Question of the Week

Do you use all of your vacation time most years? How much do you have left this year?


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Last month, we noted that there’s a new trend at corporations to offer an unlimited number of vacation days. It saves employers the hassle of tracking vacation time and paying out benefits to employees after they leave. And while such a policy on its surface seems like a boon to workers, critics point out that without vacation days one must use or lose, workers will feel guilty about taking any time off at all.

So this week, we’d like to ask you: Do you use all of your vacation time most years? How much do you have left this year? Or, if you work at a firm that has an “unlimited” vacation policy, let us know what you think of it.

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Answer in the comments.

Last week, we asked readers to email us with a caption for the image to the right.

Here are our three finalists:

“What makes you think this is rigged?” —Submitted by Dale Stout

“Your Honor, on behalf of our clients, Pinocchio and Geppetto, we request that this case be transferred to a real judge.” —Submitted by Kathy Morris

“I see your point, but I don’t pull the strings around here.” —Submitted by Stanley Neustadter

Which is your favorite? Vote at the poll on this page.

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