Do you wish you could be sure that your dream career is right for you before you quit the job that is currently paying the bills? If so, you may want to take a look at today’s Business Week Small Business article:

The idea is relatively simple. Participants pay anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand (transportation, lodging, etc., aren’t included) to experience life as, say, a chocolatier, a fashion designer, or a race-car driver. The time spent immersed in their fantasy job allows them to get a 360-degree perspective without the risk of quitting their own jobs or investing heavily in a new career.

Brian Kurth’s Vocation Vacations business sounds like the perfect way to make sure that your dream job is really as good as it seems without any risks.


2 thoughts on “Trying Out a New Job without Leaving Your Old One

  1. I’m a big fan of this idea. Many of us fall victim to thinking that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. If you wouldn’t buy a car without test driving it, why should you take a job that you’ve never tried?

  2. Hi Alex,
    I know someone who hops from job to job because of green grass syndrome. The funny thing is, he often goes back to previous jobs after trying out the new one. I really think vocation vacations are a great idea.

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