• Question: How many days off work do ye get a year?

    Asked by Bethany is @home! on 11 May 2020.
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      Nadeem Rather answered on 11 May 2020:

      21 Days per year. Yes, it is more than enough, if you love your work 🙂

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      Jean O'Dwyer answered on 11 May 2020:

      I’m a scientist within a University (I’m a lecturer), and it’s quite flexible (hope my boss doesn’t see this!). In my contract, I have 31 days leave, but some are automatically given to Christmas etc. During term, I can’t really take any days off, but during the summer, I can take a good long holiday and work from home if I want- which, I never want to do again after this! 😛

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      Louise Mc Grath answered on 11 May 2020:

      21 work days can be taken off, but we also get Christmas and bank holiday days off too! Unfortunately we do not get 2 weeks off at Easter! =(

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      Hazel Rooney answered on 11 May 2020:

      I get 25 days off which is amazing! That’s more than enough time for holidays, taking a long weekend or taking a day off to be with my puppy 🙂

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      Sonia Lenehan answered on 11 May 2020:

      Its a bit different for me as I am a PhD student, so it is a little more flexible! I would say it would roughly be about 21 days! My supervisor is really nice and usually gives me any days off that I ask for!

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      Maria Isabel Meza Silva answered on 11 May 2020:

      I get 25 days off! I consider myself very lucky as I can go home and visit my family for 2 or 3 weeks a year 🙂 My brother is working in Colombia and he only gets 12 days off… and only after his first year of employment!

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      Anna Zakrzewska answered on 11 May 2020:

      5 weeks, and we have an option to extend to 6. It’s great to disconnect 🙂

    • Photo: Jennifer Cookman

      Jennifer Cookman answered on 11 May 2020:

      21 days as per Irish employment regulations but as some others said, when you work in a university it can be quite flexible depending on your supervisor. With experimental work, there is an awful lot of writing up to do so if you’re better placed doing that at home with no distractions from colleagues then its fair to work from home too but again it depends!

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      Aisling Ryan answered on 11 May 2020:

      I get 20 days that I can choose myself (of course weekends don’t count so 20 days is 4 weeks :))
      Then because I am working in a university I also get ‘free’ holidays over Christmas and Easter when the buildings are closed. So over Christmas I get about 10 days for free and over Easter I get Good Friday and Easter Monday off, so an extra 2!
      Having good holidays is important because even if you love your job you still need a break every now and again!!

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      Tommy Hayden answered on 11 May 2020:

      I think it’s 25 days holidays I have officially but when you count weekends and bank holidays too the working year is around 240 days per year

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      Ciara O'Donovan answered on 11 May 2020:

      25 days off but then with bank holidays etc it is more!

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      Aruna Chandrasekar answered on 11 May 2020:

      For my Ph.D., we can take as many holidays as we want in a year. Since we are still students, there is no restrictions on the number of holidays we need to take.
      However I am very careful with this and ensure I don’t take more than 3 weeks’ holiday in a year (during which I go back home to India). This is a freedom that I take seriously, as I am the only one affected by taking too many holidays in a year.

    • Photo: Hannah Currivan

      Hannah Currivan answered on 11 May 2020:

      22 days off per year! 🚀

    • Photo: Rosemary Josekutty Thomas

      Rosemary Josekutty Thomas answered on 11 May 2020:

      I get 26 days exclulsive of public holidays. There are perks when working for the university.

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      Katherine Benson answered on 12 May 2020:

      Officially 20 days, but we get extra days at Easter and Christmas when the university is closed on top of this which are called ‘privilege days’. However, you really don’t mind working when you love what you do!

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      Jun Lin answered on 12 May 2020:

      21 days for me plus weekends, bank holidays etc..

    • Photo: Dimitar Shterionov

      Dimitar Shterionov answered on 13 May 2020:

      I get around 30 days off… but don’t usually take them all 😀