Are you getting a Long Vacation for Christmas and new years?

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Hey folks,

Turns out I'm just getting a day for Christmas and a day for new years. But I know a lot of people getting a two week off like school kids.

What is your vacation looking like?

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Dec 11, 2019

2 weeks. Then again, 1. I'm on consulting and 2. I'm in Europe where people are more accepting of longer holidays.

Dec 11, 2019

We all know nothing happens from Mid-December to 2nd week of Jan in Europe. Only Christmas parties, clients are away, PnL is done already and then setting targets for next year/New years wishes...

Dec 11, 2019

For us specifically it applies more to early January. Since we deal with corporate clients, team and department budgets need to be spent before the new year otherwise they don't get renewed. This means producing preliminary deliverables for dozens of projects in a mad rush. Oct - Dec is hell in HC consulting.

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Dec 11, 2019

3 Weeks with 3 days of PTO.

Dec 11, 2019

same here...
3days all in

Dec 11, 2019

Two full weeks and an extra day. I'm in the office through next Thursday then I'll be sliding down the dinosaur like Fred Flinstone.

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Dec 11, 2019

Nothing really set in stone. I'll be out the 20th through the 1st but I'm sure I'll be checking emails from time to time. Might come into the office the 2nd and 3rd to catch up because it'll be quiet. Might do that from home.

This year it's a bit more time than usual because Christmas is a Wednesday, but I don't think I could work for a place with regimented PTO and/or 3 day holiday vacations.

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Dec 11, 2019

I've got Dec 23 - Jan 3 off as company holiday. And then using a week of vacation Dec 16-20. Looking forward to not working for 3 weeks!

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Dec 11, 2019

December 19th -> January 2nd

Perks of working at a Fortune 20 + Individual Contributor.

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Dec 11, 2019

I get December 24th and 25th off and January 1st off. They may have us "check in" on those days as well (like they tried to pull for Thanksgiving). I need a new job.

"The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary." - Nassim Taleb

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Dec 11, 2019
Malta Monkey:

I get December 24th and 25th off and January 1st off. They may have us "check in" on those days as well (like they tried to pull for Thanksgiving). I need a new job.

For working in real estate, you certainly do

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Dec 11, 2019

Ooof. Get out of there.

Dec 12, 2019

Working on it. Early March man. I can make it to then

"The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary." - Nassim Taleb

Dec 11, 2019

"High finance" sucks bro - it just is what it is. I am taking off the days after Christmas so I have a fairly long 5 day weekend and then it's back to work other than New Year's day. If the markets are open, the office is open.

I can't wait to inflate my salary enough then go corporate.

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Dec 11, 2019

I used to be in sell-side ER. My MD asked juniors to come in even on days that markets weren't open. I quit after 6 months. Another associate who was more senior than me quit a few months later, and his most senior associate left his group recently...now it's just him + a couple/few long-term off-cycle interns who make minimum wage and work as associates.

Dec 12, 2019
iridescent007:

I used to be in sell-side ER. My MD asked juniors to come in even on days that markets didn't open. I quit after 6 months. Another associate who was more senior than me quit a few months later, and his most senior associate left hits group recently...

Yea this is a shit culture. Would be unacceptable at my office.

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Dec 11, 2019

Get on buyside brah

Dec 12, 2019
hedgehog9:

Get on buyside brah

I wish I could just snap my fingers and go buyside. It's still a goal but I am def not married to it like I used to be.

Dec 11, 2019

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Dec 11, 2019

Taking 3 weeks off. Have lots of annual leave left over.

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Dec 11, 2019

I don't take any official time off but I won't really be doing much of anything between December 19th and January 2nd.

This is how it's been for my entire career working in a strategy function at a BB save for the time I spent working in M&A and PE, where it was like, a day.

Dec 11, 2019

1 day for Christmas and 1 for New Year. That's it.

Dec 11, 2019

Damn. Stay strong and move on.

"The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary." - Nassim Taleb

Dec 12, 2019

In the same boat, hopefully I will at least get off early on Christmas/NYE. I wish the holidays weren't on a Wednesday it makes for a weird gap in the work week.

Dec 11, 2019

I am on tax break all of December, which means I can't talk to the client or work/travel to the area for 30 days to avoid becoming compensatory (Big 4 Consultant).

My only regret is that my 8 sick days are set to expire E.O. December, so its a waste. Other than that, I am just chilling at home or on the beach doing Business Dev work and working out 2x a day + 1 hike a day. Might use my 500k Southwest points to go on a weekend bender in Hawaii.

I have to fly back to the client on my birthday in January though, so unfortunately, I might have to take the JSX jet.

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Dec 12, 2019

That sounds like a nice life! 8 sick days? I get 5 plus only 10 holidays. Enjoy Hawaii

"The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary." - Nassim Taleb

Dec 12, 2019

Thanks Malta. Life is about trade-offs: My summer was mostly working in a hotel every night until 11pm. It's never consistent so January will probably be nightmare.

Dec 11, 2019

16 days off. December 21st through January 5th.

Dec 11, 2019

I usually take 10-14 days off for xmas/NYE break. Usually go visit my mother in Seattle and then head down to Vegas for NYE.

Dec 11, 2019

I'm in SaaS sales but we dont need to be in the office from Dec 23 till January 6th. Have to work remote a couple of those days, and do a few daily check ins at 10:30 and 2:30 to handle any in-bound customer leads. I'll take it!

Dec 12, 2019

12/25 and 1/1 only. But office will be empty so should be chill...

Dec 12, 2019

Full Last two weeks of Dec off up till after new years - then whole Company goes on a firmwide skl trip for a week in the swiss alps

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Dec 12, 2019

And you're working in PE? Damm that's good.

Dec 12, 2019

My firm switched to unlimited pto last year (not as great as it sounds, easier to justify when you have an accrual to burn)... but the last few Decembers I've had deals closing so have worked while the rest of the firm was off... this year it's just portco work so you better believe im taking my 2.5 weeks!

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Dec 12, 2019

WSO never sleeps, so I'll be working through the holidays but significantly less hours from Dec 23 - Jan 1.

headed to New Orleans with my wife + 3 kids in tow to see my 92yo grandmother + tons of fam on my moms side that I havent seen in years (aunts + cousins). wish us luck on the flight...traveling w 3 kids is always a blast!

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Dec 13, 2019
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Dec 13, 2019