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Anyone took up to a year off from work and then went back to consulting? How did interviews go re: how the time was spent if it was time off related to family? Fyi not that I had a kid; other reasons

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Left to focus on golf for a year - decided not to go back - starting grad school soon

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Have a friend who got a prestigious one year fellowship shortly after starting with Deloitte. She asked to leave for a year and return to same job. They allowed, she’s back working as usual, and both the flexibility and having someone with that scholarship reflects well on Deloitte. A bit different from what you’re asking though I think

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Someone I knew at PwC wanted to pursue an internship in the medical field coz she was very interested. She took an unpaid sabbatical with partners blessings.

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I took a sabbatical, so didn’t really quit, to travel the world for 2 years.

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ADV1: I’m trying to get good enough to qualify and play in a pro event. I was slightly better than average handicap wise so the path is pretty long and brutal as an adult. You don’t learn motor skills the same way or as easily as when you are a child. Being in my late 30s and mostly sedentary is also a huge obstacle. I wanted to set a ridiculous goal for myself

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^very interesting SM can you collaborate?

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M1 - were companies ok with you being out of work for two yrs? Also were you able to get the same salary as you had before you traveled

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You’ll get lots of flex for family medical type LOA. Before you quit let them help you work with it. If not, look into the part time options, the season work, sabbatical, etc

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