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Old Jan 17th 2018, 10:05 am
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Hi guys,

I'm hopefully halfway though my CR1 visa journey and am itching to get on and search for a job in the US, I have spoken to a few friends and family and most corporate companies seem to have 10 days leave per annum, is this the case for most companies and do different industries have longer breaks?

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Hi guys,

I'm hopefully halfway though my CR1 visa journey and am itching to get on and search for a job in the US, I have spoken to a few friends and family and most corporate companies seem to have 10 days leave per annum, is this the case for most companies and do different industries have longer breaks?

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From posts on here annual leave in the US is very limited, at least in many jobs.
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I'd say that's typical. At most, maybe 2 weeks.

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Often there is personal time and you may of course be able to negotiate more.
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Often there is personal time and you may of course be able to negotiate more.
That sounds like the best option, I'm guessing that you need to do the same with medical cover.
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Two weeks is standard.
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Old Jan 17th 2018, 12:30 pm
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Got 18 + some fed hols starting this job.
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Got 18 + some fed hols starting this job.
That's good Tom, Is that including the bank holidays.. Memorial day etc. ?
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That sounds like the best option, I'm guessing that you need to do the same with medical cover.
Probably best to assume vacation/ personal time won’t be negotiable, at least not for your first US job. Maybe more so if the second job headhunts you.

I’ve not heard of medical cover/ health insurance being a negotiating point. All plans will cover the same things because they’ll be ACA-compliant; the only difference will be the cost. The company will have a group plan, maybe 2-3 different ones with varying deductibles and premiums, but your only choice is to take it or not (hint: take it).
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That's good Tom, Is that including the bank holidays.. Memorial day etc. ?
No also get some bank holidays but not all. E.g. get MLK day but not veterans day.
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Originally Posted by kodokan View Post
Probably best to assume vacation/ personal time won’t be negotiable, at least not for your first US job. Maybe more so if the second job headhunts you.

I’ve not heard of medical cover/ health insurance being a negotiating point. All plans will cover the same things because they’ll be ACA-compliant; the only difference will be the cost. The company will have a group plan, maybe 2-3 different ones with varying deductibles and premiums, but your only choice is to take it or not (hint: take it).
I'm a salesman, everything is negotiable!

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I work for Florida State, very generous leave allowance.
6 hours per 2 week period, it soon builds up.
Plus all national holidays and usually a 5 day brake over Christmas new year.
Then 8 hours sick time allowance per 2 weeks work. Never get to use that, just maxed out.
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15 days + All Federal Holidays here
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Originally Posted by excpomea View Post
I work for Florida State, very generous leave allowance.
6 hours per 2 week period, it soon builds up.
Plus all national holidays and usually a 5 day brake over Christmas new year.
Then 8 hours sick time allowance per 2 weeks work. Never get to use that, just maxed out.
How do you find Tallahassee?
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I get 10 days and up to 4 "personal choice" days (For example I took MLK day off, but I may not take Veterans day off etc etc).
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