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1. Posted by bennnn (Inactive, 93 posts) 23 Sep '07 05:06

Hey all,

I'm sure there are heaps of these "what should I do" threads, and this is one of them. So I apologise in advance, no need to answer if you're sick of these...

So I'm working in a job I really like, probably won't stay forever, but it's enjoyable. They have an office in London, so there is a chance for a transfer - not sure on how great the opportunity is, but it's there.
But now I feel like embarking a long travel.. 3-4 months in Asia or something, but I fear of losing my job, especially so early into my employment (1 month).

Should I wait until I get a transfer to London? or work a little longer, earn the trust of employer? What would you do?
Bear in mind, my job is easily replaceable.

2. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru, 1836 posts) 23 Sep '07 05:12

Hi ben,

I think you should work longer first. Give some good impressions to your employer.

opospa

3. Posted by bennnn (Inactive, 93 posts) 23 Sep '07 05:29

Quoting opospa

Hi ben,

I think you should work longer first. Give some good impressions to your employer.

opospa

Yeah, but I want to go nooow :(
Feel like if I don't go now, I'm too old and my chances are over

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3600 posts) 23 Sep '07 05:59

Quoting bennnn

Quoting opospa

Hi ben,

I think you should work longer first. Give some good impressions to your employer.

opospa

Yeah, but I want to go nooow :(
Feel like if I don't go now, I'm too old and my chances are over

if that's the way you feel then i think you should do it - you have said that your job is replaceable so you can always go back to something similar when you get back. you won't regret going but you are much more likely to regret not going.

5. Posted by skyef (Full Member, 105 posts) 23 Sep '07 08:12

Because this would concern my 'rice bowl' and dream for travel experience, i'd ask myself..

- since i won't stay forever in this job, how long should i give myself to this job before i embark on a long travel?
- how old is considered to be too old to travel?
- is my desire and motivation to stay on the job simply because of an opportunity to be transfer to London? If yes,
how are my chances compare to the rest of my co-workers?

A sacrifice is to be make, consequences of my choice that i would need to bear. Is it..

'me and my job in Australia' or..
'me and my fulfilled travel dreams in Asia at the tender age of 22'..

6. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru, 4567 posts) 23 Sep '07 09:26

Hello Bennnn:)

If the transfer is comming up soon wait for that, if u would like to go to London.
Yes, if u travel for 3 or 4 months, u will likely lose your job. But I would not put things off until gaining the trust of the employer. Just because u have been working there for a while does not mean that u will not lose your job. In fact the longer u are there, the more they will panic if u want to go away for a few months. They will just panic and say there is nobody to do your work if u go and say they dont want u to go. It may be better to go, and then when u get back ask them if u can work for them again.

Mel

7. Posted by bruntonal (Respected Member, 26 posts) 23 Sep '07 10:00

Yer 22, just go.....Get a job when you get back....

8. Posted by bennnn (Inactive, 93 posts) 24 Sep '07 06:21

Maybe I should just tough it out?
I re-read my employment contract, and says that within a year, I have 20 days of annual leave. So I might just reduce my 3-4 months planned trip to 1 month instead. I don't mind that, just go country skipping (as this will be my first traveling experience).
And maybe do another long month during 2010 world cup! :D

9. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru, 1836 posts) 24 Sep '07 08:42

Quoting bennnn

And maybe do another long month during 2010 world cup! :D

Depends if Socceroos qualify....

10. Posted by bennnn (Inactive, 93 posts) 25 Sep '07 04:25

Quoting opospa

Depends if Socceroos qualify....

hahah oh we will ;)

  • fingers crossed..