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Poll: You get a dream job offer but must travel to a far-away country for the duration of the project.
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "You get a dream job offer but must travel to a far-away country for the duration of the project.".

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Teresa Borges
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It depends on the country and on the length of the project. I wouldn’t leave my long-standing customers for a single project. I’m a widow and my children are all grown-up and they have long left the nest (in actual fact, one has temporarily returned)...

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Chris S  Identity Verified
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Depends Jun 29

Barbados would be nice

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Samantha Payn  Identity Verified
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I had a client who sent me on trips regularly (not frequently). When I applied for and got the contract it seemed to be a dream job, but turned out to be not so much :/
I most definitely enjoyed the experience of being in another country/culture, but the time spent travelling (two days out and two days back for a five day stay in-country) was a chore.
Would I apply again for this sort of thing? I think that would depend on how frequent the travel and how well-paid the work ....


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Alexander Kondorsky  Identity Verified
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Certainly, yes, but.... Jun 29

20 years ago...

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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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I would not travel Jun 29

It would not be a dream job if it meant I had to travel! I work best at home.

That is heartfelt after several delightful weeks visiting family and old haunts and Northumberland at its loveliest... It is a dream holiday, but being home is wonderful after it all!


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Gitte Hovedskov
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If it were a dream job... Jun 29

...that would mean that all the circumstances were right, wouldn't it?

I'd be off immediately, then...

Spanish Caribbean, Central America, what's not to like?


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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Three weeks in Paris Jun 29

Only happened to me once, in 2008. Was offered three weeks in Paris on a technical job about aircraft manuals. I took it and had a great time.

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Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
Spain
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Depends on the country Jun 29

But a dream job would be a project after which I can stop working. Forever.
Otherwise it's just a job.

Philippe


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Susana E. Cano Méndez  Identity Verified
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I'd travel Jun 29

... And I did in 2012 to Côte d'Ivoire. Just 7-10 days with two more colleagues from two universities to teach translation at a private school in Abidjan. I had a great time, I learnt a lot... and I ate excellent meals! I discovered Alpha Blondie too (great reggae music). Sometimes, when the weather is cloudy, hot and dry in Madrid, it reminds me of CI and my students...

ESIT


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Yetta J Bogarde  Identity Verified
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Depends on which country Jun 29

but I don't have such dream jobs. My best dream job I already have - from home.

[Edited at 2017-06-29 10:09 GMT]


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Peter Shortall  Identity Verified
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Depends on the country Jun 29

I think I'd draw the line at North Korea, and maybe one or two others!

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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Depends on the country Jun 29

Having seen how visitors are treated on arrival by security, I don't fancy visiting the US nowadays. Nor am I keen to visit countries I perceive as unstable, where I might become a target simply by dint of coming from a developed Western country. However, a friend of mine who works in education has no such qualms...
For now, I'm just happy working from home where the biggest threat to my physical integrity is garden wasps...


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Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
Italy
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Where?
how long?
money?

first reaction is: family is more important.. but let's talk about money...


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hmm Jun 29

depends on the country of course. I'd be happy to go mostly anywhere in Europe or Asia except of course for Belarus and North Korea.

also depends how long for. I wouldn't be happy to abandon my well-paying clients for whom I even do little bits when on holiday, so I'd have to be able to still do other jobs on the side. I wouldn't want to miss out on seeing my kids when they turn up, and I do miss my partner when we're apart for over a week.

if it were a dream job, it would be in a warm country and would leave me plenty of free time and would be well paid enough for my partner to come along too!

[Edited at 2017-06-29 12:57 GMT]


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