I was talking with a few of my American colleagues and they told me an interesting thing. According to them, even if an US company has an official policy of proving generous PTO for their employees, the company culture doesn’t allow the employees to take the days off. i.e. FANG companies “officially” allow 20 days off but unofficially taking all 20 days off is shunned upon. And if you take all 20 days, the management may just lay you off when they need to fire someone.
Is this really the case?