Who hasn't experienced this? At the beginning of the year, you sit down together as a family and spread out your contractually regulated vacation days over the year. However, this inflexible planning often does not fit in with a flexible life. Especially urgently needed short breaks are often not taken into consideration with respect to the remaining vacation and possibly missing days off at Christmastime. There are discussions about how many days can transfer into the next year and when vacation may or can be forfeited. Everything is calculated, pushed around, and pocketed. Sometimes things can get very tight. This system, which has been practiced for decades, is based on the assumption that employees only show up for work because they cannot currently take vacation. But can this be the basis for motivation, passion, and personal goals?
What happens if you question this idea? What happens if everyone in the team can take as much vacation as they want/need?