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What you get 33 paid days off per year inclusive of public holidays in your locale, with a mandatory minimum of 15 days off per year.

Public holidays: you can choose to observe the public holidays in your locale or swap them for days of greater significance to you. Max rollover 18 days per year. | | How to access | Book via (and Payfit if you’re employed through the French entity); if booking for 2+ weeks, you must first get approval from your manager. | | Why do we offer this | To be as fair and equitable as possible in leave allowances across all employees; and to help you prioritize rest in order to sustain your health, well-being, and performance. |

Time off included

MUI provides (or adapts the rate if a contractor) 33 days off per year, to match 228±1 worked days per year. This matches the number of worked days in the French system which is relatively balanced.

In France, it’s the equivalent of 25 days of paid time off and 8 public holidays, there are truly 11 public holidays, but only 8 are during the week on average per year:

In this infographic, some of the days off fall during the weekend

In this infographic, some of the days off fall during the weekend

While there might be a few days different based on how you are “hired”, the above is the global target we aim for.

You don’t have to ask for permission when planning vacations but do inform your manager and peers, and make sure your responsibilities are covered. Your health and the health of your loved ones come before work. If you can, inform your manager if you have to take time off for health reasons.

The time off not used one year automatically rolls over to the following year.

What does this mean for public/national holidays?

As a globally distributed team, MUI has chosen to incorporate public holidays into your total annual leave entitlement. This is to offer a more culturally sensitive approach and to achieve more equitable annual leave across all employees.

We appreciate that many public/national holidays are Christian-centric, but there may be different days of cultural significance that you’d prefer to observe. Our approach allows you to flex public holidays as normal paid days off so you can observe the holidays that are most important to you. This also ensures better visibility of when team members are out of the office.

Minimum personal time off days

It's important that you're healthy and happy. Taking days off work is a good way to stay both.

It is your responsibility to take sufficient days off. If you have no current plans for taking days off, that's a signal that you should plan to take time off.

In many countries, there are also minimum statutory requirements for employees’ paid time off.

To meet this requirement, and to make sure that you are well-rested, everyone at MUI should have, at a minimum, 15 personal time off days per year.

If you manage people, make sure to check on this as well.

Time off approval

It's up to you when you want to take your PTO. If you are planning to take time off, please communicate it to your manager as soon as you know. You do not need permission, still, it is important to create awareness for planning.

It's best to communicate time off with your peers for durations of 2 days or more. You can do it during Monday's stand-up.