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Old 04-15-2019, 07:02 PM
 
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Mixed feelings.

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Old 04-15-2019, 07:06 PM
 
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Depends 100% on the company and position.

As with most things, if done properly it's a good thing. If done poorly, it's bad.
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:25 PM
 
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It's mostly hype in the way the idea has been discussed in the media and the way most people think when they first read of it.

People think, unlimited time off, and have visions of taking weeks, even months of the year off.

But the reality is that most people couldn't do that because of the work load and busy schedules. People also tend to self regulate and are mindful not to give the impression that they are lazy and only care about time off. Sure, there will always be those who would take advantage of things like these, but most people care about work and their team members.

It's more of it being nice to have unlimited time off as backup just in case.
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:44 PM
 
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It's mostly hype in the way the idea has been discussed in the media and the way most people think when they first read of it.

People think, unlimited time off, and have visions of taking weeks, even months of the year off.

But the reality is that most people couldn't do that because of the work load and busy schedules. People also tend to self regulate and are mindful not to give the impression that they are lazy and only care about time off. Sure, there will always be those who would take advantage of things like these, but most people care about work and their team members.

It's more of it being nice to have unlimited time off as backup just in case.
Right so you dont have to worry about going over the allotment.

I would never take anything off that was unreasonable but just bc it is unlimited I think it would look really bad if you took like months off
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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It’s usually unlimited vacation that you can never take.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:14 PM
 
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Mixed feelings.

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Old 04-15-2019, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Colorado Plateau
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I work at a software company that went to an Unlimited PTO this year. I've been with the company almost 1 year. If they had not gone to unlimited I would have had 4 weeks PTO this year. I will arrange to take about 4 weeks worth of time off this year. I've taken several days off (here and there) this year already. My supervisor is kind of a workaholic although she does not pressure me to be that way. I work 40 hours, never any overtime. I make sure priority projects are up to date before taking any time off.
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:59 PM
 
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It's a great way for companies to not have to accrue earned vacation and pay it out in layoffs etc.
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:12 AM
 
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It's a great way for companies to not have to accrue earned vacation and pay it out in layoffs etc.
This. This is exactly the reason why companies are now moving towards this nonsense. And I believe there was a study done that determined employees under such unlimited time off policies actually take LESS time off than those who are under a capped system.
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:08 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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Depends 100% on the company and position.

As with most things, if done properly it's a good thing. If done poorly, it's bad.
This ^. I'd also add in culture.

At the end of the day, many policies become guideline as your immediate manager may impose tighter restrictions or vice versa.

I've given comp time or had employees make up time where necessary. I've also tightened down on those who were obviously abusing privileges/perks.

Depending on the position, in this day and age - there is a pretty big grey area with regards to vacation.
Over the last 12 months - I've taken a few golf trips, visited the west coast, and took a road trip to the VA beach area for a few days. None of it was "vacation". But I was up at night or early in the morning answering emails and reviewing documents. Basically, I didn't put off any of my work.
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