With the New Year fast approaching, so too is the long-awaited renewal of those very precious annual leave days. A new year means new plans to get booked in, such as holidays, birthdays, weddings, and all those lovely events that require days off from your job. Regardless of how many days off you are entitled to in your job, here’s a quick guide to making the most of your days off each month.
The big secret is to plan ahead. Instead of taking random days off throughout the year, consider scheduling your time off around the bank holidays. This way, you are making the most of the long weekends while saving your leave for other events and last-minute escapes.
As an example we have chosen the month of March – See Below
Book Two Days Off For Four Nights Away.
If you’re just planning a short break for four nights 16th to 20th March you’ll need to use just two of your annual leave days. Starting on Saturday 16th March you’ll need to book off Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th March.
Book Four Days Off For Ten Nights Away.
There’s also the opportunity for a longer break during this month. If you plan your days off around the following days you’ll be able to get ten days off work using just four of your annual leave days.
Starting your trip on Saturday 23rd March Book off Monday 25th through to Thursday 28th. Friday 29th March is Good Friday and Easter Monday is April 1st returning to work on Tuesday 2nd April.
- JANUARY 1ST NEW YEARS DAY
- FEBRUARY 5TH SAINT BRIGIDS DAY
- MARCH 17TH SAINT PATRICKS DAY
- APRIL 1ST EASTER MONDAY
- MAY 6TH MAYDAY
- JUNE 3RD JUNE BANK HOLIDAY
- AUGUST 5H AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY
- OCTOBER 28TH OCTOBER BANK HOLIDAY
- DECEMBER 25TH CHRISTMAS DAY
- DECEMBER 26TH SAINT STEPHENS DAY
So what are you waiting for ? It’s time to get those dates booked into your diary for those dreamy holidays and important events before your colleagues beat you to it …