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# School Term Time - Work Change Help....

Hiya, this is really confusing, and i can't figure out how to work it out.

I currently work 18.5 hours a week, which is Wednesday PM, Thursday and Friday all day. My current salary is £8,600 a year.

I am applying to work school term time, and school hours, but am just wondering how i would actually work out, how many more days a week would i have to work to enable me to still recieve the same salary, if thats possible? I havent a clue how to work it out! x

I currently work 18.5 hours a week, which is Wednesday PM, Thursday and Friday all day. My current salary is £8,600 a year.

I am applying to work school term time, and school hours, but am just wondering how i would actually work out, how many more days a week would i have to work to enable me to still recieve the same salary, if thats possible? I havent a clue how to work it out! x

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The best thing to do is ask somebody who is already doing the job or ring the payroll department.

I worked in a school kitchen for a short time and I rang the payroll department to get it explained.

Good luck x x

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As stated i currently work the above, and that is my salary for the year.

I would be staying in the same job, but applying to work term time only.

Which is 39 weeks of the year.

I would be wanting to start work at 8:30am and finishing at 3pm (which would be 6 hours aday if you take off 30 minutes for lunch) working the 3 days still which brings me to 18 hours.

I currently work 18.5 hours a week so that means i currently get £8.94 an hour.

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Yes it is very tricky.

They pay you less than the hour's you work during term time to pay for the time off during non-term times.

What about non-term time as you work at the moment? 52 ?

If that's right, then you work 52 weeks x 18.5 = 962 hours, at £8,600 as you said = £8.94/hr

To work only 39 weeks and earn the same you'd have to still manage to work 962 hours, but spread over 13 fewer weeks...

i.e. you'd have to do 24.66 hours a week,

Call it 24, you'd have to do 3 x 8hour days, or 4 x 6hour days

But as has already been said, i'm not sure this would be entirely you're decision to make, THEY call the shots

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962 hrs divided by 39 weeks = 24.666 hrs per week you will have to work

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I can choose whatever hours or days i want haha i call the shots, lol! But i need to be sure what i want to do, so your working out sounds fabulous :o) the 4 6 hour days sounds perfect :o) xxxxx

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PS if i chose the 3 6 hour days instead, how much would i get a year then instead? xxxx

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Well at the minute i get 14 days a year plus bank holidays, but im unsure when you choose to work term time, how this works out? do they knock that off the 39 weeks? as 14 days to me, is 5 weeks and a day and half xxx

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I have a decent boss, so i dont think he would say no, but he could do, we shall see xxxx

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I think the only holidays you will get are when the tiddlywinks aren't in school.

If everything here is as simple as we're assuming that it is, if you choose either of the 3 x 8hour day or 4 x 6hour day weeks you'd be working 24 hours a week, and missing out on 26hours (which at current rate is the equivalent of ~ £232 a year or just under £6 a week [under your new 39week year]

That's assuming your 3x6 was a typo, if you ACTUALLY mean what happens if you choose to work 3 x 6hour days for 39 weeks then you'd be racking up a total of 702 hours in a year, which is 260 less than you currently work, so you could expect a salary deduction of around £2,300...

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I am lucky to be fair, i did work full time originally, 37 hours a week, then i changed to work 5 mornings only, 8am til 11:45am, then i changed to 2 n half days a week being as i am now wednesday afternoon and thursday all day and friday all day.

I did get granted a career break of upto 5 years off, as i was gonna have a 5 year break, and then my job would of remained opened for me to go back, but then i decided against it after they had granted it.

I was considering just leavin but then thought, im stupid if i do, ive been there 7 years and there so leniant with me, so id be a fool to give up an easy well paid job :o) xxxx

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So you want to do three 6 hour days?

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Yup xxxx

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Thankyou soo much Super Dan for all your hardwork and help :o) Nice to see decent people on here who are willing to help xxxxxx

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Edited by:"missgem" 16th Jan 2011Original Poster

You're welcome, but these are very crude estimates, so use them only as a guideline, i'm sure that there are a number of factors which will mess them up one way or another!

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Ive just emailed HR so will let you all know tomorrow, if she understands me that is haaha x

Well others seem to think it makes a difference? See above...

I don't think that's right...

A £2,300 a year salary drop translates as 2300/12 = £192 a month.

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OO incorrect figure given salary is £8220 a year (upon checking my wage slip) i currently bring home £626 a month after tax, national insurance and unison xxx

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So, not including any national insurance deductions, your take home money

last year = £8,175

which = £8.49per hour

This year = £6,300

which = £8.97 per hour,

SO your new regime would actually be more EFFICIENT if these numbers work out

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18/37 x 44.3852 / 52.1428 x £16,440 = What my annual salary would be (term time +1 week)

or

18/37 x 43.2421 / 52.1428 x £16,440 - What my annual salary would be (term time only)

Have you done the maths?

For term time only I get £6632.62pa (£552pcm), but I'm not sure what the 43.2421 figure is, I had expected that to be nearer 39. If it was adjusted to 39, the figure would be about £600 lower still. Maybe I'm got post lunchtime dimness. What is the 43.2421? Has she included your holiday pay in that.... hmmm - that would make sense.

Edited by:"FrootCake" 17th Jan 2011Original Poster

The term time +1 figure is 38 weeks off plus 1, as apparantley if you chose this you would have to work 1 of the "holiday weeks"

The other is having the full 39 weeks off, and not having to work 1,

and yup all include my holidays, of 28 plus 8 bank hols. x

She did state that come april when the tax changes,that i wouldnt pay any tax on the salary, as it would be below :o) so im now going to fill in the necessary forms and see what the boss says x

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