As part of our Time Out programme, we offer our employees the chance to take one or two months’ leave in one go. This gives adessi time to dedicate themselves fully to their own personal projects.
Stefanie Baumgart, Senior Staff Officer, Human Resources Management
Introducing the new ERP system had kept my nose to the grindstone, so when we passed the milestone of going live, I really needed a break. I thought I’d better grab it while I had the chance. After all, who knows what projects might be heading my way next year!
I wandered around the world!
It wasn’t that I had a big plan I’d been waiting to put into action my whole life. It was really just the little things you don’t often get the time for. I’d been talking about going to the seaside with my grandparents for years; now I’ve done it. My best friend lives in the USA and our chances to catch up are few and far between, so I went to visit her in New York. I also went to Paris and toured a few cities with my sister.
The language café I organise with a few friends celebrated its first birthday. We meet up twice a month with new arrivals in Dortmund and anyone else interested in getting involved in an international group. The project has proven so popular that we can look back on a whole year of varied, exciting evenings.
There’s just more of it! And you know it’s something special, so you make the most of every single day!
The great feeling that comes from being able to take some time for myself after months of hard work.
If you’ve been thinking about applying for Time Out and you’re itching to pursue some personal goals, don’t hesitate! It makes no difference whether you have a major life project planned out or you or just want to take four weeks off to enjoy your favourite novels. Just taking some time for yourself will do you a world of good.