In these uncertain times, I’m lucky enough to have a good job I can WFH in. My current company is one of those that puts sick and vacation time in one PTO pool. During a discussion with a manager recently, she mentioned that she was surprised at the volume of PTO I had (five weeks). I guess I’m just a “hoarder, just in case” of PTO; I rarely if ever take time to relax for no particular reason. And obviously, I’m not counting on taking any trips any time soon (though even then, the most I would take under normal circumstances is a week for Christmas; the times that require more are special).
So it got me thinking whether I wanted to use an odd day or two to de-stress on a more regular basis. It would help if I had a “bare minimum” I could keep up for holiday travel and illness. What’s a good number for that, in your opinion? (For what it’s worth, I think I’m in a relatively low risk of hospitalization in case of coronavirus, but obviously that’s unknown).