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Hands down the best part of going on business trips

Is the food. 

100% serious. It’s like for those three and a half days, I am not confined by my budgetary and culinary constraints of coming home from work and cooking two boxes of kraft Mac-and-cheese and drinking my wannabe Safeway brand la croix.

No sir. For those three days I’m ordering a beer at dinner, and the avocado toast for breakfast on the corporate card… and it’s all OKAY. There is even free breakfast at this hotel, equipped with a made to order omelette bar. I don’t know what I’ll eat tomorrow, but I know I’ll be living the life.

I fall asleep happy tonight.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It be like that sometimes.

I just barfed at avocado toast for breakfast

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If they have smoked salmon in the breakfast buffet, load up!!!!! heartyes

“Mmmmmm, something…” - H. Simpson

Omelet bar, the luxury. 

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ha, yes it is nice. I’ve had bosses that never ate at restaurants because they spent so much time in them for work

haha yea! but it kind of sucks being alone on business trips. i found myself calling parents and friends more due to loneliness. but 1 time i was staying at pechanga and this random thot from my hs came to to visit to hash out her problems with her bf. it was an awesome week!

I love my cheese. I got to have my cheddar.

I’ve come to the point where there’s really not much ”fun” about business trips. It’s just going to work in a different city. Sure, there are some clients I enjoy hanging out with more than others, but it really doesn’t matter if I’m staying at the Phoenician or a Courtyard Marriott. Not like I have time to hit up the spa. And I don’t really eat any differently on the road either. Plus airports. Airports suck.

When single it is a great time to hook up. I used to have fun with this and that was pre-tinder. I can only imagine what it is like now.

When married it is great to have some me time away from the family. I have at least three extra hours in my day and take full advantage. However, this is for someone that travels on a plane relatively infrequently compared to sales people like STL.

you basically need to come from a target school pedigree/work at prestigious firm in the US/have a really good connection.

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If I was Nery’s wife or gf, no way I’d trust him on any business trip. Probably she’ll show up unexpectedly at any time to check and say hi. 

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breadmaker wrote:
If they have smoked salmon in the breakfast buffet, load up!!!!! heartyes

The last time I was teaching in Zürich the hotel at which I was staying had a breakfast buffet that had smoked salmon and caperberries.

There might have been other stuff, too.  I don’t recall.

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I have never heard of a caper berry until now. 

See?  Even autocorrect has never heard of it. 

82 > 87
Simple math.

Sweep the Leg wrote:

I’ve come to the point where there’s really not much ”fun” about business trips. It’s just going to work in a different city. Sure, there are some clients I enjoy hanging out with more than others, but it really doesn’t matter if I’m staying at the Phoenician or a Courtyard Marriott. Not like I have time to hit up the spa. And I don’t really eat any differently on the road either. Plus airports. Airports suck.

the sales life is just so new to me - so this is a new experience. By that I mean the experience of having a full gourmet meal prepared three times a day. 

Which is amazing.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It be like that sometimes.

CEO10K-DAY wrote:

Sweep the Leg wrote:

I’ve come to the point where there’s really not much ”fun” about business trips. It’s just going to work in a different city. Sure, there are some clients I enjoy hanging out with more than others, but it really doesn’t matter if I’m staying at the Phoenician or a Courtyard Marriott. Not like I have time to hit up the spa. And I don’t really eat any differently on the road either. Plus airports. Airports suck.

the sales life is just so new to me - so this is a new experience. By that I mean the experience of having a full gourmet meal prepared three times a day. 

Which is amazing.

Ease back when the muffin top starts!!!! cheeky

“Mmmmmm, something…” - H. Simpson

Capers on the left, caperberries on the right.  Capers have a nice briney taste!! yes

“Mmmmmm, something…” - H. Simpson

Lol as long as there is bacon and sausage and perhaps a fruit and some yogurt. I am pretty kosher! When I travel somewhere I usually stop by wal mart and get a bunch of microwaveable, fruits, and some water that’ll last me for a week. I ask for a fridge and a microwave and I use it for snacks throughout the day. My per diem for food was 65 per day but sometimes I just go hermit status and I just played a lot of video games and read a lot of books. 

I love my cheese. I got to have my cheddar.

Nerdyblop wrote:

Lol as long as there is bacon and sausage and perhaps a fruit and some yogurt. I am pretty kosher! When I travel somewhere I usually stop by wal mart and get a bunch of microwaveable, fruits, and some water that’ll last me for a week. I ask for a fridge and a microwave and I use it for snacks throughout the day. My per diem for food was 65 per day but sometimes I just go hermit status and I just played a lot of video games and read a lot of books. 

microwaveable fruits?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It be like that sometimes.

^ I hear ya!!!! I love getting a hotel brekkie in the morning!  Many a time, I also get some healthy snacks and water for the room when I’m not in the mood for restaurant food:  gets a little rich and overwhelming at times.

“Mmmmmm, something…” - H. Simpson

You get used to it very quickly and then you are just too tired/lazy to come out of hotel room at night

comp_sci_kid wrote:

You get used to it very quickly and then you are just too tired/lazy to come out of hotel room at night

This

"When what I'm doing isn't working, that's when I'll take your criticisms." -- Me, some time ago

I veer between not minding being on the road and absolutely hating it.  It also took me quite a few years to not associate work travel with eating unhealthily and drinking lots just to pass the time.

I do enjoy the solitude of it though. A few weeks ago I was in Boston and doing a meeting the next day on my own so my colleagues had flown back.  I did a workout in the hotel gym, had a nice meal in the North End, went back to my hotel and did proper fuck all but watch a movie.  Slept 8 hours, got up, had a nice hotel breakfast, did the 1 hour meeting and then flew back and went straight home.  Outside of the 1 hour meeting I barely spoke for 20 or so hours and I didn’t have a constant queue of people asking me 101 questions or trying to lock me down to future plans. it was very peaceful.

Griingo wrote:

I veer between not minding being on the road and absolutely hating it.  It also took me quite a few years to not associate work travel with eating unhealthily and drinking lots just to pass the time.

I do enjoy the solitude of it though. A few weeks ago I was in Boston and doing a meeting the next day on my own so my colleagues had flown back.  I did a workout in the hotel gym, had a nice meal in the North End, went back to my hotel and did proper fuck all but watch a movie.  Slept 8 hours, got up, had a nice hotel breakfast, did the 1 hour meeting and then flew back and went straight home.  Outside of the 1 hour meeting I barely spoke for 20 or so hours and I didn’t have a constant queue of people asking me 101 questions or trying to lock me down to future plans. it was very peaceful.

One thing i miss is sleeping for 8hours without interruption. Last time it happened was 8 years ago

i dont sleep. i nap twice a  day. 4 hr / 2 hr! id say i avg 5.5 hrs!

I love my cheese. I got to have my cheddar.

Griingo wrote:
I veer between not minding being on the road and absolutely hating it.  It also took me quite a few years to not associate work travel with eating unhealthily and drinking lots just to pass the time.

There was a period of time a few years ago when I doing the consultant Sun-Thu life. I liked it at first but then you get tired of eating in restaurants, deciding where to go, etc. Wound up gaining some weight from the eating, drinking, being almost completely sedentary besides the walk from the office to the hotel. Love hotel beds though. 

In later roles the best part of work trips became not being in the office around my annoying colleagues.

krazykanuck wrote:

Griingo wrote:
I veer between not minding being on the road and absolutely hating it.  It also took me quite a few years to not associate work travel with eating unhealthily and drinking lots just to pass the time.

There was a period of time a few years ago when I doing the consultant Sun-Thu life. I liked it at first but then you get tired of eating in restaurants, deciding where to go, etc. Wound up gaining some weight from the eating, drinking, being almost completely sedentary besides the walk from the office to the hotel. Love hotel beds though. 

In later roles the best part of work trips became not being in the office around my annoying colleagues.

I don’t know if I’m staying in ****ty hotels or your home bed is wack – but I don’t think I’ve ever slept in a hotel bed I thought provided a better rest.

i’ve been on company dime for the past month and i can second the comment about eating out getting boring. I find myself now opting out of social events, grabbing a salad and eating in my hotel room. I second nery’s comment, it gets very lonely and i probably contribute to that given my post work –> gym –> food to go –> work –>facetime and sleep. I am glady removing myself from this lifestyle in favor of paying for my own food but being with my family. 

A few years ago the company changed policies and we have to travel economy, no business class except long haul.  I do most of my travel in and out of Asia Pacific and flying economy between emerging markets can add a lot of wear and tear on the body…and sometimes just be soul crushing.  Of course at some level it’s all a high class problem, I have definitely enjoyed being able to see a lot of different places, meet a variety of people, and try all kinds of different foods.  Pro tip – if you have the flexibility to build into your trips a little time for yourself at the end of the trip to do some sightseeing, catch some local arts, or just people watching from a bar or coffee shop, you come home in a much better mood and feel less tired.

One of the good things about my job–I get to travel 2-3 times a year on company dime.  So I can “enjoy” fancy restaurants & hotels.  

When I worked in internal audit, we traveled about twice a month, and it started to get old pretty quick.  Good thing I only did that for six months.  

82 > 87
Simple math.

Malee wrote:

A few years ago the company changed policies and we have to travel economy, no business class except long haul.  I do most of my travel in and out of Asia Pacific and flying economy between emerging markets can add a lot of wear and tear on the body…and sometimes just be soul crushing.  Of course at some level it’s all a high class problem, I have definitely enjoyed being able to see a lot of different places, meet a variety of people, and try all kinds of different foods.  Pro tip – if you have the flexibility to build into your trips a little time for yourself at the end of the trip to do some sightseeing, catch some local arts, or just people watching from a bar or coffee shop, you come home in a much better mood and feel less tired.

Don’t get me started on ridiculous company policies.  I need to go economy to fly 6.5 hours to the west coast even though it’s not that much more but can go business transatlantic (7 hrs) even though it’s 5+ times as much as economy.  They also will chuck money at hotels, I really don’t need to stay at the Intercon.

Good tip on the spending some time there at the end.  That’s really the only way you can keep it from crushing your soul, there needs to be something in it for you.  I suppose, like anything, it comes down to balance.  Don’t be a martyr for the cause and don’t be a bourgeois twat

Griingo wrote:

…don’t be a bourgeois twat

Hard to believe given my upstanding character on here but I have the story to top them all, unfortunately can’t share due to privacy.

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I love my cheese. I got to have my cheddar.