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ANSWER: It takes anywhere from 3 to 5 months.
Yes, this is feasible. But there are also risks. Because the re-entry permit does not protect you absolutely. If the USCIS has reason to believe that you've shown, in your actions, that you have intentionally abandoned your intent to remain a permanent resident, they can revoke the status. Note that taking voluntary employment abroad is one of those signs that you've intended to o longer remain a permanent resident in the US.
So make sure you keep very strong ties int he US throughout this process, in case you are asked to prove that you did not intend to abandon your permanent resident status.
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