The back to work thread made me wonder.
Ruling out the answers of:
14years from when i was born to when i got my first job at the age of 14
Or anything equally as daft which i can't think of right now ...... what's the longest you've been out of work & why?
For me it's 26 weeks. I worked out that for (IIRC) 112weeks between Dec 2006 & April 2009, i had 51 weeks off work for various things.
Dec 06 - Feb 07 = 10 weeks work related stress
Sept 07 - March 08 = 26 weeks ankle injury
Nov 08 - Dec 08 = 1 week cracked ribs
Jan 09 - April 09 = 14 weeks leg in pot as an attempt to fix ongoing ankle problem & then recovery.
People told me i'd get bored. I can honestly hand on heart say that out of those 51 weeks, i was only bored ONE day, which is when i didn't have my car to go anywhere.
I hate my place of work (don't hate the job, i hate the place of work) with a passion, so i'm never itching to go back. I've lost a lot of money obviously, so i can't afford to have any more time away from the place, unfortunately.