Friday, October 10, 2008
Friday Five: Business Trip
"So for today's Friday Five, we're invited to share your experiences with the exciting, challenging world of business travel.... "
1. Does your job ever call for travel? Is this a joy or a burden?
It does call for travel once or twice a year and it's some of both. I have the hardest time saving receipts and locating them after and finally filling out all the required forms to get reimbursement (from the government I work for.) Some folks in my office travel frequently-I'd venture to say they abuse the the privilege- as I'm the training coordinator on top of everything else-but that wouldn't be nice.
2. How about that of your spouse or partner?
She loves to travel to the places she goes, though she gets to go to nice places in the US for longer periods of time. I often meet her and we make a vacation of it. Orlando, Las Vegas, Dallas to name a few.
3. What was the best business trip you ever took?
When I was in my previous career, It was to Chicago for an afternoon meeting with two of my office chums. We made a weekend of it, it was summer and we had a great time-or so I remember it. Swimming in Lake Michigan and various other sport.
4. ...and the worst, of course?
Just some of the more boring ones. Can't say I can pick one.
5. What would make your next business trip perfect?
Perhaps if it were out of NY State for once! Unlikely that would happen since I work for the state, but the training agency also trains Puerto Rico, so maybe someday they'll send us there...fat chance in this economy.