Thursday, October 8, 2009

Time Off: An Extreme Case

Every 7 years, Stefan Sagmeister closes his design shop for one year to work on other projects and take a general sabbatical.
A one year sabbatical! I started thinking about this and wondered if it was realistic? Could a company potentially do this? Could every employee do this (not at the same time obviously)?
Royce over at FIWK brought up this subject a few days ago and I think the wanderlust is a little catching because I've started thinking about where I'd go if I could go anywhere and what I'd do. A one year sabbatical would be awesome, just wonder who's paying for it?


Anonymous JR Moreau said...

the idea of not working at all at your actual job for a year is incredible. I can see ever 7 years though... 30 comes quick.. so if you can't do it at thirty, do it soon after! I don't even know where I'd go, but I know what I'd be doing, for sure... this damn novel must get written!

What a refreshing TED talk! Loved it.

October 8, 2009 at 6:29 PM  
Blogger Royce said...

The travel thing is what immediately comes to mind because the idea of getting away is really appealing, right? But in reality I wouldn't want to spend a year doing NOTHING - so the question is, what would you do?

I think having a new project to work on would be the really cool thing. Or like JR just said, write your novel. Or maybe you can a place (in Western Australia haha) and start planting some grapes? I mean who knows right? Humanitarian work, creating a new business, consulting in a new area, working for someone in a new industry... all those things would be awesome "sabbatical" adventures.

I fully expect you to report back once you've formulated some plans!

October 9, 2009 at 9:53 AM  

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