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Old 08-02-2013, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Nice. Where do you work?

Quebec is most similar to Europe I believe regards to socialized system. God bless Quebec

You are lucky living in the best region in the world!!
A rehab hospital. In the fall, I also work at the CLSC, which is under the same umbrella, vaccinating school children.
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Calgary, AB
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Having been at a place 5 years, I have 15 paid days coming to me. Until this year, it's been 10. And since I work like ten men, I've carried 10 days from last year over. 25 days paid. If not for that damned flood, I'd be out in the mountains for three days every other week all summer this year.
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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2 weeks, in two years if I'm crazy enough to stay put I get 3 weeks.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Back & Forth
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24 Flex Days (paid) + 5 weeks vacation (paid)
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:20 AM
 
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To those having 4 or 5 weeks of vacation, I envy you - seems that you are in a very privileged position to have such.
I don't understand why I can never get more than 3 weeks vacation - Except for a company which I worked for 5 years (and still only 3 weeks vacation), I've been working at several other (IT) companies for a period of 3 years max for each. And from a workplace to another, all your "Work history" somehow gets "reset". Why the heck your professional experience as a whole (from the beginning of your career) is not taken into consideration here in Canada? This is the one of the biggest scams that I have to endure in this job market.
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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To those having 4 or 5 weeks of vacation, I envy you - seems that you are in a very privileged position to have such.
I don't understand why I can never get more than 3 weeks vacation - Except for a company which I worked for 5 years (and still only 3 weeks vacation), I've been working at several other (IT) companies for a period of 3 years max for each. And from a workplace to another, all your "Work history" somehow gets "reset". Why the heck your professional experience as a whole (from the beginning of your career) is not taken into consideration here in Canada? This is the one of the biggest scams that I have to endure in this job market.
Your work history should only get you a higher level job in your new company. Others will chime in, but I'm assuming that those of us who got/get 5 or 6 weeks did so after being at a company for 20 years or so.
There will be exceptions of course and today not many people stay with a company for life.

The trend over the last 25 years has been to cut benefits, such as holiday time.
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Back & Forth
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Your work history should only get you a higher level job in your new company. Others will chime in, but I'm assuming that those of us who got/get 5 or 6 weeks did so after being at a company for 20 years or so.
There will be exceptions of course and today not many people stay with a company for life.

The trend over the last 25 years has been to cut benefits, such as holiday time.
Depends on the industry you work in. 5 - 6 weeks can be attainable before the age of 30, it just depends on the company and how competivie the market is in the city you live in.
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Old 08-03-2013, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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To those having 4 or 5 weeks of vacation, I
envy you - seems that you are in a very privileged position to have such.
I
don't understand why I can never get more than 3 weeks vacation - Except for a
company which I worked for 5 years (and still only 3 weeks vacation), I've been
working at several other (IT) companies for a period of 3 years max for each.
And from a workplace to another, all your "Work history" somehow gets "reset".
Why the heck your professional experience as a whole (from the beginning of your
career) is not taken into consideration here in Canada? This is the one of the
biggest scams that I have to endure in this job market.
A lot of people hang on to jobs like grim death BECAUSE of the increased seniority and increased benefits, like vacation. Why should some young upstart get the same benefits as a person who has been hanging in for 30 years?
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Old 08-03-2013, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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52 weeks, but then I'm retired now....Before retirement I took 36 weeks off annually....When I was working I worked an average of 15 hrs a day 7 days a week....That is the life of a commercial fisherman.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:57 PM
 
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The trend over the last 25 years has been to cut benefits, such as holiday time.
It makes little sense to cut holiday time. With modern technology, we become more efficient and need to work less. Plus, it is not like with 2 fewer vacation days, one is able to produce more. We are just kidding ourselves. They will spend the 2 extra working days chatting or browsing the internet anyway.

What needs to be cut is pension. For God's sake, ask the young to pay less social securities and give the retired less pension. The seniors should depend more on their own savings, not the working young's pockets. Whoever didn't save, expect to rely on pension for retirement, and whine about not having enough "protection" are stupid, irresponsible and selfish.
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