# Vacation pay calculation query

I’m quite prepared to be flamed for not having this pre-established,
but here goes. (two week unpaid vacaton)
On my pay packet for August is this calculation;
days worked, 15 = 15/31 x 60,000
= 29,000
My pay is \$60,000 per month, but I don’t work seven days a week
(6 is enough, thanks).
If I had worked every day in August it would have been 26 days.
Therefore my calculation;
days worked, 15 = 15/26 x 60,000
= 34,600
Some back story - the boss has a turnover in “local talent”
who tell me in quiet asides that they don’t get along with her.
I’ve had no problems with her and not speaking Mandarin
(nor Hakka, the common language here) I haven’t noticed any troubles.
Coin toss then, either she’ll say “Okay, sorry.” or we’ll have a “discussion”
which may not end well.
Especially if I’ve had my cup or two of start the day coffee!

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these calculations?

How do they calculate it if you are off sick for a day? They should do it the same for both.

I’d say your calculation is right. The way they’re doing it, they’re also subtracting off all the weekends which you wouldn’t be working anyway.

You can look at it this way: one day is 1/26 (\$2308) of your pay. Multiply the days you miss by \$2308 and get \$25385, which should come out of your pay.

It was your mistake for not getting that settled before you took days off, but you can bring this up to the accountant and try to make your case.

Good point Gilgamesh.
Now there’s a name I haven’t heard since university,
Noah’s precursor as I recall.
Last year I was hauled off to the hospital, another story.
The boss covered the expenses beyond NHI, including
\$1500 for the ambulance
and then deducted \$2000 pay for the day off.
Funny, I remember it as two days in the hospital.

I like the kids here,the town and my apartment
so I’m prepared to backpeddle quickly.
However she’ll be hoist by her own petard because,
although I didn’t want to complicate things here,
there’s a weeks paid vacaton added to the calculation.
So according to this logic, 7 days vacation pay not six.

Thanks to you R.D.O. ( not d.o.a. I trust),
the negative calculation comes out good.
Yes, I anticipated the prior settlement argument.
Another story, I came here under extreme financial
duress. I don’t even have a contract.
Never met the accountant, and I can guess
he/she doesn’t speak English.

• Might want to polish your signature though.

If you are being paid a salary then you need to include the weekends in your calculations.
Why?

1. you probably need to work a few saturdays every semester
2. you get sick days
3. You get paid typhoon days

If you are not doing any of these then take it up with the boss.

Ski

[quote=“ski”]If you are being paid a salary then you need to include the weekends in your calculations.
Why?

1. you probably need to work a few saturdays every semester
2. you get sick days
3. You get paid typhoon days

If you are not doing any of these then take it up with the boss.

Ski[/quote]
#1: He was including Saturdays, just not Sundays. He never worked Sundays.
#2: Sick days and typhoon days would work in his favor, not his employers.

Including days he normally would not have worked as days he didn’t work for purposes of deductions makes no sense except to the school’s accountant. It isn’t a calculation based on what’s fair, it’s a calculation based on what is better for the school’s bottom line.

If you calculate it day by day, subtracting money for each day he missed, it becomes clear which is the right way to do it.

Update: She said, :“Sorry, was in a real hurry when I did it.”
She understood my point and carefully followed my math.
Told me to leave it with her to sort it out.
Looking forward to some more money tomorrow -
will let you know.
Thanks for the feedback

Happy ending to the story -
she gallantly ponied up the full amount and said,
“If there’s ever a problem come and see me anytime.”

That’s great to hear. You’re lucky she likes you. I’ve seen teachers go from favorite to most hated by the boss for simply getting sick or taking one day off.