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Old 05-22-2015, 01:30 PM
 
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Nice, admitting on a public forum that you plan to commit insurance fraud.
Just kidding? Hah
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Old 05-22-2015, 01:38 PM
 
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You know now that I've thought about it some more (brought back to this thread by reps) I'd say you keep your job if there's a way they let you go on unpaid leave. Cause six weeks isn't very long. If you were gonna go on a life changing around the world trip then make it 6 months and move your stuff back in with family or into storage. Hehe, I see this as a long vacation, but not a career changing global trek.

But that's just my perspective...life-changing moments can come in many shapes and sizes. Hope it all works out!! Central and Eastern Europe can be much cheaper and just as amazing. Staying in hostels isn't scary just keep your wits about you and be pragmatic.
Yeah, it's just tough because they wouldn't really be able to go that long without a receptionist. But thank you for the advice!
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Old 05-22-2015, 02:02 PM
 
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Could you start apply for jobs in a few months with the start date being after you return? My job hired me a year in advance (granted, I was hired while I was still in school) but they were very flexible with the start date. If you could find a job that allows some flexibility like that you'd be all set when you get back.
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Old 05-22-2015, 02:05 PM
 
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I'm a 25 year old female. This morning, i impulsively bought a ticket to Europe from March 1 2016-mid April 2016.. I'll be backpacking around for a month and a half. In order to do that I'd need to quit my job - I'm a receptionist and its dead end so quitting isn't the worst thing in the world. But they can't just go that long without a receptionist so quitting is my only option. I'll have at least $10,000 saved up, but obviously about half of that will go to travel.

So basically I'll come back to an apartment (roughly $1000 per month including utilities) and no job, with only $5000 in savings.

How stupid is this? Has anyone done anything similar? I just figure now is the time to see Europe, when I don't have any longterm commitments or a real career. I did buy travel insurance, so I'm able to cancel the ticket and get a refund if need be. I think I need to have a good reason for canceling but I'll just lie if I have to.

Does anyone know anything about applying for jobs months in advance? In a perfect world id have a job lined up for when I get back.

Thanks!!
I wouldn't be so worried or in any hurry to get back here if I had an opportunity like this. Might as well find work in Europe...and explore it further.
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Old 05-22-2015, 02:14 PM
 
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I wouldn't be so worried or in any hurry to get back here if I had an opportunity like this. Might as well find work in Europe...and explore it further.
That would be such a dream.. Sigh
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Old 05-22-2015, 02:15 PM
 
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Could you start apply for jobs in a few months with the start date being after you return? My job hired me a year in advance (granted, I was hired while I was still in school) but they were very flexible with the start date. If you could find a job that allows some flexibility like that you'd be all set when you get back.
That's what I was hoping for, but I know most hiring managers would rather hire someone straight away than wait around.
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Old 05-22-2015, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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I wouldn't be so worried or in any hurry to get back here if I had an opportunity like this. Might as well find work in Europe...and explore it further.
Note that time spent in the UK and the Schengen zone is now pretty well-tracked, and overstays can result in a four figure fine and a ban from a country or customs region of up to ten years. Also it's illegal to work anywhere in Europe while you're there on a tourist visa or under a visa waiver system.

I think there are some 'working holiday' types of visa options that are nice and legal if you're a college student or 25& under and such if you want to explore more.
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Old 05-22-2015, 04:21 PM
 
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Note that time spent in the UK and the Schengen zone is now pretty well-tracked, and overstays can result in a four figure fine and a ban from a country or customs region of up to ten years. Also it's illegal to work anywhere in Europe while you're there on a tourist visa or under a visa waiver system.

I think there are some 'working holiday' types of visa options that are nice and legal if you're a college student or 25& under and such if you want to explore more.
Interesting! I wonder why we don't have such rules!
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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I'm interested in why you think Europe will be safe a year from now. Scandinavia might be OK, but everything from Holland all the way to Greece could be more dangerous next year than it already is.
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:54 PM
 
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When I spent several months traveling in Europe, I flew on Icelandic Air and took a short trip to their capitol city for 3 days, which was very enjoyable.
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