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Six Months Off: How To Plan, Negotiate, & Take The Break You Need Without Burning Bridges Or Going Broke
Six Months Off is a complete guide to planning and taking the break you've been dreaming of, without losing your job or your nest egg, or alienating your family and friends.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 15th 1996 by Holt Paperbacks
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This book is getting a bit out of date in terms of the specific sabbatical opportunities it recommends, but it remains very well written, inspiring, and full of good guidance on the mechanics of planning, negotiating, and embarking upon whatever sabbatical experience you choose. One of the useful pieces of advice I took away was to consider using the sabbatical not to escape your job but instead to reignite your enthusiasm for your job. Sabbaticals with an evident benefit to your employer are th ...more
How can a book that helps you figure out how you can *really* take 6 months off of work not get my highest rating of 5 stars?! I just picked this book up yesterday and it is fabulously inspiring! The authors talk about the benefits of taking time off to recharge or relax, to learn something new or change careers, or to have an adventure. Most importantly, the authors provide many resources and ideas on how to make it happen. I think everyone should read this book!
I loved this book when it first came out. The idea of traveling, or doing something for six months and not having to work was fascinating to me. But clearly, in the last 20 years a lot has changed. Now people are able to work from home and still travel or figure out how to take an extended vacation. The resource list in the back is outdated now, but still gives you ideas of where to look today.