Regarding Hunter's opinion on this subject, do you think that open vacation policies are the first step in evolving the way American business culture views vacations and perhaps we will soon adopt a more "european" approach that mandates vacation and emphasizes the importance of time off as a valuable asset, rather than an expense? There are many articles written on the subject and as we see companies such as Google, Twitter, and Square beginning to mandate holiday time off is this the direction companies will move towards?
Thanks for all the input. Closing this off for now. :)