Poll: Have you ever taken a vacation lasting longer than a month?
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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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No Feb 19

My longest vacation was 2-1/2 weeks, in 2016. And it really messed up my business. I will never do that again.

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Kay Denney  Identity Verified
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not as a freelancer Feb 19

but then again, I do still work for my direct clients when on holiday.

once my partner has retired, we intend to do a fair bit of travelling. I don't intend to retire, just adjust my workload. I work less than my partner and can go on for longer, I know how to pace myself so I don't get burn-out.


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Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
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No Feb 19

Four weeks in a row is my max.
But I sometimes wish I'd have a fifth one to recover from the first four and get back up to speed.

Philippe


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neilmac  Identity Verified
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No Feb 19

When I was much younger, I was once mainly unemployed for roughly 3 years, so nowadays I appreciate being able to work and earn a living while being more or less my own boss. I'm finally taking a couple of weeks off later this year, which will be my longest break in... decades.

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Diana Obermeyer  Identity Verified
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Nope Feb 19

And considering the drama involved with a 2-week break, I don't think I can.

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Teresa Borges
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No Feb 19

To be honest, having long vacations absolutely bore me, even when I was a young student. I'd rather have a few days off here and there between jobs, rather than very few long vacations. It all adds up probably to more than 4/5 weeks a year, but I’m not counting!

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Jan Truper
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3 weeks max Feb 19

But counting all my blessings and noting the magnitude of human suffering around the world, I sometimes feel that my whole life is a vacation.

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Yetta J Bogarde  Identity Verified
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No, Feb 19

1 week max at one time.

Usually 3-5 days several times a year, sometimes in connection with conferences (that feels like a vacation too).


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Justin Peterson  Identity Verified
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"Do what you love and you'll never work a day" Feb 19

I take trips. And some time off. But I don´t need a vacation. Because I don't really "work", in the sense of doing something I don´t want to for money. Thank God.

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Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
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Work isn't the only obstacle Feb 19

A holiday spent at home would be a holiday spent at the office. In other words, not!

On the other hand a holiday away from home means the cat has to go to a cattery. She'd be devastated if she was left there for over a month .


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Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
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Not feasible Feb 19

I never did, and even one-month vacations were very rare in my life, except when I was in school.
It's not feasible for a freelance professional to take a one-month vacation. You will surely be replaced by someone else by several clients, and you'll have a hard time fixing up your portfolio again when you come back. No way I'd do that in sound mind. It took me a lot of effort to build my client portfolio.


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