Tuesday, December 05, 2006

One year = 54 weeks

You say as you are shaking your head side to side, "HOLD IT, HOLD IT ! Squire, seems your math skills are not any better than your spelling and communication skills."

Well I get paid every other week. 26 paychecks = 52 weeks.

We also get paid for the usual 6 holidays but only get Thanksgiving and Christmas off (most of the time). We have to work extra on those weeks to make up for being off. The other four holidays are regular work days unless they fall on your usual day off. Either way, you receive your normal pay plus the holiday pay. These 4 days plus the extra work amount to at least a weeks pay. Although it is payed out over the year. We will call this "Holiday Week Pay".

52 regular weeks + holiday week = 53 weeks in a year.

Now the next part is really interesting. We are given 5 "sick days" that we can take with pay in a year. If you take any of these days you will only receive 75% pay ( it may not seem fair but a lot of people don't even get that). For any "sick days" you have left November 30 (on December 1 you receive 5 new ones for the next 12 months), you will receive 100% pay in a check we like to think of as "Christmas money". Don't take off sick and you get a weeks pay the first week of December.

52 regular weeks
1 holiday week
1 sick day week
54 weeks in a year.

While moving on to an intelligent blog, you roll your eyes into the back of your head and say, "Unbelievable, this guy is a moron".


Carole Burant said...

You know what though? It makes sense!!

Annie said...

Or perhaps you're just a clever mathematician.

Or perhaps these extra two weeks each year are gifts to you from your employer. That's likely what they'd say.

Anvilcloud said...

Higher math is sooo confusing.


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