What is Turing's holiday, emergency and sick leave policy?

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Turing understands that work-life balance is crucial to a developer's wellbeing, and having the option to take some time off is very important — especially while working remotely. 

Turing is quite flexible, and so are Turing’s customers. One of Turing’s core beliefs is 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 have to follow. These protocols are designed to ensure smooth functioning and organized workflow for Turing, the customers, as well as the Turing developers.

Planned time off 

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

For example: 

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

Of course, there will be exceptional situations where it becomes impossible to give notice beforehand. In such 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 inform and get approval from your customer before contacting your Account Executive and send an email to ​​developersuccess@turing.com​. Turing recommends you do this as soon as possible.  

Keeping a reliable line of communication open with the people you work with is essential to successful remote collaboration on Turing. Both Turing's clients and internal teams understand that unplanned events do occur and cause developers to miss work. Turing does expect you to be responsible and inform relevant teams immediately whenever such an event does take place so that they can plan and operate accordingly.  


Paid Time Off (PTO) 

Privilege leaves are the leaves that developers with monthly billing agreements are  entitled to after working with Turing for a minimum of 3 months.

  • You can be entitled to a PL of 1.25 for a month, i.e., 15 leaves in a year.
  • Leaves cannot be carried forward to the next calendar year. No leave encashment will be granted
  • This will apply only to fixed billing developers. Developers under an hourly agreement are not eligible for PTO. 
  • 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.


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