Post # 1
Spinoff to the passports post. Noticed bees were frequently mentioning the crap vacation days US employers give their employees. My 1st job I had 1 week of leave. If I was sick I had to use vaca days. I’ve been lucky enough to finally land a job that gives me 30 days but now my SO is the one with only a week of leave and I would prefer to travel with and not without him. And I’m certainly an exception among the people I know.
So, how many days do you have? Has it affected your choice to travel?
Post # 3
I get 20 days vacation and generally “unlimited” sick time. My husband is an administrator at a school…he gets the school vacations, and 4 weeks in the summer (so not as much as actual teachers)
My husband’s schedule actually affects our travel more than mine. We’re often “stuck” traveling on Spring Break, which leads us to have to avoid college spring break spots.
Post # 4
I get five days, which includes both sick time and vacation. It’s rough. And yes, it’s definitely affects my ability to travel. But I’m thankful to have a job, so I deal.
Post # 5
I recently quit but my last job gave 10 PTO days which we had to use for everything, vacation, sicktime, illness, etc.
Post # 6
Just changed the poll numbers. Realized I suck at making number categories. (palm to face)
Post # 7
I get 26 days, I think? That includes 9 holidays. Darling Husband is about the same, but his are more partitioned. Mine are for whatever but his are like 15 vacation, 3 sick, 5 personal – kinda like that.
Post # 8
I get 4 weeks each year. We typically take 2 vacations each year and then lots of long weekends throughout the year. The 4 weeks does not include holidays or sick leave which are seperate.
Post # 9
ETA: Yes it does affect my decision whether or not to travel. If I’m going to spend all that money to go out of the country I want it to be for more than a couple of days. I can take one one week vacation, and my second week of vacation always gets split into a day off here or a day off there because I have something I need to take a day off for.
Post # 10
I get 15 days + 4 personal days for the year. My bosses are usually okay with taking unpaid days off within reason if we exhaust our vacation days before the end of the year. I’ve had jobs where they were really stingy with vacation time, so this is a nice change of pace.
Post # 11
I don’t have a set number. I can take off as long as I’m not busy at work, and usually that’s only when I have a trial or two during the time I want to take off. It’s pretty sweet. I took two weeks around Christmas, a week when my SO had spring break, and 3 weeks this coming summer. I haven’t made plans for the fall, but I’m sure I’ll take another week or so. I also take a lot of long weekends and get federal holidays off.
Post # 12
I recently quit my job as well to relocate across the country. However our PTO at my last job was all inclusive so if you were sick you had to use a vacation day. You also didn’t get x amount of time per year. For years 1-3 you got 8 HOURS, so you could either take a full day off, or an hour here and there for doctors appointments. Years 3-5 it went up 16 HOURS…and after 5 you got a maximum of 2 weeks. When I had my wedding/honeymoon I didn’t get paid at all because I had used my 8 hours already.
Post # 13
Darling Husband used to get two weeks. He gets nothing now working for a small business.
Post # 14
14 days, plus a personal day.
Post # 15
I’m not going to be the norm here, but that’s one of the many reasons I love my job. I get a total of 27 days off throughout the year. It’s use them or lose them. 3 weeks (15 days) for vacation and 12 sick days, one for every month. That came after being here for 5 years (at 7 now), started off as 2 weeks with 12 days.
It hasn’t really affected my travel time, mainly because SO doesn’t get the same awesomeness that I do. He also just started a new job and won’t get PTO until 6 months in. He’ll be taking some days off, unpaid, this summer so we can visit my cabin. It sucks, I hate making him take time off without any pay.
Post # 16
I get 340 hours off, and that is for everything. It was 290 until last year, but now that I’ve been at my job for 5 years, I get an extra week off. We also work four day work weeks, so I really get a lot of time off!
I work for a non-profit, so I know that part of the reason we get so much time off is because it is a way to compensate for what is probably a lower salary than what I could make elsewhere.