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How many days can I work in a row?

NEILJR Avatar
3y, 6m agoPosted 3 years, 6 months ago
Was wondering how many days in a row a workplace can allow you to work without any days off. Or even if there are any rules about this.

I am between Uni and going back home for the summer and instead of waste a months rent I have stayed in my halls to work. I was down to work everyday until June 8th but took off a 3 day weekend to go on holiday. So will only be working 20 days in a row. I have no problem working the days, just generally interested in it and also see if I could use it to get a manager in trouble :P

I work on average three 7-8 shifts a week the rest are 4 hour shifts.
NEILJR Avatar
3y, 6m agoPosted 3 years, 6 months ago
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You should get at least one day off every week and an uninterrupted break of 11 hours every day.
But your employer can meet the weekly rest requirement by giving you two days off a fortnight. So you could work 12 days in a row and then have 2 days off without breaching the limit.
But some workers are treated differently:
These include those listed on above and:
security guards, caretakers and other jobs where you need to be there to protect people and property
where the job involves long traveling distances
where the job requires 'continuity of service or production' such as hospitals, prisons, docks, airports, media, post and telecoms, civil protection (eg the police), agriculture, and industries where work cannot be interrupted such as utilities
jobs where there are seasonal rushes such as tourism, post and agriculture
Shift workers when they are in the process of changing shift
The right can also be suspended if there is an emergency or accident.
However if your job falls into one of these categories all your employer can do is move your breaks or time off as they must provide what the law calls 'compensatory rest' to fully make up any time off that you miss.

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#1
You should get at least one day off every week and an uninterrupted break of 11 hours every day.
But your employer can meet the weekly rest requirement by giving you two days off a fortnight. So you could work 12 days in a row and then have 2 days off without breaching the limit.
But some workers are treated differently:
These include those listed on above and:
security guards, caretakers and other jobs where you need to be there to protect people and property
where the job involves long traveling distances
where the job requires 'continuity of service or production' such as hospitals, prisons, docks, airports, media, post and telecoms, civil protection (eg the police), agriculture, and industries where work cannot be interrupted such as utilities
jobs where there are seasonal rushes such as tourism, post and agriculture
Shift workers when they are in the process of changing shift
The right can also be suspended if there is an emergency or accident.
However if your job falls into one of these categories all your employer can do is move your breaks or time off as they must provide what the law calls 'compensatory rest' to fully make up any time off that you miss.
#2
Basically you can't work 20 days in a row.
#4
you can work a maximum of 48 hrs on nights eg 6pm-6am,or a maximum of 65hrs on days but you must have a least a 24hr break a week without working, ps nights are classed if you work after 11:59 pm
#5
it also depends on what you do jobs like waiter/waitress /chef are exempt from working time directive and do not require a break of 11 hours unless you are 16 but if you signed the opt out form you can work as many hours as you can stand
#6
you can only work upto 48 hours max unless you opt out which you have to sign to agree as this is the current eu working law legislation see if you agree to this in your current contract if not your employer is breaking the employment laws.
#7
kaned69
you can only work upto 48 hours max unless you opt out which you have to sign to agree as this is the current eu working law legislation see if you agree to this in your current contract if not your employer is breaking the employment laws.

Not quite true - its averaged over 17 weeks. There's nothing wrong with working multiple 65 hour weeks in a row as long as the 17 week average is under 48.
#8
The question was how many days in a row and everyone else seems to have answered an imaginary question of how many hours a day! haha.
#9
MIDURIX
The question was how many days in a row and everyone else seems to have answered an imaginary question of how many hours a day! haha.

The everyone answering imaginery questions was everyone giving more information, and letting the OP know that there were additional laws to the number of working days in a row.

It's called being helpful.
#10
eayragt
MIDURIX
The question was how many days in a row and everyone else seems to have answered an imaginary question of how many hours a day! haha.


The everyone answering imaginery questions was everyone giving more information, and letting the OP know that there were additional laws to the number of working days in a row.

It's called being helpful.


I wouldn't really say helpful as it was just debating so now I have no idea who's side to believe.

48 hrs or 65 hrs

??
#11
mboora
eayragt
MIDURIX
The question was how many days in a row and everyone else seems to have answered an imaginary question of how many hours a day! haha.

The everyone answering imaginery questions was everyone giving more information, and letting the OP know that there were additional laws to the number of working days in a row.

It's called being helpful.

I wouldn't really say helpful as it was just debating so now I have no idea who's side to believe.

48 hrs or 65 hrs

??

Er, neither of those two answered the question, that was part of the wider discussion.

The answer is the the first post. Subsequent posts go into more depth about hours that can be worked, rather than days, as the op may find that useful. Some of the information is incomplete, and clarified in a later post.

You can work 65 hours a week as long as you average no more than 48 hours a week over a 17 week period.
However, working hours of this length must be done during the day, and with a suitable break.
#12
MIDURIX
The question was how many days in a row and everyone else seems to have answered an imaginary question of how many hours a day! haha.
Yeah, your answer was the one I was looking for. Where did you find this information? :) I am just working in a shop so none of those chef jobs etc apply. Interested in this compensatory rest though :P

Thanks everyone else for useful information about hours and stuff which.

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