trenchwire wrote:--since I can't effectively work during the Chinese holidays, office closed, business partners on holiday, etc. I also get these vacation days by default, but they should NOT count towards my total vacation days, just like the expat home leave shouldn't count.
So overall I get more vacation time than a local employee in US or a local employee in China would.
Does the above seem fair and reasonable to most mid/upper-level manager expats? Or am I asking too much?
In my former job in the UK the holiday allowance was 7 weeks plus public holidays (another 5 or so days throughout the year. Here, in more or less the same job, I get 4 weeks plus all the Chinese holidays
Considering that in the USA upper level management gets 1-2 weeks off nowadays
tnmom wrote:Considering that in the USA upper level management gets 1-2 weeks off nowadays
Really? I thought it went up with the number of years with the company - they may only take 2 weeks but in most companies they get more than that. My husband has been with his company 25 years and gets around 5 weeks off plus holidays - in line with the averages in this article:
http://www.salary.com/personal/layoutsc ... art=par088
Home leave time is included the vacation time - it's not extra. But the airfare is covered by the company.
badger02 wrote:...but there's prob some law somewhere preenting this.
scamparella wrote:I think the US model of 2 weeks is Disgraceful - where is the life??
scamparella wrote:I should add this is still 5 days MORE than my chinese co-workers who get a very generous (for chinese) 15 days. (maybe what i get is the additional 'home leave'... but i don't have to use it to go back to UK)
we can all take it when we want, many store it all up and have a month off at CNY
I think the US model of 2 weeks is Disgraceful - where is the life??
bleepingbleeper wrote:scamparella wrote:I think the US model of 2 weeks is Disgraceful - where is the life??
so do i! after reading about all you european people's vacation days, i'm full of envy.
we start out with 2wks per year, not including national holidays. after 5yrs tenure, it gets bumped to 3wks/yr...woopee! i believe senior mgmt starts at 3-4wks/yr, **but i rarely see them take any vacation days except maybe adding a few days to big holidays like Christmas**.
British Airways works to this model as well.
badger02 wrote:you have to work every sat to make up for home trips, WTF, I feel aggrieved for you. how long have you been doing that ?
If an expat needs to go home that often, then this is not the right place or time for them.
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