As jobs appear that require employees to work beyond the standard working week, so does the need to give those employees back their time. Companies around the world including Netflix and Virgin offer unlimited annual leave to their employees and some Australian companies are offering it too. Here's how to score endless holidays at your next job.
Unlimited annual leave is exactly what it sounds like; employees can take as much leave as they please without having to go through significant hassle.
The specifics of how a company implements it will change but generally speaking there is an expectation that anyone taking leave is on top of their workload, does not have any deadlines looming and won't heavily disrupt the business with their absence.
Finding jobs that offer this perk is as simple as adding "unlimited annual leave" to your search terms on Seek or other job searching sites.
Two years ago, at an all-staff meeting, I announced that we would be introducing unlimited annual leave. To be clear, I wasn’t talking about unlimited unpaid leave. Rather, staff would now be able to take as much leave as their hearts desired and every single day of it would be paid.
Perth-based IT company TechBrain is another company that offers unlimited annual leave. They also have funky sock Fridays if that's your thing.
Even companies like Flight Centre occasionally advertise positions with unlimited annual leave.
Next time you're looking for a new job, keep the perks they offer in mind. How much annual leave you have can greatly influence your work-life balance and unlimited annual leave can give you even more control over it.