Vacations are mandatory, 30 days per year (6 weeks in US terms) +1 extra day for Christmas.
I see the argument for paid days off, but it never seems to be an apples to apples comparison. I would like to know how my shitty American job really stacks up against, say the typical German job that has these built in minimums.
How many sick days do you get? How many paid holidays (vs personal days).
Officially, I only get 20 days of leave a year (26 after I have been there another couple of years). So that's 4 weeks. But I also get 10 paid federal holidays, so technically that's 6 weeks. But I also get 13 days of paid sick leave per year that can be taken pretty liberally (like if I know I will have a hangover the Monday after the super bowl, I can schedule that sick day in advance).
So how does that stack up, does my 6 weeks equal your six weeks? Or do I actually have 8.5 weeks if you count the sick. In two years I will my 10 weeks of leave be a good number?