Friday, April 26, 2013

Traveling again...

My job is going good, although the company needs to rethink some of their policies. Of course I think I would be hard pressed to think of any other company that does not have similar issues.

Normally I am an office worker, but with some budget cuts and some time delays several projects are now overlapping and I am going to be out in the field.

I prefer a combination of both field and office but I usually only travel several weeks out of the year.

The field work is great, does not require a lot of thought other than the initial equipment test in the morning, and gets me outside for the better part of the day. The problem mostly is the hotel stay. The first few days are great but I tend to miss my family.

If we are out in the field for an extended period of time I spend a lot of time in my hotel room. And if said hotel room is not that comfortable I tend to get restless and cant wait to get home. Occasionally we have stayed in some nice places, but typically it is the cheapeast we can find.

The company gives us a set amount to spend each day and if we find a place cheaper we get the difference in cash, so the normal field crew would rather stay in a dump and get paid the extra than find a nice hotel and spend the full amount. I understand that philosophy because they make less than I do, but if they are out in the field for longer then they can potentially make much more than what my salary normally pays.

So of course I get to spend a lot of my time in a hotel room by myself usually watching a lot of porn.

This time I think that I may have time to concentrate on other things and have a plan to update the blog as much as I can.

This would be a good time to get a lot of my other work out of the way, since I do not have any of the other distractions I usually have.

Hopefully the daily work will not take too much out of me that I will be too exhausted at night to do anything.

Well here is to hoping. You will all know by the end of next week if my plan actually worked.

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