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How much vacation do you get?

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  • Feb 20th, 2020 9:06 pm

Poll: How many weeks of vacation do you get?

  • Total votes: 144. You have voted on this poll.
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0
0%
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10
7%
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54
38%
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47
33%
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16
11%
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4
3%
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13
9%

Poll ended at Feb 14th, 2020 11:31 am

[OP]
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Jul 21, 2019
328 posts
640 upvotes

How much vacation do you get?

Was looking at a post on Reddit and it seemed insane the amount of people claiming how much they got, many were saying 6-8 weeks was normal. I thought 2-3 weeks was normal, and 4-5 weeks after a long time at a company. Never heard of anyone ever getting 6-8 weeks besides teachers.
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Deal Addict
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Jun 24, 2015
3360 posts
784 upvotes
Woodbridge, ON
my 2 cents,

it should be called reAdit not Reddit
and secondly, great post. keep em coming
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Sr. Member
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Oct 24, 2016
630 posts
459 upvotes
ON
Just completed 10 years of service. Now get 6 weeks. Don’t work for the government.
Isn't it great to live in the 21st century where deleting history has become more important than making it.
Deal Fanatic
Dec 5, 2006
6128 posts
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Markham
There are a lot factors here: job title, service tenure, union..... cannot say what's normal without context
Deal Addict
Sep 13, 2003
1250 posts
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6 weeks here and I usually carried over 5 days, so it becomes 7 weeks. Then on top of this, I have 3 extra personalized days per year. Don't work in government.
I imagine that some companies are enticing employees to stay, and this is one of those benefits that trap their employees to not leave because I think 3-4 weeks is the norm if you start fresh at a new company.
Sr. Member
Aug 16, 2008
987 posts
308 upvotes
Markham
several companies ive worked for have had unlimited vacation policies for its employees, but ive yet to take more than 4 weeks, mostly because i only take my vacations with my girlfriend/friends
[OP]
Member
Jul 21, 2019
328 posts
640 upvotes
Are you all executives in major companies or something? How are you all getting 6-8 weeks of vacation?
Everyone I know only gets 2-3 weeks starting off, and some that have been working a while at the same place have 4, and some of them have masters, PH.Ds, and years of experience.

Heck even the CEO, COO etc. at my current company only get 2 weeks.
Deal Addict
May 28, 2005
2101 posts
166 upvotes
3 weeks, been at my company for 6 years. But also 2 personal days and unlimited sick days
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Deal Fanatic
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Nov 6, 2010
8640 posts
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Montreal, QC
Not sure which reddit you are looking at but it's possible Europeans may be skewing the numbers. For example in France & Germany, I think the standard "minimum" is 5 weeks for most workers. North America is pretty behind when it comes to that kind of stuff (vacation, parental leave etc).
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Nov 1, 2001
608 posts
155 upvotes
Toronto
Are they European or Australian? Then 6-8 sounds right. I think they start at 4 or 5 weeks. I. Australia after 10 years you get 1 year paid leave. I forget what it's called. My teacher friend got it
Deal Addict
Dec 27, 2007
3269 posts
912 upvotes
Edmonton
I get 4-6 months vacation a year! Oh it's wonderful. I don't know how someone can do just 2 or 3 weeks. Boggles my mind
warming up the earth 1 gas fill-up at a time...
You only live once, get a v8
Deal Addict
Mar 10, 2006
3489 posts
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Home
A lot of tech startups offer unlimited vacation.
The norm though is that people end up using only 3-4 weeks.
[OP]
Member
Jul 21, 2019
328 posts
640 upvotes
With Unlimited how much is paid?

Where do you all work that you get 4-6 weeks?

The law to my knowledge is 2 weeks for first 5 years, 3 weeks until 10 years, 4 until 25 years and then 5 is the max after w5 years at a company.
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Jul 9, 2012
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Pluto
14 days and they hate when people take them all at once so they try to get you to take 3 days here, 3 there etc.. which no one can do because how do you take a 3 day vacation.
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Jan 24, 2015
456 posts
260 upvotes
GTA
you should specify if it's paid vacation. some people can go on unpaid leaves above the normal 3 weeks of vacation

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