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Is unlimited pto a scam? (In industry)

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Yes, this horse has been beaten to death. Relieves any business of a massive balance sheet liability, and statistics/studies repeatedly show employees take fewer vacation/personal days in an unlimited model vs. accrual model.

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EY2 you can know the statistics but over time you'll impose pressure on yourself to keep up with your peers that take less vacation as you fear they are progressing in their career more quickly than you. I don't think the company will impose this pressure, their primary benefit is removing that payout accrual, but they absolutely will benefit from the type of people that work at B4 accounting firms not taking as many vacation days.

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Yes, but I’m trying to reverse the scam. Lets see just how unlimited this thing is

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Unlimited until you're fired...

Ok I’m obviously in the minority here but I’m thankful for the switch to unlimited (and I’m old so don’t pull the generation argument 😄). I’m especially grateful since it comes after limiting sick days at EY. I’m also someone who has always made sure to use my vacation days but the reason I like it is because 1) now I can actually take vacation during the summer and winter breaks when they “force vacation” at EY. Before I was either working because I was out of days or I felt pressure to take vacation when I really didn’t need or want it and had nowhere to go. 2) I never feel like I’ve “wasted a vacation day” anymore when I’ve had to take time for unfun reasons or when my travel plans get messed up etc 3) I’ve had to use vacation days in the past because I ran out of sick days, again now this won’t weigh on me 4) the payout issue doesn’t bother me because I don’t plan on leaving 🤷‍♀️ As long as I’m meeting my required hours of my rank (which I have no problem doing) and my feedback is still stellar, I’m not worried about having “too many vacation days” under the new benefit.

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EY 3 - I had a bad year where I got very ill in the beginning of the calendar year and again near the end. Obviously I had no idea I was going to be ill a second time so I had taken appropriate vacation in between the two illnesses

In general yes. If you can I’d ask employees of the company if you’re interviewing somewhere how it’s worked out for them and if they feel they can adequately unplug throughout the year. If you’re going to go into that situation it’s probably worth it to be fully aware of what the time off culture is like, and if it rubs someone the wrong way then I’m not sure that’s a culture you want to be part of regardless.

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Yes this is spot on. Went through 3 rounds of interviews recently with a company that had unlimited pto policy. Asked around during my interviews and discovered that managers thought they were being generous by granting a week 2x / year for their directs with some odd sprinkling of days in between. Largest time off stretch I heard was 3 weeks when someone got married. Unlimited means nothing it all depends on what frequency/length is reasonable and normalized vs stigmatized and that can be a tricky thing to uncover. Could also depend on the team culture of how much pto they take but best bet is asking around what is normal

Totally!

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I take 4-5 weeks at my company. I think most people are shy to ask for time off.

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