Busman's holiday: n. informal. A vacation during which one engages in activity that is similar to one's usual work.
Idiom. Free time spent in much the same pursuit as one's work. For example, Weather permitting, the lifeguard spent all her days off at the beach—a real busman's holiday. The term alludes to a bus driver spending his day off taking a long bus ride. [Late 1800s]
No sooner had Ross Brawn "confirmed" that [Valentino] Rossi would take part in regular test for the Maranello outfit, Rossi was denying both the tests and claims that he was even switching to four wheels.
If you're the world's best motorcycle driver would a day at the beach, a round of golf or a week of tennis be your first choice for a vacation? What if someone who pulls a lot of water at Ferrari called and asked if you'd like to spend a few days driving the most technically advanced, fastest race cars ever made? In one of the most beautiful places in the world. A place with great restaurants, fine wine and stunning women. And you're Italian, the food is Italian and the girls are Italian.
Sure you'd go. You'd be crazy not to. But that doesn't mean you're going to quit your job.
"Valentino? This is Nicky. Nicky Hayden. You know, Laguna ... Yeah. That was me. Hey, you gonna take the job at Ferrari? You'd be crazy not to. Great cars. Michael told me he's looking forward to working with you. You'd be good. Pay's better too. OK. Let me know. If it doesn't work out at Ferrari maybe I can put in a word at Honda. They're gonna have bunch of cars next year."