OK, the first thing you think when you consider a job travelling is, "Cool, I can get paid for full time, and most of it is just driving around or flying on a plane!" WRONG. Unfortunately, the first thing your boss thinks is, "Hey, my employee doesn't have anything better to do, I can just pile the work on, and make him work 168 hours a week (169 if travelling across a time zone)." Also, flying is a royal pain so dont let anyone tell you otherwise.
I think the terrorists' love the hijacks of planes and stuff, their greatest success is the millions of hours wasted every year by upgraded security, etc, at world airports. Add it up, I bet that the cost rebuilding the twin towers has nothing on millions of people spending hours in line hoping they're not the one getting the #*#* probe.
Next, hotels; If you have any say in the matter, try to stay in Sheraton affiliated hotels. The rooms, Suites, are comfortable and I wish they they could somehow merge personalized stuff all into one. As it is, Comfort suites have great bathrooms, but the lazy boy/ massage chairs are most awesome, The other good part is most of them won't let you smoke in them, and you have to light up ciggy in the hot muggy weather outside the main gates or in your hired car!
Talking about rented cars- they too now are all paranoid about taking it back to the rental place and having them smell it, so you just spray the hell out of it with air freshener; then you think that the guys at the rental place do this all the time, so they know what it means when a car comes in reeking of fake banana air freshener, so they'll get onto you about it, and charge you/company for you smoking in their car, then your boss calls you up and asks what this was all about, because he knows you don't smoke cigarettes, so you have to make up some story about picking up a friend and she lit up in the car, but your boss turns out to be a pentecostal preacher and insists that you don't do that in the future, or at least have her smoke in the hotel room where they charge you less, but you can't do that because the whole hotel will know you're smoking because you smell that stuff two states over, so now you're just messed up!
Dont let this whining get to you, its one of those whine days!
Posted by Mee at 02:42