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Indeed. It's a means of weaponising ambiguity into guilt. Everyone knows it's not unlimited, because you can't take 3 months off. But because there's no boundary, the real limit has to be found by stressfully, riskily probing it. Then there's plenty of room for favouritism in who's actually allowed to take the time off.

See "Tyranny of Structurelessness", etc, etc.

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