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FCB just gave unlimited PTO?

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That means you no longer have vacation. You have to ask for it vs take it. Sounds like a dream but it’s really a steaming turd.

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it’s simply a cost cutting measure - you can’t get paid out for something you don’t have.

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We have unlimited PTO and we use it with zero problems. Obviously, use common sense and submit your OOO dates in advance. Like my PM says: Life is too short to work all the time.

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Worst idea ever. Cue the PTO shaming.

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So then take a good amount of it, just make sure you plan in advance. Give a month’s warning before you take a trip and make sure all your work is done and you have coverage. No one will give a shit

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Yep, aside from the shaming there’s the fact that some of us used PTO during salary negotiations, and if any of us get laid off or leave there’s no PTO paid out because there’s nothing to accrue

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It’s IPG wide and it’s terrible for the aforementioned reasons

Oh god. I hope that this doesn’t come to McCann

Mccann. It's coming to mccann.

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