Why Employees Aren't Using Unlimited Paid Vacation

Why Employees Aren't Using Unlimited Paid Vacation

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Why Employees Aren't Using Unlimited Paid Vacation

Some companies like Best Buy, Netflix and others, offer their employees unlimited paid vacation time, but a lot of employees aren’t using it.

Some companies like Best Buy, Netflix and others, offer their employees unlimited paid vacation time, but a lot of employees aren’t using it.
What might seem like a wonderful work arrangement comes with some catches.

Some jobs that require consistent teamwork and collaboration would suffer if employees took extended vacations.

When there is no set amount of vacation time, it is more difficult for people to decide when to take their vacation and for how long.

Concord workplace consultant and author David DeLong said: “The paradox is people who are successful and driven enough to land jobs in these...

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