Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2014 - Excalibur
I was reading another thread and cannot believe some of the time off from work people have! Tell us what you do, where you live (country), and how much vacation time you get. At my place of employment(I live in Michigan), 1-11 months is no vacation, 1-4 years is 10 days and 5+ years is 15 days. A lot of my friends just started jobs and have taken more vacation time then I’ve ever taken in six years combined! Seeing the other post showed me that a lot of bees get a lot of time off!
Post # 3
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
- 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
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
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
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
- 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
@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
@MissHarleyBlue: I get 4 weeks (plus 3 weeks sick). I work for the US government and have been there for 3 years.
Post # 11
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
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
10 days, after 5 years, 15 days. It sucks, 10 days goes fast…
Post # 14
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
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
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.