Part Time PAYE role

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I'm currently self-employed however I am interviewing for a part time PAYE role which would be three days a week. I will continue to freelance for the other two days.

Can anyone advise on which three days would be best to work? I like the idea of having Friday as a 'freelance day' for spontaneous weekends away without needing to request holiday from my employer but other than that I'm not sure what is best. I was originally considering Mon/Tues/Wed but I read Monday might not be the best day due to pro-rata bank holidays but I can't get my head around how it works!

Any advice would be much appreciated. 

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  • DullGreyGuy
    DullGreyGuy Posts: 10,995 Forumite
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    Does your freelance work generate revenue on weekends/bank holidays?
    What days are your employers operating?

    For me my freelance work rarely pays on weekends or bankholidays so it make sense to align the PAYE work to those and whilst it may only be pro-rata pay its still some pay rather than none plus if they are open you may be able to pickup overtime or such on those days. 
  • Chadd123
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    Yes I can generate income from my freelance work on weekends and bank holidays - I am a journalist and write articles for various publications so I can write them whenever I need as I do not need to be in touch with the client on their working day to do that, if that makes sense!
  • Chadd123
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    Oh sorry and to add the employers operate Monday - Friday, it's a regular 9-5.30 type role
  • Grumpy_chap
    Grumpy_chap Posts: 15,036 Forumite
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    Chadd123 said:
    I'm currently self-employed however I am interviewing for a part time PAYE role which would be three days a week. I will continue to freelance for the other two days.

    Can anyone advise on which three days would be best to work? I like the idea of having Friday as a 'freelance day' for spontaneous weekends away without needing to request holiday from my employer but other than that I'm not sure what is best. I was originally considering Mon/Tues/Wed but I read Monday might not be the best day due to pro-rata bank holidays but I can't get my head around how it works!

    Any advice would be much appreciated. 
    Has the employer for the PAYE role indicated the schedule that would best suit them?
  • Chadd123
    Chadd123 Posts: 13 Forumite
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    Chadd123 said:
    I'm currently self-employed however I am interviewing for a part time PAYE role which would be three days a week. I will continue to freelance for the other two days.

    Can anyone advise on which three days would be best to work? I like the idea of having Friday as a 'freelance day' for spontaneous weekends away without needing to request holiday from my employer but other than that I'm not sure what is best. I was originally considering Mon/Tues/Wed but I read Monday might not be the best day due to pro-rata bank holidays but I can't get my head around how it works!

    Any advice would be much appreciated. 
    Has the employer for the PAYE role indicated the schedule that would best suit them?
    No not yet. If they want specific days that’s fine, but just thought I should be prepared in case I have flexibility 
  • General_Grant
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    Chadd123 said:
    I'm currently self-employed however I am interviewing for a part time PAYE role which would be three days a week. I will continue to freelance for the other two days.

    Can anyone advise on which three days would be best to work? I like the idea of having Friday as a 'freelance day' for spontaneous weekends away without needing to request holiday from my employer but other than that I'm not sure what is best. I was originally considering Mon/Tues/Wed but I read Monday might not be the best day due to pro-rata bank holidays but I can't get my head around how it works!

    Any advice would be much appreciated. 
    Your holiday entitlement will be based on  3/5 of what a full-time person would get. 

    Bank holidays are just part of the entitlement (assuming the job doesn't normally require bank holidays to be working). 

    So the disadvantage with having Mondays as part of your normal week is that every bank holiday which falls on a Monday (most of them) will be deducted from your entitlement.  So you get more flexibility if you don't normally work on Mondays because those Monday bank holidays are not worked by you but neither do they get deducted from your holiday entitlement.
  • Marcon
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    Chadd123 said:
    I'm currently self-employed however I am interviewing for a part time PAYE role which would be three days a week. I will continue to freelance for the other two days.

    Can anyone advise on which three days would be best to work? I like the idea of having Friday as a 'freelance day' for spontaneous weekends away without needing to request holiday from my employer but other than that I'm not sure what is best. I was originally considering Mon/Tues/Wed but I read Monday might not be the best day due to pro-rata bank holidays but I can't get my head around how it works!

    Any advice would be much appreciated. 
    Your holiday entitlement will be based on  3/5 of what a full-time person would get. 

    Bank holidays are just part of the entitlement (assuming the job doesn't normally require bank holidays to be working). 

    So the disadvantage with having Mondays as part of your normal week is that every bank holiday which falls on a Monday (most of them) will be deducted from your entitlement.  So you get more flexibility if you don't normally work on Mondays because those Monday bank holidays are not worked by you but neither do they get deducted from your holiday entitlement.
    ...unless the contract specifies that you get holiday entitlement plus bank holidays 'which would otherwise be a normal working day', but is that really such a critical issue? If you like the idea of a really long weekend, working Tuesday to Thursday for the PAYE job fits the bill nicely.
    Googling on your question might have been both quicker and easier, if you're only after simple facts rather than opinions!  
  • ChasingtheWelshdream
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    My 3 day pattern is Tues-Thurs and is ideal. I get to use my bank holiday ‘allowance’ at other times (it is in my contract), so it feels like I get more annual leave.  And a 4 day weekend every week.

    It is perfect and I would recommend it.


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