How Much PTO Do You Have?

iseebucks

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I get 36 days (7 weeks and 1 day but 12 of those days are unpaid) of leave which can be used for vacation or sick and 11 days of holidays each year. My boss has never declined a vacation request and I use most all those days every year. I am 30 years old and feel very fortunate for the amount of time I get to spend in the mountains doing what I love. Time is absolutely our most valuable asset which is why I decided early in life that I would prioritize finding a lifestyle and career that would afford the most of it. I like to periodically listen to the famous Steve Jobs commencement address where he stated "Remembering I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life." If you are unsatisfied with your job or the amount of time you get off than decide you are going to work hard to rewrite the story of your life because there are better opportunities waiting for you.
 

FatCampzWife

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At my previous job, I had 8 wks banked, and 6 months paid sick leave accrued...after 26 years of employment.
Now, I'm paid a little over half of my previous salary, but have most of January, June, & July off, and some of August & December with waay less hassle & political bs to deal with when I AM at work.
Very much worth it.
 

Gutshot007

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Looks like some pretty sweet deals. Years ago we had "vacation ",a few days of "sick leave" . Then it changed to "PTO" Now it's "ATO" (allowed time off) . There's no "paid" if I'm not at work. You're paid on production which is good if you work hard, but you do think about time off. I don't believe we have any carryover to the next year
 

TodOz

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Currently maxed out at 400 hours. Accrue almost a full day every two weeks. Plan to use some soon and a bunch this fall.
 

Carlin59

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I have unlimited PTO. Salaried, 5 years in a large corporate healthcare company. Unlimited PTO was tied to achieving a certain seniority status, not necessarily years on the job. My wife was very excited when she found out I had unlimited PTO. I did my best not to laugh and explained to her “unlimited PTO = no PTO”. Time off for the last 5 years has been almost exclusively just working less hours per day remotely. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and the other compensation is satisfactory. Just found out my dad drew a WY bull tag we’ve been planning for a decade+, so really looking to take some legit time off this September and October.
 

nphunter

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240hrs of Vacation, 24hrs of Floating Holiday, 8hrs Birthday, 56hrs Sick Leave, 13 Paid Holidays and work 4-10's. I end up getting to hunt pretty much all I want each year. I can also "work from home" some days, typically if I have to travel to hunt and have cell service while traveling I am able to clock hours since I'm still available if anyone needs me.

Currently, I have 2 weeks in Aug. for antelope, 3 weeks in Sept. for elk and 2 weeks in Oct. for deer on the calendar for this fall.
 

Steelhead

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I think its hillarious how all these modern companies tout the "work life balance" while I have watched the clamps tighten more and more as the years go by.
Been working in Supply Chain/Logistics in healthcare/diagnostics for the past 25 years. Almost all were salaried which is great except...
when I first started in the industry mid-90's I accrued PTO up to 160 hours + 7 days sick + 5 personal days. About 10 years ago the industry basically eliminated sick days and personal time soon after. They did increase the PTO accrual rate to compensate, which didn't come close.
Most recently the industry, and I'm guessing Tech too, eliminated accrued PTO, so a modern "unlimited" and you "come to an agreement with your manager" which means you better have a nice manager. Of course they still make you log in your PTO requests in the timekeeping system, hmmmm. The immediate impact to me was that my annual elk hunting trips went from 2 weeks to 1 week and a "you can take the second week off at a later time" from my manager, saying it was a "compromise".
No bueno.
Oh and it used to be that when you resigned or got fired with a buttload of unused PTO they would pay you out, so you could count on some goodby cash. Guess what "unlimited PTO" eliminated? Good for the company, shitty for the employee.
Going the self employed route in the next couple months. I've played their permission game long enough and it's been good to me but my remaining seasons and personal time are getting fewer and fewer.
 
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