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.


Eclecticity said...

Where do I sign up??????

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

Michael Wade said...


Rare indeed but pretty nifty.

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