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How Many Days Do You Take Off Work
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Tue, 08 Nov 2016 07:56:00
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I'm guessing I am on the low side. I took 3 days off last year (not counting weekends and public holidays) and so far this year I've taken the same.  I have about 11 weeks of vacation time acrued.

And it sucks!


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Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:58:55
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I follow the holidays of the construction industry, meaning I have 3 weeks off in July and 2 around Chrismats and new years.  Construction takes another week off in spring and one in autumn, but I don't.  I do however take another week off in february-march to go skiing.

So on average I take 6 weeks off, along with a handfull of days sCattered throughout the year, just because I can, and mostly when the wife feels we should attend this or that during the day.  On the other hand, I also work a couple of days in the weekend when deadlines are nearing, although this year I haven't needed to do that.

All in all I don't work a lot, with the kids and everything I'm pretty sure I don't even reach 8 hours a day on average throughout the year and I make a pretty good living.  I won't get rich, but I have it better than Joe Average.  Also, I work for myself, so my workload depends on how many contracts I can reel in, and to be honnest, this year it's been slim pickings.

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Tue, 08 Nov 2016 13:08:01
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I get 3 weeks of paid time off each year and 1 week worth of sick time, aside from holidays and I generally use all of it. I used to only use it for vacations or if I needed the time, but now I do everything I can to use all of it and leave nothing on the table.
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Tue, 08 Nov 2016 13:27:24
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robio said:
I get 3 weeks of paid time off each year and 1 week worth of sick time, aside from holidays and I generally use all of it. I used to only use it for vacations or if I needed the time, but now I do everything I can to use all of it and leave nothing on the table.

Here in Belgium the rule of thumb is 4 weeks of paid vacation, and you can gain days by working at a place for a longer time.  That said, all my vacation is not paid for, so a day in which I don't work, I don't earn anything either.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:58:40
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robio said:
I get 3 weeks of paid time off each year and 1 week worth of sick time, aside from holidays and I generally use all of it. I used to only use it for vacations or if I needed the time, but now I do everything I can to use all of it and leave nothing on the table.

That's awesome and I admire you.


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I follow the holidays of the construction industry, meaning I have 3 weeks off in July and 2 around Chrismats and new years.  Construction takes another week off in spring and one in autumn, but I don't.  I do however take another week off in february-march to go skiing.

So on average I take 6 weeks off, along with a handfull of days sCattered throughout the year, just because I can, and mostly when the wife feels we should attend this or that during the day.  On the other hand, I also work a couple of days in the weekend when deadlines are nearing, although this year I haven't needed to do that.

All in all I don't work a lot, with the kids and everything I'm pretty sure I don't even reach 8 hours a day on average throughout the year and I make a pretty good living.  I won't get rich, but I have it better than Joe Average.  Also, I work for myself, so my workload depends on how many contracts I can reel in, and to be honnest, this year it's been slim pickings.

Kudos on "slim pickings" usage. And... you don;t work 8 hours a day??? I put in a minumum of 10 hours a day and feel guilty.  So you are better at life than me.


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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 10:06:07
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Kudos on "slim pickings" usage. And... you don;t work 8 hours a day??? I put in a minumum of 10 hours a day and feel guilty.  So you are better at life than me.

Well, my wife works a 9 to 5 in an office, while I'm my own boss.  So with the kids being little, it usually falls on me to take them to school and what not.  In the evenings I try to be there for the family as well, so I rarely work later than 5-5:30PM  Then when they're sick and we can't find a babysit, we'll split parenting duty, so there go another couple of days a year.  On the other hand, I am away to clients about 2 evenings a week.

Anyhow, I have come to realize I work very efficiently, and it's not about how many hours I put it, but how fast and good I get the job done.

And it's not like I don't feel guilty about it.  I always get very snarky when the wife asks to call someplace or do something during working hours, as I always feel I should be working more.

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^+1 Understood. I am making changes at my job to get to a healthier level.


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Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:01:29
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I get three weeks of vacation and one week of sick per year. i always have one week of vacation available just in case I ever need it, and use everything else up.

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Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:11:24
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I'm taking two days off for FF. Maybe 9-10 days a year if that.

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