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11. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

I give two weeks notice, unless I like the place then I give about a month.

12. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

Eve,

I've just been there and done that on this subject, but my boss was very good. I would let your boss know (informally) that you are going travelling early next year, then tell him formally about 6 weeks before you go. That's what i done, and i had no problems with my boss because i was honest with him and told him exactly what was going on. I also didn't want other people in the company spending time on my assessments and development plans when i knew i wouldn't be around to do them.

Good luck.

13. Posted by JIN (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

Hi,
Thing is, keeping a foot on every bridge you leave behind, you run out of feet for the next bridge.
Holding on to every lifeline you leave behind, you run out of hands.
Do you have boldness and pioneering spirit?
Do things boldly, but correctly at work, and he will be the one asking you to come back, even after 10 years, if that is what you are worth.
Do not apologise for living, just live!!

Regards and good travels, JIN

14. Posted by lafalott (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y

I was in a similar dilemma about 2 months ago. I decided to let my boss know since for a few reasons. My job is not a career job so it doesnt matter whether or not i go back (but I did care about getting a good reference). I also want to consider going back next summer because I enjoy the job and I figured it I am going to leave, it better be on good terms! During the interview they had told me that I would be expected to stay a certain amount of time, so I was taking a chance that they could fire me for leaving. But in the end, they were very understanding and even very happy for me for getting this opportunity! That is my experience, I hope it sheds some light on your situation.

15. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Tell nobody who it might get back to him by and Send him a postcard from your first stop...

But feelers for a year out is probably the way to go, and if you work it right - if he refuses, say that unfortunately you are just so burned out that you are going to have to quit anyway as you will be unable to function without the time off (which in my case was more or less true anyway). But make it sound as if its for the good of teh compnay and that you want to stay rather than that you want to be an itinerant backpacker drinking around teh world.

16. Posted by SeeTheSky (Respected Member 558 posts) 11y

Thing is, keeping a foot on every bridge you leave behind, you run out of feet for the next bridge.
Holding on to every lifeline you leave behind, you run out of hands.
Do you have boldness and pioneering spirit?
Do things boldly, but correctly at work, and he will be the one asking you to come back, even after 10 years, if that is what you are worth.
Do not apologise for living, just live!!

hello one who also shares a name with me(do lots of evan's like to travel, or is it a coincidence? ive already met two heheh)

i think jin's got the right idea. your dream, your personal legend, is yours to fufill. you dont need to feel bad in any way, its your perogative and a beautiful thing that you want to give it up and live the vagrant life you cant let anything stop you. its your right as a seeker, and a person, to do this. i would burn the bridge if i had to, you gotta go for the gold, back-up plans and security are not the true dogma of a dream chaser. so just say it, plain and simple, and dont take any crap. if he gives you shit, just tell him that maybe he should try to take his own journey, smile, and walk away.
you get the point, cheers on the decision to do that!

let the wind be at your back, let the sun shine on you, and the path be always at your feet. peace!

Evan

17. Posted by beverlyc (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

Hello,

I'm in the same situation...I leave on the 15th October and still haven't told my boss. Definitely know how you feel - worried that he might think I'm slacking as soon as I tell him.

I'll let you know what happens!

18. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

God, he's being such a S**thead today, I really feel like telling him to STUFF IT!!

Time for my mantra:

"Money in the travel fund, money in the travel fund"

19. Posted by SeeTheSky (Respected Member 558 posts) 11y

so tell him to stuff it!!

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