Paying Good Money to Do Hard Work, on Vacation?

There was an offhand comment in Daniel Pink’s book Drive that I’m a little embarrassed that I had not heard of (so of course, I’m writing about it).  Vocation Vacations is apparently not new. Its a vacation company that allows you to test drive a different job before you make a career shift. I love its simplicity and the core need it satisfies: Try a new job before you buy it.

We romanticize the job we don’t have until we do it, Brian Kurth lets you go for it.

Very cool.


Jeremy Shapiro is an executive in HR at a leading financial services firm, working on talent analytics. Formerly a Senior Vice President of the Hodes iQ Talent Management Suite at Bernard Hodes Group and is a co-author of the HR metrics book Ultimate Performance. Jeremy has coached hundreds of companies in recruiting and HR technology solutions across industries and sizes. Jeremy is a frequent speaker and author on HR technology topics and HR Business Intelligence topics, such as SHRM, IHRIM, the Human Capital Institute, and more. He is a frequent contributor to articles and whitepapers on HR Business Intelligence. Jeremy holds a Masters of Science in Information Systems from NYU and a B.A in Economics from Rutgers University. Specific topics of research include HR metrics, talent management technology, and next generation recruiting technologies.

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One comment on “Paying Good Money to Do Hard Work, on Vacation?
  1. Michael says:

    I read something when I was just about to graduate from college, that, in today’s economy, seems more true than ever–it’s that a lot, if not most, people will have many different careers. I have a friend in her 50s who lost her job in August and is now looking into going back to school. I have also gone back to school, again.

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