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For those with unlimited PTO, realistically, do you find yourself taking more time-off? I feel like I paid more attention to my PTO when it was limited.

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I typically take 2-3 weeks a year. The real benefit though are the days you get to take sporadically throughout the year. Don’t feel like working on a Friday? No problem. Too hungover to come to work on Monday? No worries.

Since end of the calendar year is our slowest time of the year event-wise, I normally take every Friday off between Oct-Jan. No questions asked.

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I just take off what I need. Don’t really track it.

Far less time off. It seems like a manipulative tactic, and I was told that even though we have unlimited, it is actually tracked very closely. I've also seen my teammates regularly 'check-in' while on vacation, and even though I set it up and explicitly state that I won't be checking in, I regularly get phone calls - during my last real vacation in 2019 for 12 days, I got at least 4 phone calls.

When we had tracked time, I had 3 weeks + an additional 4 personal days to use as desired and used most, if not all of the time. When we switched to unlimited, my responsibilities went up, so I also felt like I was feeling burn out faster, so I'm taking full advantage of it. Last year I took off almost 30 days total throughout the year.

We have a "take what you need" vacation policy. I take what I need, which is probably 4 weeks a year, but as an executive I'm not really ever on vacation anyway.

I have definitely been taking more time off. Last year I took 3 weeks in the summer - 1 week at the start and 2 together at the end (amazing!) and i stretched the Christmas holiday to include a few days after the kids went back to school so i could have time for myself (also amazing!). And the ability to take a day here and there if needed is also just a big stress reliever. Maybe only taken a few days over the course of the year - but i wasn't having to deep dive into an excel to figure out if it was going to mess up Christmas or something - so that is really nice. I have always used every minute of vacation anyway - so wouldn't get a big payout. So for me it is a great policy.

Yes I take about 4 weeks and then we have quarterly recovery long weekends (Fri to Monday) and shut down as a company from 12/21-1/2.

Doing a yoga retreat in France this year by myself and will stop in London and Paris.

2 week road trip with the dogs in our Sprinter van in October from CA to MI where my in laws live.

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