Monday, September 24, 2007

Sabbaticals Now!

After working as a divorce lawyer for 12 years, Lisa Angel needed a change from the rigors and emotions of the job. So when her firm announced a paid sabbatical for employees who had been there five years or more, she was the first to raise her hand.

"It was the perfect time to take a break and reassess," says Ms. Angel of Raleigh, N.C. "I walked away from my life for a while." That decision led to a three-month sabbatical, biking alone in China and Southeast Asia. She even studied meditation in a Buddhist monastery in Thailand. "I wouldn't have been able to do that on a normal vacation," she says.

Read the rest of the Christian Science Monitor's article on the benefits of sabbaticals here.


At 7:06 AM, Blogger Eclecticity said...

Where do I sign up??????

Pretty progressive concept to be sure. Pretty darn rare I'd bet also.

At 1:57 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...


Rare indeed but pretty nifty.

I've heard that McDonald's has sabbaticals for its managers.


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