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Being put on Furlough - what would you study?

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alldressedupinblue Mon 13-Apr-20 15:01:54

Hi, sending, first of all, love and thanks in advance for being here.

My firm are furloughing me until May 31, possibly longer. They have offered to pay for me to study. I work in an office, as an EA. If you had the time and they would pay, what would you ask to study?

I know I'm very lucky. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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Oakmaiden Mon 13-Apr-20 15:05:44

What job do you do?

Oakmaiden Mon 13-Apr-20 15:06:10

Is EA Estate Agent? Or something else?

BrokenBrit Mon 13-Apr-20 15:07:07

What are your interests? Do work have any limits or requirements on what you study?
Do you have plans to travel? Would learning a language suit? Or maybe studying literary works or history of art?

Or computing or coding or something that would teach you a new skill?

Maybe you would like to deepen your knowledge of philosophy, psychology or Buddhism?

Perhaps you have a secret yearning to learn higher level maths? Or maybe you’d like to brush up on dog training or grooming?
Politics? History?

The lists are endless. Enjoy, and what a lovely gesture from your work!

alldressedupinblue Mon 13-Apr-20 15:10:33

@Oakmaiden Executive Assistant. Chief of staff to the CEO. Right hand person, business projects etc.

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ilovemydogandmrobama2 Mon 13-Apr-20 15:12:21

Project Management qualification.

mermaidbutmytailfelloff Mon 13-Apr-20 15:16:14

Something to do with project management? Prince II used to be the go to qualification but I imagine there is something better now

RunningNinja79 Mon 13-Apr-20 15:18:09

For me personally I'd like to relearn music or a language.

I would also consider a computer based course. I can use excel, but not enough as others. I can do V look ups and pivot tables, but I can't do Macros for example.

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ChrissieKeller61 Mon 13-Apr-20 15:55:13

Do you want to stay in your current role ? Have you got a degree ? What parameters have the company set for the study, must it directly benefit the organisation?

bookgirl1982 Mon 13-Apr-20 15:59:36


alldressedupinblue Mon 13-Apr-20 20:19:58

Thank you all - I'm going to look into Project Management as I think that's the most transferable area (even though it doesn't make my heart sing!)

I've heard of Prince in the past.

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elQuintoConyo Mon 13-Apr-20 20:26:08

French. French. French.

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