Unlimited vacation: The good, the bad & the ugly

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in The Savvy Office Manager

“Vacation? Take all you need. We don’t count the days. Just make sure your work is done or someone else has it covered.”

Now that’s an enticing vacation policy. Employees could string together two or three weeks for that Belize retreat they always wanted to take, spend another week on the family camping trip, yet use another week to attend their niece’s destination wedding, and still another to, well, just not work. Or they could cut it up into smaller bites, taking a day off here, three days there, for the heck of it, just because they can.

Or maybe not.

Here is the good, the bad and the ugly of an unlimited vacation policy:

The Good

For employers: Take-all-you-want vacation is an attractive perk to dangle in front of top-dog job candidates. Whether they use it or abuse it is another matter, but it’s quite the recruitment bait because not too many companies are offering it and your company will look progressive. Another ups...(register to read more)

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