Questions tagged [vacation]

Questions around paid time off from a job.

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What's the correct way to adjust a raise for more days of paid time off?

I've read some posts about this which suggest converting salary into a daily rate only for workdays. But I've always understood paid time off to be just that - paid. I.e. I'm not working, but I'm ...
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Is unspent vacation time a good argument in pay negotiations?

In job interviews, discussing vacation time (PTO) is not too clever: it signals you are thinking about time not spent for the company. Does this consequently make it an excellent topic discussing ...
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Repercussions of negotiating Vacation days in new job offer

Background I am currently in hiring process of a start up company as full time employee that is willing to roll out an lucrative offer, actually they have already sent out a rough draft of work ...
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Denied vacation time

I'm in a difficult position because I was denied vacation time (only 1.5 days off requested). Well, my manager did not explicitly say no but replied to me with "It will be difficult for me to approve ...
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I agreed to cancel a long-planned vacation (with travel costs) due to project deadlines, but now the timeline has all changed again

TL;DR cancelled a long-planned trip due to a delay in project deadlines and my backup person quitting, and received most of the cost back from the company. Turns out in retrospect it wasn't necessary ...
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I'm the“backup” for others (& have my own primary role) - how to handle time off when “covering” is always one way and not reciprocated

In my role I have particular tasks - a mixture of day-to-day and project tasks.. 40% day-to-day troubleshooting/maintenance etc and 60% project work at a best guess. Others in the company have a ...
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Is there a term for half working while traveling?

I will be going on an extended vacation, but I will be working for half the time. Kind of like half digital nomad, half on PTO. Is there a term for this? I'm supposed to mark my calendar when I'm on ...
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Did I ruin my chances at a job offer by going out of the country for 1.5 weeks?

Good news - a company I'm interviewing with wants to move forward to the last round of interviews and asked for my availabilities for next week. (Potential) bad news - I'm going to be out of the ...
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How to handle using accrued paid time strategically off when changing jobs

The company I am currently employed with does not offer a payout for unused vacation time; any unused time is forfeited upon my leave. That being said, what I would like to do is give my notice to my ...
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How should I ask my boss for vacation days for a period after my contract may end

To give some context: I'm 21 and I've worked in IT fields since I graduated from HS, I was hired at this company last June for a 4 months fixed-term contract, I was usually assigned to a wide range of ...
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If you leave a job and your VACA-Prorota is 4.0 days [closed]

Do I get paid for the vacation time I accumulated on my last pay check?
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Company hires me starting January 2nd, then cuts my vacation because “I don't work here the full year”

Title basically says it all. January 1st is a permanent holiday in the country I live in. My vacation is cut by 2 days. So far I only got an email confirming this from somebody from HR and haven't ...
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Forfeiting 4 days of floating holidays/personal time after leaving current job?

I have already put in my 2 week notice for my current employer, as I will be starting another job in about 2-weeks time. However, I failed to remember that I have 4 unused floating holidays/personal ...
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Can I get my paycheck before I leave on vacation? [closed]

I'm leaving for vacation and will be out of state but payday is while I'm gone do I get my check early?
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Is it acceptable/appropriate to cut a contract short to take a vacation?

I'm currently on a six-month contract and there is a cruise I would like to go on that overlaps with the final days of my contract. I can see a pro and a con to asking for this. Pro: Taking a ...
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Doing independent contracting during vacation time [closed]

I've had my first full-time job for almost 3 months when I got an opportunity to teach a 2-week course for another company on a technology that my current company is about to start using next year. ...
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How can I keep my scheduled vacation if I'm about to be hired in another place? [duplicate]

I've been working for almost 2 years at this company, and had scheduled my vacation for January 2019. This week I received a better job offer, paying almost twice as much as I get now, in a larger ...
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Updated contract with increased PTO days; how to adjust them for the remainder of the year? [closed]

I've received an updated contract that now includes paid vacation, where before I didn't have such a thing (previously had a week of unpaid vacation expected per year). Now, I'm going to ask how this ...
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Vacation days not paid

I worked in a restaurant chain for almost nine years and got fired. I had 10 paid vacation days I never used. How can I get them to pay these out to me?
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Miscalculated remaining vacation days after I quit my job

Today was my last day at work. At least I thought so. A few weeks ago I officially quit my job and told my bosses that I have remaining vacation days and will thus leave in early October with my ...
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Starting a new job, while on vacation

You quit your job and are on vacation the whole last month of your employment period. What would happen, if you start a new job in this month, besides to earning two wages? This seems kind of ...
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Studies proving that vacations need to be uninterrupted? [closed]

There was an article saying something like "if a vacation is interrupted, it no longer counts", and it backed that claim with studies. As I tend to agree with it more and more, I want to find that ...
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My boss wants me to be available during my vacation abroad

Several months ago I put in my vacation for a week and a half. I'll be traveling to another country and will have almost no access to phone data. This is due to several reasons but the main ones are I ...
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Can I be forced to take paid leave on a day when the office is closed?

My company is having a summer party at our corporate office which is 49.6 miles away from the office I work in. This is happening on a Friday, when I have already scheduled the Monday off because I am ...
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Can an employer refuse PTO based on performance?

For context, I live in the US, in California. As a new employee, I get 10 days of PTO to use in our first year of employment, pending approval from our boss. We're asked to submit our PTO request as ...
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Resignation Strategy, Vacation and Contracts

I have an offer in hand which needs a response on Tuesday. I am leaning toward leaving my current employer. I've also had a multi-week vacation planned, and has been on the calendar for months, ...
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Does it make any difference dating my leave after or before vacation?

After working for 3 years in a company I decided to take a shot on an offer I received from another one. I signed already my intention of leaving and communicated it to my manager on my current ...
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How to deal with a boss that doesn't like you to take time off?

To keep it short, I have a manager that is very nit-picky about when and how long I take my vacation time. My vacation time at my company works on an accrual basis, so I earn X amount of days per ...
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How can I ask my boss for time off at the last-minute?

I'm 21 and I've been working for a wine importer for about 2 and a half years. I graduated from university in June and am planning on continuing to work at my current job through the end of the summer ...
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About to take a longish vacation

Some context: I have been with my company for over three years. Good culture, great people in general. I rolled over 5 days worth of vacation so I could take this trip. I am about to go on my ...
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Disclosing upcoming exchange semester during interview

I am an engineering undergrad student seeking full time work. I am also planning to do an exchange semester (semester 1 2019). It feels that I should raise this in the interview. If possible, I'd like ...
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Unequal vacation time

My US company recently acquired a division of a UK company. All of the UK employees were brought to work in the US office. The company paid in part or full for their relocation expense, depending on ...
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Can I be forced to call a colleague who is on vacation? [closed]

Lately my boss and I worked on a software that has been developed by one of my colleagues, that I will call Bob, and I. We found a problem, and my boss told me to call Bob who is on vacation to ask ...
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HR changes vacation period after joining because of extra holidays in the beginning

I got hired under the premise that I would have 3 days of holidays( also called Paid Time Off, or Leaves in some countries) a few days after I joined. Now, I am being told that this year I get 3 ...
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Negotiated Vacation Time getting taken away [closed]

If I negotiated 3 weeks vacation instead of 2 when I was employed. Company gives 3 weeks after being here 10 years and it is now my 10 year anniversary, I think I should get 4 weeks, but employer is ...
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Interview cancelled on the very day, re-scheduled phone interview

I was supposed to have my final interview with one of the executives today afternoon, and got a call this morning that they have to reschedule the interview because the interviewer has urgent issues. ...
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Is it common practice to pay USED vacation at the end of the year?

My friend has just learned that their California employer pays out used vacation at the end of the year. Even though the time off for vacation was taken in January, they will not receive money on ...
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Is it unprofessional to ask to use company laptop for personal uses? [closed]

I'm going on a trip this weekend with my family, and I expect there will be some idle time in the hotel room or by the pool. I'd like to fill this idle time with Netflix or video games etc, but I don'...
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How can I bring up an overtime issue after having already accepted the offer?

I've been a part-time employee for 6 months at a small software company that has just signed a bunch of significant contracts over a broader scope than we were prepared. After several failed attempts ...
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Should I inform my team about an upcoming surgery? [closed]

I live in USA and work in the software development industry. I have a frequently occurring health problem. It is quite annoying, but will not become life threatening, at least in the next 5-20 years. ...
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Company changed vacation policy to deny me 4 weeks, only a few days before I finally earned it [closed]

In 2017 I had my 10 year anniversary on my job. I work for a small law firm. There are 5 full time lawyers and 1 part time lawyer. I am the only staff member. When I began this job there were only 2 ...
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Payment for accrued vacation upon contract termination by the employer [closed]

My employer (in Germany) has decided to terminate the employment contract on grounds of re-structuring of the organization. I have about 4 and a half weeks of accrued vacation time which I wasn't ...
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How to address decline in productivity due to possible burn-out, until my scheduled vacation starts?

Usually I save all my PTO for a few events in the spring that are of great personal importance. This means I tend to go 9+ months without a real vacation. However, last week I realized I was burning ...
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Is International Vacation During an Interview Process Detrimental?

I am in what I feel to be a unique situation: My company is being shut down by our parent company at the end of the calendar year. Basically I have until now (11/14/2017) until 12/31/2017 to find ...
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Natural disaster victim. Boss took away vacation/PTO on that basis. What do to? [closed]

Someone I know, let's call her "Alice", is on the receiving end of the following situation, and I'd like to become better informed before providing my opinion. This is in the US. Alice is an exempt ...
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Declining holding a presentation during educational leave (exam preparation)

I work for a german IT company where we have a monthly meet up next week, which includes a presentation e.g. about a technology. The event is outside of the working hours and not paid, it is more ...
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Can my boss deny me a day off request because it's for a potential hangover? [closed]

Our Xmas party was just announced and it's going to be on a Thursday, in over 2 months' time (Dec 14th). I asked for the next day off. As far as I am aware, there is sufficient cover and I asked for ...
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I returned from vacation to find my desk in a mess. How should I deal with this?

I work in USA as a Software Developer. I took a week off as a vacation, and came back today to see my desk in a mess: my 3 screens were unplugged and stacked, and there were cigarette ashes everywhere....
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penalization for taking vacation [closed]

I recently learned that a new policy means that vacation time and sick time in my office is counted against our 'utilization' goal (time spent on productive work). As such, if a member of my team ...
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Employer not allowing PTO days to be used

My manager informed me today that he/she was told to tell all his workers (anyone who reports to him) to refrain from submitting any PTO requests for the upcoming holidays through our employee portal (...