Where I work the management is trying to tell us that if we are high in seniority and have 4-5 weeks vacation that we won't be able to sign up for it between May and December! I say that is bull pucky! I earned that time and it is my right to use it, and it is also a county perk as we are a county entity.
Do you get paid out at the end of the year for time not taken? That is the option we want to put out to them. We can only accrue up to 8 weeks and then it is cut off.
This just stinks!
Feb 16, '03
We have up to 7 weeks leave to take each year. Our holiday year runs from April to April and we plot out our years leave all at once around Februuary each year. Most people plan 5 or 6 weeks leaving 5/10 days floating to take as and when required. I know the dates of 6 weeks of my holidays for the next year, until April 2004, and I have 5 days free to still add in. Even once dates are booked they can usually be swapped around if things come up, we have a total amount of people allowed to be off at one time in our unit and as long as we dont exceed this we can kinda chop and change as required.( Our charge nurse is quite flexible and at quiet times, low sickness ect we can often slip in unplanned leave)
It seems to work quite well with few complaints.
If necessary we can also carry up to 1 week over into the next year or we can take the pay for it if we'd rather. It very rarely happens that people dont get all their leave though, if it does its usually just 1 or 2 days.
Last edit by lisamct on Feb 16, '03