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Author: Gingko100 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 14985  
Subject: Re: To switch or not to switch Date: 10/12/2012 5:42 AM
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It's simply a decision as to whether it's worth the trade-off. Only you can answer this question. I know plenty of people who do what you describe (supers who spend weeks at a time at a job site, PA's who fly to remote oil towns in Alaska's far north for 6 weeks on and 3 off, etc), and for them they have integrated this into their lives and their families' lives just fine.

Me, there is no amount of money you could pay me to do this, as I am a real homebody. I travel a lot - sometimes every week, sometimes a less than 24-hour turnaround trip from CA to the east coast and back - but I have at least part of every week at home with my cat, my garden, and my kitchen. Others would look at my travel schedule and say "no way," but it works OK for me.

Only you know what works and doesn't for you.
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