Summer Holiday

How many days do you have for summer holiday?
My company gives employees only 3 days :(
So we usually use paid holidays together, plus weekend, then make summer holiday longer.
I have no plan for my summer holiday though, I will get 9 days.

How about you ?

6 Comments so far

  1. Nightsea_Ageha (unregistered) on July 30th, 2006 @ 11:02 pm

    Do I have a complete day off… never…
    I work seven days a week… though still make a time to go to the beach and more !!!!

    Enjoy your vacation ^^

  2. Greg (unregistered) on July 30th, 2006 @ 11:03 pm

    Here in the U.S., in my experience, it’s generally one week of paid vacation after one year of employment, two weeks after two years, and some companies offer three weeks after five-to-seven (and sometimes ten) years. Vacations can usually be taken any time of the year, if it’s not a busy season (no December vacations if you work in retail), and it’s just one week at a time with at least a couple of months in between. Other than that, it’s paid holidays and a couple of sick or personal days.

  3. Pawel (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 5:33 am

    Also in the US. we have a PTO or Paid Time Off system, which means that you get 2 weeks total for vacation, sick days or personal days. Not a bad system, except it encourages people to not take sick days when they really should because they want to take a long vacation at the end of the year. This in turn gets other people at the office sick and so on.

  4. Horatio Fambogad (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 7:14 am

    In the UK you usually get 20 paid days holiday per year, more the longer you work at the company. Some other European countries have longer than this!

    Our working week is also (theoretically) limited to 48 hours a week, while the French only have to work 35 hours. Good old Europe.

  5. James Hart (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 6:13 pm

    When I worked in Spain, many businesses would close for a month in the summer. Even in my office people commonly took 3 weeks summer holiday.
    Now, in Japan?
    I’ll be lucky to get one day…..
    Lhuga: enjoy your 9 days. That seems a lot now

  6. The Skirt (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 9:37 am

    In New Zealand the statutory requirement is 3 weeks, but it’s about to change to 4 weeks, yay!

    I get 5 weeks, which is handy. The best bit is that if you haven’t used your annual leave (holidays) up when you leave the job, you get it paid out.

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