2017-07-16 Summer Break

Yay! This is the first Monday of my summer break and I ran 11.7km along the Jura Höhenweg, from Baden to Brugg.

And now I’m reading Slingshot by Tobias Klausmann, having recently finished Angry White Pyjamas by Robert Twigger.

Part of what I want to do this summer break is read more books and less social media. Or at least, not more social media.

How does my summer break work? I only get 60% of my salary. I have no kids and no car, and my wife also works, so that’s cool. I get six weeks of paid holidays. Working 60% means that I get two days off every week, in theory. But I rearrange them: I don’t work on Fridays so that leaves me with 52 free days, minus the six weeks of holidays, so 46 extra days. I use them in summer, filling up the remaining four workdays per week. 46/4 is 11.5, so I have 6 weeks of paid summer holidays + 11.5 weeks of unpaid summer holidays. This year I took a week off in spring and I’m probably going to take off a few days in winter, which is why this summer break is going to be 15 weeks long.

This is week 1.



I envy you, Alex. I wish I can do that in the future (though I do want to have kids). Enjoy your summer!

– Enzo 2017-07-17 16:50 UTC

Thanks! :)

– Alex 2017-07-17 21:09 UTC

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