A crafty Aussie has found a clever way to get over a month and a half of vacation using just 14 days of his 2023 annual leave.
Melbourne-based Toby Rosario took to TikTok this week to share his genius plan, sharing with viewers how they, too, can maximize their holidays next year without losing pay.
The digital creator boasted that he had found a way to turn “14 days of annual leave into 47 days for Australia in 2023” in his video, which has been viewed over 800,000 times.
In order to receive vacations for the entire period from December 24 to January 2, Mr. Rosario told subscribers to apply for vacations on December 28, 29 and 30.
The directory was based on jobs that provide paid holidays on holidays.
Those chasing the weekend between January 21 and 29 will only have to use three annual holidays, January 23, 25 and 27, he said.
For the extended break for Easter and Anzac Day from April 7th to 25th, weekend bookings from April 11th to April 14th, April 17th to April 21st and April 24th will be honored.
People chasing a mid-year break from June 10 to 18 will only need to take annual leave from June 13 to 16 to make the most of the Queen’s Birthday public holiday.
Queenslanders, however, will have to take the entire period out of their annual holiday, given that the state holds the celebration in October instead of June.
Similarly, Western Australia celebrates the Queen’s Birthday on a different date in September, with some regions expecting a public holiday on a different date.
While there were many fans of Mr. Rosario’s calculations, the video was salt in the wound for people with no access to public holidays, such as hospitality, healthcare and truck driving.
Tradies, people who ran their own businesses, and FIFO workers also commented that they weren’t in a position to take that many breaks.
While many boasted that they were “laughing in the company”, others commented that they were “crying” about having to work because of their industry.
“Work smarter, not harder,” commented one person.
“Not all heroes wear capes,” wrote another, while another praised Mr. Rosario for “doing God’s work here.”