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Very few companies offer unlimited vacation days, but these do

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Posted at 9:35 PM, Sep 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-24 21:53:35-04

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Just because Richard Branson does it, doesn’t mean the rest of America will.

On Wednesday, the billionaire business mogul announced Virgin Group employees can take as much vacation days as they need.

But according to a June survey from the Society of Human Resource Management, less than 1% of employers offer unlimited paid vacation time. The group surveyed 500 human resources representatives from employers of all sizes across the country.

While the statistics might be disheartening, American workers are notoriously bad about taking their vacation days. A recent report from the U.S. Travel Association showed four in 10 American workers allow some of their paid vacation days to go unused.

In an interview with CNN, Branson said the perk was inspired by Netflix, which offers workers unlimited holiday time.

Here’s a look at other companies that offer employees unlimited vacation days:

Netflix Zynga Groupon Glassdoor Evernote VMWare Hubspot Ask.com Motley Fool Eventbrite ZocDoc SurveyMonkey