For the many young talented workers that are just getting to the workforce unlimited vacation could be a real selling point. So do Millennials get this perk more than older employees? Are limitless vacations a perk or a hassle? There are some personal testimonies that give examples on both sides and they all have opinions on the offer on vacations with no limit.
To the many young aspiring workers that are fresh out of college, the enticing offer of unlimited vacation is hard to pass up. Jobs that offer this perk are known to trust all of their employees. Jobs that offer limitless vacations have been on the rise. Since 2015 jobs that offer this perk jumped from 450 to 1,300 per million jobs offered. However, this is mainly used as a marketing campaign. It attracts new talented workers to their company. This in turn gets the company employees that are highly talented, and the employees get limitless vacations. So many jobs that offer this are using it as a selling point to attract the best of the best in their field.Read More »
Some people claim that limitless vacations are great for them, as they can take off whenever they need to. However, many claim they feel pressured to continue working because no one else is taking off.
Some companies make their employees feel like taking off could get them fired. Since they’re new, they don’t take off anytime so that they can work. They also don’t want to take off because they feel like they could lose their job if they do. However, on the other side of that some companies know how to use this perk the right way. Like Buffer, who institutes a minimum vacations policy which alerts manager when employees haven’t taken anytime off. The manager will then go to the employee and tell them that they need to take some time off, nicely of course.
In summary, limitless vacations are neutral to the younger generation. Yes, they’re offered the perk more, but that’s only because the older generation can’t get work in the same fields. However, it simply depends on how the company implements these limitless vacations to their employees. The majority of companies today only use this perk as a selling point to get the most talented workers.