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A week off work?

All you bosses out there probably get asked for an extra week off work quite regularly. Here's a response you can use:-

So, you want a week off?

Well, let's take a look at what you are asking for.

There are 365 days in a year, and 7 days in a week, which makes 52 weeks. You already have 2 days off per week, which is 104 days.

You spend 8 hours a day at work, which means you spend 16 hours each day away from work, a further 174 days lost.

You spend an hour each day on tea breaks and comfort breaks which accounts for 15 days.

With an hour for lunch each day, you use up another 15 days.

You normally have 2 weeks a year on sick leave.

On average there are 8 bank holidays a year and we generously give you 4 weeks paid holiday a year, so that's a further 36 days.

So you have 1 week actually available for work and I'll be damned if you are going to take it off!