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    Two days a week off at a company rotational or fixed?

    If I start working at your company which is a five days working company will you provide me two days a week off at the weekends? Or are the offs going to be at random or rotational? (I mean are offs not going to be on fixed days? Like for one week getting offs on Monday and Tuesday next week getting offs on Wednesday and Thursday). Do you also provide one day a week off to employees?

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    Re: Two days a week off at a company rotational or fixed?

    I'm really not convinced this is a real-life situation but I'm going to give it a shot!

    Tufguy, your post was messy, awkward and overly wordy. Is that really what you would write in your own language if you were writing this letter? I very much doubt that it is. I have assumed that the writer has already been offered a position at the company. This is what I would write:


    Dear Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms [surname]

    Thank you for offering me the position of XXX at [name of company].

    I understand that the position involves working five days per week. Could you clarify if those working days are always Monday to Friday or is there scope for taking days off during the week? Also, I would be interested to know if it is possible to work a six-day week.

    Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

    Yours sincerely

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    If this is a general enquiry being made before applying for a job (or before being offered a position), I would write:

    Dear Sir/Madam or Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms [surname]

    I am interested in working for your company. However, before I apply for the position of [job being advertised], I would appreciate it if you would clarify the situation with regard to the working schedule. Do employees work Monday to Friday every week or is there scope for flexibility in the schedule?

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Yours sincerely

    [your name]
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Two days a week off at a company rotational or fixed?

    Off is not normally a countable noun, nor does it mean "day off".
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    Re: Two days a week off at a company rotational or fixed?

    I don't entirely agree, in BrE at least. I have heard/used "How many offs will I get?" or "I've used all my offs for this month". It's not all that common, I admit, but it can be used. However, I don't suggest for one moment that learners try to use it.
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    Re: Two days a week off at a company rotational or fixed?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm really not convinced this is a real-life situation but I'm going to give it a shot!

    Tufguy, your post was messy, awkward and overly wordy. Is that really what you would write in your own language if you were writing this letter? I very much doubt that it is.

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    Thanks for your help but I received a call from a company and I wanted to ask it over the call. I do not have to write a letter but what is the proper way of asking this over the phone or in person? (I think "In person" is the correct word to use here).

    Can we also say "Do employees get one day a week off at XYZ?"

    "if it is possible to work a six-day week" it is confusing for me "a six-day week".
    Last edited by tufguy; 13-Feb-2017 at 07:40.

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    Re: Two days a week off at a company rotational or fixed?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Off is not normally a countable noun, nor does it mean "day off".
    So please tell me what is the way to use it properly?

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    Re: Two days a week off at a company rotational or fixed?

    Are the days off fixed or do they vary from week to week?

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    Re: Two days a week off at a company rotational or fixed?

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Thanks for your help but I received a call from a company and I wanted to ask it the question over the call phone. I do not have to write a letter but ​so what is the proper way of asking this over the phone or in person? (I think "in person" is the correct word phrase to use here.)
    It would have been helpful to know in post #1 that you wanted to ask this over the phone or in person.

    Can we also say "Do employees get one day a week off at XYZ?"
    ​Yes, you can, as long as you want to know if they get only one day off a week. If you're not sure how many days off are given, then ask "How many days off do employees get each week?"

    "if it is possible to work a six-day week" it is confusing for me. What is "a six-day week"?
    A six-day week is a working week in which employees work six days and get one day off.
    See above.
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    Re: Two days a week off at a company rotational or fixed?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Off is not normally a countable noun, nor does it mean "day off".
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I don't entirely agree, in BrE at least. I have heard/used "How many offs will I get?" or "I've used all my offs for this month". It's not all that common, I admit, but it can be used. However, I don't suggest for one moment that learners try to use it.
    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    So please tell me what is the way to use it properly?
    Apparently off can mean "day off" in British English. If it's also used that way in Indian English, you can ask How many offs do I get per week? as you wrote. In AmE, you would ask ​How many days off do we get per week?
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    Re: Two days a week off at a company rotational or fixed?

    If I start working at your company which is a five days working company (can we say "Five days working company?) will I get two days a week off at the weekends? Or are the offs going to be at random or rotational (How about random or roational?)? (I mean are offs not going to be on fixed days? Like for one week getting offs on Monday and Tuesday next week getting offs on Wednesday and Thursday).

    Now you know I am not going to write a letter so could you please amend these sentences so that I can understand better?

    It is good for me that you told me about the flexibility of the schedule. But could you please amend these please?
    Last edited by tufguy; 14-Feb-2017 at 07:35.

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