Workers Walk Line in Employer's Unlimited Vacation Policies

The Boston Globe reported that Best Buy is another example, but a company spokeswoman said the company does not offer unlimited vacation days. However, it has a "generous" vacation policy with paid time-off days that can be used for any reason, calculated on tenure.

In March, the electronics retailer abandoned its flexible work program, Results Oriented Work Environment, which allowed workers to control their schedules at the Richfield, Minn. headquarters.

Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly explained in an op-ed at the time, "This program was based on the premise that the right leadership style is always delegation. It operated on the assumption that if an employee's objectives were agreed to, the manager should always delegate to the employee how those objectives were met. Well, anyone who has led a team knows that delegation is not always the most effective leadership style."

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