On Tuesday, Netflix announced plans to allow unlimited paid maternity and paternity leaves for up to one year.

"We want employees to have the flexibility and confidence to balance the needs of their growing families without worrying about work or finances," the company said.


It sounds like a great trend.  But oddly, in the U.K., where employees are by law allowed 28 days off, some companies that began offering unlimited leave noticed employees started taking LESS time off (around 15 days).  The employees said they felt guilty.