Suppose a couple of years into a PhD program one gets a job offer he/she is quite happy with and decides to take it. This could be for one or several reasons such as:
- You are at a point in your life where you need some money and its financially more secure to work rather than being a graduate student.
- It's a good idea to experience what the work force/industry/"real world" is like for a bit.
- You may not be satisfied with your research topic/advisor at your PhD institute.
Assume also that during this couple of years one has acquired enough credits to get a masters before leaving.
My question is after working a couple of years, how would it be viewed by graduate committees if I decide to reapply for PhD programs in case I decide I really want to finish the PhD now that I am financially at a better place and have a good first hand experience of what its like being at both sides of academia.