View Full Version : How many vacation days do you have?

03-27-2004, 03:10 PM
I've noticed quite a few people that have done, or are doing Disney more than once in a year and just wondering how many vacation days you have? We have 15 (used to have 20) and used 6 up for our Disney vacation last week. Ideally in a couple years we'd like to go for 2 weeks. Anyway, just curious.

03-27-2004, 03:44 PM
I get two weeks a year which I don't even get up front ... I don't get them until I start to accumulate time worked :rolleyes:

03-27-2004, 04:02 PM
24 vacation days, 12 sick/personal days. Some of the vacation days have to be take at specific times - 5 days christmas break and 5 days spring break. I work at a school and we are closed during those times.

03-27-2004, 04:29 PM
2 weeks holidays but I can take an additional 4 weeks of sick leave 2 with pay 2 without pay.

03-27-2004, 04:44 PM
As many as I want, cause I'm the boss ;)

But we take 5 - 10 days off a year, usually not all together though.

(:wave: DSNY FN , I had fun today at the dismeet)

03-27-2004, 04:55 PM
Thanks so did we it was great to see everyone again and to meet some new faces. We are going to try and plan a summer meet in London we will keep you posted.

03-27-2004, 05:19 PM
I'm a stay at home wife and DH gets 7 weeks vacation. Next year he'll be retiring.:D

03-27-2004, 06:01 PM
We have 365 days. Its great to be retired. Had a fun time at the meet Thanks Darrin.

03-27-2004, 06:23 PM
Well this year I get 4 weeks plus up to another 15 without pay (will only use 5 or 6), and 12 sick days.(pretty soon the sick time I earn will double). Somehow it just isn't enough time though :)
Grover in Winnipeg

03-27-2004, 06:25 PM
:wave: eleanor, great to meet you today!

03-27-2004, 07:23 PM
Yes it was nice to meet you today Elanor thans for coming. Sorry to hijack this thread and as for holidays we always take as many of them as we can at WDW hehehe

03-27-2004, 08:32 PM
Thanks CK ,its always nice to meet new people.A summer picnic sounds like fun:sunny:

03-27-2004, 08:49 PM
two weeks but can only take one week when two friday's are involved. Cruise time!LOL

But if I go any other time, as long as I am back to do payroll, I take what I like to call my "Mental Health Days!"

As long as the work gets done, they understand my addiction! Well not really but I just don't tell them that I'm goin' again!


03-27-2004, 09:27 PM
Dh gets 4 weeks at the moment and I believe 5 weeks in another couple of years. However, the company doesn't like him to take 2 weeks together unless they decide to have a shut-down in the summer, because kaos usually results.

03-27-2004, 09:54 PM
Both my DH and I get 4 weeks per year. I also accumulate lieu time at year end and in September (I work at a University). Unfortunately, I have to use many of them when my DS has PA days, March break and summer. I am lucky though because we get 15 sick days a year which I can use when I'm sick or when my family is sick.

I'm thinking that I'm going to have to take an unpaid two week leave to get in my Disney vacation this fall.

The things we do to go "home".

03-27-2004, 10:16 PM

I am a homemaker and hubby is self employed...
Cannot imagine it any other way!

03-27-2004, 10:18 PM
5 weeks plus 2 extra days (to equal the Stat holiays from diferent provinces).

03-28-2004, 08:02 AM
No set vacation time - or at least I've never been told the exact number of weeks but at least 3 weeks all paid. I work in a somewhat stressful job and was told to take some time off when needed. Easier said than done at times. I can take 2 weeks off at once but no more. The stress on my secretary would be too much!Usually it's just a week at a time. I do take "mental health days" every once in while too.

03-28-2004, 09:14 AM
LOL-seeing a few of the mental health days here!!
I think my mental health would improve with yearly mandated trips to the World!
Grover in Winnipeg

03-28-2004, 09:43 AM
I'am all about the mental health days too ...I feel justified since everyone I work with is clearly certifiable!!!(my work place is crazy!!!) I get 8 of those a year, 2 weeks which will soon become 3 and as much unpaid time as I'd like (just took 2 weeks of that) plus I take accumulated time as timeowed as well (so any store set-up I do ,if I work 75 hours that week I just bank the 35 and take it in time...my choice...my employer at times does work me 14 hours a day for 14 days straight...deadlines you know!!!) hence the whole reason for mental health days!!!! Plus I travel for them also...they owe me big time!!!!::yes:: As for Dh...well he gets 12 sick days plus 5 weeks, one of which he banks for straight pay (must be nice...damn government jobs!!!) s all in all ....we've got time for the World !!!!!

03-28-2004, 10:17 AM
Dh is retired so he can go anywhere, anytime (but only after the housework is done). lol

I have 4 weeks vacation a year and can roll over any that I do not use for the next year. Usually end up rolling over 1 week a year. I also get a "volunteer" and a "personal" day a year. I also have the option of taking 5-12 weeks off a year and having my pay lowered over the following year to compensate for this. I work all of my hours Monday to Thursday so have every Friday off.(This really saves on my vacation days having 3 day weekends every week). And of course, all of the stat holidays.

I get 15 days sick time which I hardly use and can roll over. I also get 5 days family related leave that I lose if I don't use. I don't usually use this because DH is home anyways if the girls are sick.

I like having off of the vacation time available as we cannot afford to go to Florida every year but when we do go, we plan on staying 2 or 3 weeks.


03-28-2004, 12:00 PM
We are now our own bosses...

We run a motel and chalet business that has me here at work 7 days a week from 12 to 15 hours a day ALL SUMMER LONG!!! Last year I did 103 days in a row like that but it has the perks of allowing us to take a lot of holidays.

We did 3 weeks in Florida in Feb for our honeymoon, 3 weeks in December because we are hooked on WDW, and 1 1/2 weeks in Ottawa in October. We also take a few weekend trips here and there.

I'm working 7 days a weeks right now because we are open for tournaments and such on the weekends and reservations for the summer started coming in early.

Need a vacation. I'm trying to go see wenabre in Ottawa but can't seem to see a good week to go...Still looking.

I love my job...Thank God I don't work for the Devil (Loblaws) anymore...

Rebecca P.
03-28-2004, 03:25 PM
We are self employed too. Last year I just figured out my DH took 54 vacation days. He says two of those trips or 25 days were to keep an eye on our older kids at Whisler and then at Banff. Poor baby!

He says this year we gotta work!

The only one pouting is me. I am so much more productive when I've had a vacation.

03-29-2004, 05:48 AM
I am a stay at home mom but My husband gets 3 weeks that he has to take during the plant shut down in the summer. Because he is the millwright (mechanic) he has to work one of those week so we can take one more anytime we want. they also allow him to take as many more times that he wants. BUT they only pay him for the 3 weeks holidays. and they pay him in July and then when he works he gets overtime for the time worked during the shut down. so when he takes his 3rd week he does not get paid. (may any sense.. lol)
This is why we are flying, if we drove we would lose his pay for an extra week and it works out better for us to fly and be gone for 1 week instead of 2 and drive.

03-29-2004, 08:49 AM
DH gets 4 weeks plus an extra 2 or 3 "floater" days, and this is my first year for 5 weeks :Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc , plus I get 4 personal days per year (these run on a different "calendar year" than the vacation does), and one extra "floater" day. I know that I'm very fortunate with the amount of time off, and for the most part, I can use vacation days if one of the kids are sick, and my boss is quite OK with that. We don't have a set amount of sick days, but I do get paid if I'm sick ... this is all dependant on your number of years with the company, etc.

Because we have become AP junkies who like to get 3 trips on one pass, we've had to work our WDW vacations so that they occur over 2 vacation years! Oh the planning skills required to be a Dis-freak!

Mary Liz