Holidays: How many days off you got a year?

Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
October 6, 2008 6:45am CST
I thought about this discussion because the other day I was talking to a Mexican friend. She told me that in Mexico, when you start in a new job you only get like 8 days off a year, and then with experience etc you get more days until you become a let's say, senior employee. Things are very different here in Spain. The average amount of vacations time is a month. But depending on the activity and the company, it varies a little bit. Some people get 28 days off, which they can add to weekends to make an overall of like 40 days off a year. Other companies just give you 25 days which u gotta take in whole weeks, and then 3 or 4 free availability days. How is it like in your country? how many vacations days do you enjoy of?
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@ElicBxn (60053)
• United States
6 Oct 08
my job doesn't pay holidays/vacations heck, they expect you to work holidays if they are on work days
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• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
6 Oct 08
really? where is that? here holidays must be paid by law. Thank you for your opinion eli.
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@ElicBxn (60053)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I'm in the U.S., and working a job paid by Social Security, that does not recognzine holidays. And the company I work for doesn't pay vacation, well, unless maybe your staff rather than an aide.
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• Philippines
6 Oct 08
oh dang! i think i am not able to last if i was her...i get 2 offs every week...in a month i get 8 offs and in a year i get 36 offs...i get 1.75 day in a month for a leave and 3 days for a sick leave in a month...which really enjoy the most but having just 8 days for an off i know there is no way i can make it
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• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
6 Oct 08
Thank you very much for replying, angel.
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@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
6 Oct 08
my job doesn't allow me to go for vacation, we work 24/7 and we hardly had time to attend to some family issue not to talk about going for vocation! i have never gone on any vacation! we are being used and abused
• Canada
7 Oct 08
My husband and I will get every day off this year, since he is retired, and I am on disability. He just retired (took early retirement because the poor guy's worked hard enough for long enough and deserves a break) and I'm legally blind. We have our writing to bring in an income, and we can do that whenever we want. Life is great for us.