Friday, 29 May 2015

How to get your 2-Weeks off work!

Are you having a problem trying to book your holiday with your manager? We all look forward to that two week break, where we can go off with the family or friends. No more cares or worries. It’s just about enjoying yourself and may be if you are lucky getting a bit of sun too.

However you not only have to find that ideal holiday, you also have to get that time off from work. So how do you do it? What are you going to say that is going to get you that time off you want? Will begging work? What about playing the family card? After all it’s not your fault that the school only lets you take your kids away then? Do you find a flunky to take on your workload while you are away?

You deserve that two week break. What’s more you are entitled to it. So go out there and get it!

What you need is a way to ensure that you can have the time off you want, when you want it. What you need is a holiday management plan! You need a procedure that allows you to book the time off you want. You don’t want to have to sell your soul every time to want a holiday. The company should make it easy for you. The company should tell you how to have the time off you want.

A Holiday Management Plan is there for everyone. It is there to help you book the time off you want. After all nobody likes having to go on bended knee every time you want some time off. It shouldn’t be up to you to manage your own absence. You shouldn’t have to find someone else to do your work while you are away or prove that you are not needed that week. I holiday is a right not a luxury.

Basically a Holiday Management Plan states who can be off when. It says how many can book a holiday and when they can book that holiday. And if you abide by the rules then you can have that two week break of your choice because your manager can’t say no to you. It is unconditional. You have met the terms so you are off.
Tell you manager about our e-book Holiday Management today or post them a link to our blog or video on holiday management tips

Thursday, 28 May 2015

In the Summertime!

We are now well into spring, and the weather may be getting better? So now is the time when you sit and work and fantasise about the nice cold drink you are going to enjoy in the garden when you get home. Maybe it’s a cold beer, G&T or a Pimms. You think about sitting out there and unwinding after your hard day. There will be nothing but blue skies and bird songs. Perhaps you will be in a hammock just swaying in the breeze. Or maybe it will be with a group of friends around the barbeque.
Then you get home and that idyllic garden that you have been dreaming about all day turned into a weed infested jungle overnight. The grass needs cutting, you can’t even see the flower beds for the weeds. And did your garden furniture have that much bird muck on it this morning?
Well you can’t sit out in this. So you get out your lawn mower. You pull on your gardening gloves and on your hand and knees pull out those weeds. Then you have to make an emergency run to the tip because those green wheelie bins don’t hold anywhere near the amount of refuse your garden has managed to produce overnight. Then you clean down the furniture and get your well-deserved drink. However only you have about five minutes left of day light.
You only do that once before you realise that the garden is something to enjoy on weekends. Then you can spend all day on Saturday gardening with the promise that come Sunday you can enjoy it at your leisure.
If you enjoy gardening then office hours are not for you. Who wants to be stuck in an office when you could be out there enjoying the sunshine? Shift work on the other hand is great for gardeners. You can have up to 31 weeks off a year, and when you are working, half the time it will be at night. So you can chill out in the garden before going in to work the night shift.
If you do work shifts, 31 weeks is a lot of time off. You need something to fill up all of those hours. There are only so many holidays you can go on before it starts to affect your bank balance, not to mention how tiring it is jet setting off all the time. Sometimes you just want to kick back and relax with that nice cold drink in the garden.
Watch this video on how to organise your shifts to get 31 weeks off every year and have that idyllic garden of your dreams.