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How Often Do You Vacation?
Posted: Posted June 11th, 2018 by Laxan
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I work full-time in a typical day job, as well as coming home and working even more on Project Shrine (more about that...soon). I have had this job for more than half a decade. As far as a typical job goes, I like where I'm at. (Just don't ask me if I like management.) The bills are paid for and I have a surplus of income currently, in addition to assistance with rent from my girlfriend and best friend/roommate/business partner.

In more than half a decade, I have only missed two full days of work and once left early to see my sick grandfather in the hospital. Those two full days I missed were also bereavement. So...yeah, my attendance is definitely on point. I have not gone on vacation since this past November...the longest I have been without significant time off since working as a full-time employee. My reasoning was to wait until my house was paid off this month (only a few days remain). Vacation time for Laxan will begin this Tuesday as a result.

I'm really tired. Not unhappy, just tired. If you work full-time, do yourself a favor and take plenty of time off for yourself. It does the body and mind good. Just don't wait about eight months to do it like I did if it can be helped....ugh.

So, how many of you actually DO get to take vacations? And how often? I'm just curious is all.

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Well, I'm a student (for another four days), and in the last couple semesters I've only really had a few breaks which I used to see my girlfriend who lives in a different city. We were able to go see her family in her home province, which is beautiful, but I can't really count that as a vacation since there was zero or independence.

There are about as many holidays here that there are in America, but thing is, everybody in China has the same holidays and so everything is sooo crowded and traveling is seriously aggravating, I just don't do it anymore.

Really, really wanted to find time to go to Thailand this past year, but didn't work out. Currently, I'm hoping everything works out and I'm able to go to Austin, Texas for my sister's wedding. I wish I could go back home more, but it's financially draining to do yearly round-trips between US and China.

Posted June 11th, 2018 by Agis
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Recently broke college student/ extremely broke debt free college grad here. The vast majority of my vacations range from a simple day trip to the mountains or beach, 2 day fishing trips, college conferences or work trips.

My first real vacation was last year. I plan to travel more once I secure full time employment and put some much needed funds in my savings.

Posted June 11th, 2018 by S.O.H.
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I like to take 6-12 month vacations in between jobs (depending on how much money I have saved and how cheap I am) so I can chill out and work on my own projects.

However more recently I've started working 12-hour swing shifts and while my workweeks are really rough (especially the one that's three days in a row), being able to have a 2-3 day weekend every 2-3 days is FUCKING FANTASTIC. I just got hired on permanently this week and while I'm not sure what my pay is going up to, if I can somehow live independently on it I'll never complain about this job ever again.

Posted June 12th, 2018 by Xhin
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