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Are you scared to take a vacation?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Mark Holtz, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. 4HiMarks

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    I know of companies and gov't agencies that also have "leave donation" programs. If an employee becomes seriously sick or injured, and uses up all the leave he had, other employees who have extra leave they can't use are allowed to voluntarily donate it to him so he doesn't have to take LWP.
     
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  2. Mark Holtz

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  3. dpeters11

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    Not only that, if you are contagious, what good are you being there and getting more people sick?

    That's why I've never been a fan of rewarding kids for perfect attendance. There are absolutely times where they need to stay home. I had an insane teacher that wanted an investigation because I just so happened to come down with strep at the same time as another student. Fortunately that didn't go to far since I had the culture report and a friendly biology teacher.
     
  4. Mark Holtz

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    It depends on the situation. Lets be honest.... life happens. The trick is to make it happen as rarely as possible as a unplanned absence affects the entire team. And, that is also why I keep a high PTO balance.... because twice, I had week-long illnesses (with doctors note) which prevented me from working. My supervisor (at the time) attitude was, "No problem, we'll work around it, see you when you get better", and he was even willing to waive the note. (I still brought one in).

    It still drives my supervisors (and co-workers) mad when everyone else but me gets sick in the office. It's to the point where, if I get sick, they start panicking.
     
  5. houskamp

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    accumulated time off saved my butt when I had double hernia surgery.. got paid for all 3 weeks..
     
  6. armophob

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    I have been on vacation now for 2 weeks before the start of this thread. I go back on Monday.

    Just pointing out the irony.
     
  7. TheSpider

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    i guessed you haft too have empoylment befour you can be sacred of anything. :(
    dan
     
  8. wilbur_the_goose

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    Many financially sensitive jobs require 2 weeks off consecutively. Reason - if fraud is being committed, this will often root it out.

    PS - I don't know anybody in the private sector that allows vacation accumulation. It's use it or lose it.
     
  9. djlong

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    Almost every job I had in the private sector allowed accumulation *to a point*. Then I started working for a defense contractor and, AT MOST, you could carry over a few days.
     
  10. Mark Holtz

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    For me, the cap is 280 hours because I have been there over five years. And I am very close to that cap now to the point where I'm going to have to go up to my supervisor and say "Sir, I need to take a day off. I'm about to cap out."
     

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