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    • Jscksonpollock
    • By Jscksonpollock 23rd Oct 19, 4:21 AM
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    Taking holidays and days off
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    • 23rd Oct 19, 4:21 AM
    Taking holidays and days off 23rd Oct 19 at 4:21 AM
    Hi this is my first post. After searching the web . This site was coming up a lot with close, but not quite the answers I was looking for so thought Iíd give it shot and start a thread

    Hope everyone is having a nice day

    Iím having a bit of trouble with my work. Iím on a ten hour contract but I get about 45 hours a week despite this which is awesome lol. Iím not complaining.

    But when it come to my holidays. If in a working week I request 2 days off as part of my holidays. Should I get 4 days off? Aka my 2 days holiday and my 2 days off that Iím normally off. Every week I get 2 days as normal. Sometimes 1 (every blue Moon when itís very busy)

    The problem is whenever I take holidays. I expect my holidays plus my days off but I only ever seem to get my holidays off and Iím left wondering why. Iím often told Ďoh itís a busy week you wouldnít have got days off that week anyhowí but itís too much of a coincidence that that only happens when I take holidays.

    Am I entitled to my regular days off ontop of my holidays I take

    To clarify. If I take Monday and Tuesday off as holidays. Should I get a two days (or even one) day off as a regular day off within that working week

    Hope this all makes sense

    Thank you
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    • keepcalmandstayoutofdebt
    • By keepcalmandstayoutofdebt 23rd Oct 19, 6:58 AM
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    • 23rd Oct 19, 6:58 AM
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    • 23rd Oct 19, 6:58 AM
    Yes you should get days off as standard mixed in with holiday.

    When my employer who is a 7 days a week business picked the best week to have off they set the rota to look like this

    Mon - off
    Tues - off
    Weds - hol
    Thurs - hol
    Fri - hol
    Sat - hol
    Sun - hol
    Hours total 0 (most other places would put hours in but I notice this current employer displays zero if someone has holiday)
    Mon - off (as new week)
    Tues - off
    back to work with 6 shifts before next rest day off. Was fortunate to have next two weeks of rota issued whilst on holiday.
    Not leaving my 'childhood' Home without a fight
    • _shel
    • By _shel 23rd Oct 19, 7:01 AM
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    • 23rd Oct 19, 7:01 AM
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    • 23rd Oct 19, 7:01 AM
    Yes definitely because if you'd actually booked to go away how would you come in to work!
    • nicechap
    • By nicechap 23rd Oct 19, 8:21 AM
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    • 23rd Oct 19, 8:21 AM
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    • 23rd Oct 19, 8:21 AM
    Hi this is my first post. After searching the web . This site was coming up a lot with close, but not quite the answers I was looking for so thought Iíd give it shot and start a thread

    Hope everyone is having a nice day

    Iím having a bit of trouble with my work. Iím on a ten hour contract but I get about 45 hours a week despite this which is awesome lol. Iím not complaining.

    But when it come to my holidays. If in a working week I request 2 days off as part of my holidays. Should I get 4 days off? Aka my 2 days holiday and my 2 days off that Iím normally off. Every week I get 2 days as normal. Sometimes 1 (every blue Moon when itís very busy)

    The problem is whenever I take holidays. I expect my holidays plus my days off but I only ever seem to get my holidays off and Iím left wondering why. Iím often told Ďoh itís a busy week you wouldnít have got days off that week anyhowí but itís too much of a coincidence that that only happens when I take holidays.

    Am I entitled to my regular days off ontop of my holidays I take

    To clarify. If I take Monday and Tuesday off as holidays. Should I get a two days (or even one) day off as a regular day off within that working week

    Hope this all makes sense

    Thank you
    Originally posted by Jscksonpollock
    In short yes.

    A few clarification questions - are you an employee, self employed, agency or consultancy?

    Is your 10 hours on set day(s)?

    What does your contract say about overtime? e.g. Is it compulsory?

    Does your holiday pay include an average of the overtime worked previously?
    Originally Posted by shortcrust
    "Contact the Ministry of Fairness....If sufficient evidence of unfairness is discovered youíll get an apology, a permanent contract with backdated benefits, a ĎLetís Make it Fair!í tshirt and mug, and those guilty of unfairness will be sent on a Fairness Awareness course."
    • ohreally
    • By ohreally 23rd Oct 19, 9:12 AM
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    • 23rd Oct 19, 9:12 AM
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    • 23rd Oct 19, 9:12 AM
    Iím on a ten hour contract but I get about 45 hours a week despite this which is awesome lol
    Originally posted by Jscksonpollock
    No it's not awesome, it's disgraceful. If there is a requirement for such hours you could and should be on an appropriate hours contract. Action of a $hitty employer.
    Donít be a canít, be a can.
    • Jscksonpollock
    • By Jscksonpollock 23rd Oct 19, 11:00 AM
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    • 23rd Oct 19, 11:00 AM
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    • 23rd Oct 19, 11:00 AM
    No it's not awesome, it's disgraceful. If there is a requirement for such hours you could and should be on an appropriate hours contract. Action of a $hitty employer.
    Originally posted by ohreally
    That is very true. I didnít meant to be so flippant when I said it was awesome.
    I work for a high street shop owned by a franchise so what I meant is it could be worse.
    • Jscksonpollock
    • By Jscksonpollock 23rd Oct 19, 11:03 AM
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    • 23rd Oct 19, 11:03 AM
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    • 23rd Oct 19, 11:03 AM
    In short yes.

    A few clarification questions - are you an employee, self employed, agency or consultancy?

    Is your 10 hours on set day(s)?

    What does your contract say about overtime? e.g. Is it compulsory?

    Does your holiday pay include an average of the overtime worked previously?
    Originally posted by nicechap
    I work for a well known high street shop

    My days off change every week. Iím usually off 2 days together. But some weeks my 2 days off are split up and other times due to staff shortage Iíve been asked to work 6 days and lose a day off.

    Iím not sure what it says about overtime. I think my contract said Iíll be required to work hours given which I guess is very cheeky of them. I was desperate for the job at the time so I took it

    I donít get overtime pay. In that situation I mentioned when Iím asked to work 6 days I just get paid my normal hourly rate for the extra day I did.
    • od244051
    • By od244051 23rd Oct 19, 3:18 PM
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    • 23rd Oct 19, 3:18 PM
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    • 23rd Oct 19, 3:18 PM
    When I book annual leave, I only book the days I am scheduled to work. Usually, I sandwich my annual leave dates either side of my two days off, which are consecutive days. This then makes my time off feel 'longer'
    • nicechap
    • By nicechap 23rd Oct 19, 3:50 PM
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    • 23rd Oct 19, 3:50 PM
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    • 23rd Oct 19, 3:50 PM
    I work for a well known high street shop

    My days off change every week. Iím usually off 2 days together. But some weeks my 2 days off are split up and other times due to staff shortage Iíve been asked to work 6 days and lose a day off.

    Iím not sure what it says about overtime. I think my contract said Iíll be required to work hours given which I guess is very cheeky of them. I was desperate for the job at the time so I took it

    I donít get overtime pay. In that situation I mentioned when Iím asked to work 6 days I just get paid my normal hourly rate for the extra day I did.
    Originally posted by Jscksonpollock
    In that case you need to tell them not to book you any extra time for the week you book your 10 hours off. Might be worthwhile joining a union beforehand that looks after retail workers as the franchisee seems to be taking advantage of you.
    Originally Posted by shortcrust
    "Contact the Ministry of Fairness....If sufficient evidence of unfairness is discovered youíll get an apology, a permanent contract with backdated benefits, a ĎLetís Make it Fair!í tshirt and mug, and those guilty of unfairness will be sent on a Fairness Awareness course."
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 23rd Oct 19, 7:15 PM
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    Statutory holiday is 5.6 weeks.

    When you book a week off you should get a week off.

    If you are regularly working longer hours you have to work then the holiday pay for the week off should be the same.
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