travelling as part of work - What is your opinion

Travel and enjoy - Travel and enjoyment as part of work
@shan_ab (377)
India
June 15, 2007 5:54am CST
Hi now a days, many people are travelling across the globe as part of tehir job. I personally feel this oppurtunity is very good for bachelors and spinsters as they get to see many parts of the world adn explore other cultures apart from doing work, without paying any travelling charges. What is yoru opinion
5 responses
• Switzerland
2 Aug 07
I'd like to snag a job that is financially rewarding and allows me to travel, too. They are able to stay in really nice hotels, too! Ha! Lucky people. Now, tell me, aside from pilots and flight stewardess, what jobs includes international travel?
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@maximax8 (27048)
16 Jun 07
I have enjoyed travelling to Australia in the days I did not have much money. I got a working holiday visa. This enabled me to work as a nanny for a family, in a factory and for a charity. I earned money that I spent on my trip around the world. I met many people working, doing all sorts of jobs from labouring on a building site to typing in an office. It helped me realize that I wanted to become a teacher. Shortly after my work as a children's nanny I began my teacher training. I think travelling as part of your work, say as a business person, must be better than working as I did. Such people fly all over the world and see many beautiful places.
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@smacksman (6076)
15 Jun 07
It sounds great until you have to do it. Once a month for a couple of days at a time is no problem though you can add on a day at the end for jet lag recovery. But some of my friends are doing it all the time and that is a big stress on any relationship they have. Ok, you say for batchelors but hey, you got to have a life as well outside work. Makes 'Jack a dull boy' otherwise. And in winter it is worse with flights cancelled, airports closed, public transport broken down. And the hours of your life spent in airports, especially now with all the security requiring you to be there 3 hours before flight time. It's like people think an air stewerdess' job is glamourous. I can see it is very hard work for them.
@shan_ab (377)
• India
16 Jun 07
Hi, you are correct.. If there is no proper balance between yor work adn yor personal ife adn you are an all time traveller, problems will crop up in relationships.. may be such travelling jobs are good for people who are not into any relationships.. Thankyou for the comment.
@smacksman (6076)
16 Jun 07
But if you are an employer, would you want to give an important job that requires communication and negotiation skills to someone who is a loner? They don't give the tea boy the job of travelling the world. haha
• Philippines
2 Aug 07
Even if I am not a single person anymore, I would not miss the chance of traveling around the globe because of a profession. This is the kind of job that I really like. To travel. Seeing places while earning. I could bring a laptop with me so I could always get in touch with my kids. Anyway, I do not like any travel to take so long. I maybe gone for a week or two. That is what I like.
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
Even if im not single, I would definitely like this kind of work. I love to travel and see places. I think this is something like mixing work with pleasure. Even if it would really mean work, I will still see it as a pleasure because there is an opportunity to see places while we earn.