Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Tag: hr

The limits of "unlimited" vacation March 18th, 2014

Obligatory Disclaimer: this post discusses unlimited vacation policies. My employer (Heroku) has one such policy. However, this post isn’t really specifically about Heroku’s policy; it’s about the concept in general, not any specific implementation. As is always the case, on this site I speak for myself, not my company or anyone else. Many companies, especially tech companies, have adopted “unlimited” vacation policies — instead of a set number of days of paid time off (PTO), employees are told something along the lines “take as much time as you need”.…