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1. Posted by Kris1013 (Budding Member 12 posts) 9y

Hi everyone! I am curious to know what everyone here does as a job/ career to support your travels. I am not indepedently wealthy (damn!) nor is my family, so I am looking to have a job that allows me to have enough money and time to travel. What do you do?


2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

I'm a copywriter - which essentially means I get to work on ad concepts and copy for various clients (deosn't help with my spelling, though!). I'm also fortunate enough to have freelance work now and then, which makes for a nice way to save up for trips!

3. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 9y

I'm studying to become a massage therapist and work in a retirement home every other weekend.

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

I'm a traffic planner for the government. So that gives me a good salary and over 10 weeks of holidays a year!

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 27, 2007, at 10:03 AM by Utrecht ]

5. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 9y

Utrecht I don't know you but I am either in love with you or incredibly jealous of you. Possibly both. Haha.. 10 weeks vacation is ridiculous!! You are one of the lucky ones.

6. Posted by Kris1013 (Budding Member 12 posts) 9y

European citizens have so much more vacation time than the Americans. I feel that they have a better balance between work and play whereas in America, we put a huge emphasis on working. I read a study today that finds 87% of Europeans consider themselves to be happy; I bet that number would be drastically different in the states!


7. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 9y

I don't think it matters what you, but if you can find a boss that "understands" you and values you as an employee, it's amazing what you can get away with.

I work in public relations, which isn't exactly geared towards long periods of leave, but over the past three years I've talked her into a 1-year break, 3 weeks off the following year and another 6 weeks again this year.

I don't know what I'm doing right, but she hasn't put her foot down yet.

8. Posted by Bokkie20 (Budding Member 22 posts) 9y

workin in After School Care at a College... not a job to become a millionaire though...

were we the same in puberty???

9. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 9y

I'm studying to become a president of U N Photographic Shop every other weekend.

10. Posted by Kris1013 (Budding Member 12 posts) 9y

"I'm studying to become a president of U N Photographic Shop every other weekend."

Kombizz, please explain, this sounds very interesting!