# How to work out my holiday entitlement...

Found 5th Jul 2010

I'm on a 6 month contract doing 25 hours per week how many holiday days or hours would i get?? I know for full time doing 12 month its 28 days but how does that apply to me? confused!!!

WWAAAAA!! That would never work!

I think thats too straightforward ;-)

didnt think contractors got holiday or sick pay. I never did.

assuming full timers do 35 hours a week you would get 140hrs a year so you get half of that 70hrs for your 6 months. if you work 5 hours a day 5 days a week that would be 14 days. but to be honest you need to ask them as sometimes you dont get half a years entitlement for working half a year some times it works differently.

working out is easy its 28 (days ) X 7 (amnt of hrs a day they work) gives you 196hrs then divide by 35 (their working week) and times by 25 (your working week) and you get 140 hrs the full years entitlement.

hope this helps.

(assuming full time is 35 hours)

Temp workers normally build holidays as they work.., they are not allowed to take in advance.,

so every time you get wage slip it will tell you how many hours holiday's you built up and you take them following month..,

hope it helps,:thumbsup:

Aaron14danni - over how many days each week do you work your 25 hours?

It'll pro-rata down based on how many days you work per week.

People who work 5 days per week will get 28 days over the course of a year. You're on a 6 month contract, so immediately you know, if you work 5 days per week, you'd get 14 days leave.

If you do your 25 hours over 3 days per week, you'll get 8 and a half days (or thereabouts)

If you do your hours over 4 days, you'll get 11 days (or thereabouts)

If you work a 5 day week, you'll get 14 days.

Think of it like this - a full time worker on a 6 month contract would get 14 days - that's nearly three working weeks off. No matter how many days per week you work, you'll get the equivalent number of days that would let you take nearly three weeks off - as per the figures above.

You wouldn't get your holiday entitlement from day 1 of working would you, as flp states you need to accrue your holidays. The OP hasn't stated how long they have been there have they?

Why they can't ask at work is beyond me though.

True - but OP never said he'she is a temp. Says they're on a contract - could be substantive employment.

If he/she is a temp, it'll say on the terms and conditions they doubtless signed when joining the agency.

In theory, we all take holiday before we've earned it...on the basis that we'll continue our employment and do so.

to answer the question of "why dont u ask them" because i havent started working for them yet i just wanted to know before i take the job!!!

In that case you need to ask as companies may have their own conditions. I don't think there is a set rule.

Roughly you are going to get 1/6 of you holiday entitlement each month. So if are entitled 12 days a year on your hours, you will get 2 days for every month you complete.