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11. Posted by smythy (Full Member, 237 posts) 21 Dec '04 16:13

And im a student, so i got a whole two weeks off now! until Jan 5th, then i got boring exams again. Thats the downside to it! but got more time off after them until 31st jan 05. I definitely wana do some getting around when i got the chance to! But you workers are the ones with the money to go travelling! I guess we cant have it everyway?

edd

12. Posted by gordonC (Full Member, 17 posts) 21 Dec '04 18:51

Lesse -

Job 1 - Day Job

Art Director for an advertising agency in Phnom Penh Cambodia. Pretty fun - changing very rapidly, get to travel around a bit, shoot tv commercials (which actually can be a real pain in the ass) along with a few other perks. Downside would be the clients here are probably the most conservative on earth - and too much red and gold.

Job 2 - Night Job

Teaching capoeria to a mixed expat-local group. Really good fun. Only problem is I don't speak street khmer, so the kids are always looking at me like 'what did he say???'

Job 3 - Non-stop Job

Running www.urbanlowdown.com. Long, hard slog, but well worth the effort.

13. Posted by moutallica (Respected Member, 122 posts) 21 Dec '04 22:35

Right now i'm a baggage handler at the airport. Its really hard work, but it's worthwhile because i love being around the airplanes. But today i gave my notice and I'm quitting in a week and then i begin my adventure to israel, malaysia and australia. I can't wait

14. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru, 1303 posts) 22 Dec '04 00:10

what 3 weeks did someone say they had of holiday a year-and thats lucky! i get the standard 4 weeks-not that that's much!

I work in retail, am in management-so there are plus sides but the is responsibility and it can get tiring! so i'm just a lowly shop worker, haha! oh i get bored easily!

I work bank hols and well almost everyday, except the one day off a week! supprise i find time for a socialife!!

anyhow-we work to live and NOT live to work, right...

15. Posted by Wocca (Inactive, 3745 posts) 22 Dec '04 00:46

Quoting smythy

And im a student, so i got a whole two weeks off now! until Jan 5th, then i got boring exams again. Thats the downside to it! but got more time off after them until 31st jan 05. I definitely wana do some getting around when i got the chance to! But you workers are the ones with the money to go travelling! I guess we cant have it everyway?

edd

Quite often when you have the money, you don't have the time ... to travel. And vice versa.

16. Posted by Wocca (Inactive, 3745 posts) 22 Dec '04 00:55

Quoting tway

5 months?
20 days?

Academia has its benefits, especially if you're well organised. I've just been handing in teaching stuff and course results to various departments today. This is Week 18 of the semester. Other subjects will have their final exams in Week 20.

I'll disappear during Week 19 (study week), and resurface in Week 20 to collect my salary for December & January.

This morning, I bought a 45 day open return ticket to Bangkok, arriving 9th January 2005. Will look at cheap return flights to The Philippines once in Bangkok.

The next semester begins on 28th February ... just in time to collect my salary for February.

17. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member, 336 posts) 22 Dec '04 05:37

I sell advertising for a national newspaper. I get to leave it all behind soon though. 22 days holiday per year.

18. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru, 1696 posts) 22 Dec '04 06:54

Its my last day!!!
I work for the Local Authority, in housing strategy.... well I do until about two hours from now, when I walk out the door for the last time ever woo-hoo!
Then I from 5th Jan I will be a free spirit, living out of a backpack, and seeing the world!!! No more work, well not until I get to Australia!

19. Posted by Pati (Full Member, 120 posts) 22 Dec '04 07:49

Congratulation Lil!!!
That is really great news, I'd like to do the same but I can't right now, but next week I'm going to travel for many countries in Sudamerica for 40 days, I think it'll be great too.Then I have to come back home to work. My job: Pharmacovigilance associate, for Pharmaceutical laboratory.

Cheers

20. Posted by stefan (Budding Member, 14 posts) 22 Dec '04 13:30

Hi All
I'm working as a Computer Network Specialist (Wide Area Networking/ Security) for a one of the big global companys in sweden.

A lot of worktravel recently, but most often not that much.
I'm enjoying the standard swedish vacation 5weeks [By law], maybe more if you save overtime as time instead of cashing out ;-).

Still miss my old work on Scandinavian Airlines, so cheap tickets with industri discount :-( will never be available again.

Take care
/Stefan