How much annual leave do you get?
Recent conversation with friends has made me realise how much variation there is between professions, and I’m starting to feel a bit hard done by (yes, first world problems I know).
I’d be interested to hear how much folk get, perhaps with a quick note about what you do and for how long. I know some places offer an extra day or two for each few years of service. Mostly interested in 30-something office based engineering type jobs…
Teachers, the self employed and anyone with > 40 days can keep quiet, thanks 😉Posted 1 year agoGrahamSSubscriber
I asked this fairly recently:
Personally I would get 33 days (including bank/public holidays) if I was full time.
But I work compressed-hours so I have Fridays off and get 30.5 days pa – which suits me pretty well.
Software Engineer. Office based. Early 40s. Been there 12 years.Posted 1 year agobinnersSubscriber
Staff nurse 8 weeks
Actually its 5 weeks leave, 10 days in lieu for public holidays and 1 week long service leave -but as public holidays are normal working days for me I get to take the 10 days when I want
I thought all you public sector lot factored in your month a year on the sick? 😛Posted 1 year agotrail_ratMember
Used to get 28days leave and 4 days public holidays (Xmas and new year)
New job. Zero leave.
5 weeks on shift living and working in africa. 5 weeks off shift at home not looking at my emails 🙂
So 6 months off but I get no choice in the times dates.
Front line infantry mech eng in oilfield.Posted 1 year agomahaloSubscriber
30-something office based engineering type here, but on contract – so i tend to estimate my annual income as a weeks wages x 46 weeks.
so 6 weeks off give or take, or 30 days? which seems pretty average. probably take more than that in fairness, but i also take advantage of flexible hours…Posted 1 year agoNorthwindSubscriber
40 days- 32 contracted, plus 8 extra paid days when the business is shut down (mostly christmas and new year).
These aren’t contractual but if they ever tried to change it we’d burn the place to the ground so they might as well be 😆 But since it’s not in the contract, they don’t promote it at all- you find out once you work here, often when it happens. Nice bonus 🙂Posted 1 year agopocpocSubscriber
Mostly interested in 30-something office based engineering type jobs…
That’s me!Posted 1 year ago
25 days + 8 bank holidays.
No flexitime, no long service bonus. Everyone working full time gets the same.
As we’re linked to a factory we have a 1 week shutdown in the summer that comes out of the 25 days, but as my job isn’t production linked I can work these if I want/need to and take the days another time.SundayjumperSubscriber
Contractor so anything between 0 and 260 😆
But in my last job it was 25 + the 8 bank/public holidays, plus you could buy or sell up to 5 days (salary adjusted accordingly). The rules said no carry-over but most managers were flexible on that if you used them up near the start of the year.
The job was number crunching for a very large engineering company.Posted 1 year agodashedMember
Early 40s, engineering-type – 24 days plus statutory. Have to take a certain number of xmas and NY when the place shuts down – 3 this year, but depends what day of the week the statutory bank hols fall. So basically, I’ve got 21 days to do with as I please. I can buy more if I want (up to 10 days).Posted 1 year agostumpy01Member
Office based Mech eng job here…
We can choose between 3 holiday options depending on how many hours extra a week we want to work.
The max was an extra 5 days over the 25 we were getting.
Or we could stick at 25 (I think) or go for 28 days.
I signed up for the highest extra holiday, as I was working the required extra every week anyway.
So, I get 30 days hol with bank hols on top & have to do 38.25hrs/wk to get that.
In typical engineering fashion, the bloke who sits next to me worked out that the mid-option was best in terms of hours worked/holiday earned so signed up to that……but failed to take into account that he too normally works more than the min required to get the full 5 extra days anyway….. 😆Posted 1 year agoAlexSubscriber
Not much help but I thought I’d check how many days I had off this year… freelance working on a few different projects. Actually took 42 days so far which was entirely due to deciding I had better things to do that earn a few more quid. Most of which involved riding bikes or doing stuff with the family. I don’t really need any more time off this year but @NW
8 extra paid days when the business is shut down
means another 8 as the whole sector shuts down.
As many as I bloody well like! I’m seriously thinking of taking the whole of January off and going somewhere hot
– that’s fine as long as you’ve finished my stuff first 🙂Posted 1 year ago
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