Weekend Poll: Let’s Talk About Paid Vacation Time

Last week, we took a look at admin. professionals’ salaries and eligibility for bonuses. 

This week, we’re looking at another aspect of compensation: paid vacation time. While I’ve asked readers in past Weekend Polls about vacation time in terms of Christmas or year-end holidays, we’ve not yet looked at how much paid vacation time you have each year.

Some acknowledgements, as we embark on this discussion: First, I realise that some Virtual Assistant (VA) readers are self-employed and won’t necessarily have paid vacation time.

Next, just as some readers last week might have laughed at the idea of being eligible for a bonus, others among you may find contrasts this week between your annual leave entitlements and those of others who participate in this Poll. Some sectors that aren’t known for issuing bonuses may be more likely to offer what’s seen as generous vacation allowances.

Again, as with last week’s Poll, remember that we’re also comparing this aspect of compensation across regions, countries and continents. I’d be surprised if there isn’t some disparity.

All this leads us to my latest Weekend Poll, which is focused on annual leaves/holidays/vacation entitlements and not statutory holidays.

How much paid vacation time do you have each year?

Please take a couple of minutes to complete the poll below, and I’ll publish results next Tuesday. “Select” whichever responses apply, and remember to CLICK on the “VOTE” ICON AFTER EACH QUESTION. 

2 Comments on “Weekend Poll: Let’s Talk About Paid Vacation Time

  1. An area for consideration is what I’m hearing about as a new PTO/Leave pool. All time of is earned differently, but banked in a single “place”. So, one earns Holidays, floaters, vacation time & sick time differently (i.e. Years of service, by payroll, by hours worked), but any time off is deducted from a single earned total. No roll-overs. This allows the business to remove financial obligations on the books. Donating time to those who fall ill & use there own is encouraged.

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    • Thanks for your note, Elizabeth. This pooled PTO/Leave concept is interesting. Am sure it’s one that would appeal to many, and it’s pragmatic from an employer’s perspective since it limits financial obligations to a given calendar year. I like the donation aspect.

      Leave this with me, thanks. A number of people have already responded to the original questions posted, so I may treat this as a separate Weekend Poll in the weeks ahead.

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