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Jun 28, 2016
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I'm taking a sabbatical, AMA.
:cheers:

Off work for the next 10 weeks, starting Monday. I came in to the lab 'farmer early' today to wrap up some coding on a software project and set up a slew of meetings to make sure all of my coverage is ready to takeover. Then I'm taking lunch at the titty bar with work friends and going home for a nap.

Mostly going to work on some home projects and be a stay-at-home dad, kids are 2/4/6. My sister is coming out for Thanksgiving and we'll go to Sedona and the Grand Canyon. In December I'll take the family to PDX to re-connect with some friends. And I'll probably make a trip out to SoCal for a week by myself.

I also have a start-up opportunity, so I'll be doing a Business Model Canvas or two...but probably not until I'm done vegetating for a week or two. :) There's an outside chance I'll decide to full-time as a stay-at-home dad, because my wife has the same undergrad degrees that I do...but this sabbatical is part of what employees at my company call "The Golden Handcuffs".

Just too many bennies and too much pay to try other pastures.
But this ol' cow is still eye-ballin the electric fence...
 

RaginCajun

Sharing My Heart And My Part
Oct 25, 2015
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I'm taking a sabbatical, AMA.
:cheers:

Off work for the next 10 weeks, starting Monday. I came in to the lab 'farmer early' today to wrap up some coding on a software project and set up a slew of meetings to make sure all of my coverage is ready to takeover. Then I'm taking lunch at the titty bar with work friends and going home for a nap.

Mostly going to work on some home projects and be a stay-at-home dad, kids are 2/4/6. My sister is coming out for Thanksgiving and we'll go to Sedona and the Grand Canyon. In December I'll take the family to PDX to re-connect with some friends. And I'll probably make a trip out to SoCal for a week by myself.

I also have a start-up opportunity, so I'll be doing a Business Model Canvas or two...but probably not until I'm done vegetating for a week or two. :) There's an outside chance I'll decide to full-time as a stay-at-home dad, because my wife has the same undergrad degrees that I do...but this sabbatical is part of what employees at my company call "The Golden Handcuffs".

Just too many bennies and too much pay to try other pastures.
But this ol' cow is still eye-ballin the electric fence...
Tell your sister I said hi.
 

Lars Soros

Formerly 'Hot Lars’
Oct 17, 2015
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Good for you buddy. Let me know if being a stay at home parent is indeed the hardest job on the planet.

I’ve been thinking of retiring in the next two years and
Moving further into the forest
 

ShatsBassoon

Speak moistly to me into my water bottle drink box
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Jan 14, 2015
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3 kids IS work lol! Wife is ready to pop, due date Nov. 5th Just started a 5 unit building, seven days a week for this sucker!
 

ShatsBassoon

Speak moistly to me into my water bottle drink box
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Couple days ago, the guy in the picture took a small spill off the foundation and shit his pants! :pileofpoop:
 

Wild

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I love vacations that are a minimum of 2 weeks because it takes 3-4 days to wind down, and if you only have a week off, it's really only like having 3-4 days off. Enjoy it Brian Ortega's Goon Hand @Filthy!
 

Rambo John J

Formerly 'Inside Job'
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Couple days ago, the guy in the picture took a small spill off the foundation and shit his pants! :pileofpoop:
Haha
Having worked a couple decades of construction myself I have countless pants shitting stories...luckily only two of them are about me pooping
 

SongExotic2

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apparently my out-of-office reply for sabbatical has caused some folks in my industry to assume that I'm available to do consultant work.

a couple even hit my cell phone.
I had two months off work. As I was leaving my boss was like "but leave your phone on we might need you in some calls". I said well I might be shitfaced.

He knew I was serious
 
Jun 28, 2016
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spoke to a good friend about this...looks like it's time to schedule a Sit Down with the Cmdr and talk numbers and strategy.
If I went down this path, she'd be working full-time for the wage and bennies.