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Do You Give Yourself Time Off Between Jobs?

Kal Penn gave notice to his old job acting on House three months ago, and yesterday he completed his first day as a liaison between the White House and Asian communities. Three months is probably more of a job hiatus than most of us can afford, but it's not rare that I hear of people taking off a few weeks when they're changing jobs. How have you approached time off between jobs?

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TidalWave TidalWave 7 years
A week at the most, otherwise it's waaaaay too difficult for me to get back into the work routine.
HaterTot HaterTot 7 years
I'm currently between jobs and didn't even start looking until 6 months in. I budgeted for the time off because I knew I wanted a break. It's been almost 9 mos and I'm finally feeling like it's time to go back. Before this, I've taken anywhere from one to 6 mos off. I just don't see the point in not taking the time if you can.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Last time I changed jobs, I had a nice long month and a half-long vacation between jobs, which was kind of nice. I got a lot of stuff done around the house then.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
The only job that I didn't take time off in between is the job I currently have.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 7 years
If it's at all possible, heck YES!
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
not really. the only time that i did have 'time off' between jobs was when i moved from NYC to Florida and needed to GET a job. luckily it took me 2.5 weeks to get a good job - so that was all the time off that i got.
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
Ideally I like to try and arrange things so there is about a week off when finishing one job and then starting a new one. In reality, I've only changed jobs once so who knows if this will be the case for the future.
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
Ideally I like to try and arrange things so there is about a week off when finishing one job and then starting a new one. In reality, I've only changed jobs once so who knows if this will be the case for the future.
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