How am I supposed to find time to travel if we don't get any vacation time in America?

How am I supposed to find time to travel if we don't get any vacation time in America?

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Am I the only one who doesn't get this meme? Change jobs for real or stop working as a cashier at 711.

    Like everyone I know in a specialized field gets at least 3 weeks off+company and normal holidays. Hell even my roommate who works at subway is allowed to take extended time off as long as he states it well ahead of time. I get 4 weeks paid + 12 company holidays per year and 2 weeks sick leave, that's really the norm for tech from my 10 years exp. Hell I don't even have to put down vacation time or time off if I am willing to have my phone on me for emergencies and willing to reply to emails at least once a day.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Most companies get pissed when you take vacation in general and the average PTO is definitely not that high for non tech/FAANG/whatever workers. I am a civil engineer and my company only gives me around 80 hours a year and shitty accrual. Stop speaking for everyone homosexual.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >I am a civil engineer and my company only gives me around 80 hours a year and shitty accrual. Stop speaking for everyone homosexual.
        Why not shop for another job then if it's actually what's important to you for having the flexibility of time off then? If it's this big a deal what's stopping you from job hopping or just speaking to your boss about remote work or such? I worked for a Fortune 500 that paid good but was absolutely cucked in time off, flexibility on where I could travel, and so on. I took a job for a 75% pay cut at the time, can work literally anywhere in the world, don't even need to put in time off requests so long as I don't mind answering emails here and there, and now I make about as much as I did at that F500 that I do now. Sure I probably would be making more if I stuck around but who gives a shit? I have flexibility.

        >Most companies get pissed when you take vacation in general and the average PTO is definitely not that high for non tech/FAANG/whatever workers.
        Unless you're working government, public resources such as education or healthcare, it really is flexible even more so after covid. Hell most every tech person I know in various companies has yet to go back into the office, most work in different states now and just fly during the weekend somewhere, work "normal 9-5" for the timezone their office is, then frick all after.

        also
        >FAANG shit
        lol SighSee meme, go work for SMB or Small Enterprise, I make over just over 100k/yr never need to report to an office outside once a year budget meets, haven't seen an office in years, live in a low cost of living area where I bought a house and have a room mate to essentially pay it off. The whole "go big or go home" for title and pay shit is overrated if you sacrifice your entire life just for that Sr. title and X paycheck to brag on the internet about.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >I am a civil engineer and my company only gives me around 80 hours a year and shitty accrual. Stop speaking for everyone homosexual.
        Why not shop for another job then if it's actually what's important to you for having the flexibility of time off then? If it's this big a deal what's stopping you from job hopping or just speaking to your boss about remote work or such? I worked for a Fortune 500 that paid good but was absolutely cucked in time off, flexibility on where I could travel, and so on. I took a job for a 75% pay cut at the time, can work literally anywhere in the world, don't even need to put in time off requests so long as I don't mind answering emails here and there, and now I make about as much as I did at that F500 that I do now. Sure I probably would be making more if I stuck around but who gives a shit? I have flexibility.

        >Most companies get pissed when you take vacation in general and the average PTO is definitely not that high for non tech/FAANG/whatever workers.
        Unless you're working government, public resources such as education or healthcare, it really is flexible even more so after covid. Hell most every tech person I know in various companies has yet to go back into the office, most work in different states now and just fly during the weekend somewhere, work "normal 9-5" for the timezone their office is, then frick all after.

        also
        >FAANG shit
        lol SighSee meme, go work for SMB or Small Enterprise, I make over just over 100k/yr never need to report to an office outside once a year budget meets, haven't seen an office in years, live in a low cost of living area where I bought a house and have a room mate to essentially pay it off. The whole "go big or go home" for title and pay shit is overrated if you sacrifice your entire life just for that Sr. title and X paycheck to brag on the internet about.

        Only government employees in the US actually get any decent vacation time that can be used without retaliation.
        You will be the first to go during layoffs in the private sector if you actually take advantage of your vacation time. If you believe otherwise, then you're truly delusional.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >my college professor told me this!: the post
          As someone with 15+ years in the industry, absolutely not unless you're literally a tier 1 data entry monkey who has abysmal performance already and they are looking for any excuse.

          Honestly the biggest reason time off is always such a hassle is because people are fricking moronS when asking for it. For about 1-2 years I was leading our helpdesk as we were on a hiring freeze and the head dude left, so I had to juggle two positions. What annoyed the SHIT out of me is people 1 week before their vacation go "OH HEY BOSS MAN BTW I AM TAKING 2 WEEKS OFF LOL I ALREADY BOUGHT TICKETS AND LEGALLY CAN TAKE TIME OFF I HAVE BANKED". I would point out that they were suppose to give me a +2 weeks heads up for this as per company policy and just a nice to know thing. They would all piss and moan about how unfair shit is, I had to deny some people shit because they wouldn't just talk to me about vacation time they needed to take.

          You can always take time off if you just be open and honest about it well before hand letting people know that you plan to take time off.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >most companies get pissed when you take vacation
        Lol shut the frick up you leftist homosexual. No one cares. Employees are entitled to the vacation offered by their employer.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I'm a molecular biologist and my last job gave me one (1) week of holiday per year. They recognized the bare minimum federally required holidays and did not give any benefits for MLK/columbus/presidents/veterans day

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        There’s no point in arguing with these tech gays, they think their shitty start up code monkey job with good holiday time is representative of the entire county. America is israelite entrenched Protestant cuck wage slave shit hole. I’ve never in my 10 years of professional life encountered a friend or colleague who has taken more than 2 weeks off without being paranoid mr goldberg will fire them kr their team will b***h at them. Meanwhile you see euros do this shit all the time and it is encouraged

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        There’s no point in arguing with these tech gays, they think their shitty start up code monkey job with good holiday time is representative of the entire county. America is israelite entrenched Protestant cuck wage slave shit hole. I’ve never in my 10 years of professional life encountered a friend or colleague who has taken more than 2 weeks off without being paranoid mr goldberg will fire them kr their team will b***h at them. Meanwhile you see euros do this shit all the time and it is encouraged

        If traveling and time off is actually that fricking important why didn't you negotiate it during your hiring process or at the very least talk to your boss about it currently? What is actually stopping? If they don't listen start applying for other jobs in other companies that WILL offer you said benefits that interest you. Most people in America are fine with just longer weekends for a 4-5 day vacation driving up to the mountains, the lake, or some event than taking multi week vacations vs, a higher paycheck. If you aren't happy with the position you are in, and travel is just that much of a passion for you to do, why not look for a company that is willing to fill that for you?

        This isn't rocket science people.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Are you a lab monkey?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      When I worked at a bank, you got 2 weeks of paid vacation but if you took any of it you were on the shit list and when you came back you had so much work to do that you would’ve been better off never taking the vacation.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        The FDIC requires every bank employee to take one consecutive week off annually, out of their total PTO which is always greater (if full time)

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I've literally never met anyone who works full time and doesn't get minimum 15 days vacation a year

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Ask your boss
    You're not Japanese, you won't get lynched

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Quit your job and live off your parents money. Oh wait your parents are poor? Guess they should have made better decisions.

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Americans travel one a year to Disney world

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Grim

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    This is maybe one of the dumbest things I hear people talk about. Getting paid time off is insane, it's like no one realizes how absurd it is to get paid for not working. I'm an independent contractor, if I want a vacation I just save my money and then take off as much time as I want. People are so cucked they can't imagine asking for regular ass time off.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Your forefathers fought for labor rights, and you just want to give it all up to bootlick your masters. Even worse is being a private contractor, which is basically a code-word for being a scab.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Your forefathers fought for labor rights, and you just want to give it all up to bootlick your masters. Even worse is being a private contractor, which is basically a code-word for being a scab.

      If long periods of time off is what you want I 1000% recommend doing things like contracting. It is fairly easy to find at least a Helpdesk gig for 90-120-180 days, and most pay fairly well. If you don't mind doing NEET mode for a few months, pull OT when possible, and just run the contract you can easily do 6mo on a job and 6mo off.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      This. I'm in the same position. My issue isn't, "how much vacation time am I allowed", it's "where do I want to go and for how long". Limiting how much fun you have based on what your work "provides" is bullshit self sabotage.

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    just do it. what are they gonna do, fire you?

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Do you get vacation time in any other countries?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Most civilized countries have like 4-5 weeks paid holiday

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >travel to the USA or Japan
    >people literally do not believe me when I say I get 6 paid weeks off, unlimited sick leave, and unpaid leave on request
    It's kinda funny but also sad

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      We get precisely zero. 1 if you are very lucky. I suffer in america

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      In Japan you get like 20 days paid leave that, depending on the company you work for, can roll over into next year up to a certain maximum (usually 30-40), in addition to 10 days sick leave and at least one or two federal holidays per month. It’s really not that bad here in terms of time off work.

      Source: I live in Japan.

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    sidebusiness until it makes more than your day job

  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >canada has nearly the same time off policy as the US
    >USA gets shat on

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Success breeds jealousy

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Not even close to being true.
      Canada has legislated paid time off for fulltime workers.
      Can't remember what the federal minimum is but its at least two weeks.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Only China and Mexico are somewhat close. But eg. in China they have more national holidays.

  11. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Just quit. There is no real reason to care about it having gaps anymore.

  12. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Get a better job. My buddy is a trucker, works 8 months out of the year and clears 100k, then blows most of it over the course of 4 months in Eastern Europe. Dude’s living the life, IG is full of pics of him hanging out at clubs with bimbos, and I’ve thought of quitting my officecuck job more than once to do something similar.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      See, what I don't understand is what are the long term plans for people who live like this?
      What's this guy going to do when he wants to retire?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Who cares?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      That sounds like a miserable and pathetic life and he will probably kill himself when he gets older and realized he wasted his life on brainless hedonism and has nothing to show for it.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Hahah frick off doomer

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          No, just some sad married guy who's resentful of anyone with that kind of independence

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >IG is full of pics of him hanging out at clubs with bimbos
      Imagine thinking this is a measurement of a quality life

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Your buddy will be out of work in the next 2-3 years when self driving trucks hit the road

  13. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    These threads make me so depressed.
    I'll never be able to travel for months at a time. I've chosen a field that I love, but nowhere offers more than like 4-5 weeks vacation.
    How do I learn to be happy with what I've got? I still have amazing experiences on two week vacations, but I get envious when I read about people who go on longer ones.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I know a trucker who works 6-7 months out of the year, then quits his job and fricks off to Brazil for the winter. The demand for holders of a commercial driver's license is such that he knows he'll be able to find a job whenever he likes once he's back. He lives with his older sister, so no rent to take care of. If they asked him about the gaps on his resume, he'd probably laugh in their face.

      Make your own luck.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Anon, I can't be a trucker. I can't even drive (that's a whole other story).
        This is the path I've chosen, I just need help coping with it

  14. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    15 Paid Holidays and 24 vacation days a year here - state wagie. 🙂 Highly paid too.

  15. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I'm quitting my job in the next two weeks, traveling full-time for the next six months. I worked remote and had 3-4 weeks of time off a year but that doesn't scratch the itch.

  16. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Cubabro here from the Philippines general..

    Depending on your age, you could consider getting into the merchant Marines. Contrary to popular beliefs, you don't actually need to go to the academy to become a merchant marine. You can start off working on tug boats on the Mississippi or tankers in the gulf of Mexico....no experience required to start, but you can apply for your credentials after you've accumulated enough time. They usually work rotations....2 weeks on 2 weeks off, 3 months on 3 months off etc.....depends to the boat. You can also try your hand in the commerical fisheries up in Alaska and the west coast. You'll probably start off working in a factory on a ship, but you can move up fairly quickly.....even then, you can pull in 20-30k in 3 months give or take, while living rent fee on the boat. These jobs are contract gigs, so once your contract is up you're free to do whatever you want until you sign another contract. You can work 3 months out the year and never take on any responsibility and make your money stretch in south east Asia or any other low COL country, or you can work as much as you like and make a career out of it and make good bank, especially if you get into the engineering department (no degree required.....everything is on the job). We have guys here making 150k working 6 months out the year......head engineers are clearing 300k working 8 months....no college degree. It's hard work though and your on the ocean, so theirs that to think about though

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      why do you introduce yourself like we know who the frick you are

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      What type of boat do you work on?

  17. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    use your sick days

  18. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I work for 1 year then take 2 or 3 years off. IDK maybe its just a skill issue.

    >t. private security contractor

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Which firm?

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