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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:18 PM

That's it I need a VACATION!

So there have been a few posts lately about sick time/vacation time etc. I'd like to do an (obviously) informal poll and take a minute to ask you about the time off your company provides you. That being said I know some of you will be in a situation where you get no time off or are unemployed. Please also share those stories if you'd like.

Here is a bit about what I get from my employer...

-I have a PTO policy for FT employees so the time I get can be used for any reason, including vacation, illness, doctor's appointments or personal business.
- We earn PTO based on how long we have been with the company (including any time as a PT employee) the number of hours allowed to be accrued ranges from 20 days to 30 days.
- Our plan runs for one year and we must use those hours during that year, you can run a negative balance if you want to but if you were to leave the company before it's repaid you will owe them money.
- We get paid for 8 holidays a year as well so those days are sort of extra...?

How about you?
9 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Unemployed
1 (11%)
Part Time - No Vacation
1 (11%)
Part Time - Some Vacation
0 (0%)
FT Employed with 1-2 Weeks
1 (11%)
FT Employed with 2-4 Weeks
1 (11%)
FT Employed with 4+ Weeks
2 (22%)
FT - No Vacation
1 (11%)
Other
2 (22%)
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Reply That's it I need a VACATION! (Original post)
Agschmid Jan 2013 OP
Agschmid Jan 2013 #1
FSogol Jan 2013 #2
Agschmid Jan 2013 #3
FSogol Jan 2013 #7
Agschmid Jan 2013 #8
FSogol Jan 2013 #9
Ter Jan 2013 #4
Agschmid Jan 2013 #5
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #6

Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:20 PM

1. I forgot to include...

I currently get 5 weeks of PTO.

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:22 PM

2. I get 4 weeks a year, but usually have some comp time saved up too.

They do howl if I try to take off more than 2 weeks at a time though. I get 2 weeks of sick week per year and can save 12 weeks of it before losing it. I get most of the Federal holidays off.

I think I can save up 10 weeks before losing vacation hours.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:23 PM

3. Wow!

I wish I could save we used to be able to but it got taken away 2 years ago. Thanks for sharing!

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:27 PM

7. A few years back, I was able to take 6 weeks off and take the family to South America for a nice

vacation. That was awesome.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:28 PM

8. May I ask in what field you work? n/t

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:31 PM

9. Mechanical Engineer. n/t

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:23 PM

4. No option for FT no vacation?

 

Well that's me.

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Response to Ter (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:25 PM

5. I added it.

May I ask what field you work in?

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:25 PM

6. I get 5 weeks, and would have gotten 6 next year, but...

But, the company changed the benifits this year and I will not get more than the 5 I have now.

It was supposed to be 30 years service get 6 weeks.

The company chose to no longer be exceptional. But hey, I learned this week that I survived the restructuring that is cutting 120 from this location.

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