Travel for work...

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    Nov 23, 2012 2:41 AM GMT
    Do you guys like traveling for work or does it get exhausting? I travel about 5,000-10,000 miles a month. Usually at the airport 3-4 times a week and it gets really tiring doing it month after month. Thoughts?
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    Nov 23, 2012 3:45 AM GMT
    Oh , yes i travel for work , i also change time zone and continent and hemisphere , and after 33 years of doing it , i think i can say i am bloody used to it ....lol...
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    Nov 23, 2012 4:05 AM GMT
    What do you do? I would really love to travel if I could
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    Nov 23, 2012 4:09 AM GMT
    I have only had to travel 2 or 3 times a year over the past 3 years. I've enjoyed it because I have gone to cities and states I havent seen before and stayed for over a week so I got to see the cities. But I wouldnt want to do it 2 or 3 times a month, much less several times a week! On the whole, traveling sucks.
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    Nov 23, 2012 4:14 AM GMT
    I travel 1 - 3 times a year. Love it. It's really nice to get out of the office once in a while. Not sure if I can handle traveling every week.
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    Nov 23, 2012 4:42 AM GMT
    I used to fly about once or twice a month, which was fun at first, but eventually burned me out. It wasn't flying every day, but I'd often be gone for weeks at a time. A couple of times got sent out with no chance to even stop at home for a suitcase - just had to buy some stuff when I got there.

    It's amazing how much of the shit that we used to spend $Ks on travel for, I do now with skype or corporate equivalents. I've given a bunch away, but I'm still sitting on a lot of those FF miles.
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    Nov 23, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
    As one who loves travel, flying as part of your job sounds exciting. I would have loved to have done it, especially when I was single.

    But then again, after a while the novelty would have worn off, and the next trip to the airport would feel more like just another day.

    Or am I saying this out of envy?
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    Nov 23, 2012 11:21 PM GMT
    Well, it turns out that a meeting room in Berlin looks just like a meeting room in Tokyo, which looks just like a meeting room in Salt Lake City...
  • Breeman

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    Nov 23, 2012 11:22 PM GMT
    would love to travel for anything. I'm currently working on overcoming a fear of flying.
  • Import

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    Nov 23, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
    I feel your pain, brotha.
    I also have to travel a shit ton for work.... sometimes at the airport 3 to 4 times a week as well, but at least once a week or 2. . . though now I won't be traveling again til March, so I have a "travel season" From Sept to Nov....and again frm March til May....

    Anyway, yeah it gets exhausting. It's hard to eat right while traveling to because everyone of your meals will be eaten out.

    and hotel after hotel....trick after trick....talking to guys on grindr who were from like 2 cities ago...aka a week ago, omg. It's gets so old.

    black guy who I fucked in DC? right? was it Jonathan or Anthony? or no you're from Fairfax, my bad lol. Opps.
    clingy guy who smokes too much pot keeps txting me from massachusetts, STOP!!!! you're annoying.. I wont be back in Mass til like NEVER.
    Damn, havent slept in what feels like days. These Ambien are giving me crazy dreams, that when I wake up I feel as tho I was up all night doing weird shit....in a dream? no wait, fuck gotta go to work. Where's my blow? I need that shit. FUCK it, I have adderall.

    The worst is when you're in the airport and have just stood in line for hours in security (fucking morons...aka the TSA... bunch of uneducated fat shits who are NOT keeping anyone safe....like they just hired a bunch of imbeciles from the ghetto to work that shit. god damn, get me the fuck on the plane. . oh wait...it gets better, I have a fat fucking drunk french-canadian sitting next to me.... sweet, now I get to hear about how Canada is better than the US because they have looser DUI laws....good for u dude, go fucking die in a car accident and leave me the fuck alone.....and dont fucking touch me with ur fat ass taking up all my room u pig icon_smile.gif

    ok, sorry. Yeah traveling makes me a bit irate I guess. But Flying makes me hate humanity.


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    Nov 23, 2012 11:39 PM GMT
    On average, I travel for work about every other week. When I'm on a project, my days usually last at least 12 hours, which wears me out after a few days. All in all, I don't mind traveling, but it does wreck havoc with your social life.
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    Nov 23, 2012 11:48 PM GMT
    123 countries to date - - - - many of them I don't ever want to see again. I've traveled so much - too much - that there truly are only a dozen or so countries I really care about. Flying was once a fine treat - - - hot scented towels, silverware, china, gourmet food, gorgeous flight attendants, Red Carpet Clubs in many airports, good, well made drinks in crystal glasses, linen head rests, extra down pillows and fine cotton blankets to crawl under on long flights for a little fun with hot seatmates, NO security checkpoints, cleaned up - good looking people everywhere. Not now. Now - flying is little better than riding a cross town bus.

    Sorry for the rant. I'm from the days when flying was so, so sweet!
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    Nov 23, 2012 11:51 PM GMT
    Jockbod48 said123 countries to date - - - - many of them I don't ever want to see again. I've traveled so much - too much - that there truly are only a dozen or so countries I really care about. Flying was once a fine treat - - - hot scented towels, silverware, china, gourmet food, gorgeous flight attendants, Red Carpet Clubs in many airports, good, well made drinks in crystal glasses, linen head rests, extra down pillows and fine cotton blankets to crawl under on long flights for a little fun with hot seatmates, NO security checkpoints, cleaned up - good looking people everywhere. Not now. Now - flying is little better than riding a cross town bus.

    Sorry for the rant. I'm from the days when flying was so, so sweet!


    I die a little on the inside when I read how flying used to be.
    I just can't take the fatties, drunks, unsightly masses at the airports. They come in the pajamas and eat 5 guys burgers the entire time smellin like a fuckin beef patty.


    I need a private jet.
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    Nov 23, 2012 11:55 PM GMT
    Import said
    Jockbod48 said123 countries to date - - - - many of them I don't ever want to see again. I've traveled so much - too much - that there truly are only a dozen or so countries I really care about. Flying was once a fine treat - - - hot scented towels, silverware, china, gourmet food, gorgeous flight attendants, Red Carpet Clubs in many airports, good, well made drinks in crystal glasses, linen head rests, extra down pillows and fine cotton blankets to crawl under on long flights for a little fun with hot seatmates, NO security checkpoints, cleaned up - good looking people everywhere. Not now. Now - flying is little better than riding a cross town bus.

    Sorry for the rant. I'm from the days when flying was so, so sweet!


    I die a little on the inside when I read how flying used to be.
    I just can't take the fatties, drunks, unsightly masses at the airports. They come in the pajamas and eat 5 guys burgers the entire time smellin like a fuckin beef patty.


    I need a private jet.


    I used to be able to roll out of bed at 6:00 for a 6:30 flight. Shower, grab my bag, drive to the airport, walk onto the concourse, grab a latte and croissant, and carry it right onto the plane and enjoy it while waiting for takeoff. The longest line was for the coffee, if that.

    So there.
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    Nov 23, 2012 11:59 PM GMT
    I fly for work when I get assignments. I love airports for some reason, maybe cause I am a people watching person. I love sitting at the bar when Im waiting for my flight and watching the interactions of the people.

    But I have to agree with Import- There are people, who fly, that don't care there are other people on the plane. I can handle sitting next to crying babies or impatient children, but if I sit next to an adult WHO CLEARLY HAS NOT SHOWERED or TAKES HIS NASTY SHOES OFF, I literally picture the entire flight killing them. And on a note, I dont mind taking off shoes but have clean feet PLEASE!

    But I will say, the only part of flying I cant take is take off. I recite the lords prayer every time we take off...AHAHAH...and its not for religious reasons too, to a superstitious thing I do.
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    Nov 24, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
    Import said... These Ambien are giving me crazy dreams, that when I wake up I feel as tho I was up all night doing weird shit....in a dream?...


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    Nov 24, 2012 12:02 AM GMT
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    Dec 13, 2012 7:04 AM GMT
    Great answers guys. Yeah, I have been traveling so much that I haven't been able to get online to RJ icon_smile.gif. But yeah, I work in Sports PR and travel with my teams in addition to hosting events.

    I agree about the trick thing. That can be difficult because as soon as you get on Grindr you have tons of guys sending you messages since your 'new meat.' I think the biggest adjustment for me is the making sure I exercise right.

    We typically stay in 4-5 star hotels, so usually our exercise amenities are good. Still difficult to eat right and stay healthy though.
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    Dec 13, 2012 7:25 AM GMT
    I've developed a dislike for traveling due to my job as a pilot. I originally moved to South Florida to escape cold winters, but now the company has expanded and always tries to send me to cold climates to work during winter months.

    If they try to send me out again next month, I'll find a new job.
  • KepaArg

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    Dec 13, 2012 7:35 AM GMT
    Sounds good at first, but I love to travel and it seems if you're always on the go for work the last place you'd want to be is the airport. Im lucky enough that I get to travel 3-4x a year for leisure.

    2013- April- Sydney for the first time, end of August visiting friends in Paris and Barcelona. Thinking of new York for the first time in November.