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November 18th, 2018, 05:56 PM   #1
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Working out my holiday/vacation entitlement

I have been tearing my hair out over this lol.

I am trying to work my holiday (vacation) entitlement out. Can somebody please tell me whether I am right?

I get 27 days holiday plus the bank holidays (public holidays). My work year is 1st of April to 31st of March. Due to Easter moving about, that means this year I get 7 days as bank holidays. In total this year I get 34 days holiday entitlement.

If I worked full time, I would do 7.5 hours per day and work 5 days per week = 37.5 hours per week. 34 holidays days x 7.5 hours a day = 255 hours holiday entitlement. If I were full time, every time I take a holiday day I would lose 7.5 hours/1 day from my holiday entitlement.

I don’t work full time. I do 18.45 hours per week, which is half a week’s work. I don’t work 2.5 days though. I work 3 days per week and do 6.45 hours a day.

Based on that information, am I correct in saying

"This year I get 127.5 hours holiday entitlement (half of a full time worker). Every time I take a holiday day, I take off 6.15 hours from my holiday entitlement"

or should it simply be

"I get 34 days holiday entitlement. Every time I take a holiday day, I just take a day off my holiday entitlement"?

Last edited by skipjack; November 18th, 2018 at 10:04 PM.
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November 18th, 2018, 10:18 PM   #2
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Your statements "I do 18.45 hours per week" and "I work 3 days per week and do 6.45 hours a day" are inconsistent. Did you mean "6.15 hours (i.e., 6 hours and 15 minutes) a day"?

You need to ask your employer to clarify whether the "27 days" part of the entitlement refers to "standard" days (comprising 7 1/2 hours each) or your "non-standard" shorter days.
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November 18th, 2018, 11:59 PM   #3
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There are probably half-hour lunch breaks accidentally included in the 6:45 time period., it must indeed be 6:15 (as mentioned later in the original post).

Edit: I've removed my maths as I think there's an error, can't quite spot it yet!

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Ennogs has posted this problem at 3 other sites (at least!).
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