Is this guy serious?

posted 2 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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2455 posts
Buzzing bee

angiedoll:  Yikes! I don’t know how the payroll stuff works there, but as far as the comment about your son it may have come off wrong through text. In person he could have just been joking because maybe his kids have faked and he was making a “sheesh! kids!” type comment.

At least it’s a good thing the vacation time came up so that you were made aware of what’s going on in payroll and it can be fixed.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

angiedoll:  I’m also a UK bee.

That holiday entitlement thing is waaaay wrong. Your hours are your hours, they can’t be condensed into something else.

Use the Holiday Entitlement Calculator on the government website to work it out. If your company does the statutory minimum (like mine), they it just churns out the numbers.

Hope it went ok!

 

Oh also, shouldn’t you be able to use your flexible hours to look after your son?! All parents are entitled to flexible hours if their child is under 16, or 18 in they are dependent (disabled). Then make the hours up elsewhere?

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  RhianfaHW.
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

What a silly remark about your son!

As for leave entitlement, the number of DAYS you work should have no bearing. It’s the number of HOURS that matter. Not the pattern of how you work them. So if you do the equivalent of 5 days work in 4 longer days you don’t get less holiday.  Likewise, if someone did 2 hours work across 7 days they wouldn’t be get a leave allowance based on 7 days, it’d be calculated on the 14 hours a week they work. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Steampunkbride:  It sounds to me like leave is calculated differently in the UK.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper

Have you been taking a lot of days off to take care of your son? That could be where the question is stemming from.  Not saying it is right to make the comment but sometimes context counts. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Jijitattoo:  Yes, it is. We have a lot more of it for starters! 

However, it may be that the OP is doing herself no favours by working a full-time equivalent in fewer days. It might be that her employer is counting those days when she isn’t at work towards her annual leave entitlement. 

Best advice remains to use the Government Holiday Entitlement calculator though. That way she can factor in various circumstances and come out with an answer that can inform her discussions with her boss>

https://www.gov.uk/calculate-your-holiday-entitlement

Post # 8
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Honey bee

What a knob, all the best getting it sorted. Hope your son feels better soon.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Steampunkbride:  Oh, I thought from the OP’s post that she does work 5 days but that her boss was inputting the hours as if she only worked 4 and that was the problem, but I’ll admit I find the whole thing rather confusing!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Jijitattoo:  You are right! Just shows how confusing leave entitlement can be.

Yes, she’s working FEWER hours across the same number of days as her co-workers. I know that when I worked in the public sector where part-time contracts were commonplace, this would have meant her holiday entitlement would have been calculated pro-rata based on hours worked. But it’s a confusing situation either way and I hope she can sort it out. 

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