Well that was short-lived. My husband is on his way home!

@maddysmommy (16236)
United States
July 24, 2008 12:53pm CST
He left on Tuesday for Guatemala and was expected to be away for four weeks. Apparently the computer equipment isn't arriving there until the 29th and then it takes about a week to be cleared through customs (lots of red tape so he was told). It wasn't his fault the equipment is not there because it's handled by another department so his boss decided they both come back instead of wasting two weeks there doing absolutely nothing. I told him there could have been lots of sightseeing to be done during those two weeks LOL. So to turn this into a discussion, Have you travelled somewhere for work, only to find out a few days later you're coming home because of some equipment issues or problems that arose? Were you dissapointed? Were you happy to be going home? I know I'm happy he's coming home, we both are ..Thanks for sharing!
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@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
28 Jul 08
great news to hear! well this has never happened to me, fortunately or unfortunately. I guess it depends what work trip it was and where it was and who i was with. if i were in a nice place with no boss and was told to come back I"d be disappointed. if it were a place that I"d been to many times and i was with a boss i did not like, then i'd only be too happy to come home!
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
29 Jul 08
Hi squaretile, haven't seen you in a while. Hope all is well with you. He is due to leave again 5th August but he is trying to postpone it until they know for sure the equipment is going to be there before he leaves. Now there is talk of budget issues which is fine with him, as he would rather stay than go hehe.
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• Singapore
29 Jul 08
yes work has been really busy! thanks for the BR!
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
26 Jul 08
Wow Must be good for u but does it mean he will be going there aghain for 4 weeks?? Well it never happened to me as we dont deal in such hi tech, i deal in garments, so i carry my samples with me Take care
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Yup we are happy he's home but your right, he is due to travel in two weeks anyway and they will tag on the Guatemala trip on the end of the Belize trip LOL
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
28 Jul 08
Hmmm well enjoy the time till trip is finalized and hope for best Regards Zass
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
29 Jul 08
its really nice atleast he can come home now. most probably he will be making the journey again in future? it would have been nice sight seeing but it would be the cost of company going there.
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
29 Jul 08
hi Subha, he is due to leave on 5th August so it's only a few weeks away. I just hope all the equipement is there so they won't make the same mistake again as your right about it costing the company lots to travel.
@kimbers867 (2540)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I have traveled in the past for work and how I wish the equipment wouldn't have showed up! But it always did, LOL. Two times were for big automotive shows and the other was a sales conference. And everything did show up. In fact one time, we were still putting together sales price books as everyone was still flying in.
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
27 Jul 08
LOL he is actually happy to be home, but that means the two weeks he was suppose to be in Guatemala will be tagged at the end of the trip to Belize. He is due to leave in two weeks :)
@Blondie2222 (21398)
• United States
6 Sep 08
Nope never I wish I had a job to where I traveled though I think that would be cool.