You can use your Paid Leave benefits on a consecutive or intermittent schedule. You can’t take paid leave for less than a day. When you take a day of paid leave, you can’t work for any of your employers, even yourself if you are self-employed. Consecutive leave means you take leave from the start date to the end date of your leave, and you don’t work during this time. Intermittent leave means you take days or weeks of leave between the start date and end date of your leave, but also work some days or weeks during this time.