Vacation time

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Wed, 11-20-2013 - 7:19am

Interesting article on vacation time.

http://gma.yahoo.com/french-most-vacation-feel-least-satisfied-110639121--abc-news-travel.html

The bottom line is that many Americans do not take their earned vacation time.

In my experience of both myself and people that I know is most that have  set use or loose vacation time generally use it.

How much vacation time I have at the end of the year determines my last work day for the year,. If I do not use a vacation day then I am basically working for free.

Those who vacation time can carry over and or they can sell that vacation time back generally do not take all of thier time. They save it for "what ifs" or extra income.

That worked very well for DH this year.  Because he had so much accrued time he was able to take a lot of time off for family issues this week and still has enough to be off all of this week and all of Chistmas week. 

  

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Wed, 11-20-2013 - 4:49pm
"I am singlehandedly responsible for the downfall of Detroit. I've chased away about a half million people. It was pretty easy, really. I was able to halt the demand for domestic automobiles while simultaneously burning all of the profits by handing out health care and pensions to the autoworkers like they were candy." ----------- Bwa! I had no idea! You vixen, you.
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Wed, 11-20-2013 - 4:08pm

Little known fact:

I am singlehandedly responsible for the downfall of Detroit. I've chased away about a half million people. It was pretty easy, really. I was able to halt the demand for domestic automobiles while simultaneously burning all of the profits by handing out health care and pensions to the autoworkers like they were candy. 

C'mon Mops. Fess up. We know what you did to Greece. You'll feel a lot better when you get it off your chest. 

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Wed, 11-20-2013 - 1:37pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
Pumpkin, young Greeks use an expression: "hairo poly!" which is sort of like the American "thank you, Captain Obvious!" I imagine anyone who reads a newspaper once in a while is aware that there is currently horribly high unemployment in the Mediterranean region, especially among the young.

My first thought was similar, like this was ground breaking news or something?  But hey, it made me laugh and go look at something that was interesting, like a break down by country.

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Wed, 11-20-2013 - 1:34pm
Pumpkin, young Greeks use an expression: "hairo poly!" which is sort of like the American "thank you, Captain Obvious!" I imagine anyone who reads a newspaper once in a while is aware that there is currently horribly high unemployment in the Mediterranean region, especially among the young.
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Wed, 11-20-2013 - 1:24pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
Pumpkin, don't waste time typing. That particular poster has some kind of problem with my current country of residence. It is not your problem or mine, however.

I find it a bit amusing, the poster that has problems with whole countries, states and geographical regions.  I agree, certainly not our issue.  

PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 11-20-2013 - 12:45pm

I get 4 weeks vacation time per year. Mine will roll over or I can cash some of it out. I usually roll over about 2 weeks per year.

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Wed, 11-20-2013 - 10:52am
Pumpkin, don't waste time typing. That particular poster has some kind of problem with my current country of residence. It is not your problem or mine, however.
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Wed, 11-20-2013 - 10:45am

When I took this job nearly 9 years ago I negotiated a lower pay for an extra week of vacation so I get 3 weeks peryear and I don't know that i've ever taken that many vacation days in a year but I've come pretty close-- my time also accrues so I have a ton built up and I love taking long weekends as well as our weeks off in the summer and april -- we also get some extra time after  at the holidays b/c the holidays at a theater are aspecial kind of hell... but sometimes it really is hard to get out from under the work schedule to take the time- but fortunately my wife and i both put a high priority on leisure time-- we love lesiure time ;-)

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Wed, 11-20-2013 - 9:25am

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">rollmops2009</em> wrote:</div>Funny about the French, but also rather shocking that Americans only get 2 weeks on average.</blockquote></p><p>I find it rather shocking that for years now, the unemployment rate in Greece is higher than that of the United States during the Great Depression.</p><p>http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/greek-unemployment-rate-27-3-per-cent-august-105030789.html</p><p>Greece's unemployment rate is expected to climb to 30% by 2015.  Since Greece's recession began in 2008, it has relied on international (read: United States and Germany) rescue loans of $322 billion.</p><p>http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/greek-unemployment-rate-27-3-per-cent-august-105030789.html</p><p>Talk about an extended vacation. </p>

This link is interesting:  http://www.tradingeconomics.com/country-list/unemployment-rate   in comparing countries.

PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 11-20-2013 - 9:23am

Interesting article.  I'm thankful that not only do I receive more vacation time than the average, I'm also allowed to roll it over from year to year.  

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