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  •  If you get (0+ / 0-)

    two weeks vacation, and no holidays, its 2000 hours. If you get 13 holidays and no vacation its something less. 2,000 hours is a round off number.

    "If I pay a man enough money to buy my car, he'll buy my car." Henry Ford

    by johnmorris on Fri Nov 21, 2008 at 10:06:46 PM PST

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    •  Dude, do the math (1+ / 0-)
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      vets74

      They get 17 holidays and 17 vacation days and work a 32 hour week.

      Its 1392 hours per year.

      •  Sorry I'm confused! (0+ / 0-)

        I'm a Brit and used to European systems so what is the difference between a holiday and a vacation day?

        Is one paid and the other not paid?

        UK legal entitlement is 28 paid days minimum in all employment, average in Europe is slightly higher.

        •  LOL, ok (0+ / 0-)

          For pay purposes, vacation and holidays are the same. Vacation is what you call "holiday". Holidays are days like XMas, New Years, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, etc. They are all paid days off.

          •  Ok that makes sense. (2+ / 0-)
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            fcvaguy, vets74

            In our terms we have 8 Holidays christmas Day etc

            when we introduced 20 days minimum paid leave most companies interpreted that as 20 days as well as the traditional holidays, most gave more than that already, some did not so we had to change the law to make it explicit that it was a minimum of 20 days AND the 8 holiday days.

            Several European countries have 12-15 holiday days on top, tends to be the more catholic countries with more "Saints Days".

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