How many PTO/Vacation days do you usually take off a year if your employer offers unlimited PTO/Vacation days?

I just started a new job and this is the first time I’ve ran into this. It sounds nice but at the same time I hate the lack of direction. Help!

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I try to take at least 25 days. That was the old policy before we went unlimited.

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there is no right answer to this question that is why unlimited PTO is an abomination

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Oh I wish I had unlimited PTO! I would take what I need within a reasonable limit of course. Maybe see what others have taken in the past

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Took 7 weeks so far, planning to take another 2

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25 days

I’ve been here since before the switch to unlimited so I take what we had before the switch. Some years you’ll take more and some you’ll take less. I don’t think it would be frowned upon to take 30. They might start to wonder if you’re taking like 40 though. I definitely wouldn’t take less than 20 though.

I aim for 25-30, basically try and take a week or two off at the end of every project

5 weeks

One year! I guess I’m not shy when it comes to enjoying PTO

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Unlimited PTO only benefits the employer.

At my firm, everyone below a certain level has accrued PTO and the amount depends on how long they’ve been with the firm. Minimum is 3 weeks and max is five. Everyone above those levels has unlimited PTO. I’m in the unlimited PTO category so I just make sure I take a minimum of 5 weeks (the max you can take under the accrual system)

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