Someone on Twitter figured out how to maximize your vacation days next year by grouping them around holidays, so you end up with big CHUNKS of time off.
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.
(Your boss will hate you for asking so late, but that one would also work THIS year. If you’re one step ahead and already doing it, bravo.)
5. Next December: Take off the four workdays between Christmas and New Year’s, and you’ll have 10 days off in a row.