There's An Easy Way To Get 53 Days Off Work Next Year By Using Just 23 Days Of Annual Leave
When you're in a nine to five job, the thought of an up coming day off is like ecstasy.
In the UK, most workers get 25 days paid leave (not including bank holidays) which hardly seems enough when you're working roughly 260 days a year.
So of course our ears pricked up when we worked out a way to turn 23 days of next year's annual leave into 53 days off.
Think how many holidays you could get out of that? The nine to five doesn't look so bad now, does it? And you'd still have two days off to take when you randomly fancy a four day week. Bliss.
Taking advantage of next year's bank holiday and weekends you can nearly double the days you've booked off, and we're going to tell you exactly how to do it.
Any days you need to book off are circled in red, any bank holidays are in purple and the weekends are circled with a blue ring.
Get your diaries out...
Over the Easter break, you can bag yourself 10 days off work by only using four days annual leave.
Thanks to weekends, Easter Monday and Good Friday you only need to request the 14th to 17th April off to give yourself 16 days of out of office bliss.
May is a very good month for bank holidays as you can get yourself nine days off twice in a row by using just eight days holiday, meaning you'll be off work for 18 days during the month.
Though bear in mind 2020 will see a change in May bank holidays. The early May bank holiday is traditionally held on a Monday, but for 2020, it's being moved back by four days to Friday.
This will see it changed from Monday, 4th May to Friday, 8th May for next year only.
So to get your days off, book off 4th to 7th May, and 26th to 29th for the late May Bank Holiday. The weekends will also play in our favour.
Everyone loves the August bank holiday, and thanks to weekends, you can get yourself nine days off using only four days annual leave in this month.
With the August bank holiday falling right at the end of the month (31st), all you need to do is book off the 1st to 4th September, and you've got enough time to say goodbye to summer.
Arguably, December is the best time to give yourself some extra time off for all the food, Christmas drinks and last minute present shopping.
This year, Boxing Day falls on a Saturday, meaning we're given a 'substitute Bank Holiday' on Monday 28th, meaning an extra day off without sacrificing a day's annual leave. Hoorah!
You can easily be off for a huge 16 days from 19th December to 4th January by booking off 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th and 31st.
So there it is. Make sure you get your requests in soon (i.e. before your colleagues) and your work mates will be wondering why you're never in.
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