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.