If there is one thing I despise it is business trips. I hate them with a passion. Primarily because they could be done via conference calls or teleconference etc. but instead a company would rather spend thousands and thousands of dollars sending people to the southern part of the state for three days in a hotel suite.
Now some might say “wow you are ungrateful”. Oh no I am not. The company that I work for just got done with two rounds of layoffs. Money should be of the highest concern. Instead they send us away for three days and will have to reimburse for the hotel, miles and food.
I feel a bit angry that I have to be here and guilty that we are here when 200 people were let go. I tried to get out of it and offered to call in and follow along but my boss said I had to be here. Interesting when really I didn’t have to be in person because the information doesn’t necessarily pertain to me or the functions that I complete daily. Instead I feel like it is a big fat waste of money and honestly a waste of my time driving down here in total construction hell.
Tired, hot and agitated. Maybe tomorrow will be better. I can hope but its a 8-5 pure meeting day with a 45 minute lunch. It’s technically Monday thru Wednesday but we had to be down here tonight (Sunday).
This is day 1 and I will log each day that I am here. Let’s see if I am right about this trip or if I am wrong and can say I learned something.