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Discussion on: Do you have your next vacation planned?

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Juha-Matti Santala

Currently on my 4th week on the yearly holiday, returning to the office next Monday. I try to keep 4 weeks of holiday during summer and 1 during winter and then I'm lucky enough to work for a company that is flexible enough that I can take unpaid holidays to have longer weekends or recover every now and then with extra days off.

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Andreas Jakof

Those 4 weeks in summer... is this some Scandinavian thing? I heard, that in Sweden, usually in july everything stops, because who ever can, takes the whole month off.

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Juha-Matti Santala

Yeah, I live in Finland where you get 2.5 days of paid mandatory vacation per month worked which totals to 30 days. For each 5 days of holiday spent, you also lose one extra day (some old rule from the days when people worked 6d/wk).

So that makes it basically 5 weeks of holiday and people usually spend 4 of those during the summer and 1 during the winter.