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Ten Years is a Long, Long Time

June 22nd, 2007 at 04:05 am

My boss came over today and mentioned that he'd noticed something odd about my application for a day off next August. For the first time I'd used the category of "long service leave" rather than "annual leave". He asked if I'd received the notification from payroll about my long service leave* and I replied that it probably hadn't come yet because I'd joined the company in July.

A short while later he came back smiling and asked me to cancel the leave application and resubmit it as a day of "annual leave" instead. I'd miscalculated - I joined the company in 1998, not 1997, so the ten years required for long service leave isn't up until next year. D'Oh!

Well, it SEEMS like I've been in this job for ten years! Wink

* Long Service Leave is an entitled to 8 1/3 weeks paid leave after 10 years continuous full-time service for the same employer.

Enough Wealth

4 Responses to “Ten Years is a Long, Long Time”

  1. fern Says:

    8 weeks of vacation. Most Americans can only dream of that.

  2. Brooklyn girl Says:

    In most european countries 8 weeks a year is a norm required by law.

    I work for an international organization in the US, so here I am lucky to get 6 weeks a year(starting from year 1!), plus 10 personal days, plus 10 paid holidays, plus sickdays. That is a major benefit that I like about the job. If I was getting 2 weeks a year as most, I would quit my job every two years to go travel. 2 weeks a year is just wrong!

  3. Amber Says:

    Wow, I am dreaming...8 weeks

  4. shadon Says:

    Are your with Federal, State or Local Government? I'm with Federal and I could only only take a minimum of 7 calendar days.

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