Post # 31
ohitsheragain : I was in the same boat with my last job. We were given 5 sick days and if we took anything beyond that we got our vacation days docked. I used to come in sick all the time. There were months when the entire office was one big sniffling, sneezing, coughing, disease zone. Since moving to a place with unlimited sick days, I have never been so healthy in my life. I can’t even remember the last time I had to take a sick day.
Post # 32
ohitsheragain : I’m pretty sure I came in with the flu once cause people thought I looked like death, and eventaully just had to leave early cause I coudn’t function at all. But unless Im bed ridden with like a 100+ fever and cant bring myself to get out of bed, I’m going to work. I’ve only ever actually stayed home sick maybe 2 or 3x in 12 years. All other little ailments, people can hate on me, but I’m coming in and hiding out in my cube. I’m not wasting my PTO sitting at home if I’m just a little sniffy or whatever.
Post # 33
Aussie Bee here. 20 days leave per year. I’m a lawyer and my hours are pretty variable. A standard week is 8am-8pm Monday to Friday, with the occasional weekend thrown in the mix. If we’re working on something big the hours go through the roof. Earlier this year on one matter it was more like 7:30am – 1am 7 days a week (including weekends and public holidays). We don’t have any flex time or overtime. That said, we get paid a lot for what we do, so work/life/rem balance isn’t too bad.
Post # 34
US Bee. I work 35 hours per week. I get 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 4 personal days and 12 holidays.
Post # 35
- Wedding: April 2017 - Kaneohe, Hawaii
Canada here. I work 37.5 hrs a week, 8.15 to 4.30 pm as entry level Child and Family Services so literally my first year working. I get every stat holiday. I get 9.6 hrs a month for vacation and received 5 days as a signing bonus. Also get 10 days a year for general illness (3 days or more of being sick), 10 days a year casual illness, 10 days of special leave (family sickness + 3 days of personal discretionary days). I also get med appts paid if I work an hour either in the morning or after lunch but have to give notice. Vacation days never expires. Starting was 65k a year and I get a 5% raise every year automatically. We also get 12 or 18 months maternity leave when i get pregnant with job security as i have a permanent position. One more perk is I get free underground parking downtown in my city.
Post # 36
Around 3.5 weeks of PTO, 7 or so holidays off, unlimited sick time (which is not abused), with 40-45 hours a week. Infrequent weekends when there is a lot going on. I am either 8:30-4:30 or 9-5. Decent maternity leave, very good health coverage and I have a great salary. I work in the legal department for a large corporation and have the flexibility to pivot where I’d like as I have my attorney license. I have no intention of ever leaving my company or team, even if there are some days where I throw my hands up swearing the last feather has been plucked off me this time!
Post # 37
I work 830-5 M-F with a 30 min unpaid lunch. I could have had an hour but I wanted to get off earlier. I make about 37K plus bonus 18 paid days off, 32 hours of sick time. 11 paid holidays.
Maternity is short term disability. 12 weeks paid at 60% of my salary.
Good medical, dental, vision. 401K.
They also give away a lot of PTO as rewards
Post # 38
Your leave sounds insane, and I thought we had it good here in Australia. 5 months full-pay maternity? Wowzer that’s awesome.
I currently on 53k per year (58k with bonuses), 37 hours a week, 20 days accrued annual leave per year (as well as an extra three days for paid “shut down” between Christmas and New Years), and flexible working hours – I just need to do 7 hours 21 minutes every day and can start any time between 7am and 9am.
Post # 39
I must admit I had never heard of this PTO thing before. For us sick days are separate to your annual leave and not tallyed up or counted. At the end of the day if you’re sick you’re sick! What if you have a doctor’s note and are on long term sick for depression/stress etc? Is this considered different to a poorly tummy from a bad curry from the PTO allowance?
Post # 40
- Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre
I work from 6am to 4pm four days a week. I get 3 weeks vacation plus statutory holidays.
Post # 41
US bee, director level salaries position at a Fortune 500 company:
-Averages 50 hours a week (M-Th 8:30-6:30ish, F 8:30-4:30ish, WFH 2-4 hours a week on Sundays to prepare for workweek). Most days lunch is eaten at my desk. Hours can flex up to 60’s during peak parts of the year or be as low as 40-45ish during slower parts.
-5 weeks PTO + about 7 holidays. Technically sick days are included in PTO but most managers don’t have you record them, same with doctors appointments where you might miss 2 hours of work. My PTO is basically all vacation. PTO does not roll over from year to year – use it or lose it.
-12 weeks FMLA maternity leave allowed but only pays 100% of salary for 6-8 weeks. You can apply PTO towards the mat leave to have a few more paid weeks.
I work a lot but am highly compensated with salary, bonus, and long term stock incentives so it’s a fair trade.
Post # 42
US bee- nursing management. My official hours are 7am-3:30pm but I typically work minimum 7am-5pm. 6 paid holidays, about 280 hours pto, 100k.
Post # 43
Not a UK Bee, but I work 45-50 hours a week. Flexible hours within the week (I typically work 6-3 to beat traffic) M-F. I get 5 weeks of vacation and somewhere aorund 14-15 holidays.
Post # 44
UK bee here, I’ll caveat by saying I am London based so cost of living/property is insane. I work in finance, loosely (don’t want to give too much away!) and I earn £62k, 10% annual employer pension contribution (£6.2k) plus a flexible benefits pot of 5% of that (so £3.1k) that I can take as cash (but pay tax and national insurance on) or pay into benefits (pre-tax) such as medical, dental etc or top up my pension.
I get 25 days plus 8 bank holidays and with my flexible benefits pot I can buy upto 13 additional days. Have always bought private medical cover and dental etc, life insurance then topped up my pension but with a wedding to plan, fittings etc and the venue being at my parents’ elsewhere 300 miles away, I’ve bought the whole lot of leave this year and sacrificed topping up my pension this year and will next (our year runs 1 June-31 May. Eh?!) but kept the medical and stuff. Like other UK bees we don’t get PTO. Sick leave is full pay up to 10 days or employer discretion thereafter. I can’t remember the maternity stuff exactly but it’s like 5 months full pay and beyond that up to 39 weeks is at statutory rate of about £120 pw, then 39-52 weeks is unpaid. I think!
I’m pretty lucky that I work a 9-5, rarely more and only commute 25 minutes. I took a gamble on a property in a regenerating area a few years back; now my office is moving a 7 minute walk away from there in the near future so that’s nice and easy and FREE! Subject to meetings/committments my hours are flexible within reason, ie do my hours between 7.30am-7pm. I can work from home here and there/leave early for travel if I make it up in the week etc. I’m aware this is pretty decent and I am very lucky but I’ve worked hard to get here and also cost of living swallows a lot – my 2 bed flat costs more than my brother’s 3 bed cottage and land elsewhere in the UK!
Post # 45
US Bee here. I work in the science/engineering field. My minimum hours are 630AM-300PM, 30 min unpaid lunch. However, I am salaried, so many days I work more than my 8 hours. 9 holidays a year.