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Posted Thursday, January 9, 2014 6:36 AM
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If there's a trade or craft that you are interested in, find a willing "master" and do an intensive 6 week apprenticeship.
Or, help Habitat for Humanity build one house - or help in 6 different "blitz builds".
Or learn beer brewing.
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Posted Thursday, January 9, 2014 6:38 AM
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I'm puzzled by those of us who have, in essence, said 'take a sabbatical so you can learn more work-related stuff.'

Go build houses, Steve... Habitat for Humanity or any other community outreach program would love to have you for a while. And that kind of hard work is DEFINITELY its own reward.

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If I had a six week sabbatical, I would take a six week course a local college offers in jazz.

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Posted Thursday, January 9, 2014 6:46 AM
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Get your ham radio license and build an Elecraft K2: http://www.elecraft.com/k2_page.htm (Also Colorado needs more emergency response folks, take a class.)

Take some chef courses and challenge Sean McCown to a mystery basket cook-off at the next PASS Summit.



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How about helping out at a local non-profit.
Or one that I have been looking at, volunteering to help teach computer skills to people, say at a shelter, or half-way house.
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Posted Thursday, January 9, 2014 7:28 AM
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I think it's less about what you do and more about what you don't do. Let go of technology for a while and let go of work responsibilities. I spent a summer off and did no one big thing, I relaxed and did more with the kids and enjoyed the luxury of having free time to use as I pleased. Nothing wrong with having a goal or two, but don't make it into a race or something that if you don't get done the break feels like a failure.

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Posted Thursday, January 9, 2014 7:39 AM
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I think it's awesome that your company is giving you an opportunity to have a sabbatical.

How about crafts, such as sewing, jewelry making, woodworking, etc.? It's even something you could do with your children if they're not too young. I recently took a day off from work to take a pen turning class and I really enjoyed it. Now I have to buy a lathe in order to make more pens...

If I got the opportunity to have a sabbatical, I'd probably do some combination of crafts, learn the trumpet - using my husband's trumpet that has been neglected since grade school, and exercise a lot more.


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Posted Thursday, January 9, 2014 7:48 AM
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Get your ham radio license and build an Elecraft K2: http://www.elecraft.com/k2_page.htm (Also Colorado needs more emergency response folks, take a class.)


Do this! Ham Radio is something you can enjoy anywhere you go! :) I would encourage you to learn Morse code while you are at it...

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Congratulations, Steve, the achieving 5 years with Red Gate, and thus being able to take a sabbatical! I've never worked at a company that offers its employees sabbaticals, so I can't advise you. I wish you all the best in figuring out what to do!


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Posted Thursday, January 9, 2014 8:22 AM
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Based on your questions, role, and employer, you might want to try something customer facing. You could choose to identify and aggregate groups of database users by some important dimensions. The universe of data base professionals probably lumps together based on specific needs, trends, and business type. It would be helpful to everyone to describe customer sets so your organization could focus it's efforts on important topics.... maybe by segment.

Just a thought.
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