I know it belongs in the other thread but wanted info more specifically from those who are also in the 'construction' end of the industry and in this forum. PTO (Paid Time Off). How are you structured? I am putting something together, starting tonight. I'm looking at the freebee's........Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years all as PTO. So I'm at 40hrs there. Additionally, 2hrs per week totalling out to 84hrs a year + 40 freebee's = 124hrs PTO. Seems fair to me, I'm just getting to the point I can afford/budget to offer something. What about the 'other' days such as the Friday after Thanksgiving? Do you pay out or have the employee burn PTO or work or? Typically, I like the idea of being closed 100%, except snow, Christmas - New Years. Adding that in I'm then looking at 164hrs PTO or 20.5 days. If it was a foreman that I like or just a really good employee I wouldn't hesitate but with my current situation I'm not willing to offer the 164hrs. How are you structured? How do different employees/positions rank?