PTO is wonderful. We can agree on this, you and I. Whether you’re just entering the workforce or maybe changing careers later in life, there are a lot of buzzy vacation-related terms floating around the internet (and probably your office) these days.
Some vacation policies sound way more enticing than others: learning your job offers a weak 10 days of accrued vacation a year while your friend with a similar job at a different company has "unlimited" days can be extremely frustrating -- until you find out your friend's jealous of you because they've only taken one day off all year out of guilt.
Point is, while the grass always seems greener, not all time-off policies are created equal, and each definitely has its own pros and cons. And just because nobody gets to choose the vacation policy that their company provides, you definitely want to know what you’re getting yourself into before you accept a job offer. Fear not -- none of this stuff is super complicated once you actually start looking at it. Allow us to break a few things down, from the basics to all the newfangled #Millennial-bait -- then you can get back to more fun things, such as planning your next vacation.