Government holidays
Posted by Ed Hulse (+155) 2 months ago
How many paid holiday's do they need
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Posted by Frank Burns (+454) 2 months ago
Average paid time off for a private sector employee in the U.S. is around 30 days per year, Ed. I think government employees should be treated fairly. Contrary to popular belief, they do provide important services and they do work hard.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9506) 2 months ago
I mean, I had the day off, and I don't work for the government. Maybe Ed needs to get a better job.

Frank thought 30 days was the average # of days off, so I went and looked when I got back to work this morning:

US Paid Holidays: 120 hours (14 days)
PTO/Sick Hours accrued: 180 hours (22.5 days)
Total Hours/year: 300 (37.5 days)

I don't know how much sick leave and/or time off government employees get, but I don't think they're getting a particularly sweet deal on paid holidays.

[Edited by Bridgier (1/17/2023 10:55:07 AM)]
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Posted by David Schott (+18391) 2 months ago
I bet many parents with kids in school think the kids get WAAAAAY too many days off from school.
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Posted by Dick Ellingson (+1332) 2 months ago
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Ed, do you think that, in general, government employees are overpaid?
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Posted by Ed Hulse (+155) 2 months ago
I think they are spoiled. I would doubt that many people in other jobs get that good pay for holidays and sick leave, l have worked for several large companies as a computer programmer and never had anywhere near that good a deal.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9506) 2 months ago
Reply to Ed Hulse (#383993)
So, I went and looked it up:

Holidays: 11
Vacation: 26 (after 15 years)
Sick leave: 13

Total days: 50

Not going to lie, that's poopting in the tall cotton, as my dad would say.

But then I look at the salaries... I don't think I'll be leaving my job anytime soon.

[Edited by Bridgier (1/17/2023 9:18:30 PM)]
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Posted by Dick Ellingson (+1332) 2 months ago
Will someone please define the term "government employee"?
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Posted by Ed Hulse (+155) 2 months ago
In the end we all work for the government. The government can pay any amount.they don't have to show a profit, just look at our national debt
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Posted by David Schott (+18391) 2 months ago
The government is us, Ed. You know, "of the people, by the people, for the people".

Of course if you want to turn the Broadus Highway into a for-profit venture and see how much the toll turns out to be... have at it.
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Posted by Dick Ellingson (+1332) 2 months ago
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Ed Hulse wrote:
I think they are spoiled. I would doubt that many people in other jobs get that good pay for holidays and sick leave, l have worked for several large companies as a computer programmer and never had anywhere near that good a deal.


Ed, were you paid fairly at those jobs? Did you have sick leave? Were you required to work holidays? Did you have holidays off with pay?

Was I "spoiled" because my "deal" was better than yours?
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Posted by Ed Hulse (+155) 2 months ago
Yes I was paid fairly, had some paid holidays but no sick leave. I think that most of the people who pay taxes would love to have all those benefits along with the medical plan. I know this kind of thinking will not set well with many, just wanted to get it out there to see what others had to say
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Posted by Bridgier (+9506) 2 months ago
I think you got screwed, if you didn't get any sick leave. I would be shocked to see a company employing software developers that DIDN'T offer a competitive package of vacation and sick leave today.
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Posted by Imsocold (+80) 2 months ago
Yes I was paid fairly, had some paid holidays but no sick leave. I think that most of the people who pay taxes would love to have all those benefits along with the medical plan. I know this kind of thinking will not set well with many, just wanted to get it out there to see what others had to say


You were compensated fairly and anyone who received better compensation is spoiled. Do I have that right?
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Posted by Ed Hulse (+155) 2 months ago
No. I just feel that the holiday pay, vacation and other benefits are enough. Sick leave is for the most part used as more vacation not time off sick. I also think there are to many federal holidays. Seems like they add new ones every few years and never drop any. Just my thoughts. Thanks for your input, this will be my last post on this subject.
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