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    I am working away a lot, very wornout, and seriously thinking of taking a month or two off in the France apartment when current gig comes to an end.

    Torn between taking such a long break as I am kind of worried about getting used to not working for a living, or to just take a week off then get back to the grindstone looking for the next gig.

    Just wondering who literally switches off for a while, and who uses the downtime to actively search? Has anyone taken time off and given up with working for longer than planned?

    No real outgoings, mortgage sub £200 a month, would happily pick and tread grapes in France if needed…..

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    If you can afford to do it, and have no dependents then definitely do it.

    The wife and I took 18 months off after leaving my last ever permie gig and travelled all over the place. Great experience which we could never do now we have a bunch of kids.
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    Hmm. Lots of contractor posts in General. Seems to be a continuation of a theme recently but most of the others have been a few post wonders. Interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
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    I leave this gig tomorrow, having been here since last November. I haven't the slightest intention of starting another gig for at least three months, and Christmas being so close after that probably means I won't start one until New Year at the earliest. Fine by me

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    I take a voluntary sabbatical when i can, last year had the whole summer off and this year took 2.5 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmslow View Post
    who literally switches off for a while
    I maybe wrong, but I don't think anyone 'literally switches off', we are all human and therefore don't have switches. Are you planning on starting all you statements with 'So' any time soon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmslow View Post
    I am working away a lot, very wornout, and seriously thinking of taking a month or two off in the France apartment when current gig comes to an end.

    Torn between taking such a long break as I am kind of worried about getting used to not working for a living, or to just take a week off then get back to the grindstone looking for the next gig.

    Just wondering who literally switches off for a while, and who uses the downtime to actively search? Has anyone taken time off and given up with working for longer than planned?

    No real outgoings, mortgage sub £200 a month, would happily pick and tread grapes in France if needed…..
    I'd suggest that you spend a couple of weeks at Cape D'agde in France. You see both inspiration and depression there:

    Inspiration - Good ladies bouncing their tits on the beach.

    Depression - Having to see fat men waving their willies on your face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatLazyContractor View Post
    I'd suggest that you spend a couple of weeks at Cape D'agde in France. You see both inspiration and depression there:

    Inspiration - Good ladies bouncing their tits on the beach.

    Depression - Having to see fat men waving their willies on your face.

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    I was down that way in May.

    Didn't know there was a noddy beach there.

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    I have often taken off 3 months, but spent it looking. One time 6 months in the credit crunch.

    Like the OP I am worn out. Planning to leave soon and take the rest of the year off, and NOT look.

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