Daily. It's not far away for me and it's call RETIRED with passive business income. I got 50 verified years on my SS record, so maybe it's about time. BTW, I've never met anyone yet who was away from home that long who made it work but you might be the first somehow. Good luck to you.My buddies and I shoot the breeze on this topic all the time. How can we find a legitimate career that allows us to take the entire fall off?
My two best friends and I are all single, so it's fun and a little more realistic to consider, but will not likely happen. We work in medical device sales for a great company, and it would be too much of a good thing to give up (as of now). That's why the brainstorming is a fun challenge; of course one could go take seasonal jobs and get this done. But what about that magical job with good pay, and good benefits, and retirement, that includes three months off in the fall?
As far as compatible professional careers go, Big Fin seems to be pretty close. Additionally, I work with surgeons, and they have quite a bit of vacation freedom, especially towards the ends of their careers.
My best friend and I come from a demanding military community, and our best idea is to do seasonal overseas paramilitary contracting. The money is outstanding, and we could find contracts that don't involve the fall. It's not off the table, but we also want families soon (I'm 30, he's 28). Not exactly great for that life. Gone for 6-8 months of the year, high risk, etc.
Entrepreneurship is the other obvious path, albeit with the massive caveat that it actually be viable. Oh and winning the lottery of course.
Anyone else ever brainstorm about this? This is a healthy relationship with hunting, right?
I switched from Active Duty to NG years ago, and took up contracting. I have a wife and 3 kids. The golden handcuffs get you at first, but in the end if you invest well and plan well, it can work out. Deployments were hard on the family, but I should be retiring in a couple of years, after about a decade of contracting, with a solid retirement at 39. It can be done, but it is NOT easy and requires a ton of sacrifice from all involved, including your wife and kids.Daily. It's not far away for me and it's call RETIRED with passive business income. I got 50 verified years on my SS record, so maybe it's about time. BTW, I've never met anyone yet who was away from home that long who made it work but you might be the first somehow. Good luck to you.
Thanks for biting the bullet and bringing this one back.I'm going to resuscitate this thread....
...Curious if there is anyone ELSE on here with a background in Animal Science?
I've been fortunate to get a 40 hour a week job with great benefits, and I've been there long enough to accrue the Max 4 weeks of PTO. But I often wonder if there is something better out there.
I'd like to be more location independent, and be able to take more days off during the week occasionally.