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Old Yesterday, 07:42 AM
 
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I have been in my job for over a year. I get 10 days of personal time which is accrued at 6.7 hours a month. I get .5 hours a week of sick time which is 3 sick days a year. I get 10 holidays. Thatís it. It is sickening how little vacation/personal days we get. Vacation and personal days are the same.
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Old Yesterday, 02:38 PM
 
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Same employer the last 15 years...160 hours vacation over 500 sick hours (they both roll over) 10 personal days per year. Can't complain.
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Old Yesterday, 04:39 PM
 
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I wished we could roll over more or cash out. I think at 15 years I can carry more over but right now 340 which I know is plenty but when we are busy I like to take OT when I can. The last 2 years have been busy nonstop so it was really hard to use PTO and not lose it at year end. I usually take 2 weeks in summer and 2 weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, some years I take it and really dont do much so I'd rather save it for when I can enjoy the time.
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Old Yesterday, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh
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I negotiated 4 weeks (standard is three) of PTO annually. We also have 9 holidays. No separate sick time. The reality is I typically use half or less due to how busy we are. I am in consulting, and my clients tend to not care whether I am on vacation or not.
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Old Today, 08:18 AM
 
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I wished we could roll over more or cash out. I think at 15 years I can carry more over but right now 340 which I know is plenty but when we are busy I like to take OT when I can. The last 2 years have been busy nonstop so it was really hard to use PTO and not lose it at year end. I usually take 2 weeks in summer and 2 weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, some years I take it and really dont do much so I'd rather save it for when I can enjoy the time.
this may be a noobie question, but isnt all the realtor just commission based and make your own schedule?
at least the one i worked with for many years, he doesnt have work hour, he just work whenever and schedule his own holiday
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Old Today, 09:47 AM
 
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this may be a noobie question, but isnt all the realtor just commission based and make your own schedule?
at least the one i worked with for many years, he doesnt have work hour, he just work whenever and schedule his own holiday

Not a noobie question, My wife is a full time Realtor. I have had a good job for 14 years with a global engineering firm (I manage projects and do technology development, not an engineer). I work from home and most years I pretty much make my schedule so I got my real estate licenses about 3 years ago as I can easily do both. I just take on select clients or help my wife based on my FT workload. The last 2 years I had a very large project which has had me working 80+hrs until the past couple months. My benefits come from my FT job.


The last 2 years were not the normal, we had a lot of work helping the people down in Puerto Rico after the hurricanes 2 years ago. I simply did not take on any clients the last 2 years (outside a couple we helped relocate and one rent to own sale I helped do for a past client) as I will not spread myself and risk my reputation of always being available for a client. Now that things are more normal I will be starting to refocus into real estate. After the last 2 years I will likely leave my FT job and focus on real estate FT if I am asked to do that again. Honestly I can use more of my analytical and other experience in real estate, it is more fulfilling and I like that the harder I work and better I serve a client results in direct success for me (not just more commissions, real relationships with people I help).


This ended up much longer than I meant but the last 2 years I have basically given up my life for one of my companies largest contracts and in terms of my career there it made no difference and no recognition ($ or comments). Very nice people, dont get me wrong I'm not bitter as I have worked in the corp structure long enough to know what to expect but I want to work for myself.
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