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By Katie Johnston Chase
Globe Staff / November 7, 2010

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A LOT OF US squirrel vacation time away, using a day at a time to extend long weekends or saving our days up for a big trip. At HubSpot, nobody has to hoard paid time off. That’s because there is no vacation policy at the four-year-old Cambridge Internet marketing software company: Employees can take as much as they want.

Thanks to the Internet and ever-present mobile devices, no one works 9 to 5 any more, according to Mike Volpe, vice president of marketing, so the company did away with its two-week vacation policy in January to compensate employees for all their late-night e-mails and weekend projects.

“We weren’t giving people credit for coming in on a Saturday,’’ Volpe said, “so why were we tracking if they happened to take that following Friday off?"

The result: More people are taking longer trips and coming back refreshed — and ready to work crazy hours all over again.

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