There’s an Extra Workday in 2020 Because It’s a Leap Year . . . Should You Get a Bonus? Maybe you could use this to convince your boss to get an extra day off.
We’ve got 29 days this month because it’s a Leap Year. And the 29th is a Saturday. But if you’re on salary, you’ll still work an extra day for FREE this year. Here’s why . . .
Even though the 29th is on a weekend, it throws off the whole calendar. And the additional day still results in one extra workday in 2020.
In non-Leap Years, six out of seven days of the week happen 52 times, and one happens 53 times. Like last year, there were 53 Tuesdays.
But in a Leap Year, TWO days occur 53 times. And both of them happen to be workdays this time around. We’ll have 53 Wednesdays and 53 Thursdays. There is a grid comparing 2019 and 2020 at the HR website; SHRM.org.
If you’re hourly, it doesn’t make a difference. Hourly workers just clock in and it’s covered. But salaried workers are effectively working one extra day UNPAID.
So should they be compensated with some kind of bonus? A new YouGov.com survey asked 10,000 people, and most of them said YES, they should.
59% of us think people on salary should be paid for the additional day of work. 22% said they shouldn’t, and 19% weren’t sure.
There’s a reason I waited until the end of the day to write this….