Do you end every year with leftover vacation days? A Twitter user has gone viral for sharing their method of grouping vacation days around holidays to give yourself more time off.
For example, if you take the full week off before Easter, it’s up to a TEN-day break. And taking eight days off between Veterans Day and Thanksgiving gives you as many as SEVENTEEN days off in a row.
It won’t work for everyone, since a lot of companies don’t give days off for all the holidays he chose. And it’s based on having 18 vacation days a year, which is a lot. But you don’t have to do all of them. Here’s what he came up with . . .
1. In January: Take the Thursday and Friday before Martin Luther King Day off. If you get that following Monday off too, it’s five days in a row.
2. In April: Take off the full week before Easter. If your company’s closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday, it only requires four vacation days. And with both weekends, it’s a TEN-day break.
3. In July: Take off Monday, July 3rd. With the weekend, it’s a four-day break.
4. Next November: Take the full week after Veterans Day off, AND the three days before Thanksgiving. It’s eight vacation days, but gives you up to SEVENTEEN days off in a row.
5. Next December: Take off the four workdays between Christmas and New Year’s, and you’ll have 10 days off in a row.
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— GHOST (@afashola_) October 25, 2022