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I did a search and couldn't see a thread specifically aimed at this, so here goes.

There's a lot of info on here about bad slowlane jobs everyone hates and would love to bail from. But what about the good slowlane jobs that can help the transition? Jobs that give you enough to easily survive and give you more time off to work on your Fastlane journey, while not being completely terrible.

It's different for everybody of course, as having a family or health and mental issues can affect someone's ability to relocate or downsize etc. But maybe there are a few gems out there.

I'll start things off, although my example is a bit more drastic.

I left my time consuming job and moved to Vietnam, where I teach English in Hanoi. Cool city, cool kids and the average hours worked is approx 15 hours per week for about 1200 to 1500 USD a month (20-25 USD per hour). I live in a nice shared 5 bedroom 5 story house in the most expensive expat area, which costs me the huge sum of $220 per month.. I actually spend more than most on food as I cook at home for health reasons (after spending most of my free time in sth east Asia without a kitchen I stacked on the weight a little..) Buying from an organic vegetable and free range chicken place around the corner I spend only 50 USD on food per week.

It's not something I want to do forever of course, but as long as you make your free time useful rather than partying with the others you can accomplish a lot. I do love the job most of the time though. The other day I had a little Vietnamese girl telling me something over and over again the whole class. I was able to get it translated at the end and she was inviting me to her house because she has bananas and her parents don't have diseases haha (think she was talking about dengue fever as there is an outbreak here at the moment).

So, who has any other examples? It can be scary to take off the golden handcuffs but if there are some better options out there hopefully it can help some take the plunge.
 
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Great story! I would love to go and live in Vietnam for a while :D

I believe any slowlane job which gets you an insight of what you might try to do in the future as an entrepreneur is valuable, whether is in the same industry or similar skill you might require in the future.
 

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