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Old May 23rd 2012, 2:42 pm
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I really miss the time off I used to get in the UK!. I now get 2 weeks off a year (which I have already had). Just wondering how much vacation and bank holidays everyone else gets?. Depends where you work I guess.
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I am lucky to have 3 weeks after 15 years in. I get 4 after 20 in - Whoop-De-Frickin'-Doooooo.



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urgh!.....thats awful. I guess I shouldn't moan, I get 2 weeks after being there 5 years. I used to get 6 weeks
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urgh!.....thats awful. I guess I shouldn't moan, I get 2 weeks after being there 5 years. I used to get 6 weeks
all being well with the visa I move in october and ive got 20 to start, 25 after 5 years service, 2 floating days on top of that too.

im scouse too, and im moving to atl haha
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My firm recently upped our vacation allowance to 15 days start, 20 days after three years (which is what I have, including service in the UK), 25 days after five years. We also have nine days fixed holidays and three more that can be chosen from a list. Once I've done my five years I'll have more time off than I ever had in the UK.
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Hubby retained his 5 weeks that he had in the UK plus he gets the public holidays (9 or 12?).

I get 365 days, 366 if it's a leap year
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My firm recently upped our vacation allowance to 15 days start, 20 days after three years (which is what I have, including service in the UK), 25 days after five years. We also have nine days fixed holidays and three more that can be chosen from a list. Once I've done my five years I'll have more time off than I ever had in the UK.
You are really lucky!. 2 weeks just isn't enough time if you want to try and have a family holiday and take a trip back home.
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urgh!.....thats awful. I guess I shouldn't moan, I get 2 weeks after being there 5 years. I used to get 6 weeks
Used to have 6, as well.

Started off with 1 week after 1 year, then 2 weeks after 5.

As long as I get in at least 260 days of work a year in, I can ask for particular days off and they are usually granted......unless it's busier than you know what.


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all being well with the visa I move in october and ive got 20 to start, 25 after 5 years service, 2 floating days on top of that too.

im scouse too, and im moving to atl haha
Welcome to Atlanta....I hope you like driving and love sitting in traffic
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Used to get 6 weeks plus Bank Holidays / Xmas etc. I Currently get 3 weeks.

What I miss more though are real lunch breaks... in pubs.
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Bank holidays.....xmas.....what are they?. I work them all!. Maybe I should change jobs.
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Atlanta's not that bad! Well, it's not if you live 90 miles NE of the city anyway

I get 20 days plus holidays, but that includes sick time. I work for a small company and built up to four weeks after seven years (I was also laid off three years ago and got re-employed last year, but retained my entitlement).
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What I miss more though are real lunch breaks... in pubs.
You and me both!! It just doesn't seem to be the done thing here.

I get 4 weeks plus the period between Christmas/New Year but I opened an office here for a British company. I get the bank holidays too so can't complain really.
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The missus works for a bank. They only observe 4 public holidays where they close, but if you are scheduled to work that day you've got to take PTO if you want to get paid.

She gets a few weeks PTO, including sick time, but that's because she's management and also got it grandfathered in as new hires get far less.
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I've gone from roughly 8 weeks paid holiday a year to 12 days! Takes getting used to.
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