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Are there any companies in the US that give more than 2 weeks vacation ?!! (without being there 5-10 years!).

Sure. I think 3 weeks is standard at more than a few companies. Working for the Federal government gives pretty good vacation benefits, and probably many state governments too. If you get into teaching K-12 you get most Federal holidays off plus the entire summer.

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I don't know for others but my husband started out with a 3 week-vacation time in the company he's working for. Of course, having worked there for almost 10 years, he started to gain extra vacation hours. I, on the other hand, have at least 2 1/2 weeks but was told that I'll build extra hours of vacation time up to 2 months. But people at my job rarely take the months off suceedingly.

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When i started my job, i'm the USC, i got 23 days a year off. Now 5 yrs later i am up to 28 days a year off. Pity though my husband only gets one week off a year until he has worked there 3 yrs, then he gets 2 weeks off.


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My OH gets 25 days which I think is great! I am not sure what I am going to end up getting but... ah such is life - might have to take unpaid to keep up with my OH if we can afford it!! Who knows!?

My OH is a supervisor at A&W and just got salaried so I think the holiday was to sweeten the deal as he doesn't get paid overtime now. He's been there about three or four years I think now :)


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Everything is negotiable. It might be easier to get more vacation than a bigger salary, for example.

I can't stess this enough. You MUST negotiate your package. If you don't ask, companies are not going to offer it. Never negotiate UNTIL they have made you an offer.


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I can't stess this enough. You MUST negotiate your package. If you don't ask, companies are not going to offer it. Never negotiate UNTIL they have made you an offer.

I think your ability to negotiate might depend upon your bargaining position. If you don't have a job or any other offers, you don't have much to bargain with. Often they will say FINE, I'll pick the other "guy" he would work for less anyway!


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We get 3 weeks after 5 years of employment, up to 6 weeks off. And, being a Catholic Church related organization, we get lots of nice holidays and Holy Days off.


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I got 30 days for years 1 - 10 and now I get 33 days


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I can't stess this enough. You MUST negotiate your package. If you don't ask, companies are not going to offer it. Never negotiate UNTIL they have made you an offer.

I think your ability to negotiate might depend upon your bargaining position. If you don't have a job or any other offers, you don't have much to bargain with. Often they will say FINE, I'll pick the other "guy" he would work for less anyway!

Well of course, you have to know what your position is. But once they make you an offer, they have decided you are the best fit for the position and are willing to allow room for negotiation. It doesn't hurt to ask, they worse they can say is NO, they aren't going to reneg the offer, and then it is up to you to decide if it works for you or not.

I know in some countries, you aren't really supposed to negotiate and the company is just supposed to provide the best possible offer. Well, it doesn't work like here and I just want to make sure everyone is aware that you CAN and SHOULD ask for more, whether it is money, time off, other benefits.

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I absolutely plan to negotiate an extra week of vacation. Although I am new here, I had decent seniority at my old company and my experience in my role is valuable I think. I am willing to take a slightly lower salary vs and extra week or 2.....2 weeks is something like 4% of your pay...can't remember the exact calc


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Filed: Country: Indonesia
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2 weeks vacation + 1 week personal days - with option to buy 1 week extra vacation. 2 weeks is standard in the company starting out until I am here for 5 years.


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I know even more companies that only give you one the first year! :wacko: This country sucks with regard to vacations and holidays.


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