(Closed) Spin-off – Do you feel you get enough leave?

posted 6 years ago in Career
  • poll: Do you feel you get enough leave?
    I get enough paid holiday leave : (30 votes)
    33 %
    I don't get enough paid holiday leave : (20 votes)
    22 %
    I get enough paid sick leave : (17 votes)
    19 %
    I don't get enough paid sick leave : (23 votes)
    25 %
    I'm not answering but I'd like to see the results : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    157 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    As a first-year teacher teaching kindergardeners with autism, I feel like 5 sick days I not enough. I’ve already used 4 of them 🙁 it’s not even January yet. 

    Post # 5
    14494 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Neither of us have paid leave. Our jobs are extremely flexible, so it is really a trade off. We can come and go as we please, which to us is more important, we just don’t get paid for it.

    Post # 6
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I actually get three weeks of either paid vacation or sick days, and one week off around the holidays, I feel like it’s very generous!

    Post # 7
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    No way! 

    Post # 9
    289 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I live in Australia and we have 4 weeks paid annual leave, 2 weeks paid sick leave plus  quite a few public holidays. I am also very lucky in that my work allows us to an RDO (Rostered Day Off) once a month (and we can accumulate 3 days before we need to take leave). 

    Post # 10
    120 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I have to use flex time if I want paid time off so I get as much as I can save up. We get .04 of an hour for every hour we work. If new want unpaid time off they don’t care as long as we get our work done. I think I’d prefer a set amount of paid weeks off because they zero out my flex time very January and July so I usually only end up with part of one week paid for every six months.

    Post # 11
    569 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I only get 5 days vacation, 3 days sick and 7 holidays 🙁

    After 3 years I will get 10 days vacation..

    After 7 year I will get 15 days vacation..

    Eveyrhting else remains the same.. sigh..

    Definately not enough..

    Post # 12
    1251 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    We have paid leave, (PTO), and as long as I’ve built the hours, I can take off as much as I want. I take off 3-4 weeks total throughout the year, and get paid for each day of that. I’m also part time.

    Post # 13
    8694 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I get 20 days of PTO to be used as either vacation or sick days, and also paid holidays. I think it’s a very fair amount.

    Post # 14
    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I have 30 days’ holiday (25 + 5 days for long service) + 8 public holidays and statutory sick pay – although it’s fairly relaxed at my office so it’s always been full pay given I’ve never been off longer than 2 days straight for illness. I feel this is generous enough 🙂

    Post # 15
    6123 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I actually feel like I have a good amount of leave.  Would I take more if given the chance?  SURE!

    We get:

    12 days of sick per year (that includes trips to dentist, doctors, taking care of a sick relative, or just plain sick)

    22 days of vacation

    12 holidays




    Sick days get to roll over (I’ve got 60 sick days as of now).  Some sick gets converted into vacation with some magic formula I don’t understand.

    Vacation does not roll over in my office, but I use them up all the time on purpose.

    Post # 16
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’m a teacher, so there’s automatically Thanksgiving, Christmas, spring, and summer breaks.  We also get 10 sick days a year, 3 of which can be used as personal days.  I would probably use more of them if prepping for a sub wasn’t such a headache!

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