I earn PTO, to be used how I wish (vacation or sick). If I work less than 80 hrs in a 2 week period, I have to either use PTO, or have my manager sign something saying it's okay. I really want to save up enough PTO to have a nice "just in case" cushion, and for maybe a longer local get-away next year. I don't think we'll have the money to go somewhere like DC again, but a longer trip to Maine would be fun and affordable. Or even just a couple more days around the holidays so I can relax!