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Old May 24th 2012, 4:08 pm
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
I'm half tempted to do the same myself, actually ...

Then I'd only have nine days left
I still get emails from John Lewis and I've just received one with all the Waitrose Jubilee goodies.
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Old May 24th 2012, 4:10 pm
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I still get emails from John Lewis and I've just received one with all the Waitrose Jubilee goodies.
Brilliant! Still, a three day weekend on the horizon is still nice. Maybe I can wangle the Twelfth off if I can't get this one
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Brilliant! Still, a three day weekend on the horizon is still nice. Maybe I can wangle the Twelfth off if I can't get this one
Yeah hoping my husband will get a free day with no backstabbing bastards.
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Old May 24th 2012, 4:17 pm
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So they're getting a 4-day weekend in the UK just for the Jubilee.
That following on after the Easter 4-day weekend has occasioned some snarky comments around the office about the London team spending more time on holiday/vacation than working...
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That following on after the Easter 4-day weekend has occasioned some snarky comments around the office about the London team spending more time on holiday/vacation than working...
They've only just had the royal wedding and then weren't there some snow days?
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They've only just had the royal wedding and then weren't there some snow days?
But we've had a terrible time what with the drought and the hose pipe ban and then the wettest April on record, so we deserve a little treat
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Yeah hoping my husband will get a free day with no backstabbing bastards.
Won't that be nice

The good thing about the upcoming one being a Federal holiday is that when the banks and post offices are shut down, essentially we are too as the cash flow is interrupted for a day. I'll not bother to charge my phone on Sunday night, just to be on the safe side, though ...
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But we've had a terrible time what with the drought and the hose pipe ban and then the wettest April on record, so we deserve a little treat
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According to this, I work 305 hours more than the average in the US. Hubby works 1,005 hours more than average. I only included the time we actually spend in the office, not all the calls and email responses...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18144320

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Old May 24th 2012, 5:31 pm
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According to this, I work 305 hours more than the average in the US.
So do I, apparently. Either I get way less time off than everyone else, or everyone else is really ****ing lazy because I do bugger all work.

For a laugh, I put in my UK stats - 37.5 hour week, 25 days annual leave, and it showed that I worked 116 hours more than the average. That can't be right, I make it my life's work to get away with as little work as humanly possible.

Seems like I was beaten to that one
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Old May 25th 2012, 2:21 am
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Where I work you start on 23 days PTO plus 8 days public holidays. After 5 years go up to 28 days, then after another 5 years go up to 33 days.

Needless to say I'm not looking to change employer ever.
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Old May 25th 2012, 3:30 pm
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I know someone who was 5 days short of his first anniversary at a company, so not eligible for short term disability and they wouldn't let him use PTO time in lieu as the reason for disability hasn't changed so they weren't going to re-access it.

Once he's used up the remainder of his PTO, if nothing changes, he'll be let go and lose his medical insurance, which he needs for a operation to fix a broken rod that is in his back that he got put in a couple years ago when he got run over. He also expects at least 6-12 months rehab to then walk properly again afterwards.
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Where I work you start on 23 days PTO plus 8 days public holidays. After 5 years go up to 28 days, then after another 5 years go up to 33 days.

Needless to say I'm not looking to change employer ever.
Between that and medical insurance, so much for job mobility huh
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Between that and medical insurance, so much for job mobility huh
Indeed... although to be fair I'm not sure there are any other jobs up here...
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I know this is an old thread but thought this might be interesting to some people - paid vacation and productivity in the Guardian
My son has recently moved to Denver and got a new job which has regular hours as opposed to the very irregular hours he had at Home Depot. However, the downside, he is not eligible for any vacation time for the 1st yr whereas at Home depot even though he was part-time he was able to accrue regular vacation and sick time. He young though and actually having weekends to do things means he is not missing the vacation time yet.
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