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Do you have (paid) vacation? ¿Tienen vacaciones (pagadas)?


There is a saying in my country which goes:

Tiene más vacaciones que un maestro. wink

Teachers get a LOOOOOT of holiday in this country. Valerie one of the teachers we have on this forum has been back to work for some time now and in Spain we still got some days off.

Do you have any paid holiday in your country? How long do they last?

¿Quién tiene vacaciones (pagadas) en su país? ¿Qué tiempo duran?

updated SEP 5, 2009
posted by 00494d19

5 Answers


Hola Heidita,

¡Tengo veinte ocho diás cada año!

I work for a large international oil company, and have done for some 30 years. I bet you were not even born when I started! I seem to remember starting with about 24 days.

All the best Tom

updated SEP 5, 2009
posted by tom5
Tom! 30 years in the same company...wow! - 00494d19, SEP 3, 2009
30 years in the same company, that's nothing I can top that, I have been 51 years in the same marriege,not camplaining mind. - kenwilliams, SEP 3, 2009
Wow, Ken, now that's impressive! - --Mariana--, SEP 3, 2009
Is there a reason why the term "commited" is used both for marriage and in psychiatry? - 0074b507, SEP 3, 2009
jejeje...yes! - --Mariana--, SEP 5, 2009

Tres semanas aquí en los estados unidos, trabajando para una empresa de webhosting, específicamente en el departamento de las seguridad y abuso de las computadoras.

3 weeks here in the US, working for a webhosting company, specifically in the security and abuse department.

¿como se dice "webhosting" en español?

updated SEP 5, 2009
posted by cheeseisyummy
Hi cheesie, please open a thread for that, I don't even know what that is. ;) - 00494d19, SEP 5, 2009

If you work for our Federal government or one of the State Governments here in Australia paid leave is very generous. The New South Wales Government (my employer) pays it's employees four weeks (annual/recreation) leave each year and then after ten years' employment you receive an additional two weeks (extended/long services) leave each year for the duration of your employment. Teachers here are paid their full entitlements for the duration of all school holidays.


updated SEP 5, 2009
posted by nonombre
This sounds great! - 00494d19, SEP 5, 2009

I'm still a student, so I don't work smile But the teachers here (California) do NOT get paid during any of our vacations from schools. It is unfortunate... they already have very small salaries for how much work they do, and many of my teachers end up holding summer jobs at the local fair, grocery store, etc. to cover bills from June-August.

updated SEP 4, 2009
posted by unraveled

Usually, when you work for a company they give an employee at least one week paid vacation (vacaciones pagadas) to start. The longer the employee works for a company the more time he gets off. For example, the first year he gets one week paid vacation. The second year he gets two weeks off. Then when he's worked for 10 or 20 years for the same company they will give him 6 weeks off each year.

Of course, it's not the same with all companies, but many of them have some policy of holiday pay.

I now work at home as an independent editor, which means that I do work for several different companies but I'm really not an employee. So I don't get any paid time off. I can take a vacation anytime I want but it's not paid.

Most teachers here (Massachusetts) get several weeks off during the year and also a long vacation during the summer months of June, July, and August. Children do not go to school during the summer months, so the teacher is on vacation.

updated SEP 3, 2009
posted by --Mariana--
Yes that was my life as a self employed roofer no work no pay and as a cruising yachtsman I used to spend some of the time stormboundin some harbour away from base - kenwilliams, SEP 3, 2009
Not complaining though we had some great times just wish they could have been with pay. - kenwilliams, SEP 3, 2009
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