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11. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

I am starting my own Music Management company, and trying to make some money on other projects, to prevent having to work for a boss ever again.

12. Posted by vxmike (Budding Member 64 posts) 9y

I work in Radiology doing CT scans and x-ray. It's a great field for people who want flexible lives. I can basically work as much or little as I want. Right now I'm working two fulltime jobs saving up for future travels.

13. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Quoting boreal2673

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.

Uhm, thank you.. I guess

The thing is: I have 4 to 5 weeks of regular holidays, and I work 40 hours a week but get payed for 36. That means half a day extra every week, but you can collect them and take weeks extra. So around 5 weeks extra. That makes around 10, sometimes 11 weeks.

14. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Kris

I get the money for traveling by carefully budgeting my money, rather than being rich.
I dont work, since my daughter was born. We live on my boyfriends income. It is enough to do quite a lot of traveling, if I plan it. Buying tickets, when they are on special offer, etc.
I used to work, for a computer company. It did not pay a fortune, but traveling does not have to be expensive, so I managed also to do lots of it, while I had a job.

Mel

15. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting Kris1013

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!
Kris

Yeah, companies in the States seem to expect people to have no lives, outside work. I knew a guy from the US who wanted to travel. He became a contractor, instead of holding down a permanent job, so he had more control over how much holiday time he took.

Mel

16. Posted by anglosurma (Respected Member 106 posts) 9y

I work in Recruitment and Industrial Sales , the cash is always there for the taking if you put a lot in to it ,im tending to stick to this to fund my travels , you get 26 days paid holiday a year , so i cant keep the same job , but the oppurtunity is always there to go back to. after a year or 2.

17. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

Quoting Kris1013

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!
Kris

Yeah, companies in the States seem to expect people to have no lives, outside work. I knew a guy from the US who wanted to travel. He became a contractor, instead of holding down a permanent job, so he had more control over how much holiday time he took.

Mel

And in countries like Japan it's more or less the same. They visit 55 cities in like 4 days...LOL. They have 6 camera's so they can see their holiday back home better.
And even on this TP site, there are numerous questions about jobs in Australia and other countries. Have fun, working people

18. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

Its the old question about how to combine a career and travel. Having done jobs I've hated while saving to travel etc, I wasn't prepared to sacrifice job satisfaction......... So I'm training to be a nurse for the next few years. No travelling until after I qualify, but I'm hoping it will allow me to travel. For example I could do Bank (agency) Nursing Jobs in the UK and save up to travel for longer periods, or I could go and work overseas. And do something I'm interested in and help people at the same time.

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

Clarabell, come to Iceland when you become a nurse. We are in desperate need of nurses!!

20. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 9y

Well, I have been trained and working in accountancy for the last 16 years but now I am trying to push myself into the world of documentary filmmaking. If all goes according to plan I'll be making my first documentary next year in Mongolia. But it's a long way to go and many obstacles to overcome, nothing's for free in this world, unfortunately. But if that's successful I have plenty more ideas for documentaries (all around the globe, hehehehe).

Edit: Before you ask, NO, there's not a heap of money in the industry. There are few people who make a lot of money, but hundreds of thousands who get an average income.

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 28, 2007, at 5:06 AM by Pardus ]