Re: Kundigungsfrist for Stundelohn [notice period for hourly] contract?
If I understand you correctly, the shift plan for August was already settled before you resigned. In it, you have been assigned shifts up until the 9th August only.
From 10th to 22nd August you are not assigned shifts because you are on vacation (already approved long ago).
And from 23rd August to 31st August… are all those days “free”, meaning you have not been allocated any shifts on those days?
If I’ve understood that correctly, then at least in August, your employer is not expecting you to be at work after the 10th.
It is common, when earning an hourly wage (Stundenlohn), that your “holiday pay” is paid to you as a small percentage, together with each hour’s wage. That usually means that staff on Stundenlohn don’t get paid any separate, additional holiday pay. This should be specified in your contract. Typically means that you get your wage (and the small holiday pay supplement) for each hour you work, and you get no money when you are not at work.
If that is the way your contract works, neither you nor your employer will lose any money if you work until the 9th, and then don’t come back to work. However, yes, please be very careful to speak to your boss. After all, he or she will already be working on the September plan. I expect that you and your boss can simply sign a short one-sentence paper agreeing that your last working day is 9th August. Whatever you arrange, please make sure to get it in writing, signed by both.
And please do write, here, what happened. Thanks.