(Closed) Paid vacation time: How much and how long have you been working there?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
8483 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I guess it would depend on your job. Different jobs have different rules.

I got a paid weeks vacation after a year. The next year I got 2 weeks. 3rd year I got 3. Now its going on my 4th year and I’ll get 4 weeks. Plus I have a week left over from this year. So I’ll have 5 weeks.

Post # 4
1652 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

30 days a year, plus bank holidays (8 a year), time off for xmas and new year (about 7 days), paid sick days, partially paid maternity for up to a year.

Been there for 5 years and started on 25 days a year.

Post # 5
747 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve been at my job for 6 years and have 4 weeks vacation plus 6 sick days and all bank holidays.

Post # 6
2447 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

2 weeks with 5 additional sick days. I’ve been there almost 6 months. It goes up to like 4 weeks after you’ve been there for 5 years. 

Post # 7
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

For the first 5 years here I accrued 4 hours per paycheck of blanket PTO (we don’t have separate sick and vacation time banks), or 13 days per year. We also get 9 paid holidays per year (New Years day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, 2 days for Thanksgiving, and 2 days for Christmas).

After 5 years however, I was bumped up to 5.5 hours per paycheck (nearly 18 days, woo!). Still the same 9 paid holidays.

Post # 8
1663 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am a social worker, so we tend to get more vacation than in other fields…. balances out the lack of money in our field!

I currently get 5 weeks/year, plus maybe 9 or 10 federal holidays, and sick time is separate.  I’ve been with my agency for a year and a half.  I’m accruing at the managerial level now, which is higher– if I were a non-manager, I’d be accruing at 4 weeks/year in my second year with the agency.

Post # 9
1460 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve been there a little over 11 years and I accrue 29 days of comprehensive leave per year now.  I also get 11 holidays (2 of those are floating holidays that we can use whenever we want.

Post # 10
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Zero! I’ve been here for 5 months (though technically only 2 as an employee here), but as I’m considered part time, I get nothing.

Post # 11
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Unlimited PTO. The only stipulation is that if we take a vacation longer than 2 weeks in a row, anything after the 2nd week goes unpaid (i.e. take a 3-week vacation and only get PTO for 2 weeks).


I’ve been there for 2 months.

Post # 12
9675 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I get 23 days (so 4 weeks+3 days) of vacation (and it accrues, so I can maintain a higher balance if I want), state holidays (I think there are 10 days), and I accrue sick leave at 3.7 hours per paycheck (biweekly).  I’ve been here 7 months now.

Post # 13
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

10 days paid vacation, 8 paid sick days (upon approval). After 5 years, it will be 15 days paid vacation. All Stat Holidays I am off; and in the event they ask us to work, it’s double-time and a half which more than makes up for working a Holiday 🙂

Post # 14
2966 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@panterapeach:  I got 8 days PTO and 3 personal days. I used them all together and made a two week trip to Europe. I’ve only been here for 7 months. 

Next year, I get 13 PTO days. 

Post # 15
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I get 24 days/yr plus I think 13 paid holidays, have been at my job 5+ years. Unfortunately, this is the best it gets. Not so unfortunately, I don’t plan on staying that much longer. 😀

Post # 16
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

From the day you start, you get 10 paid vacation days, 10 sick days, 3 personal days, and 1 paid day to volunteer. You get 10 additional sick days every year (2nd year = 20, 3rd year = 30) vacation days double every 3 years. 

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