thinking about a personal sabbatical

Microsoft JCXy04
Aug 2, 2017 10 Comments

been working in Corp finance for the past 5.5years without any vacation longer than seven days. getting a bit burnt out, would also like to move companies. how terrible would it be to take 3-6months off to travel and work on my tech skills to move away from finance to the business side of things at a company other than MSFT?

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  • Microsoft / Product Seattle ❄️
    What business roles are you looking for specifically. Also, why leave msft totally, id imagine it easier to transition to the business while in msft
    Aug 2, 2017 2
    • Microsoft JCXy04
      OP
      mainly for the 3-6month break
      Aug 2, 2017
    • Microsoft JCXy04
      OP
      also moving externally, you'll likely get a pay bump
      Aug 2, 2017
  • Microsoft / Product Seattle ❄️
    Yea, 3-6 months is a non factor in my opinion, as long as you have a good story. Volunteered, traveled the world, etc.
    Aug 2, 2017 1
    • Microsoft JCXy04
      OP
      thanks!
      Aug 2, 2017
  • Microsoft JCXy04
    OP
    well the plan would be to use my annual bonus , rent a room out in my house, Uber/Lyft, etc
    Aug 2, 2017 1
    • New / Design Isaiah
      I like this plan. do that and write about your sabbatical and job transition via blog or journal ☺😎🌎✈🚌🚟🚲🐎
      Aug 3, 2017
  • Accenture / Eng
    ar77598

    Accenture Eng

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    You'll need more than savings, you'll need ongoing income from somewhere: rent, dividends...

    I don't think a sabbatical will affect your chances of getting a job back specially if you keep yourself prepared.

    But consider the continuity of your health insurance and so on.
    Aug 2, 2017 1
    • New / Design Isaiah
      boring stuff. just a few weeks off can change your life. We are all going to die anyway.
      Aug 3, 2017
  • Neal Analytics / Sales shellykam
    Plenty. Endless
    Aug 2, 2017 0

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