We want a happy and productive team which means we want a well-rested team! We want you to take enough time off to reload and recharge so you can be at your prime when working. In order to be productive and produce high-quality work, getting enough rest is just as important as hard work. The well known on and off switch :)
For every full working year, based on a full-time position and a contract with a specified amount of hours, you’re entitled to 20 vacation days (So working 32 hours, for example, gets you 16 days), excluding national holidays. Of course, if you also want to work on the national holidays then you are welcome to do so!
If you have a zero-hour contract, vacation days and holiday pay are already included in your hourly wage. So if you don’t work because you’re taking a vacation, you don’t count the hours.
Discuss your holiday dates with the rest of your team.
Once the team agrees to them you can discuss them with the Operations Team (Shona).
Once they have been agreed by the Operations Team they will put the dates on the Google Calendar & keep track of them.
When booking your holiday dates, the sooner the better! The more warning we have the easier planning and project management becomes.
Make sure there is always someone from your team working (if your team consists of more than one person ;) )
At the busiest times of the year, we’re aiming to have as few people as possible away on holiday. For example, if we’re having an event, such as our Kinder Conversations we’d aim not to have anyone away on holiday.
These are the days you have off, without having to use your vacation days:
First Christmas day (Tuesday the 25th of December 2018)
Second Christmas day (Wednesday the 26th of December 2018)
New Year’s Day (Tuesday the 1st of January 2019)
Kingsday (Saturday the 27th of April 2019)
* Please note that you don’t have to worry about needing to use your vacation days for religious holidays. They are not on our standard list of official holidays as we can’t account for every holy day of every religion, but you can always come and talk to Laura about taking these days off.
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