (if required).

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    20 paid vacation days
    6 sick days
    6 personal days
    New Year's Day
    MLK, JR Day
    President's Day
    Good Friday
    Primary Election Day (but not this year, but each of the following three)
    Memorial Day
    Independence Day
    Labor Day
    General Election Day (see Primary)
    Armisitice Day (a.k.a. Veteran's Day)
    Thanksgiving
    Friday After T-Giving
    Christmas
    Chirstmas Eve or day after Christmas depending on calendar

    45 days -- nine weeks -- if I used them all. I have never used all of them, and so lose them because we cannot keep personal days, can keep only 45 sick days, and just 30 vacation days. Each year I basically work about three weeks for free.
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    10 days Vacation
    8 Holidays
    Sick 1 day/month 90 days max
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    Vacation

    - 11 Holidays (Christmas etc)
    - 2 half days (Christmas Eve & New Years Eve)
    - 3 weeks vacation for first 5 years, then an extra week every 5 years with a 6 week maximum
    - 1.25 sick days per month, maximum 120 days

    We can also work time in lieu to bank extra time off. I banked 15 days before the payroll dept started getting snarky and telling me to use it or lose it.

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    Cyburbian GeogPlanner's avatar
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    15 days of vacation.
    5 personal days.
    13 sick days.
    11 holidays + 1 floating holiday (Lincoln's B-Day).
    Comp Time must be approved prior to accruing.

    44 days a year...a month and a half I think...ouch! Haha.
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    Oh - Geog reminded me - Comp Time

    Technically, with the new fed. regulations, we're not supposed to be eligible for comp time, but we still take it for night meetings.

    Also, after I go back to work after the twins are born, our bosses are letting us work flex - I'll work Mon - Thurs., 9 hours a day, Rob will take Tues - Frid. 9 hours a day. That way we only have to pay for daycare for 3 days a week, not five.

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    Geog and Downtown reminded me of my comp time as well. Get it for night meetings (used to get overtime pay, but now I'm salaried with the reconfiguration of my position). I'd roughly guess that I get 7-10 days per year in comp time.
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    Quote Originally posted by Downtown
    Also, after I go back to work after the twins are born, our bosses are letting us work flex - I'll work Mon - Thurs., 9 hours a day, Rob will take Tues - Frid. 9 hours a day. That way we only have to pay for daycare for 3 days a week, not five.
    Unfortunately, that's not an option around here. If you want a daycare slot(s), you pay for the full week, whether you attend five days or fewer. Sort of peeesses me off, ya know?
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    10 vacation days
    2 floating days
    **** days sick time (can't remember right now)
    9 paid holidays
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    11 paid holidays - including MLK, Columbus and Presidents';
    7 personal days;
    I've accrued 500 hours of sick leave = 12.5 weeks during my tenure'
    I'd get 3 weeks of vacation leave plus the week that I rolled over from last year that I didn't use;
    plus comp time

    98 days = 3 months off not counting comp time or weekends. 28 days, if I take sick leave out of the equation. I really dont' call in sick, unless I really am sick. Asfar as time off is concerned, you can't beat this agency. The job content just sucks.
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    Heh... I get like 3 months a year as vacation... plus other holidays within the year... Don't hate me... you all went once to college or university and had more or less the same... and besides... I DON'T get paid... (unless I start working summer jobs and the such)

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    Right now I get 23.4 days per year of paid time off, plus one week "administrative" leave for being salaried and attending night meetings. Plus birthday and one "work/life" day off, and 9 holidays (10 if X-mas falls on Thurs or Tues).

    In August, with 10 years in, I get 26.7 days off.

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    10.5 holidays
    2 floating holidays
    10 vacation days/year (accrued every 4 months)
    1 sick day per month, up to 190 days, usable only for personal illness
    3 personal days
    Comp time usable only during the week accrued
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    I get 8 paid holidays, 9 paid sick days yearly that I have to either use or lose, and 14 vacation days. I've worked here 2 years.

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    Not enough?

    25 days total

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    Vacation = 15 days starting, 20 days after 7 years, etc. (I only make 15 since I'm newish)

    Paid Holidays:
    New Year's Day
    Family Day (same day as President's Day in States)
    Good Friday
    Easter Monday
    Victoria Day
    Canada Day
    Heritage Day
    Labour Day
    Thanksgiving Day
    Remembrance Day
    Christmas Day
    Boxing Day

    So I guess that 27 days total (not including sick leave of course).

    The best part of employment here is that we work an average of 36 hours a week: 40 one week and 32 the next, so we have one day off every other week. It rules!

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    I don't think I could work ar a job where I only get 2 weeks of vacation per year. I actually turned a job offer down when i was working over that.

    My last job started at 15 vacation days / year then went up to 20 after 5 years, same as the one before it. While I never use all of my vacation time, I don't like teh idea of not having it for things that come up.

    Last job sucked for sick time, after 3 days in a year, needed a Dr.'s note. One before that, did not care too much, but if you where out for more than 4 days in a row, needed a Dr.'s note.

    Now, every day is a vacation day or sick day for me. Well, not true, maybe 1 day every 2 weeks I have an interview and I do have to spend 15 minutes every 2 weeks filing my EI claim.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    To be accurate, wouldn't I have to somehow calculate Cyburbia time?

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    Quote Originally posted by BKM
    To be accurate, wouldn't I have to somehow calculate Cyburbia time?
    Well... just look at your post count... or posts per day.... that'd be Cyburbia time...

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    With the exception of my personal days and comp time, I can roll over my any unused leave from one year to the next. My old supervisor has 400 hours of vacation leave (10 weeks, the maximum amt.) stored up. He would come in on a snow day, then ask if we're leaving early. Another guy in my division, has every Friday off for the whole year. It's been that way for the last 5 years.
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