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Quitting the firm in the next two months and have 15 PTO days left unused. Does it make sense to roll off my project and then use my 15 days of PTO before quitting or to cash out my 15 days?

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Coordinate the roll off as soon as possible (without jeopardizing the success of the project). Be open about it with leadership and ride the bench for two weeks. Don't take your PTO. Why would you waste 1.5 paychecks?

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I maybe wrong here but there’s no difference $$ wise. You’d get paid the same amount (PTO payout = (salary/2080)*PTO hours) vs getting paid for the same 15 days but on PTO (exact same calculation). I’d take the PTO tho so that I continue to have my health insurance and what not in fact for as long as possible.

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Take the money, spending a day of PTO isnt worth that monetary cash. Think of it this way, your day rate is prob $200+ after tax, prob even more. Would you rather spend $200 a day doing whatever you wanted or losing $200 a day doing whatever you wanted.

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If you can bank them why not get 15 days extra?

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Rolling off and billing to GAA is basically PTO. What will they do? Fire you?

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Good call on the health insurance comment. I lost my insurance the day I quit and cobra is expensive

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^exactly

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I would favour a PTO than cash out . You will not get this free time in your new gig. Take off before you start your next rat race. Money cannot replace time brother !

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@pwc1 Start date is for you to negotiate, thats on you. Ive given myself 1 month every time I switched companies.

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Pretty sure you can’t end on PTO

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SC1 - you can buy cobra retroactively for 45 days after your last day. Reading between the lines, you may not have to buy it at all. Hope you get what I’m saying!

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