Alright employed disinfonauts, if your company institutes a policy of unlimited vacation time, would you take more or less vacation than you do now? Think twice, because at a British company that actually tried it, employees felt too guilty about taking time off and ended up taking less vacation than they did before, according to Slate:
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Sir Richard Branson may be the most high-profile advocate of unlimited vacation days, but he’s far from the only entrepreneur entranced by the idea. His announcement last fall of the new policy for some employees at Virgin set off a flurry of press coverage of other firms that were succeeding with similar policies (as well as a few pieces offering skeptical pushback).
But just because unlimited vacation time sounds amazing for employees doesn’t mean implementing the idea is without its pitfalls. Even with a committed team and a culture of responsibility you can run into trouble.