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How many paid time off days do most people get? I feel like I barely get any and we only get like 4 holidays

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What’s a day off?

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Do you not have billables? I technically have 21 days of “vacation,” but unofficially, unlimited days off so long as I meet my billables.

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A5 — The way it works is you bill nights and weekends so you can take a few days off here and there and still hit 2000 hours.

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17 days of vacation but I haven’t been on vacation since Jan 2019😅

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Unlimited, but you have to hit billing targets. In general I think people I work with probably take between 10-15 days a year (one annual 2 week vacation + few days around holidays is pretty common).

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If I never get sick, never go on vacation, and never otherwise take a day off AND I bill 8 hours every business day, I’ll just barely make 2000 hours in a year.

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Unlimited vacation but you still have to hit hours targets, do that winds up being maybe 5-10 days off a year.

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My firm has about 9 paid holidays, and I get 3 weeks vacation plus 5 sick days.

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We get something like 3 weeks’ worth of vacation and 1 week of personal days. Maybe it makes sense for fungible support staff, but it’s a bizarre and outdated approach for attorneys. In practice, people just treat the personal days as vacation days—indeed it makes sense to use up the personal days first since (1) they are all available immediately on Jan 1 unlike vacation which accrues through the year and (2) they don’t roll over from year to year like vacation does.

I use all my vacation. Work to live, not live to work.

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Put my 2 weeks notice, making my last day 12/31, however i’ll be WFH the last week. Do i still bill? Partner said they wouldn’t want to be paying for my vacation but they haven’t told me anything as of lately. What should i do?

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Really want out from agency life. 😮‍💨

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