When an agency says they have unlimited PTO, realistically, what does that look like?

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You’ll still be guilted into not using any and after you quit/get laid off, they don’t have to pay you out for any unused vacation time.

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1000% accurate.

Not sure for juniors but I took around 5 weeks off total in 2019 at the agency I was at the time. It really depends on the agency and the people. Most people avoid taking time off.

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What was the reaction from people you work with?

If they can afford to offer unlimited, likely none of their employees have enough opportunity to come close to abusing it.

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My last agency was unlimited PTO. I definitely didn’t take advantage of it like I should have, but it made it much easier to take random days off when work was slow.

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It looks like you should run the other way. It’s a loop hole to not pay your left over days and guilt you into rarely taking days off.

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At my office we have unlimited but it’s a weird silent feeling of avoiding taking too much. They encourage taking all you need but you either feel like you’ll miss the big projects being too much out or if a big layoff comes you’ll be a target. So I use with moderation and not like a month off.

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