What is Turing's holiday and leave policy?

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Turing understands that work-life balance is crucial to Turing Developer's wellbeing, and having the option to take some time off is important — even when working remotely. 

Turing is flexible, and so are the customers. Turing believes that employees are healthiest when they are able to openly communicate things related to leaves and holidays directly to the company they are working with. However, Turing does have some simple protocols that developers working on the platform are asked to follow. These protocols are designed to ensure that things are handled smoothly for Turing, for the customers, and for you as a Turing developer. 

Planned time off 

If you’re planning on taking time off, please send an email to developersuccess@turing.com and CC your Account Executive. Turing's policy on time off is that you minimally give notice directly proportional​ to the amount of time off that you plan on taking -- for every day that you plan on taking off, plan on giving at least ​2x ​that much notice.

For example: 

  • If you plan on taking 5 days off, you will need to inform the team 10 days prior
  • If you plan on taking 13 days off, you will need to inform the team 26 days prior 

Of course, there will be exceptional situations where it would be difficult to give notice beforehand. In these situations, please communicate promptly with your Account Executive to appropriately handle the situation in a way that will be beneficial for all parties.

Unplanned time off 

Sometimes, you may get sick or have other unplanned emergencies come up that will cause you to miss work. As soon as you can, you should contact your Account Executive and send an email to ​​developersuccess@turing.com. Do this as soon as possible.  

Keeping a reliable line of communication open with the people you work with is essential to a successful remote collaboration on Turing. Both Turing's clients and internal teams understand that unplanned things will occur that will cause you to miss work. Turing does expect you to be responsible and inform relevant teams immediately when those things occur in order to plan and operate accordingly.  

Privilege leave (PL) 

Privilege leaves are the leaves you will be entitled to after working for a minimum of 3 months with Turing.

  • You can be entitled to a PL of 1.25 for a month, i.e., 15 leaves in a year.
  • In total, up to 10 leaves can be carried forward to the next calendar year. Any accumulation of PL over these limits will lapse at the end of the year, and No leave encashment will be granted.
  • This will apply only to fixed billing developers.
  • A prior intimation of the leave is mandatory.
  • Sick leave will be adjusted in privilege leave. If no PL is balanced, then the same will be treated as leave without pay.

Failure to follow protocol  

This decision will ultimately be made by the client you are working with, the Account Executive you are working with, and Turing's internal Operations team members. Failure to comply with our time off policy may result in failed matches with Turing's clients and your removal from the Turing platform.

For more clarity on anything mentioned above, please do reach out to support@turing.com.


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