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View Poll Results: Buiness Travel
Every Week 4 14.81%
Once or twice a Fortnight 3 11.11%
Once or twice a Month 3 11.11%
Once or twice a Quarter 6 22.22%
Once or twice a Year 7 25.93%
Never 4 14.81%
Other 0 0%
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Hmmm Business Travel

Do you travel regularly for work and have to stay away from home?
 
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I'm a man of leisure these days, but im my last job (of 8 years) i was on call 24/7 across europe, so would rarely see the office/home.
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Regular trips to Langford NI and Ronadlsway IOM

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Rarely venture out of the office at all these days dur to massive budget cuts. We have to use video cons and telecons instead which vary from perfectly effective to ****ing useless.
 
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Used to go abroad at least once every 2 months when I worked for Sony.

Now twice a year at the very most and englandland is the furthest I go.
 
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Pretty much all business travel at our place has been banned, we have to do it by VC which, we found out this week, is more expensive than most of the travel...
 
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Part of life in my line of work. I'll die with one shoulder lower than the other after carting a laptop around the world for most of my life

When I was younger it was great - got to travel the world and somebody else paid for it. Now I'm married, it's not nearly as much fun any more
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Part of life in my line of work. I'll die with one shoulder lower than the other after carting a laptop around the world for most of my life
Us a backpack. I switched ages ago due to back pain.
It does help.

 
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Par for the course. My best/worst year was 181 days away from home. Average is about 4 months a year. Mostly France, which isn't so bad....
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I specifically moved jobs 2 years ago to one with a UK HQ and mostly UK work. I'd spent the last 20+ years travelling the world on business and it loses its exotic edge pretty quickly.... I've worked abroad on ex-pat assignments and that is fine (US, Mexico, HK, Tokyo) - but in my last job I was doing the Euro circuit (Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid, Warsaw, Frankfurt, Dublin, Milan, Moscow, Antwerp) like a treadmill and that's a killer.

In my current job I've spent 3 days in NY in 2 years. Thats it. Luxury! Wouldnt go back to a business travel lifestyle now for anything. Love being home with wofe and kids every evening/weekend.
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Ahh relaxing with the wofe.....


 
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Its cockney rhyming slang.....

Cant beat a night in with some Hovis or Mothers Pride
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Its cockney rhyming slang.....

Cant beat a night in with some Hovis or Mothers Pride
If anyone else has read John Lydon's autobiography (specifically the bit about Glen Matlock's sandwich) then that is a whole lot of WRONG.
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Spare a thought for those you leave behind. VD travels a lot for work (mainly Europe / Middle East), and it's horrible

He was supposed to be going to Singapore for a week, but it got cancelled. I was so chuffed
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In the old job I could be in a different part of the country every week. Now I work two miles from home
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Us a backpack. I switched ages ago due to back pain.
It does help.

Have a Samsonite one which I've been using for years - one of my best work purchases.
I first started working away from home in 1999. Since then I've not spent more than a few weeks at a time where I could commute to work daily, although I do sometimes get to spend a lot of time working from home.
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Spare a thought for those you leave behind.
IMHO its worse to be at home when a partner is travelling. When I'm on a project, all I do is eat, sleep and work, so whilst it's lonely at least I don't get time to dwell on it.

My wife has to spend the evenings in an empty house. Far worse
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I'm lucky it isn't as much for me as some of my colleagues who are in tech support or sales roles. Some of them are hardly ever home more than a few days at a time I probably do just a bit more than a couple per quarter on average - one or two nights isn't so bad but I really dislike the week long jobs.
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i used to spend 5 days a week out on the road all round the uk. loved it, apart from the once a week ish staying overnight somewhere. there's nothing more boring than being away on your own, especially if you have a full day's work the following day so you can't even get trolleyed at the hotel bar

don't travel that much these days - maybe once a month, usually down south, although have a trip to northern ireland coming up soon and a week in frankfurt in october. got a customer based in paris and nice, trying to justify a two-centre trip to see them

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Don't just travel but usually move home for the contract
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For me it depends on what is happening in the job.

Over the years I've done some insane amounts of travelling which has included being away several nights every single week but only in Europe and that just grinds you down.

Not done much travelling this year but 2010 was busy with a 4 week trip to Australia, Korea, Japan and China which was followed by a further 2 week trip to Korea, China and Japan later in the year as well as trips to Latin America, North America and Europe.

Business travelling was fun but now I just find it a pile of hassle.

Probably got a trip to Malaysia, Brazil and Korea plus the usual "just round the corner trips" into Europe to do at some point over the next 6mths
 
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I pop over to Afghanistan now and again.....
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