(Closed) SPINOFF: How much vacation time do you get?

posted 5 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
2114 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m only seasonal at my current job for now, so no vacation time. I’ve worked here since October and am in the US.


Post # 4
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

Occupation: Photographer/sales associate

Live in: Alberta, Canada

Vacation time: 2 weeks + any time off I have built up from working overtime, usually another 2 weeks or so. No restrictions on how long you’ve worked there, but you can’t get peak times off like summer or Christmas. 








Post # 5
9675 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

22 days vacation per year (can accrue/rollover) plus 2 extra days (must be used that year).  Mine started from date of employment.  I also get 12 sick days per year (can also accrue) and all state holidays off.

I just got really lucky since it was my second job.  And then when I transferred to my third job they were nice enough to transfer my vacation rate!

I live in the US.  A lot of places do start out low and then build up over time.  My first job was 12 days a year starting out and then built up over 30 years to something like what I’m getting now.

My first job was for a state agency and my second/third is in a university setting (also technically/considered a state job though).

Post # 6
957 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I travel every week for work, so I get more time off, but that’s because I get less time at home in general.

20 days PTO a year – Traveling IT consultant in the US

Post # 7
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I work for a large family owned company in Ohio. We get 5 vacation days & 5 sick/personal days.. once we’re here for 3 years it gets bumped up to 10 vacation days. The vacation days can roll over if you don’t use them, but the sick/personal time goes away & starts fresh each year. I never let that happen! I really like that they’re also personal days, I don’t have to be sick to take a day.. I can take it for whatever reason I want! My work is very laid back though, if you have no time off left and still need a day you can take it without pay or you just get one less the following year.

Post # 8
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@MissHarleyBlue:  I’ve worked at my job for 7 years (in Michigan as well!) and have 2 weeks so 80 hours of vacation/year.  But they let me take doctors, dentists, etc. appointments off without marking it as vacation because I come right back to work after and it usually doesn’t last long.  I work for a small business so there is no 4+ years = x amount of vacation time, we negotiate salary/vacation/etc. on a yearly basis at my review.

Post # 9
640 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@MissHarleyBlue:  I live in the Southern US, work for a hospital, and accrue PTO. Basically, there is no ‘limit’ on how many hours I can take, as long as I build them up and have the time off. I currently have 160 hours PTO (around 27 days), and 118 hours of sick leave (15 days). I get 5.5 hours PTO every two weeks added, and 2.5 sick hours every two weeks added.

I save up my time so I can take big chunks of time off from work when I want to go on vacation (so I don’t do a day here, a day there, etc.)


Post # 10
3718 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MissHarleyBlue:  I get 4 weeks (plus 3 weeks sick). I work for the US government and have been there for 3 years.

Post # 11
8604 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Graphic artist in Wisconsin. I get 168 hours of PTO, plus I’ll be rolling over 4 days worth. So…25 days total next year.

Post # 12
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Admin Assistant for a small not-for-proft HOA office. I have 3 coworkers, including my boss. We also have 8 guys on our maintenance crew.

6 months to 5 years gets 10 days vacation and 12 days sick.

5-10 years (Coming up on year 9 for me) gets 15 vacation and 12 sick.

10+ years gets 20 vacation and 12 sick.

Post # 13
1285 posts
Bumble bee

10 days, after 5 years, 15 days. It sucks, 10 days goes fast…

Post # 14
1274 posts
Bumble bee

10 days. I’ve been with the same small company for almost 5 years now. BUT, we do get at least a week off during the Xmas/New Year’s break, because the office closes down completely. Which is very awesome. This year the timing worked out that I have two full weeks off – so this year, 20 days of paid vacation! 


Post # 15
511 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

IT professional US.

I started my job with 25 days of vacation/personal time and I get an additional 5 days every 5 years.  We get unlimited sick days so those do not come out of our vacation days.  I also do not have to take time off for doctors appointments and things like that, i just come in late, leave early or have them over lunch.  I can work from home so if I need to make up some work I just do it in the evening.  The downside is that even on “vacations” I often find myself responding to emergencies so I truly am only “off” when I am out of cell phone range and don’t have internet access.  I try to make sure that I am in such a place at least twice a year.

Post # 16
4698 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I get 4 weeks paid vacation, 10 sick days, and 2 lieu (whatever) days. I’ve been in my job for 4 years and I work for a mental health charity.

We also closed for just under 2 weeks over the Christmas holidays.

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