I said once that business travel sounds a lot more glamorous than it is in real life. I lamented the early morning flights and the time away from family. Business travel, I said, is often time spent in a hotel room rather than time spent traveling.
Tomorrow afternoon I’m getting on an airplane for a business trip. To the beach. I received my itinerary by email and discovered that I’ll be enjoying a private tour of a nearby zoo and zip line facility. My beach-front condo is going to be stocked with food and drink so I can enjoy breakfast in my room before heading out to spend time at a sand castle competition.
This part of my job is, to be frank, awesome.
We talk a lot about finding ways to juggle the things we have to do, spending less time doing the things we don’t want to do, and coping with the things we wish we never had to do again.
But ideally, we all have something we love about our jobs. After all, there are lots of things we could do for the money. Don’t we choose our work based on more than money - based on delightful perks like being sent to a beautiful beach for a weekend?
What keeps you coming back? What makes the conference calls and the late nights and the daily juggle worth it?
What do you love about your job?