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How Many Days Did You Take Off in 2009?

No matter how much we love our jobs, when we think about the Best of 2009, those days in the office can't hold a candle to days spent relaxing on the beach, couch, or anywhere in between. Vacation time is precious because we're only granted so many days, although many of us never use up our allotted paid time off for one reason or another. How many days were you chilling away from your professional home-away-from-home?

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ilanac13 ilanac13 6 years
i got married this year so i took time off for my wedding and i'm on maternity now. i've actually learned that you're given vacation days for a reason and if you don't take them, then you lose them, and you shouldn't set yourself up at work to be available 24/7. it's healthy and good to take days off.
care0531 care0531 6 years
I get 28 days in total and I took them all and then some! :)
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 6 years
14 so far but I'm taking NYE off so 15 total.
Deidre Deidre 6 years
More than 20, mostly because I got married this year and went on a late honeymoon. Some of the time had to be unpaid since I didn't have enough vacation hours accrued by that point...
mek123 mek123 6 years
I took 15 days off and still have time left on the books for 2010.
Zigggy Zigggy 6 years
I took a month off around my wedding & honeymoon- it was awesome. Although I wish I still had a few paid days left to take off around Christmas! Oh well ;)
weffie weffie 6 years
Luckily my company is forgiving with sick days--I've missed over 20 days thanks to a chronic hangover :P
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
I, too, take all of my PTO. This year it was 24 days. By the end of the year, I will have used them all (and then some).
supercoolnat supercoolnat 6 years
I take all of my vacation and floating holidays, this year it's 22 days off total. I don't think I took any sick days, from what I can remember, but I have taken some personal time for doctors appointments.
Sofia-Soubrette Sofia-Soubrette 6 years
ME TOO BLEACHED! HAHAHAHA!!! I went on vacation and the company I worked for sank. I too became "funemployed" the day I returned from vacay. So, I celebrated by going to Vegas that very next weekend.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
Where's the 0-5 option? I missed 2 days--one for a snow emergency and one because I had to leave town for a wedding.
imLissy imLissy 6 years
I get 17 days and we have to use all of them
jessy777 jessy777 6 years
I voted for 5-10 but I actually only took 3 days off this year. I am a teacher so my days off are nicely built in.
bleached bleached 6 years
I was funemployed for most of 2009 so let's say more than 20
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 6 years
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