From the Travel Desk: Don't lose your PTO

  • by: KERRI WESTENBERG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 10, 2014 - 3:00 PM

For years, I deluded myself into believing that I was an indispensable cog in the wheel. I worked long hours, as if quantity as much as quality would help me get ahead. Friends charitably referred to me as Type B+. So when I learned recently that many Americans lose hard-earned paid time off (PTO) each year because they don’t get away from the office, I felt empathy (and I saw my younger self).

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