With 2022 almost over, we’ve started turning our attention to the new year. And looking at the 2023 calendar, we noticed some very exciting occurrences.
On close inspection of where the public holidays fall next year, it became obvious (and very exciting) that we could turn 15 annual leave days into 35 days off!
Now, we’re not sure about you – But we think that’s some sweet sweet live music, road trippin’, and long overdue holiday time our 2022 selves urgently need.
So now it’s up to you – Don’t delay. You need to get to your boss and be the first to lock away this much-needed time off before your cunning and unsuspecting workmates do.
And if your HR manager throws a tantrum, remind them that 70% of Australian workers report feeling stressed at least once a week, that unchecked long-term stress can lead to burnout and one way to avoid burnout is to take time off.
Check out ‘the plan’ below.
THE HOLIDAY HACK PLAN
With New Year’s Day on a Sunday and a substitute day on Monday, you can take the first year of the week off, getting nine days of holiday for just four days of your available leave.
Later in the month, you can book four days to get nine, using the Australia Day holiday.
ANNUAL LEAVE: 8
DAYS OFF: 17
Anzac Day 2023 falls on a Tuesday so you can take Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off for a total holiday of 9 days!
ANNUAL LEAVE: 4
DAYS OFF: 9
Christmas Day and Boxing Day are both public holidays, so if you book off the rest of that week, you’ll enjoy nine days off in exchange for only three days of leave.
ANNUAL LEAVE: 3
DAYS OFF: 9
TOTAL ANNUAL LEAVE DAYS: 15
TOTAL DAYS OFF: 35