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Unlimited vacation! Sounds great, right? Not so fast. There are definitely upsides, but with greater freedom comes some potential disadvantages for both employees and organizations. In this Unscripted, Jose and Nicholas discuss some of these pros and cons, and talk about their own experiences with unlimited PTO and flexible work arrangements.



1:45: Unlimited Vacation? PTO? What’s the difference?

3:15: Perhaps the biggest downside of “unlimited” PTO

6:00: Vacation time as a reward, PTO as flexibility

9:50: Unlimited PTO in practice – how to support it with other policies and processes

12:40: Should you still track vacation with unlimited PTO?


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Our intro and outro music for Unscripted is “Pamgaea” by Kevin McLeod, licensed under licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. You can find more of Kevin’s music at

Logo Artwork by Antonella Espinoza. Find her at @ellaspin on Twitter!

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