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Why does everyone think that saying they came back from PTO is better than just saying vacation?

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Because PTO doesn’t always mean you were on vacation? I’ve taken PTO and stayed home, I wouldn’t come back and say I was on vacation

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Agree - Firm calls it PTO so that’s what we all end up saying too. Didn’t realize it annoyed people

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The firm calls it PTO, since they don’t separate out vacation and sick time. So it becomes habit to call it PTO.

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Never heard that; hope I never do. I can accept the British “holiday” but not PTO

MA is right. Same here. No vacation means I won't pretend I had fun

Sorry, honestly have never heard the term. I appreciate it is Paid Time Off. However just to understand are you saying you use it when you are on some authorized time off or you have taken what would normally be seen as a “vacation” but since you didn’t go away you call it PTO? That is are you using PTO instead a so-called “stay-cation”? If not the “stay-cation”, what time off do you get in the industry that is not a traditional holiday, vacation or sick time? We don’t have the two weeks given to review our files, etc so I am just not familiar with any other time we are given off

Because people work through PTO, not vacation.

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