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Dollymixtureyumyum Tue 02-Feb-16 18:32:39

I think the best way is to explain this bit by bit
i work for part time Monday, Tuesday, Friday.
All our annual leave is added up including bank holiday entitlement of which i get credited for half a day as I am part time.
We get 18.5 days leave per year as part time staff.
The office also has days where it closes for training outside organisations and normal staff can't come in.
We also can't come in on bank holidays as the office is closed
All together days that we have to take off when the office is closed and bank holidays is a total of 13 days which comes out of our leave entitlement if we happen to work a day when the office is closed.
That means I only get 6 days a year to have off at my choosing. That is 2 weeks as all the office closers and bank holidays hit my days of work.
I am the only member of staff who works a Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Monday, Tuesday, Friday's happen to be the only days that the office closers fall on.
Other part time members of staff do not work on a Tuesday.
The office is closed for 6 days on a Tuesday but because they don't work a Tuesday they get to take that 6 days leave when they choose.
That's an extra 6 days or two weeks that they can choose when they have off.
Other staff do not work a Monday do get credited for the bank holiday and again they can take that when they like.
I know I am getting the same amount of time off but a day here and a day there is not the same as a full week.
Really hope that makes sense

redhat Tue 02-Feb-16 18:38:49

If I'm understanding you correctly that's just the way the cookie crumbles I'm afraid. If you work part time but do mondays and fridays then you are going to find that those who work part time but don't work mondays/Fridays are going to be able to use their leave slightly more flexibly. The company is entitled to do this though. They can in fact nominate every single one of your leave days if they wish to do so - you don't legally have any entitlement to take leave on the days you want to take it.

Their only option would be to allow you to take the holiday days at anther time but not pay you for the bank holidays. This would be very unusual though and they certainly wouldn't have to do this.

bb888 Tue 02-Feb-16 18:44:34

Could you change your days of work?

Dollymixtureyumyum Tue 02-Feb-16 18:48:01

I changed to a Tuesday recently after being asked by them to do so. I would not have done if I had realised. Just a bit pig sick that most of my holidays will be an odd day here and there while other colleagues doing the same job and same amount of hours per week get to choose up to two weeks more holidays.

Dollymixtureyumyum Tue 02-Feb-16 18:48:41

Not they they get more holiday but they choose the time they have off

bb888 Tue 02-Feb-16 18:50:02

Can you say that the Tuesday isnt working for you and go back to what you were doing before?

Or tag on the days that you can choose to weeks where there is already a day off so that you get more full weeks leave?

MrsPigling Tue 02-Feb-16 20:11:52

can you work a Wednesday or Thursday in the weeks you're forced to take one of your days off?

ForeverLivingMyArse Wed 03-Feb-16 11:45:52

That's shit and happens to me on Mondays as well.

2 part timers don't work Mondays, just do, so take 3 extra days of my annual leave which is the equivalent of one week for me. It disproportionate but apparently just the way it is.

VimFuego101 Wed 03-Feb-16 11:47:27

I agree with a previous poster - ask if you can work a Weds or Thurs instead on the days the office is closed.

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