A policy of not having specific days for vacation but taking “what you need” is gaining popularity in areas like Silicon Valley.
Some large companies like Best Buy, Netflix, and magazine publisher Rodale already use the new system.
The trend might sound good at first but it turns out there is a big downside as well.
The Christian Science Monitor reports many employees are calling it the “no vacation” policy because they are afraid to take time off.
The report says workers are afraid they will be seen as lazy or self-centered if they take more time off than a co-worker.
Others say they worry promotions or pay raises will only go to those who skip days off.
Making matters worse any days not taken are not accumulated and most don’t offer bonus pay for skipping the time off.
Research shows just under 60% of American’s already don’t use all their vacation time.
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