How you can get 48 days holiday this year only using 19 days of annual leave
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Hands up if you like holidays? OK, cool, that's everyone. Now put those hands back down and let's figure out how you can get as much of it as possible.
This year we've got a fair few bank holidays to look forward to, so if you get your holiday requests in nice and early, you could end up with some chunky wedges of time off.
First off it's Easter, so if you're lucky enough to have today off and not be writing this article, then you could be at the start of a little hot streak of time off.
Next Monday is Easter Monday, meaning you've got four days off, and you'd only need to take annual leave on the 11th, 12th. 13th and 14th to make this a 10-day stretch off work.
Likewise in May we've got a bank holiday on the 1st and a bonus holiday on the 8th for the coronation, so if you book off the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th you'll have another 10-day stint without working.
And at the end of the delicious month of May you can have another nine days off by taking annual leave from Tuesday (30 May) through until Friday (2 June).
You can then finish off your summer with another lovely nine-day stint by taking annual leave on 29th, 30th, 31st August and 1st September.
And to see out your year of chunky time off, get your holiday requests in for December 27th, 28th and 29th, which will land you with another delightful 10-day break.
According to The Sun, Andrew Hunter - co-founder of job search engine Adzuna - said: "2023 is the year workers are waving goodbye to hustle culture and reclaiming balance at work.
"A big part of that is being free to take regular leave to recharge and prevent burnout. Bank holidays are a great time to switch off and recuperate.
"And many workers will look to extend their stints away from the office by tacking on extra days of annual leave, though it's important to note that longer breaks are normally discretionary and for the best chance of approval, time off requests should be submitted well in advance.
"Tackle any critical tasks before you switch on your out of office and make sure your usual contacts know you'll be away."