Of her own experience with unlimited vacation, Pepmiller pointed to the importance of how leadership sets an example -- good or bad.
“You see supervisors, managers, CEOs, etc. generally not taking that time off, or going somewhere but working through their vacations,” she said. “That mindset trickles down to everyone else, so people either don’t take time, or don’t take as much as they need, or feel obligated to work through vacations and constantly be available.”
And if you don’t take that vacation? “The company owes you nothing,” Ferguson said.