Post # 1
Hi ladies, I just need to have a little rant, I’ve spent the day at home today as my ds has not been well, thankfully he is feeling better as the day goes on. My FI and I work together, FI texted me this afternoon telling me our boss has asked if my son is faking it… wtf! The man is infurating at the best of times but that comment has really annoyed me. To top it off FI then text saying our boss wants to see my wage slip as he thinks I have gone over my annual leave entitlement, I have no idea which handbag I shoved it into, so I rang payroll, only to find out he has been inputting my hours incorrectly costing my 6 days annual leave per year. No wonder he thinks I have gone over.
I work slightly less hours than most of the staff but I work the same number of days, the boss has compressed my hours into 4 days and submitted them like that, this means I would be intitled to 22 days per year, if he inputed the hours worked over 5 day I am entitled to 28 days a year. (uk Bee)
That will make interesting conversation tomorrow, with a man that can’t be wrong!
Post # 2
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
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?
Post # 4
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
Steampunkbride: It sounds to me like leave is calculated differently in the UK.
Post # 6
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
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>
Post # 8
What a knob, all the best getting it sorted. Hope your son feels better soon.
Post # 9
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
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.
Post # 11
RhianfaHW: I’ve done the calculator and contacted payroll who have confirmed his error. I still need to get him to correct it for me though
j_jaye: No my son is very rarely ill, he’s 8 and I have only taken two other occasions off with him, and this was with a previous employer, he’s just not a nice man.
MsBeer: thank you, he’s on the mend now. he did have a funny turn earlier, went white as a sheet and so cold. Took him to see a doctor who told me rest and over counter medicine will sort it.
Steampunkbride: Over here it number of days not hours worked each day. someone working 9 hours a day for 5 days would get a minimum of 28 days leave and so would someone working 6 hours over 5 days.
I am hoping its an honest mistake, but we will see what monday brings. I called this morning to update him and he told me I need to read the company handbook on leave with a child and that we need to talk on monday.