Doesn’t it sound like a dream?
You get paid to travel.
Sure, you have to spend 8 hours in the office.
But you get to stay in fabulous hotels, visit the places Tripadvisor suggests and get to eat in different restaurants.
But really, is it all that wonderful?
I just got back from a 4 hour drive after spending the past 5 days abroad, which might enhance the negativity of this post 😉
Let’s have a look at the pros & cons!
The regular advice is to only bring the clothes you really need, but it’s not a bad idea to bring some extras.
Not only you can spill ketchup over your bright white blouse, but after a restaurant visit there is a high probability you might smell like steak and fries.
Also in the summer, you probably will need to change more often.
But then again, winter clothes are heavier.
As a lady, you might want to bring your high heels, but that’s not what you want to wear during your evening walk.
So anyhow, if you’re going away for a couple of days, you’re most likely going to end up with a heavy suitcase.
Not to mention your 10 kg laptop and charger.
Even a 4 star hotel doesn’t promise a comfy bed, trust me on this.
Usually it also comes with very heavy blanket as well which makes summernights even hotter.
So you turn on the AC, which creates an ear canal damaging noise. Grrrr!
You spend hours searching for a plug to charge your phone.
That damn isn’t even next to your bed (!)
I really need my meditation music to fall asleep.
And don’t get me even started on the terrible LED lighting.
It makes my hair look orange and reveals all the little spots I have on my skin.
If like me you don’t use public toilets and don’t like crowded areas, you’re not going to like airports.
I’d love to just put on the music from my Spotify, but we all know how crappy iPhone batteries are.
I end up with a million receipts which are all over the place.
I think the expense department of the company has already put me on their blacklist because I am always late with sending in my expenses.
Really, really tiring.
Also because I get homesick. I miss Jasper. I miss our fish.
I miss my own made coffee. I miss our fluffy tiger friends.
It does save personal expenses
If you’re away for a week, your electricity, water, grocery bills will go down.
You do get some rest from certain things
Cleaning, cooking, doing your laundry.
That’s not so bad at all.
It’s good on your CV
If you have done a job like that, definitely mention it on your CV.
It’s shows that you can cope with a certain stressful life style.
Does your job require you to travel? How does it affect you?
Or do you really want a job that
allows requires you to travel?
I got what I wanted, but I really don’t want it anymore.
I guess that says it all 😉