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#1 by charmoeren » Thu Oct 12, 2017 00:40

How many days of employer's paid holiday do you have in the country from which you come from?

In Little Denmark we have 6 weeks every year
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#2 by DannyChiarelli » Thu Oct 12, 2017 01:26

In my professional career, +/- 25 years at various jobs.
I could count on fingers and toes how many paid days off.

Typically a full time employee (40+ hours a week) gets one week
off plus federal holidays. Following years at a company may get
an additional week with pay.

New employees usually no benefits until after 90 days.
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#3 by valerie » Thu Oct 12, 2017 05:45

It varies depending on the job and employer benefits.

I worked in a hospital for many years and there was an automatic one week paid
vacation BUT we also accumulated hours of paid vacation for hours we worked
over time. In nursing, there is over time every day if you want it. Also, we got
sick day hours that would accumulate. I'd say that I probably in total, received
about 8 weeks of paid time off per year. Give or take a few days.
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#4 by seaeagle » Thu Oct 12, 2017 08:29

Here in Australia you get 4 weeks annual leave per year. Plus paid sick, maternity & parental leave, public holidays & long service leave.

When I worked on the payroll for a government department, one of my workers retired after 48 years of service. He wasn't a big holiday-taker as he was often on-call, and I remember his final pay packet which contained his accumulated annual & long-service leave was close to two year's worth of wages.
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#5 by valerie » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:29

I should also add that it often depends on the number of years a person works at that particular place of employment.

For example at the hospital I worked at, it was one week paid vacation the first year of employment,
in addition to what I stated above in regards to sick day accumulated hours and over time accumulated
hours. After a few years, the paid vacation went to two weeks. I think after I had worked there 5 years,
I received three weeks paid vacation in addition to the OT and SD.

There was a ton of benefits working at that hospital. ALL insurance paid. I never paid a dime for
hospital, dental, eye, medications/subscriptions.... all 100% covered. Also they reimbursed college
semester costs as long as you passed with at least an overall C.

Also had my own blood bank. I am RH O- and we had the option to reserve our own blood for our
self or family emergencies. Basically, whomever we deemed to give our blood reserve to, we could.
Needless to say, if you know about blood types, my reserve was usually empty because I gave it
away. :lol:

It was a good place to work but physically and emotionally draining.
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#6 by tasman1 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 14:44

Some here have 365 day paid holiday , every year , paid by govt :mrgreen:
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#7 by dutch1898 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 16:21

I am retired and have been for 20 years so every day is a holiday. :lol:
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#8 by FluffyBug » Thu Oct 12, 2017 16:50

When i worked off-shore in the late 90s, it was 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off (to spend all your money).

Now im older and less inclined to helicopter out to oil rigs i get the usual 28 days holiday.
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