Bit confused about my holiday entitlement (part time)

(4 Posts)
hyperhypermum Fri 29-Jul-16 08:47:43

I work for a small family company. Therefore they don't have an HR dept and the owner just sorts that stuff out. I work 22 hours which I generally work over 4 days within school hours so 5.5 hours per day. They are extremely flexible and allow me to work my hours over 2 long days and one half day in the holidays to help with childcare, which I often take them up on. I get 4 weeks holiday, which in my case is 16 days. I tend to take my holiday in school hols and one week off means I take 4 days leave - simples! This year however we're going away mid week. Therefore, I plan to work a long day on the Monday (9 hours) and take the rest of the week off. I see they've put me down for 3 days leave even though I only actually owe them 13 out of my 22! Not sure how to broach this as they are very flexible, there is lots of give and take. For example, if I go to a school assembly they don't expect me to make up the time though I often do stay a bit later to finish something and won't claim the time.

I don't want to rock the boat as I know I'm lucky to have this job, but I'm not sure this is fair!

iisme Fri 29-Jul-16 08:50:34

I would just ask them to clarify. In my experience, part-time holiday entitlement is usually given in hours rather than days and whenever you are away, you are cross off for every hour you were contracted to work.

Since they are so flexible, I wouldn't be accusatory or anything, but I think asking them to clarify how it works couldn't hurt.

Ginmakesitallok Fri 29-Jul-16 08:51:37

If you're part time it's much easier to do your annual leave in hours rather than days.

Ginmakesitallok Fri 29-Jul-16 09:02:48

But thinking about this more! I work 22.5 hours over 3 days, flexibly. So if I need to swap days I can, if I need to leave early or stay late I can. If I was in your position I would speak to my line manager and explain that I don't need 3 days leave, I need 2 (ish) days leave and am taking the other time back as flexi?

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