January 13, 2007 11:11am CST
My discussion here is I would like to know in your country when you have holidays how many weeks does your company give you for these holidays due to having family that live in America what I have heard is that they only pay you for 2 weeks holiday per year is this correct as it does not seem right as in Australia we are given 4 weeks every year, not counting sick days.
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15 Jan 07
Most companies in the States give you 2 weeks for the first 5 years of employment. After that they will give you 3 weeks. This does not include federal holidays or sick leave. Federal holidays are about 8 a year depending on where you work. In the UK, they give you 28 days a year, that includes everything, if you want to take Christmas off, it comes out of those days. In the States if you take Christmas off, it does not come out of your vacation time as it considered a holiday. In the States you can take more time off, but you will not get paid for it.
13 Jan 07
This with sick days I find interesting. Here in sweden we don´t have anyone that counts this., If u are sick, you are sick and they willpay you 80% of your salary no matter what... Holidays varies but the regulation says that if u work full time u should have MINIMUM 5 weeks, some and often it is more!