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 November 18th, 2018, 06:56 PM #1 Newbie   Joined: Nov 2018 From: uk Posts: 1 Thanks: 0 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 11:04 PM.
 November 18th, 2018, 11:18 PM #2 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 20,302 Thanks: 1974 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.
 November 19th, 2018, 12:59 AM #3 Senior Member   Joined: Apr 2014 From: UK Posts: 895 Thanks: 328 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! Last edited by weirddave; November 19th, 2018 at 01:45 AM. Reason: oopsies
 November 19th, 2018, 07:01 AM #4 Math Team   Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 13,981 Thanks: 994 Ennogs has posted this problem at 3 other sites (at least!).

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