Just curious. For those of you experienced planners out there--how long did you stay with the first department or firm that hired you? A planner friend of mine says that 3 years is perfect.
Also, on a slightly related note...has anyone ever taken a voluntary few months unpaid leave from a planning job? I know a doctor who works in a small mountain town who arranged to take a couple months off every winter to when his patient load drops off. Planning work ebbs and flows, I wonder if anyone has any experience with arranging something similar. All the really good adventures just don't fit in a week, if you know what I mean.