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Paid time off (PTO) policies pool vacation, sick leave, personal days, and floating holidays into a bank of days that employees can have for personal use. Normally, the use of one of these days requires notification of the supervisor in advance. However, PTO can also be used for unplanned reasons, such as sickness and emergencies. Suppose an employee feels he or she needs a “mental health” day and calls in sick to the supervisor in order to use a PTO day to avoid the routine of going to work that day. What are the ethics and consequences of using a PTO day this way? What would you do if you were the manager?