Do you have to travel away from home for your job?

June 6, 2008 8:42am CST
I travel all over the UK and have to say I get to some great places in Scotland, Wales, and England. My colleagues and friends think I am 'lucky' However, that may be a case of the grass being greener as the travel is hard work. Most of it is by car but I do use trains and buses where possible as that's the industry I work for. The worst aspect is if I am taying away from home in a strange town or city on my own. It's still feels a little weird to go to a hotel dining room or restaurant on my own and you do sense people looking at you as if you're odd. Anybody else have this problem?
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• Australia
29 Jun 08
Thankfully, my job is parenting, so I'm home all the time for it. My dad travels a lot though, and all over the world. I reckon he spends only 1/3 of his life at home due to his job.
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@GreenMoo (11837)
7 Jun 08
I don't envy you all that travel at all. I always think that hotel rooms are one of the loneliest places on earth. Saying that, they're also a good place to catch up on your reading or relax without the pressures of your family. it's not something I'd want to do regularly though. When I did used to travel for work, I usually ended up travelling alongside at least one other person from the company. Dinner alone etc wasn't quite such a strain, but sometimes I felt like I'd prefer a bit of peace and quiet. You can't win 'em all I suppose!
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