U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Work and Employment
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-11-2011, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Either Colorado or Wyoming In Near Future
6,767 posts, read 15,437,617 times
Reputation: 4212

Advertisements

I only had one job where I had to travel (by air) one time. I was a Relief Salesman during one summer and flew to AZ for a week. It was ok, but missed being home in the evenings quite a bit (was married at the time). Other than that job, never wanted a "travel" type job at all......just not my thing no matter what the salary was.

My wife accepted a job backi in '08 and had to fly to Michigan three times for training (a week/half each). We were lucky 'cause I was unemployed at the time and went with her all three times. Even though it was for training, we spent three weekends visiting some of wife's relatives and drove down to Indiana to where I was raised. She wouldn't do it again though.

I know a guy in another C-D Forum who travels a lot and even stated that he doesn't know what the area really looks like where they moved to.....he's gone that much. And, he's married with a couple of small kids.

The only way I'd even consider any kind of travel at all with a company is if I was single. Again, don't care about the salary, I'm just an 8-5 (or 7-3:30) type dude who likes (no, LOVES) being home with my wife! Heck, I don't even like working weekends......period! I'm unemployed right now and headed for early retirement (SS), so won't have to think about travel working weekends anyway.

I know there are wives/husbands (and boyfriends/girlfriends) that have no problem at all with their wife/hubby/boy-girlfriend traveling. Then there are the ones who hate it, but won't say anything (or much of anything) due to the income it brings to the person traveling. OTR drivers are gone quite a bit and I've heard some ladies complaining about that, but then again, I've heard other ladies who seem to VERY GLAD their husband is gone a lot. Interesting, hugh?

So, would you take a job that requires you to travel some-to-a lot??
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-11-2011, 09:41 AM
VJP
 
Location: Decatur, GA
626 posts, read 1,359,690 times
Reputation: 456
I would, have, and do take jobs that require traveling. I'm currently at 30-40% travel. Since you said salary is not a concern for you my situation doesn't apply. The only way I can break into the salary ranges I fit into is by accepting a job where I'll travel and interact with customers. That's a lie - I could also be a technical guru and chief scientist/engineer type - but I'm only 28.

My wife doesn't particularly hate it, but she can get frustrated if I'm gone a whole week, which is rare however.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-11-2011, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Airports all over the world
5,657 posts, read 5,781,898 times
Reputation: 96228
I hired on with my present employer to be a station rep. At most I would be traveling less than 5 percent of the time. A few weeks after I hired on, they announced they were closing the station. My choices were to either start traveling or look for a new job. I chose to travel. I usually am away from home 3 to 4 months at a time. When I do get home, it is only for a few days then right back out on the road.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-11-2011, 03:27 PM
 
10,961 posts, read 16,722,319 times
Reputation: 15790
Lots of us here have jobs that travel alot. Just go to the travel subforum. I am at about 20% travel - usually to a foreign destination. For me that is perfect - by the time I am sick of working in the office (or, in one place, since I work from home) and ready to get out, I have a trip planned.

I did a job that was 50% + travel. Now that was too much, and at that point you feel you have no life.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-11-2011, 03:30 PM
 
2,015 posts, read 4,650,771 times
Reputation: 1657
My current job I do up to 50% travel. I don't mind it-- I get to network, go to interesting places and work with people in their own environments in our offices across the country and world.. literally.

I am not married but my mother lives with me. I miss everyone (pets, friends, mom, and family) sometimes but I think it is great to be out there and independent. Personally, I get very antsy if I am in the same place for too long.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-11-2011, 06:06 PM
 
Location: NJ
17,579 posts, read 37,018,115 times
Reputation: 16034
Before I was married I had a job where I traveled 90% of the time. Did that for about 3 years. It was great. Wouldn't even consider it now.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-12-2011, 12:04 AM
 
12,464 posts, read 23,550,945 times
Reputation: 17634
I'd do it if it were the only option versus becoming homeless, or if it were somehow the dreamest job of all time (unlikely).
I dislike flying (physically) and my house and dogs are very iportant to me emotionally. I sure wouldn't look to a travel job.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-12-2011, 12:12 AM
 
16,341 posts, read 18,666,918 times
Reputation: 31755
I love traveling but can't stand flying. Not afraid of it, but the way people act on a plane now have turned them into flying Greyhound buses.

Flying used to be an enjoyable experience.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-12-2011, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Either Colorado or Wyoming In Near Future
6,767 posts, read 15,437,617 times
Reputation: 4212
I took a Greyhound bus from Calif to Indiana back in the late 90's and it was ok, not terrific by any sort of imagination, but ok. Some people who travel by bus REALLY have oral hygiene and b/o problems!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by seain dublin View Post
I love traveling but can't stand flying. Not afraid of it, but the way people act on a plane now have turned them into flying Greyhound buses.

Flying used to be an enjoyable experience.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-12-2011, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
27,236 posts, read 39,269,625 times
Reputation: 10884
No, I have no desire to travel.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Work and Employment
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top