Road Trip! All the Places Our WEX Sabbaticals Took Us

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Should you need some summer vacation destination inspiration, look no further than the travel diaries (aka “sabbatical stories”) of the WEXers who participated in our inaugural Expedition sabbatical program. Though employees can choose to spend their four-week sabbatical any way they’d like, the large majority of Expedition participants hopped on a plane to dream destinations scattered… Read more »

Sabbatical Stories: Florida, Hawaii and Home Again

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The word “sabbatical” has its origins in “sabbath,” a day of abstinence from work. Its official definition: “a break or change from a normal routine; a time of rest.” In the case of Senior Systems Engineer Julie London, a WEX employee for 19 years, she broke from her normal routine by hopping a plane to… Read more »

Sabbatical Stories: A Bucket List Journey

When deciding what to do with her sabbatical last fall, Peggy Watson mulled over several options from her bucket list. Our vice president of product and marketing for global fleet, a 20-year veteran of WEX, says, “I was looking to get exposure to new things and to indulge my creative side and some interests that… Read more »

What Would You Do with 4 Weeks of Paid Time Off?

Follow Your Heart’s Desires with WEX’s New Sabbatical Program, Expedition Four weeks of paid vacation to pursue your passions? At WEX, it’s not only possible for you to take that time; it’s encouraged for you to take that time. We believe that personal development is just as important as professional development, which is why we… Read more »

Sabbatical Stories: South American Exploration

Justine Libby’s first thought when hearing WEX CEO Melissa Smith announce the pilot launch of our Expedition sabbatical program was, “I must do that!” She remembers her reaction was pretty visceral to the opportunity to do something completely different and says “it was absolutely important to me.” A WEXer for 22 years, Justine says the… Read more »

Sabbatical Stories: Staying in the Moment

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When we announced that she was one of 12 people chosen to participate in the pilot of our Expedition sabbatical program, VP of Corporate Marketing and Communications Jessica Roy says, “If you told me I’d be able to take a month off from work, I’d have said ‘no chance!’” But that’s just what Expedition enabled… Read more »

Sabbatical Stories: On the Homestead

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When Karl Busse, a software engineer in our WEX Health Edina, MN, office, first heard about our Expedition sabbatical program, “I thought I might as well throw my hat in the ring and see what happens.” He was surprised at how straightforward the application process was – just a few basic questions to make sure… Read more »

Sabbatical Stories: A Solo Adventure

Sabbatical Stories: There's No Place Like Home

A self-avowed extrovert and people-person, Mindy Singleton decided to spend some quality time on her own during her Expedition sabbatical last summer. At WEX for 16 years, currently as a senior strategic portfolio analyst for our fleet line of business, Mindy decided to stay close to her southern Maine home and use the time to… Read more »