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.

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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, HR.com 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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