8 Views25 Comments January 21, 2017, 7:33 am in Life Hacks How to get 18 days off work using only 9 days of holiday How to get 18 days off work using only 9 days of holiday View Reddit by devinedj – View Source Leave your vote 0 points Upvote Downvote Total votes: 0 Upvotes: 0 Upvotes percentage: 0.000000% Downvotes: 0 Downvotes percentage: 0.000000% Share daysholidaywork See more Previous article 11 simple life hacks Next article Most anticipated Earnings Releases for the week beginning January 23rd, 2017 25 Comments Leave a Reply Reply This seems to be only relevant if you live in the UK. Not sure about other countries, but the US doesn’t have Good Friday, Easter Monday, Bank Holidays, or Boxing Day. Reply Relevant info- *”So provided you get an automatic day off on those days*” Reply Article says set your holiday times from Dec 23rd to Jan 1 and hope some of those days were already days off for you. Reply And then watch your boss laugh whike denying your request. Vacation days aren’t a right to take any time, you can’t just game the system like that. Deciding to play the card thst way makes you an expendable employee since we can go 18 days without you, why do we need you at all? Reply This would be great if I got bank holidays off. It’s OK though, I work for a bank. Reply My employer charges me 40 hours of vacation if I take a week off, even if it is a short week because of holidays. I get paid both vacation pay and holiday pay, but this is what they’re trying to avoid. Reply US version. Take the 4 days between Christmas and New Years for 10 days off Reply Step 1: quit job in US with equally liberal floating holiday policy that allows you to do this virtually any week of the year Step 2: find similar job in UK with higher cost of living Step 3: work hard for many years to get salary recalibrated Step 4: wait for calendar to align correctly again Step 5: go on holiday Reply Let me tell you about the time I turned 6 months of accumulated leave into a year. Reply Try working in public accounting where you get 0 days off between now and July 4th. Granted we can take vacation, but no firm sponsored holidays during busy season. Reply France : 5 weeks guaranteed paid vacation + 4 more weeks for the ones working in offices. Not counting state holiday etc… Roughly 5 or 6 extra days off So, overall, not so bad. (Of course, lawyers, shopkeepers, company managers etc are not entitled to these, they tend to be paid a bit more, though) Douce France… Edit: not sure why I get downvoted for saying something correct ? Reply This is very useful for me, considering that the only days you get off by default in my store are Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Those are the only days the store is closed, period. Reply My coworker does this every year. Only uses vacation days on holiday weeks so he saves one vacation day every week. After 5 holidays he’s got a full extra vacation week saved. (yes he’s been there for ages which is why he has so much vacation to begin with) Reply Fuck this website.. keeps redirecting me to ads and surveys on mobile. Reply /r/shittylifehacks Reply Where do you work and where do you work and where do you work and where do you work and where do you live? Reply Weekends don’t count in my opinion, I already get those off, not having to work those days is an expectation, not a gift or some life hack. Reply Does it still work if I’m self employed? Reply Guys, holiday pay is just like ei. You pay into it with every cheque. Its your money they just hold it. Thats why if you have a job that doesnt offer it, your cheques are like $18-$30 more. Reply Unless you work retail. Reply I have exactly this booked off 🙂 I’m going to Australia – so excited! Reply I’ve got 65 paid days off (France) to take yearly and usually ask to have those paid as a bonus past 40. Feels good to be free in Europe. Reply Doesn’t apply to U.K. nurses as we have to work bank holidays, weekends & nights. The only perk for working for the NHS is I get 8 weeks paid holiday a year. Reply My husband just got a 9 day vacation and only used 4 vacation days to do it….. He’s not happy about going back tomorrow lol Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Connect with: Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.