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Re: Did/Do you take your alloted vacation days at work?


@catter wrote:

You bet I did. I never had a job that could even remotely be considered a career. I got 6 weeks vacation and used every day. My sister on the other hand has worked almost 20 yrs. in the same place and only gets 2 weeks which she can only take a day now and then as her boss takes offense any time she needs a day off. If she does take off for something, he's calling her several times. I feel bad for her, but she needs the job.


@catter Sorry for your sister's situation, that is so unfair.  I hate the fact that we are so in need of that check that we allow ourselves to be taken advantage of.

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@Snowhite714   He paid me well and was very generous with bonuses.  He handed me a check for $2,500 on day out of the blue and said it was for all my hard work.  So,yes I think he did apppreciate me.

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@Retired Legal Secretary wrote:

@Snowhite714   He paid me well and was very generous with bonuses.  He handed me a check for $2,500 on day out of the blue and said it was for all my hard work.  So,yes I think he did apppreciate me.


@Retired Legal Secretary   Glad to here it.  You my Dear had one of the good ones.  Many of us not so fortunate.  Enjoy your retirement.

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Re: Did/Do you take your alloted vacation days at work?

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Of course my husband and I always took our vacations. We did not use our personal time or sick leave (which many people do) unless it was an absolutely necessary.

 

Vacations are family time; a change to travel, bond, learn and relax. Very necessary to recharge your "batteries" and attitude! Have to admit the weeks before and after a vacation were always hectic, but well worth the two or three week vacations we took. A long trip is well-deserved. Or a stay-home vacation for a couple of days is also a good mental health refresher to putz around the house jobs. 

 

ETA: We both have also given our sick leave to other employees who had used all of theirs due to severe illness (or in their family). We didn't miss it and they desperately needed it.

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Re: Did/Do you take your alloted vacation days at work?

My husband owns a small company and he really encourages everyone to take their vacation time mainly because all of us need time to recharge and relax no matter what type of job we have.   He also wants employees to make sure they don't miss their children's sports/school activities as well volunteering in the community.  All of this also creates more productive happier employees.  It really makes me sad reading some of the posts where people do not even use two weeks a year being at a job for several years.  Many countries in Europe have at least 8 weeks vacation time.  

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   One reason I didn't like a full week off was it was h*ll coming back. There was no one else to do my job and the stack of messages and people wanting to close asap wasn't worth being gone that long. 

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Re: Did/Do you take your alloted vacation days at work?

Why is this posted in the Home forum?

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ABSOLUTELY... I do! I work hard for those vacation/personal choice days and I do use mine. Most of mine I use in the Summer, as our summers are so short. We have shutdown at Christmastime that doesn't count towards our vacation time which is nice......Sick days I don't use many of, but vacation I do!

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@Snowpuppy Because I had a senior moment.  Sorry, it was meant for community chat.

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Re: Did/Do you take your alloted vacation days at work?

Before retirement (currently working 3/4 time at different place) I received 6 weeks vacation a year and was able to carry over 2 weeks each year. When I retired, I was paid for unused vacation time. There was a high cap for total vacation days we could accrue. 

 

I routinely took 4 wks a year vacation and enjoyed the stacked retirement pay for unused days.  

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