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Questions tagged [holidays]

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Applying for a job while just starting another

I'm going to start a new job at company A soon, after two months of unemployment. The work contract says I'm not entitled to ask for days off during the first six months. Besides, within this period ...
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Manager offering annual leave I don’t think I’m due

So our manager has only been in the job since Nov and he approached me today to tell me I have another week and a half to take off, which I was completely unaware of. I work part-time which does make ...
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UK - Can my employer not allow holiday longer than a certain period?

My employer has a policy regarding holiday stating that employees are not allowed to take longer than a week off at a time (5 working days) as a consequence of this rule it leads me to believe if I ...
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Factually, what proportion of companies make today (31st) a holiday? [closed]

Let's set aside very small companies (let's say, under 20 or so people). "Most" companies seem to have January 1 as a holiday day - the company is closed. What about Monday December 31, 2018 ? Is ...
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How to deal with employee who do lots of vacation? [closed]

My father is facing a difficulty that one of his employee do vacation once after two days. Even though he is a very honest and hard working employee, and also takes holidays for genuine reasons, it ...
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Do I have to attend a work Christmas party?

I've just started a new job, which I'm enjoying. I recently received an email, asking all employees to choose what they would like to eat at the work Christmas party. I personally would not choose to ...
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Part time contract holiday adjustment

I recently asked to work 4 out of 5 days a week. The company came back with a contract amendment which looks fine, however there is one change which I do not understand: The exact wording is: ...
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Manager Prioritising Colleagues holidays

Background: So I work in a company where we have flexi time and our holidays are first come first serve. It's in the policy of the company. I work with 2 other developers but our manager (for obvious ...
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How to manage guilt for taking a day off? [closed]

Before yesterday, my last full day off from work was on May 13th. Between now and then, I have worked every single day in some capacity, usually 9-5 but also unusual hours on a work trip, being ...
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Can I take my annual holiday before leaving workplace? [duplicate]

I conveniently joined the company when they just reset their holiday leave, so I have 25 days remaining. However, I think I'm going to leave. Should I take all 25 days before I hand in my notice? P....
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How are holidays and bank holidays for partial work weeks normally handled

I work at an office-based company in the UK where almost all employees work a regular 5 day week. We have 25 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays, and it is assumed that the office will be closed on Bank ...
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Bi-weekly sprint with monthly recurring vacancy

I'm a software developer and next year at my company we start using two-weekly sprints. A couple weeks before knowing we'd start this process I talked to my boss telling him I want to work less with ...
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What is the current protocol for holiday gifts? [closed]

I've been at the new job for about 3 months, and all seems to be going well. I report directly to two managers, and I'm on good/excellent terms with both of them. I want to give them some small ...
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Ineligible for paid holiday [duplicate]

I'am a salaried exempt employee and I gave my 2 weeks notice with a November 24th as a last day. Some plans came up so I requested the 24th off work. My HR manager sent me an email stating that I may ...
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Surprise holiday booked for me - what do I do? [closed]

A family member booked a surprise holiday for me to the other side of the world from the 28th of December to the 5th or 6th of January. I started working in my current workplace at the end of ...
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Rewarding employees with increased holiday entitlement for years of loyal service [closed]

We’re looking to implement a scheme whereas employees are rewarded for years of loyal employment. We’d be interested to hear about similar schemes (or entirely different ones) that reward loyalty and ...
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How to professionally tell my boss to not contact me during my holidays?

I'm currently on holidays, and I'm a software developer. For the first time in my 10+ years of work, my boss tried to reach me during my holidays, on my private phone (while I have a company phone ...
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Extending holidays after bad news [closed]

I need an advice. I've received the bad news that my father has lost his job while I was in Italy for holidays. He hasn't told me yet, I know as my step-mother told me so, knowing that he wouldn't ...
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Missed Friday work because I mistakenly thought Labor Day was September 1st, how to explain?

I worked abroad for half my career and always worked Labor Day weekend in the States as a contractor. I totally was unaware it was not September 1st and blew off Friday. My job recently claimed my ...
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Unusual working hours and time off. [closed]

My working hours are 8:45-5:00 Monday to Thursday and 8:45-4:00 on Friday. I get 30 mins for lunch each day. My contract states my weekly working hours as 37hours and 45 minutes. I have been told we ...
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Only paid for 3 of 12 days of untaken holiday upon leaving my job despite my contract not mentioning anything about this accruing over time [closed]

I'm in the UK and I've recently changed jobs. My old job gave me 25 holiday days per calendar year and since January I'd taken 13 of them, giving me 12 days holiday remaining at the time I handed in ...
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Holidays and Notice period [closed]

I've recently been accepted for a job I applied for and will be partaking in my 4 week notice period, but, prior to the job offer I booked 8 working days off (3/4 weeks ago) for August in my current ...
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How can I ask to work extra hours to make up for a holiday?

I am scheduled to work fewer hours next week due to the office being closed on holiday for the 4th of July. I would like to email my boss to ask I can work a few extra hours each day to make up for ...
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Is it advisable to wait after my annual review to ask for long-term leave?

I have been at my company for just over a year and my yearly review is coming up. I am doing well, and my boss has dropped hints of a raise (even if they hadn't I would be asking for one anyway as I ...
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What is socially acceptable for treatment of holidays by an employer? [closed]

I am U.S. based, so biases may show through. It seems common for companies to host a pot luck lunch or post a well-wishing message or something along those lines. However, if a company doesn't ...
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Is my employer allowed to change my last working day to a later date?

My employer required 4 weeks notice. I sent them my resignation email on 01/Dec/2016. The email said that my last working day would be 30/Dec/2016. In Feb 2017 I received an 'Acceptance of ...
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Which is the maximum allowance for an employer to respond to an annual leave request? [closed]

My employer consistently not responding to a holiday request. By law and contract, my notice period should be twice as big as the total requested days. However, I cannot find any information about the ...
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Should I contact my N+2 on his holidays for important matters?

I'm technical lead in a team of 40+ people working in IT. My current manager and his manager (the N+2 as we say) are currently on holidays (at least for another week). One of our coworkers sent a ...