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Tinybuild experimenting with unlimited paid time off until the end of 2022

"I believe companies shouldn’t have a cap on how many days you can take as holidays."

Chris Kerr

May 30, 2022

1 Min Read
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Hello Neighbor publisher Tinybuild is introducing unlimited paid time off (PTO) across its publishing team and two internal studios.

The Bellevue-based company said the extra PTO will be offered alongside its mandatory two weeks off per year, which take place the week before New Year and during the Steam Summer Sale.

Tinybuild CEO Alex Nichiporchik said the company will be implementing unlimited PTO an an "experiment" until the end of the year, after which point it will share its findings.

Nichiporchik said the move is being made because "people shouldn't worry about how many paid days off they have left in a year."

"I believe companies shouldn’t have a cap on how many days you can take as holidays. If the work is done and your team leads and colleagues are happy, why should you worry about the amount of days off you have left? It creates a power struggle that isn’t necessary," continued the chief exec.

"So this year we’re running an experiment to see how we can implement unlimited days off into normal company operations. This will allow people in all locations to take national holidays off, as well as to extend our normal weeks off during winter and summer holidays. I believe in simplifying processes, so we shall see how this goes."

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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