I feel like I am getting shafted on the vacation arrangements at work. I work about 6 weeks of overtime (but I am salaried) and I get 2 weeks of paid vacation a year. My boss takes about 6 weeks a year. I have 2.5 years experience in my field. Am I getting shafted?
OT-How much vacation time do you get
Not enough is the answer. I haven't been able to take a day off yet this calendar year..
do you receive any additional days in the foreseeable future? like at year 3 or anything?
i recall getting 3 weeks my first job out of college (public accounting) and thinking that was great. i also remember thinking my friends who only got 2 were getting the shaft.
i currently get 3ish.
my wife gets 2 weeks + 3 (yes only 3) sick/personal days. she's been there 6 years. she has to wait until she's put in 8 years to get 3 weeks vacation.
No that sounds about reasonable. In many jobs it takes about 5yrs to get over that 2 week hump. Your boss gets different compensation because well, he's you boss. Just be happy you have a job that offers paid vacations or even be happy you have a job for that matter.
Im getting shafted with this new point system. Negative 12! CMON!
Maybe you should try to stick with the topic a little more.
None, but then again, I'm a student working in a lab for the summer, so it would be really weird if I DID get any.
I don't know if it was being scared to death of my old boss (I'm at an accounting office and got only one week the first two years), but I would be scared to death to even call in late, let alone ask for the day off.
Now we have student interns and they're taking one and two weeks off for trips to Vegas and California...after having worked here for less than two months.
So if it ain't weird for them I guess it shouldn't be for you. Live a little: You're only young once.
I don't know how interns are paid at your office, but most interns are paid by the hour. So if you don't work for a week, you don't get paid for a week. Not saying that it should be acceptable for them to leave for a week, however a dollar saved is a dollar earned right?
I'm just saying this because I'm currently an intern at a Civil Engineering firm, and when asking my boss if I could leave an hour early from work so that I could catch a train, he didn't even listen to my explanation. As soon as I said can I leave early he replied "Yes, you can take whatever days off you want. That means we don't have to pay you!" Needless to say, I feel very important.
When I started I got 9 days of vacation, 9 days of sick time, 3 days of personal time, and 3 days of bereavement. If I had started on the start of the fiscal year (July 1), I would have received 12 days of vacation.
Now that the new fiscal year has begun, I should be getting bumped up to 15 vacation days (plus I get until December 31 to use up my 4 days remaining from the previous fiscal year). Not sure how much more sick and personal time I get, though I think sick time is bumped up to 12 days.
I have been at my job for 10 months.
It takes time. I get as much or little as I want right now as an hourly paid intern without much responsibility, though I'd probably be told I was an idiot if I took any more than a week. I believe my dad gets 7.5 weeks after working for 30ish years at the same company.
I am a teacher so I get a lot of vacation time, but I can't really take time off during the school year and I do some preparation work for school in the summer.
Try asking people in the same career/field etc.
2 and a half months this summer and then 4 whole months next summer. Summer break for high schoolers is awesome.
just kidding, but not really.
I'm just enjoying it until i have to work really hard at college and then get a real job.
I got laid off about two weeks ago from the ad agency I was working at, so I've had about two weeks of vacation. Just be thankful you have a job.
On that note, if anyone can offer any leads for something in AZ let me know.
Tom, what types of jobs are you looking for? A lot of my friends work for employment agencies in Phoenix, I can put the word out.
Ideally, something in marketing. I'm 26, and was the New Business Coordinator for an ad agency. I am a commissioner for a city's Domestic Violence board, and I also volunteer and do the marketing for www.specialspectators.org. They provide memorable days for seriously ill children and their families at college athletic events. Oh, and I also do this.
to get your info. If your email is already out there on the internets from your recruiting work or whatever and you don't mind posting it here, go for it.
He passed on your message, but didn't include your email address.
I'm sorry to hear that, all too common these days unfortunately. I don't know of any openings, but an ex-boss of mine runs a small ad agency in Phoenix. The name of the agency is McMurry, and he is the President and a good guy. I don't speak to him much, but you could at least send your resume to him and see if anything develops. I will email Brian his name and email address right now.
I may have a couple leads for you in NE Scottsdale
You might make 10k less than market but you'll get a ton of time off. My job started at 24 days vacation a year and 12 days sick per year. Plus 19 holidays.
wow. 55 days off. That's like almost a month brah.
This is my first year working for a public accounting firm, and I get 3 weeks paid vacation plus 3 "personal" days. I also do not have a fixed number of sick days (as long as you use within reason). I guess the big 4 accounting firms are where its at.
look for another job that perhaps has better vacation. Of course, as TVH pointed out, the job climate is not necessarily the best.
100% virtual, commissioned rep, with zero backup. No formal vacation plan.
One of the many many pros about grad school is it doesn't matter how much time I take off. If research is getting done (or if it looks like research is getting done...) I can show up one or two days a week. Maybe less. I should try that out.
I work for a supplier in the automotive industry. It took 5 years before I got my 3 weeks. That's fairly standard around here (3-5 years before you get more than 2 weeks). All I know is that it WILL be a negotiation point when I look for my next job. No way am I backsliding on amount of vacation.
Been with the company for 5 years and at 10 years you get an extra week. Now my wife, she gets 4 to 5 weeks a year depending on how much she works. The more she works the more vacation she accumulates.
I get technically 2 weeks with an option to take 5 more days or sell those 5 days. Well now I have no option to sell those 5 days and must take them or lose them so really I get 15 days vacation. However, I am forced to take 4 days in July off and 3 days in December off as a part of company shut down. So I really only get 8 days of my choosing, so sounds to me like I'm getting more of the shaft than you are. It is a plus that I can use any overtime I work towards comp. time and use it for more vacation.
I'll give myself a -1 for a really confusing ass answer.
Worked here a little over 2 years. I get about 3 full weeks vacation and 48 hours sick time each year. That will build up to just over 4 full weeks vacation after I get 5 years in.
Been with my company 2 years and we get 2 weeks vacation and a week of personal time plus 2 celebration days. The thing that I like is that it carrys over. We can carry over unlimited amount of vacation time plus a week of personal time for the following year. I work in sales and depending on the amount of revenue you bring in you can also get an extra week of vacation time.
I just graduated in the spring and moved down to Little Rock for a new job this week. I will get two weeks vacation and its supposed to take me four years to get 3 weeks of vacation.
How do you like it down there? Do you have friends or family in the area, or are you just there for employment?
I ask because I may have to take a job in a city/part of the country that I don't know anyone. Just wondering how it was adjusting to that type of situation.
Well, I just got down here on Monday so I'm not sure how I like it yet. I don't know anyone or have any family down here so its been a little boring/lonely so far but I'm usually pretty good at meeting people. Everyone that I have met has been very nice though. My first day of work is on Monday so I'm looking forward to that at least.
Another nice thing about living down here is the cost of living, I was able to get a brand new two bedroom apartment for $650/month. An apartment like mine would easily be $4000/month in Ann Arbor.
On a side note, I was kind of worried about being able to find Labatts down here but to my surprise the liquor store at the corner sells it! I was ready to give the owner a hug.
Moved to 2.5 weeks after three years.
Moved to 3 weeks after five years.
However, all that excludes (soon to be not so) bountiful UAW-based holidays.
i work for an automotive supplier.
i get 3 weeks, plus some vague number of sick days.
my suggestion: work for a german company. they give you an obscene amount of vacation days. but on the downside, you still feel like you're getting the shaft, because they get about twice as much vacation as you do.
of time off for automotive suppliers lately. LOTS.
Started at 1 week then 2 weeks after 3 years and now 3 weeks after 5 years. I am in Cali now so I am taking my vacation this year to go to the Western and Notre Dame games.
I don't have a limit on the amount of vacation time, personal days, sick days, etc. As long as the work gets done, I can take what I want/need.
With that said, before you say "Fuck you, CPS. I'd kick you in the chestnuts if I could, but I'll settle for this watermarked down arrow instead," understand that I haven't been able to take any vacation time or sick time in almost 5 years, the last time being time off for my wedding. No, wait...I took an extra day off for a 4 day weekend up to Mackinaw 3 years ago. I'm still running strong off that one.
MLIA, FML or Sad Panda? You decide.
I'm in the same boat; I can leave whenever, as long as shit gets done. Having said that, it's been about 18 months since a real (island) vacation. We go on mini-trips up north a lot, and Chicago back in Feb. That's about it.
Edit: Sad Panda
I work for an automotive supplier... I normally get 3 weeks of vacation (I've been here 10 years), but with the economic slow down, I now get an additional 24 days off this year -- although the additional days are unpaid, of course.
I've got 30 days a year for the last thirteen years. I also get all expenses paid 6 month cruises on aircraft carriers.
I'm on the same plan, except I skip the 6 month luxury cruises and get 6 month all expense paid trips to the desert.
If so, have you tried sleeping with her? Maybe that could increase your vacation time!
3 weeks vacation, 12/13 holidays (depending on the year), and no sick time. I've been with the company for a little over three years.
Looking back on it, it doesn't sound so hot. 4 of the vacation days are between Christmas and New Year's, so that's sort of like an extra week of vacation (don't remind me that that means I only get 8 other holidays a year.)
At least 30 paid days per year for me, possibly as much as 42 per year depending on which schedule we work. I'm in my second year with this company. Our senior guys get 105 paid days of vacation per year. One of the benefits of being a pilot for a good company, which there aren't many of in aviation nowadays.
I get 15 sick days that carry over every year, 2 personal days, 2.5 weeks of vacation in Dec-Jan, half a week for Thanksgiving, a week in April just for the heck of it, and then 3 months in the summer. All is paid vacation time. AHHHH the joy of being a teacher.
4 weeks vacation. No limit on sick days or personal days. Yay boutique consulting.
Average work week is 45 hours. However, I averaged 60 hours a week from January to end of April, culminating in two final weeks of 100 and 110 hours (only 168 hours in a week :( ) Thank god this wasn't during football season.
But, this year so far - 1 Week off in Jan, 2 weeks off last quarter (WOOOO company spring break!!!), 2 weeks off this quarter, 1 week off next quarter and a 1 week shutdown in December.
I quite like this recession to be honest :P
Oh, and 2 weeks off last month to have knee surgery (no limit on sick time etc).
I get the shaft too
Boss takes nearly 2 months off
And I get 10 days
If you keep this up
Quickly will you take the lead
Soon to have most points
I do freelance work, so, technically as much as I want.
I work about 210 days out of the year. I mean, I get off for President's Day. With that said...I get a teachers pay. Do you take the money or the time?
and that includes sick days, personal...
I'm a business consultant, which means that I often times have to work during vacation, sometimes can't take one, and rarely have to cancel for work. However, I usually get about 3-4 weeks per year. I love vacay.
I have 7 years with my company, get 23 days off a year.
First year, if you start before June 1, you get 3 personal days. After that you get 5 in your first year.
You get 10 days + 3 personal days for 2-5 years, and at 5 years you get upped to 4 weeks + 3 personal days.
But having a job at all is nothing to complain about right now, especially in Michigan..
Then I got laid off. After 4.5 months of unemployment, I just got a new job and I get 1 week plus all Jewish holidays, which is apparently quite a lot. I think it comes out to about 2 - 3 weeks.
OK - too many posts to read through, so if this is repetitive, my bad. (Tom, I’ll keep my eyes and ears open brother!)
For the first 5 years, you earn your stripes by diving into and working any project you can. That provides you with experience and more importantly street cred with the boss that you are a hard worker. From there, you parlay that into a polished resume where you can climb the ladder or if your company is large enough, move up within the ranks.
I started with 10 days of vacation and 3 days of sick time a year. I'm now at 25 days of personal time a year. Unfortunately, I don't have much time to use it (summer vacation and around the holidays to see family).
Point is work your ass off, soak up everything you can and the time off will take care of itself.
Every company I've worked at has started me with 2 weeks vacation and various sick time (3-5 days) and 10 paid holidays.
Most have graduated scales where time and service can dictate vacation time increases. The one I work for now is:
1-4 years : 2 weeks
5-9 years : 3 weeks
10-retirement: 4 weeks
It depends on the job too. I've known quite a few accountants and lawyers who started with 3 weeks vacation. Here in the world of IT, most start with 2.