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ringmastery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 04:59 PM
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List of jobs that give you a few months off a year vacation to travel
My *dream job* would give me the flexibility to take a few months off a year to travel and see the world.

The most obvious profession that comes to mind is teaching where you usually get every summer off, along with lots of other holidays. The pay sucks though and the aggravation sucks even worse.

Any other ideas for jobs that give you lots of vacation time?
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 05:02 PM
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1. Baseball player
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gator_in_Ontario Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 05:03 PM
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2. I worked in citrus in FL
October to May. The downside is basicaly having no life when the season is running...
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 05:04 PM
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3. Ski instructor
Hockey player.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 05:08 PM
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4. Merchant Marine
You travel and then go home for vacation.
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Shipwack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 05:58 PM
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5. Travel Agent
Edited on Tue Feb-24-04 05:58 PM by Shipwack
Since part of their job is to advise people on what cruises, resorts, spas, etc to pick, they are constantly getting freebies to vacation spots... You travel to vaction resorts, and do it for free! The downside is that field is having trouble lately, due to the rise of internet booking agencies...
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 10:06 PM
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10. I've heard
...there are far fewer freebies nowadays.
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Habibi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 08:55 PM
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6. Unemployment.
Of course, with that job you get the *whole* year off.
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I AM SPARTACUS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 09:03 PM
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7. Humanitarian assistance worker
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 09:06 PM
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8. Teacher
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 09:09 PM
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9. Real estate appraising...You can work as much or as little as you
want. You can make as much or as little as you want. It's great.
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 10:27 PM
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11. EFL teacher
Teaching English overseas. Problem is, the pay is crap.
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 10:43 PM
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12. Millwright
A hard and dirty Construction job that I enjoy especially along the circuit of Steel Plants along the Mississippi River; but at $40/hour net, I can afford to work when I want to and vacation in Japan.

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Paul Hood Donating Member (717 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 10:44 PM
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13. President
you can take off a month at a time, and if anything goes wrong just blame the last guy. :)
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The Lone Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 10:50 PM
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14. Chasing escaped prisoners... gives you the opportunity to travel
Edited on Tue Feb-24-04 10:51 PM by The Lone Liberal
if the prisoners are very good and very fast. They can travel a long ways.
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populistmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 10:55 PM
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15. In nursing and other health fields...
Edited on Tue Feb-24-04 11:06 PM by populistmom
There are places that offer "travel" programs where you have benefits and everything, but you can pick from different hospitals or facilites around the country or around to work at and work there temporarily and move on.
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-24-04 11:09 PM
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16. Taxi Driver - especially if you work nights & save like Scrooge . .
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At least in colder climates anyways, the Taxi business slows down in the summer and when school is out. People walk and use bicycles, even public transportation becomes more acceptable to some. .

Getting time off is not a problem, other drivers NEED all their money if they plan to commit all their income to mortgages, car payments and family - so less "competition" from within for the summers is welcome.

If you're a good conversationalist, with the ability to know when to shut up - the tips can be pretty good!

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