We don’t know about you, but it sometimes feels like we blitz through our annual leave in about 10 minutes at the start of the year.
So if there’s any way for us to extend our yearly amount of hols, we’ll take it – and luckily, we’ve found a few handy loopholes to stretch our annual limit as far as we could go.
Yep, you can turn 22 days of annual leave to 54, if you play your cards right.
How can you more than double your days off? It’s simple.
We recommend taking four days off between 4th and 7th January (that awful, post-Christmas lull), to give yourself a continuous nine day break after the New Year.
Take off another four days between 19-22 April and 3-6 May and you'll wind up with 10 days off in a row both times.
And there’s a way to make the May bank holiday last longer. If you manage to pencil the 31 May - 1 June off, you’ll get a juicy nine days off. You can mimic this for the August bank holiday: 30 August - 2 September.
If you want to secure an extra-long Christmas 2022, we’ve got your back there too.
Book off 28-30 December and you'll find yourself with a much-needed 10 day break at Christmas – delicious.
You can thank us later…
A big shout out to the retail workers, medical staff (and of course to us journalists, obviously) who are also forced to work weekends.
But any way to try and bag a few more extra days in bed, we’ll take.
In other news, we’ve also found a day to extend our Christmas ho-ho-holidays for 2021.
The way this year's bank holidays fall means those who work Monday to Friday in the UK can book off December 24, 29, 30, and 31 and be off for a total of 11 days.
As Christmas Day and Boxing Day fall on a weekend, the bank holidays are rolled over to December 27 and 28.
The same rule applies to New Year's Day which falls on a Saturday - meaning the bank holiday has been moved to Monday, January 3 instead.
What an absolute win!
However, those looking to get the full 11 days off need to get booking now before they're taken by another keen colleague looking to have a holly, jolly Christmas.
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