Questions tagged [sabbatical]

A period of extended leave granted to employees to pursue personal and professional development activities. The employee's position remains available for them to resume upon the end of the leave. Typically, the duration is at least a month to as long as a year or more.

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Asking for sabbatical vs. resigning to explore a different working field

This is a longer story. But I try to explain the most important details. summary My company doing business in some high tech (let's call it field of work A) offered me to change my fixed-term contract ...
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Quitting in the middle of a project for a 3-4 month sabbatical

My employer (company B) is a consulting firm that provides subcontractors like myself to other companies in the aerospace and automotive sectors. I have been already two years in this company and have ...
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As a software developer, can I 'retire' for a few years, at 32 years old?

My situation: 32 years old Modest salary as a software dev ($45k) $50k in savings Just under 6 years experience as a developer I never did the whole 'travel the world' thing when I was younger. I ...
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Alternating two years of working with one year of sabbatical [closed]

As a software engineer, is a feasible plan to alternate two years of working with one year of sabbatical? I was thinking about the possibility to change companies each time rather than staying in the ...
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How to present (in cover letter/interviews etc) a 7-year gap in employment up to today because I didn't need to work? Circumstances changed

There's a long history but in brief: I worked at (non-career-type) jobs for about 10 years, earning minimum wage or a little over that, contributing to our household with my partner who was much more "...
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How can I maintain health insurance during unpaid leave?

When taking a couple months of unpaid sabbatical in the UK, the employer will usually drop all benefits until the employee is back. Quite certain this policy would cut the national health insurance ...