How much vacation time do you get?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by RoJoHen, Aug 26, 2014.

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How much vacation time do you get each year?

  1. None

    6 vote(s)
    9.0%
  2. 1 week or less

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 2 weeks

    6 vote(s)
    9.0%
  4. 3 weeks

    11 vote(s)
    16.4%
  5. 4 weeks

    10 vote(s)
    14.9%
  6. More than 4 weeks

    34 vote(s)
    50.7%
  1. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Vice Admiral Admiral

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    congratulations!! Any plans yet where to spend these 5 + weeks?
     
  2. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

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    Nope, usually I just take the week off and take it easy at home, get caught up on projects/reading/sleep.
     
  3. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Vice Admiral Admiral

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    That's what is nicknamed here as going on a vacation on Balconia or Gardenia :D My favourite holiday destination is Bedstead, though ;)
     
  4. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    I have next week off. Today is going to be about a million years long. :rommie:
     
  5. Robert Maxwell

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    You should go on a road trip!
     
  6. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Good idea. However, I'd strongly advise not to go on a road trip in Germany. The state of our roads is indiscribable (since to my knowledge no language has yet been invented that would have the appropriate vocabulary to describe a typical German road or sidestreet). We held a nationwide pothole-contest last year (no kidding, sadly, only a display of our trademark gallows humour).
     
  7. Gil T.Azell

    Gil T.Azell Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    5 weeks with pay.
     
  8. Serial thread killer

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    I bet the UK roads are worse for pot holes.:lol:
     
  9. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Not those in the greater London area, Cardiff and surroundings or Leicester. As for the rest of the country I lack experience (but I'm planning to mend that as soon as my bank account permits it).

    What do you think about an international pothole contest? We could do that like the avatar game. People have a week time to enter a pic of their favourite pothole and then we vote on them. How's that? (and since there are new potholes every day, we could even do a "pothole of the month" contest if the first thread proves popular)
     
  10. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Boston would definitely be a contender. Our streets look like the surface of the Moon.
     
  11. Serial thread killer

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    Our council sends 3 men with a truck a barrel and some shovels to try and patch them up, but I think the stuff in the barrel is different to the road surface so it does not last long.
     
  12. Trekker4747

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    15-year-old car, makes any road trips in it ever again unlikely.
     
  13. bluedana

    bluedana Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I've worked for the US government for almost 20 years, so I accrue one day of vacation (8 hours) every pay period (that is every two weeks). I can use my annual leave in advance, as long as I don't quit my job before I earn it back. The down side is that I can only carry 240 hours (6 weeks) over from one calendar year to the next. Since I rarely take vacations, I usually end up donating 40 or so hours to the leave bank, for people who are out long-term but do not have sick leave ( which is accrued separately) to cover it.
     
  14. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    ^^ That's a good carryover. I can only carry over two weeks, with no option to cash out (like I did with my last job).
     
  15. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    It sounds like your plan is virtually identical to mine. The only difference is I've worked for four months as opposed to 20 years, so I get a crappier version ;)
     
  16. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Vice Admiral Admiral

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    At my office we may carry over only +100 hours and we must at no time during the year get beyond -20.
    We may take off a maximum of 24 days a year to reduce the surplus hours.
     
  17. DonIago

    DonIago Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Heh. I can only carry over 40 hours. Though granted that hasn't been an issue for the past couple of years.
     
  18. Angel4576

    Angel4576 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I used to get 5 weeks paid when I was permanent.

    Now I'm contract I don't get any.

    On the other hand, I do get paid 5 times what I used to so it's all swings and roundabouts..... :lol:
     
  19. Velocity

    Velocity Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I retired last year. My life is one big vacation. Life is goooood!
     
  20. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

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    I thinks it's 4 weeks. I currently have a little over 6 weeks up my sleeve, and will take one of them in October.