By Farhan Shah
Much like full-fledged warfare, seat-hunting in public transport, and supermarket aisle navigation, planning your leave is also an exercise that requires tactical finesse and the ability to anticipate the unforeseen.
In the spirit of the New Year, here are some tips to keep in mind when you're thinking of when to apply for leave.
- Take advantage of possible long weekends
The Public Holiday Gods have been kind to us this year, seeing it fit to grant us 8 possibilities for extended weekend breaks for that short jaunt to a neighbouring country or a relaxing staycation. 9 if you count the 2013 New Year's Day. Here are the various possibilities, laid out in a crudely-drawn calendar (because we were too excited). The red boxes indicate the public holidays while the green boxes indicate the long weekends. Some long weekends require you to strategically take leave, if you catch our drift.
Alternatively, if you're planning a long vacation trip to places like Europe or theRead More »from A sneaky guide to maximizing your 2012 leave