Re: Trouble in paradise?

From: Drazen Kacar <>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:15:20 +0000 (UTC)
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[Quoted] Mladen Gogala wrote:

> How does one take a sabatical? Does the company pay him to go hiking
> for a year?


> I am not sure that any company would be so generous toward anyone,
> even toward a senior VP.

[Quoted] Once I had six months sabatical in my contract, just like everyone else. In the good, old, times contract. :-)

IIRC, everyone got a right to six months sabatical after a certain (not very high) number of years of employment in the company. But I don't think the company lasted long enough for anyone to actually take the sabatical.

But even outside of contracts, I don't think it's that hard to get six months or so every 3-5 years. The idea behind sabatical is that you're going to spend the time on something that you have a desire to work on and which is more or less related to what the company does (so only hiking probably isn't acceptable :-). And after you're back the company might profit from your sabatical, if the stars get aligned correctly.

The whole thing is something like a combination of bonus and R&D investment. Received on Mon Sep 12 2016 - 22:15:20 CEST

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