I thought you could have 6 weeks' holday. However, I've not been a member long enough to have any holiday, so don't know how it works. Can you try your consultant again, and ask if you can use it as holiday?
Q: What about holidays? A: Tell your Consultant in advance and you won't have to pay for missed weeks. You are allowed to miss six weeks without charge in any year for holidays and illness. If you are on holiday in the UK you will be welcome to sign in as a visitor at your nearest group.
I just found the above in the FAQs on the SW webiste.
Is your class now computerised? We're switching over in the next couple of weeks, and my consultant was telling me that if you buy a countdown in the new system, you will lose a week if you miss a class during that countdown! You have to declare any intended holiday weeks when you buy the countdown! So ours was telling us to think very carefully if we decide to buy one! If you're not computerised yet, it's at the consultants discretion!X
^^^ funcurls is right. If you are on the computerised system then you'll lose the week. If I were you and you can go, just go to get weighed then you won't feel so robbed.
The 6 weeks you can miss per year are for holidays and sickness. I think (and this is my opinion) this is to stop people being "ill" when they have simply had a bad week.
I know, it's REALLY annoying!! It's just another way to get more money out of people! I won't be buying anymore countdowns as although I've been able to make my classes so far, I can't ever guarantee it because I work shifts so would be REALLY annoyed if I had to lose money because of work, or as you say illness!!! X
But how could they know that you are genuinely ill and not just "pulling a sicky"? Not that I'm suggesting you are doing this but I know people ring and say they are ill when they have just been off plan for the week.
Juat a wee question but if someone wanted to use all their 6 weeks off during the year pulling sickies because they had been off plan what difference would it really make to slimming world....they cap you at 6 and they should be at your choosing wether it is because you can't be bothered...you feel like you have pigged out or because you are poorly...those six weeks are surely your to ave off for whatever reason and they will still get 46 weeks out of you if you stick the year anyway
Yes the 6 weeks off are for sickness or holiday, whatever you choose. This is in relation to a countdown where you must prebook your holiday weeks or you lose them. I guess this is to stop you "pulling a sicky" but it is annoying when people are genuinely sick. That's the point!