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Old 1st June 2020, 02:48 PM
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Me and my boyfriend are looking at hiring an air bnb in Lanzarote for 3 months during around April time 2021. This could be earlier in the year or later but April is the plan right now. I have been many times and love it there. We will be 19 and 20 when we go. Do you think it is worth quitting our jobs in the UK to go for just 3 months? We will not be working out there so will save up but unsure if its a good choice or not as we will arrive back without a job and our jobs do not allow this much time off.

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Me and my boyfriend are looking at hiring an air bnb in Lanzarote for 3 months during around April time 2021. This could be earlier in the year or later but April is the plan right now. I have been many times and love it there. We will be 19 and 20 when we go. Do you think it is worth quitting our jobs in the UK to go for just 3 months? We will not be working out there so will save up but unsure if its a good choice or not as we will arrive back without a job and our jobs do not allow this much time off.

Please let me know your ideas


You mention jobs in the UK. If that means that you're British, unless by some miracle the Brexit implementation period is extended, by April 2021 you won't be able to work in Spain without a work visa, if you wer planning to work in Spain.


These visas are issued only if the employer can prove that no EU citizen is available for the job, & have to be secured before you come to Spain.

If you were just looking for a long holiday, I suppose it depends on how easy it is likely to be for you to find work back in the UK on your return.
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You asked for opinions...

I think you will be crazy to give up a full time job just to go on an extended holiday. At the time you intend going on holiday it will be virtually impossible to get any work in Lanzarote. How do you intend supporting yourself after your holiday?

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Why not ask your work for a sabbatical and see what they say?
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Hola

You don't mention what type of jobs you have; some jobs are always in demand but others not. You are young and perhaps now is the best time for time off before the other responsibilities come along, like mortgage, kids etc.

So, whatever you decide, Good Luck

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They're 19/20 there are worse things then changing jobs.

The question is do you really want to spend ninety days on the island? What's the longest you've been? Won't you get bored?

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They're 19/20 there are worse things then changing jobs.

The question is do you really want to spend ninety days on the island? What's the longest you've been? Won't you get bored?
I would have thought the most important question was jobs = money. Changing jobs is inevitable at 19 or 20, but losing your job at this age can make it difficult to find another, especially if the reason for leaving was to go away for three months...
On top of that there are legal issues. Has no one read xabixicha's post?

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I did but the OP never even mentioned wanting to work on the island. They mentioned saving up to go.

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I did but the OP never even mentioned wanting to work on the island. They mentioned saving up to go.
True.
So maybe the legal issues are not relevant.
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I was referring to working in the UK

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I'll echo others. 3 months on a small island can be a very long time with nothing to do except eat, sleep and drink but it does have some attractions like sun and warmth. If you are intending to return and then take up Higher Education studies, then OK, go for it.

You could ask for a sabbatical, as has already been suggested, otherwise you will be out of work when you return and ineligible for benefits because you voluntarily made yourselves unemployed! If you return in July the the summer season jobs will have gone, there will be lots of jobseekers around, and you will have to expect to be out of work until September at least. Believe me I've met several people in the course of one of my old jobs who can testify that sleeping regularly under a pier is NOT an experience to be recommended.

Think very carefully whilst dreaming of Lanzarote but plan even more carefully for the end of the year.

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