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PTO in the Summer

How Many Days Have You Taken Off This Summer?

I know a sad and shameful secret about SavvySugar readers. Like me, most of you don't take enough vacation. Last year, 44 percent of polled readers said they only took five to 10 vacation days in 2009, while eight percent didn't take any days off the whole year. Considering most salaried jobs offer PTO that stat is upsetting. You earned the time. You should take it. Check yourself: How many Summer days have you seized for yourself thus far?

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allieperez allieperez 5 years
I'm only allowed to take my vacation time in the summer months. During the year I can ask for time off but it's hard since I'm the only employee.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 5 years
One day so far, for a day hike. I'll be taking my next day off, again to go hiking, tomorrow. Can't wait! I feel much more secure stockpiling my PTO so I can cash it out if needed.
amber512 amber512 5 years
I'm off for the summer, so it's already been a couple of months.
Spectra Spectra 5 years
I only work part time, so I've had a lot of 'days off' that I've enjoyed without having to take any time off of work.
itsallabouttheg itsallabouttheg 5 years
i took a half day last month and have come in an hour late (watching world cup games) or left an hour early (to make appointments) a few of times. i'm taking 2.5 days next week and (hopefully) a couple more over labor day.
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 5 years
I've taken four, not in a row. I made 3 long weekend trips out of them, hoping to take another one soon!
Liss1 Liss1 5 years
6 days off but not at the same time, i took 2 days and then 4 days after the long 4th of July weekend. I plan on taking a long weekend this month also and then am saving the rest for the week after Christmas. I did take 3 days off during the winter though.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 5 years
Two days so far to go to a wedding. Because of all the out of town weddings my bf and I have to go to, we can't take an actual vacation. I'm kind of bitter about it.
juicebox07 juicebox07 5 years
I've taken 4 days this summer.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 5 years
None so far and it has not been easy. However I'm going on a big trip at the end of this month and will be out of the office for 2 weeks. Wootwoot! I'm so excited!
le-romantique le-romantique 5 years
My parents went all of last year without a vacation. I think many people were so afraid they'd lose their jobs that they just worked and continued saving money "just in case". This year, my mom has taken a vacation, BUT got a weekend job (crazy!) My father works 7 days a week as it is, though, but he took 3 days off while I was there with my boyfriend on vacation (Thursday night -Tuesday morning).So, I technically took 4 days off, but I work two jobs so I took 2 off from the weekend job and 4 from the career. I'm not planning any more this summer. My next will be either a random 4 day weekend in October to see my family or a nice full week for Xmas.
ladylove004 ladylove004 5 years
so far it's about 3 or 4, but i am taking a full week off in 3 weeks =] can't wait!
skigurl skigurl 5 years
more than a week, but not a week in a row. I love taking advantage of my paid time off!
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