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Give unlimited vacation -- or watch workers jump ship
Give unlimited vacation -- or watch workers jump ship

Rejoice, world-weary workers: Unlimited vacation time is yours for the taking -- if your boss is Richard Branson, that is. Among the Virgin tycoon’s latest business ventures is a plan to give his 170-strong team of personal staff total control over their days off, a "policy-that-isn't" he believes will reward diligent employees and give them some much-needed autonomy over their own schedules. “There is no need to ask for prior approval and neither the employees themselves nor their managers are asked or expected to keep track of their days away from the office,” Branson explained on his blog. “It is left to the employee alone to decide if and...

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