CaptLockheed From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 135 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2137 times:
At the beginning of this tax year it was nice to find out that apart from the 26 statuatory days I get and the 4 days carried over from last year, plus the 8 days I get if i work all the bank holidays. That, this year, if I don't go sick for each 4 month period we'll get an extra day, plus another bonus day if we don't go sick all year - so, a possible 4 more.
So, it's unlikely, but I'm up for a possible 42 days Holiday this tax year - wooo-hooo!!!
Anyone else have such a contrived Holiday scheme at work?
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2123 times:
The French system is hopeless complicated, what with public holidays that get cancelled (out of solidarity with old people - excuse me, I'm old (when it suits me), how about letting me have Pentecote and making the senile old lemons who drive slowly and block the check-out queue at Carrefour do some work for a change ? < /rant >
Anyway, I get 35 days leave, plus 9 or 10 RTT days (rest days because we work 37.5 hours a week instead of 35 - which is crap because I work at least 60 hours a week !), plus public holidays, around 8 per year. It's not enough, I tell you ! I need more.
Muddydwagon From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 657 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2076 times:
I get 5 weeks holiday a year, then I also get roughly 2-3 weeks of comp time per year. As for paid holidays I think this year is 13 days. so about 60 some days off paid in a year. I know some employers here give up to 7-8 weeks paid holiday.
When I was living in the US, the longest job I had was about 3 years and had accumulated not even 2 weeks vacation per year. I know to get 4 weeks you had to be with the company for 15 years.
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2070 times:
I get 1 day/year of annual vacation. My contract requires me to be "available for duty" 364 days/year - although I have written into it that I get Christmas Day off.
I get no sick time per my contract. If I fall sick and am unable to perform my job functions for any period exceeding 12 hours, my pay gets cut accordingly. If I continue to be unable to perform job functions after 72 hours, the company may exercise the right to unilaterally terminate without notice.
That said, in reality I get a very flexible option to work from virtually anywhere in the world that I can find Wifi and a cellphone signal - so I can extend my "vacations" somewhat. Even when I fall sick, they tend to give me at least 24 hours before the bean counters start talking about pay cuts.
AGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2058 times:
I'm salaried, so no, I don't get any overtime. I work a rotating night/day 12 hour schedule with five days on, five off with occasional six on and six off. With a "on call" three week period every 12 week cycle, where I will work call offs and other peoples vacation, or not work at all (which is nice sometimes).
I do have 3 weeks vacation and 3 personal days a year, with acruing sick time.
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Melpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1719 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1955 times:
I get 4 weeks leave (20 business days), public holidays (10 days) plus our organisation is closed between 12 noon December 24 & reopens the first business day in January, so we get a few days off as well as Xmas/Boxing/New years days. Being a government organisation, we are also entitled to flex leave. Any time we work over our standard work week (37.5 hours) we accrue & are able to take time off in lieu. Most people here take 1 or 2 flex days a month.
Allstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1952 times:
Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 3): Anyway, I get 35 days leave, plus 9 or 10 RTT days (rest days because we work 37.5 hours a week instead of 35 - which is crap because I work at least 60 hours a week !), plus public holidays, around 8 per year. It's not enough, I tell you ! I need more.
Poor baby .
Because I work for an airline, we're 24-7-365, so I get paid holidays, and paid more the ones I work (I think that's how it works). We get 2 weeks paid vacation, plus we can roll one week over to the next year, so, this year, I have 3 weeks that I can take.
DeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1921 times:
I get 13 PTO 'paid time off) days max to be used for vacation or sick days plus 6 holidays. I can borrow from future PTO to a certain extent. Basically I recieve 4.33 hours of PTO for every 80 hours worked maxing out at 13 days, even though I am salary, PTO is based on hours.
If I become sick for more than 3 days, short term disabiltiy kicks in at 70% of my take home pay only after I use all my PTO. That percent can be more if I elect a deduction to my check.
Family Medical Leave Act allows for 6 weeks unpaid after all PTO used and my job is not at risk for that period.
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Carmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 29
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1918 times:
Legally, I get 15 days (working days -- that makes it 3 weeks) for each year worked. But since I started here in February, no vacations until next year...
As for holidays, I get 10 official full-day holidays plus 3 half days (the Wednesday before Easter, which was last week; December 24th, and December 31st). However, 3 of those holidays will fall on a Saturday, so they're as good as gone.
Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.