It works for Richard Branson’s
companies. It works
for the company
I work for. If it
becomes a problem,
it is because [the employee] is
not performing. Then you have
an opportunity to fix that. The
options are to make them aware
of the problem, and gain their
loyalty. Or if it is an unfixable
problem, you transition them out.
Unlimited vacations are a bad
idea, because people
will take advantage of
them. Plus, who will do
the work while every-
one is on an unlimited vacation?
Bad, bad idea. There’d always
be somebody taking
advantage of this, get-
ting away with it and
from everyone else.
a good idea?
SOME EMPLOYERS HAVE instituted unlimited vacation policies,
which allow their staff more flexibility to take time off when they
need it. Supporters say this helps boost employee productivity and
makes it easier for employers to attract and retain top talent. Critics
argue that unlimited vacation policies could create resentment
among employees and actually discourage people from taking time
off, because it looks bad.
What do you think?
Find out more about this topic online.
Search these titles:
scu.edu (Search “Unlimited vacation: Best Practice or Cost Cutting
shrm.org (Search “Unlimited Paid Time Off: A Good or Bad Idea?”)
businessinsider.com (Search “The Pros and Cons of Unlimited
For the sake of overall wellness.
That’s [called] retirement!
Where’s that?! I wanna work
Any unlimited vacation policy
has to be very well
defined or it will be
taken advantage of,
and then it becomes
the opposite of unlimited.