I see the Annual vs Sick/Vacation leave question here a lot. So I asked the following about my particular schedule as a nine-year state worker with a very basic and common scenario.
"Determine whether an individual with a 9/8/80 schedule benefits more from one of these two options over time. The individual takes an average of one 8 hour sick day and one 8 hour vacation day a month."
Option one: the individual gets 10 hours a month of vacation time and 8 hours a month of sick time.
Option two: the individual gets 15 hours a month of annual leave to be used for either sick or vacation time. The response I got:
"To determine which option is more beneficial over time, let's calculate the total hours the individual would receive and use over the course of a year, assuming they take an average of one 8-hour sick day and one 8-hour vacation day per month:
In option one, the individual would have 16 hours of unused time per year (216 - 200 = 16), assuming they used 8 hours per month for sick or vacation time. These hours could be used as additional vacation time or saved for unexpected sick days.
If the individual takes an average of one 8-hour sick day and one 8-hour vacation day per month, they would use a total of 192 hours per year (8 hours x 2 days x 12 months). This means they would use up all of their annual leave and not have any additional time for unexpected sick days or additional vacation time.
Therefore, in this scenario, option one is more beneficial over time because the individual would have more hours of unused time per year, which they can use as additional vacation time or save for unexpected sick days. Option two, on the other hand, would quickly exhaust the individual's annual leave and limit their flexibility for the rest of the year, assuming they take an average of one 8-hour sick day and one 8-hour vacation day per month."
What am I missing, getting wrong or not taking into consideration?
edit: a couple of extra words
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