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cdcox
04-12-2008, 11:29 PM
Let's say you earn a certain salary and have 6 weeks of vacation. Your company allows you to a take it or leave it option to reduce your vacation to 2 weeks and earn an extra 1/12 of your annual income. What is the lowest income level that you'd opt for the time off rather than the boost in income? Two part poll to follow; vote once in each part of the poll.

cdcox
04-12-2008, 11:44 PM
There are a couple of obvious typos in the poll, but I'm sure this crowd can interpret the poll correctly without any confusion.

Guru
04-12-2008, 11:46 PM
I wouldn't give up the vacation time at all. That time is too important to me.

Logical
04-13-2008, 12:28 AM
I am lost, if I get the money and the time off why won't I want the max of both? Am I reading this wrong?

Never mind I was reading it backward.

Guru
04-13-2008, 12:31 AM
I am lost, if I get the money and the time off why won't I want the max of both? Am I reading this wrong?

Yep you are.

You get one or the other. Which would you choose?

acesn8s
04-13-2008, 02:06 AM
I would want as much paid time away from work as possible.

KCChiefsMan
04-13-2008, 02:06 AM
hell I'd take any of those if that's what I was making and that's the cut required to get an extra month off.

SNR
04-13-2008, 02:34 AM
I usually don't know what to do with myself during vacation time if I'm not traveling, so I chose something that was slightly more than what I make but not so incredible that I pass on some of those fat $$$ amounts for the extra month of work

cdcox
04-14-2008, 11:36 AM
Might be interesting to get the day crew's take on this.

Sure-Oz
04-14-2008, 11:38 AM
I get paid and get 6.5 hrs earned per pay period it just keeps going up since i dont miss time.

DaKCMan AP
04-14-2008, 11:42 AM
I'd take the vacation time.

I get 2 weeks vacation and there are about 12 additional "company holidays" per year. For my job we have to work 46 hours to start getting OT and that OT is straight-pay that maxes out at 66hrs (20hrs of OT). When I have to go on business trips I almost always will max out on OT so now I generally take off a couple of days before/after the trip in lieu of OT (or decreasing the amount of OT). I value time off.

crazycoffey
04-14-2008, 12:20 PM
since this is a two part poll, do we get double the amount of casino cash for voting?

KurtCobain
04-14-2008, 12:44 PM
**** vacation time. work work work. MONEY

Donger
04-14-2008, 12:46 PM
I thought time was money?

Chung Mee: Opium is my business. The bridge mean more traffic. More traffic mean more money. More money mean more power.

Lawrence Bourne III: Yeah, well, before I commit any of that to memory, would there be anything in this for me?

Chung Mee: Speed is important in business. Time is money.

Lawrence Bourne III: You said opium was money.

Chung Mee: Money is Money!

Lawrence Bourne III: Well then, what is time again?

cdcox
04-14-2008, 12:54 PM
I thought time was money?

Most individuals do not possess the ability to exchange one for the other at a uniform rate. I would much rather have this power than getting a 20% raise.

Dicky McElephant
04-14-2008, 01:01 PM
Question.

Am I able to use the vacation time whenever I want? It doesn't matter if I have the vacation time...if I never get to use it.

cdcox
04-14-2008, 01:19 PM
Question.

Am I able to use the vacation time whenever I want? It doesn't matter if I have the vacation time...if I never get to use it.

Yes, as long as you schedule it a month in advance. Also your employer can veto up to two selected weeks per year in order to meet special deadlines. You still get to take those two weeks, just not when you initially wanted them. Also at least 4 weeks of your vacation must be taken a week at a time. The other two weeks can be taken a day here and there. You also have to take your vacation as full days: not of this half-day stuff. Your supervisor can grant vacation on shorter notice at his or discretion. You may only carry over 2 weeks from any given year to the next. If you don't use anything over the 2 weeks carry over, you lose them without compensation. If a company holiday occurs during your vacation, you may take time off equal to the duration of the holiday either immediately before or after your vacation; if you fail to do so, you forfeit your holiday.