I'm looking for people (or employers) experience and opinions if they (or have employed someone who) have either:
Purposely quit their job with the idea to give themselves a window to learn / improve their knowledge of a programming technology and or language? How long did you give yourself? What was the reaction from employers when looking for a new job?
Taken a break from programing full time for money and done something else for money then returned to programming? How did you find coming back to full time development work? Tough to get back up to speed? How much programming did you continue to do during your career break? During your job search how did you feel employers viewed your career break? How long was your career break?
Its something I’m obviously considering, hoping to reinvigorate myself and learn / progress into a new area.