Enjoy Time Off to Travel Without Quitting Your Job

Hallstatt, Austria

Is your work schedule stifling your travels? Apply these tactics and start packing!

FOR FREQUENT 3-to-4-DAY GETAWAYS (Retain 90-100% of Income)

Get Fridays off and hook them with regular weekends or Monday-holiday weekends. Compressed workweek is one way to go, but there are a few others.

FOR FREQUENT 4-5-DAY GETAWAYS (Retain 60-80% of Income)

Redesign your schedule to a reduced workweek of three or four days (24 or 32 hours). If your job is too demanding for part-time hours, propose a job sharing arrangement so that the position stays full-time while each job partner works reduced hours. Get specific strategies related to part-time and job sharing. Or assess if your boss will say Yes to your request.

TAKE AN EXTRA WEEK-LONG TRIP OR TWO EACH YEAR (Retain 96% of Income)

Here are steps to negotiating one to two extra weeks a year of vacation time. NOTE: This tactic is best used by professionals 45+, and the language in this section reflects that. If you’re relatively young in the job or in your career, requesting more vacation time is a tougher “sell.”

HOW TO GET SIX WEEKS OFF FOR SABBATICAL TRAVEL

CUSTOM WORK SCHEDULE TO MATCH YOUR TRAVEL CRAVINGS

Do you see the possibilities? Are you wondering how it could work with your career? Ask me.