Unlimited Vacation Days

Real Life of an MSW

I have never been very good about using all my vacation time. I feel guilty both about not maintaining work/life balance and for burdening my co-workers when I’m away. 

We’re moving to an unlimited vacation policy where we don’t have a fixed number of days; instead, we’re free to take what we need. I fear I’m going to do even worse on taking time off with the new approach. – Forget Vacation


I admit I had to read this article twice. The first time I got stuck on the phrase “unlimited vacation days”. I found myself dreaming of a life of Reilly. Upon my second read I grasped the seriousness of this reader’s question. I’m in agreement with Reyer, “Time away makes employees more valuable. We come back refreshed, re-energized, and with renewed enthusiasm for our work.” Not to mention, it’s imperative that when we work…

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