How many Vacation weeks do you take a year?

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How many vacation weeks do you TAKE each year?

  1. Zero

  2. One

  3. Two

  4. Three

  5. Four

  6. Five

  7. Six or more

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  1. TXinmyheart

    TXinmyheart Mouseketeer

    Aug 29, 2012
    This is not to ask how many you receive as a work benefit, but how many weeks you take a year for vacation?
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  3. tajz90

    tajz90 Mama D

    May 6, 2012
    This year, two, but a lot of times we will take 3. I'm one of those people who quite often think "if I'm here, it's just a short distance to there." So we always end up taking long journeys!
  4. abitagirl916

    abitagirl916 Disneymaniac

    Sep 22, 2007
    The last few years I actually take 2 full weeks for either WDW or a Disney cruise. Sometimes, I take one full week and then finish the other days with long weekends, but still always take all of my allotted time. Next year I am taking 2 full weeks (WDW Feb and DCL Oct) and also taking some extra time in May to go to Tennessee for my nephew's graduation.
  5. Dawg91

    Dawg91 Mouseketeer

    Dec 20, 2009
    We take a week of real vacation- sitting on the beach doing nothing! We also take a week at Christmas but we may not go anywhere. Otherwise we just take a lot of Fridays and Mondays and maybe have short weekend trips if anything.
  6. rcchello

    rcchello DIS Veteran

    Mar 31, 2008
    When our company switched to a use it or lose it policy, we switched to using the whole 4 weeks each year. The year my wife retired we had to fit it all into the first 3 months of the year before she told them, otherwise they would prorate it.

    At the end when I was a contractor and did not get paid vacation, l would take whatever my wife got.
  7. Eeyore'sthebest

    Eeyore'sthebest DIS Veteran<br><font color=darkorchid>Not So Tagle

    Mar 5, 2005
    Before we moved to a larger property and brought our horses with us, we would vacation at least 3 weeks a year. This year we squeezed in 1 week before we moved. Hoping to have at least 1 week next year, possibly 2 depending on how the house sitter works out.
  8. Mandersons04

    Mandersons04 Mouseketeer

    Jan 18, 2011
    I'm a SAHM so we vacation whenever hubby takes off and that's usually 2-3 weeks a year and then we do small weekend getaways where he'll take off on Thursday and Friday.
  9. kaseyC

    kaseyC Mom to 3 lovely Princesses

    Mar 25, 2002
    We usually take about 4 to 6 weeks overall. But I also have add that we rarely take a vacation where my DH doesn't do a few hours of work... either through email or conference calls on his Crackberry. ;)
  10. chemnerd09

    chemnerd09 Mouseketeer

    Sep 24, 2012
    We usually do two weeks of vacation. One week in the spring at WDW with the whole family and a week in the fall/winter at WDW for just the girls. We don't usually go anywhere else unless its for a short weekend trip.
  11. borgthe

    borgthe DIS Veteran DVC Gold

    Feb 18, 2005
    7 or 8 weeks per year. I just love to travel
  12. tajz90

    tajz90 Mama D

    May 6, 2012
    ^^^^^^ Me in 5 years when our last one graduates! ;) Will be taking advantage of spring and fall getaways!
  13. KingRichard

    KingRichard DIS Veteran

    Oct 19, 2010
    It was 2 for a long time, but now we make sure to take 4.

    We have also found that 7 days is not enough and have tried to make it at least 10 in a row.
  14. Summerl30

    Summerl30 Mouseketeer

    Oct 8, 2012
    I put 3. It varies from year to year so much. If you also include camping, then a few weeks more.
  15. jetskigrl

    jetskigrl No mumbojumbo here

    Mar 7, 2007
    I answered two but I'm not sure what you are looking for with the poll. I rarely take two weeks at the same time but I do usually take two full weeks over the course of the year (ex. 1 week for a cruise during Spring Break and then 1 week to visit family during the summer).

    I also try to combine the vacation with holidays so I will take a week off over the 4th of July but two of those days will actually be holiday pay instead of vacation day, etc.

    I get 4 weeks a year but rarely take them all and about half are split up into an small day or two vacations in combination with a weekend, etc.

    1 week of vacation is the usual, but trying to take more than that at one time usually doesn't happen. It is too hard for people to cover my job while I am out. A lot of my work could wait for a week until I get back, but two weeks is too long for things to sit undone at work.
  16. darkwing818

    darkwing818 DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2011
    We usually do 1 to 2 weeks, in May/June, some times with a cruise & a stay at WDW. Later in the year we'll try for October, (Wine & food festival, been doing this for years) some times we'll cruise here if we didn't go in the summer. We also will do long weekends here & there to visit family & friends. :cool1:
  17. honeymo78

    honeymo78 Don't dream it, be it

    Feb 17, 2002
    I usually take 3 weeks, sometimes 4. I don't get any paid vacation at work but I also can take off whenever/whatever I can afford. No approval process, I just give a few weeks notice.
  18. Kilted Candyman

    Kilted Candyman Mouseketeer

    Jan 2, 2012
    While I get more I normal only take the required one whole week. All the rest I piece meal so I can get the most out of them.

    This year's itinerary includes a Mardi Gras weekend (probably #2), WDW, DCL, the Kentucky Derby and Oaks.

    You can cram a whole lot into a year if you use vacation days to make long weekends :hyper:

  19. oybolshoi

    oybolshoi <marquee><font color=green>You say vacation addict

    Aug 16, 2004
    I qualifiy for 4 weeks of vacation and by gawd I take it every year, especially since I can't carry time into the next year.

    We usually will take two full weeks for one trip and then spread the other weeks out depending on our plans.

    My husband also receives four weeks but he can roll two weeks into the next year if he doesn't use it all.
  20. WDW Traveler

    WDW Traveler Mouseketeer

    Mar 13, 2007
    We have a Use or Lose policy at work. We are only allowed to carry 6 weeks of leave on the books, anything after that I have to use. I've been there so long that I get 5 weeks of paid vacation every year that I have to use. We usually take at least 1 full week over the summer (for vacation) and the days between Christmas and New Years off. And then we use the rest of the time a day here and a day there.
  21. Strawberry's mom&dad

    Strawberry's mom&dad DIS Veteran

    Feb 17, 2011
    I have been at same company for 30 years. I get 6 weeks of paid vacation every year.
    Yup I take it.
    we are leaving to Hawaii on Saturday for 2 weeks:cool1:.
    This past year
    March -1 week at Oregon Coast
    May- 17 day WDW and cruise combo
    OCT- 1 week WDW
    Any vacation time not used gets carried over to next year.

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