I have been offered the same job which I used to work at my previous workplace. I'm currently unemployed as I left a different job at the same company because it wasnt for me and I had applied to my old job whilst I was working that position.
Throughout this time I have decided I want to go backpacking, and I already have one month planned for it.
I was told today that I got my old job back which is part time. I told my interviewer/supervisor that I have holidays booked and she said its fine as I just need to tell HR when they approach me about my start date and let them know. I think they will be okay with 1 month if I use as holidays. But I kind of wondered if I could tell them I have planned 6 months off for travelling? I would like some advice on this please. I enjoy the job but I am also passionate about backpacking and I am just stuck in the middle on what is acceptable and reasonable.
Edit: Thanks for the feedback everyone. I understand that 6 months is very likely to be too long for the employer. I wondered if 3 months would sound more reasonable? By the way the job is a very basic cleaning job and its not like a priority job.