AU Lifetime Supporter
Gathering Team Member
- Aug 24, 2003
All of that were generally true for me too. I have done exactly two trips in 40 years which were same day out and back for a meeting.Most of my career involved lots of TDY (temporary duty) travel. It didn't usually bother me, because
1) I got out of the office and got to (sort of) be my own boss, yet I still got paid, and also had my expenses paid,
2) The work things I did on travel were much more interesting than going to meetings, writing memos, and doing other paperwork (including making travel authorization requests and travel expense claims),
3) I got to see a number of interesting places, often in a lot more depth than if I had visited as a tourist.
That said, I could do without the trips that involved, say, flying somewhere, having a meeting at the airport, and flying right home.
My usual trips were a week long or longer. Typically shortest were something like three days.