Jobs that will pay me in vacation time?
September 14, 2009 5:51 PM Subscribe
What are some jobs/careers/business ventures that would allow me to make a living (~$25k+/year) and only work seasonally, or work on a punctuated schedule, several weeks on/several weeks off?
posted by DetonatedManiac to Work & Money (34 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I am currently gainfully employed in a well paying cubical job with two weeks off a year and weekends... but...
Say I changed to a job/career/small business that would allow me to make an (admittedly scaled back) full time living and only work seasonally, or work on a punctuated schedule, few weeks on, few weeks off (totally off, not on-call or anything). What are some viable options?
I need about $20,000 US dollars a year net (that is, after any hidden costs/expenses as well as taxes). Less is OK if it is commensurate with the cost of living in my new home location.
This must be a serious, legal, somewhat steady job, not overly speculative and not based on exceptional talents, skills or advanced degrees. Capital on hand (for business start-up or education): $50k, but rather not dip into that if possible (see below).
I am willing to move anywhere in the world, provided I can live within a reasonable distance of an ocean (the whole reason for this move would be to spend more time cruising in a sail boat). Bonus points if I can live on the coast (and actually live on my sail boat).
I am willing to do something moderately to very dangerous, provided the income is boosted appropriately.
I am 24, have a college degree (in "liberal arts") and could easily get an MA or technical training in just about any field if needed (and with enough time), but would only do so if it would really pay off. I am OK with (in fact expecting) blue collar grunt work.