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3 weeks 12 15.79%
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Re: Vacation Time
Old 11-02-2005, 11:17 AM   #41
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3 weeks vacation
12 paid holidays
5 CONSECUTIVE sick days (anything longer and I need a Dr.'s note). I don't believe there's a cap on the total number of sick days throughout the year however.
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Old 11-03-2005, 02:15 PM   #42
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4 weeks vacation
8 holidays
1 floating holiday
5 sick days
2 personal days

Its never enough; my vacation days are always in the red (we're allowed to "borrow"). I do take the sick days, sick or not.
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Old 11-05-2005, 07:14 PM   #43
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You don't get unpaid time off, you just get time off.* Your vacation pay is built into your regular commission pay.
That is a great way to look at it!!!!

And really, I future bill many customer invoices as they need for their budget.* There is always business I get paid on which has been futured into my vacation period. It just works out that way.

So really I get paid something during my vacation time, depending on how many invoices have been futured into that pay period.

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Old 11-13-2005, 02:41 PM   #44
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23 days to start
28 days after three years
33 days after seven years

Can carry over up to 33 days to next year.

11 holidays! 8)

Its never enough!
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Old 11-20-2005, 09:05 AM   #45
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I am always jealous of the Europeans. I get 22 PTO, 14 sick days, 4 personal days, 4 funeral days and, 11 holidays, whenever I travel for more than a month and think I've got a lot of time off I get really dissapointed when I talk to Europeans. Some of them get 2 months, some 3 months and that all carries over when you change jobs so you don't have to worry. Everyone is entitled to time off and 2 weeks is really a joke. Why do we have to be such slaves? I thought we were sophisticated That really sucks. Ohh also some of them have mandatory time off.
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Old 11-20-2005, 10:15 AM   #46
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I am always jealous of the Europeans.* I get 22 PTO, 14 sick days, 4 personal days, 4 funeral days and, 11 holidays, whenever I travel for more than a month and think I've got a lot of time off I get really dissapointed when I talk to Europeans.* Some of them get 2 months, some 3 months and that all carries over when you change jobs so you don't have to worry.* Everyone is entitled to time off and 2 weeks is really a joke.* Why do we have to be such slaves?* I thought we were sophisticated * That really sucks.* Ohh also some of them have mandatory time off.*
Don't know which nation in Europe you are talking about but this is not generally true. In my experience the southern states of Germany (e.g.Bavaria) have some of the largest allocations of days - up to 25 PTO, plus Saints days, plus public holidays, but no "sick days" except days taken when genuinely sick supported by evidence e.g. doctor's note. Single sick days are frequently logges as vacation days to avoid the bureaucracy. Often bonuses are reduced when sick days are taken, another reason to take vacation instead.

How about Australia where the Govt. and many employers give 3 months leave for long term employees - good for trips to see distant relatives?

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Don't know which nation in Europe you are talking about but this is not generally true. In my experience the southern states of Germany (e.g.Bavaria) have some of the largest allocations of days - up to 25 PTO, plus Saints days, plus public holidays, but no "sick days" except days taken when genuinely sick supported by evidence e.g. doctor's note. Single sick days are frequently logges as vacation days to avoid the bureaucracy. Often bonuses are reduced when sick days are taken, another reason to take vacation instead.

How about Australia where the Govt. and many employers give 3 months leave for long term employees - good for trips to see distant relatives?

Well, the French have one time 1 year off and then they have 2 months per year. It does depend where you work. In Poland you get a month off no matter where you work and it carries accross the board. Everyone gets that no matter where you work and you don't loose anything when you go from one employer to another. In general they have more time to enjoy life as opposed to us whose life revolves around our work.
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3 weeks vacation
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13 holidays
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