No travel my @$$
So one of the questions I asked when I was interviewing for my new job was “how much travel is required?”
I asked this question because I had just spent the last two years of my life trekking between Seattle and Detroit at least every other month. (There was that one month when I got to make the trip 3 times…) And besides the fact that scenic downtown Detroit isn’t exactly a hotspot I was just TIRED of being cramped into little metal tubes streaking through the air while inhaling the recycled germs of the wheezing old guy 18 rows back and trying not to stare at the bald pate of the man in the seat in front of me. Shiny…shiny…hairy…eww. And no offense to any Michigan residents reading this but…after the 12th time, the WORLD’S LARGEST TIRE kind of loses it’s novelty, ya know?
The answer my company gave me was, “Travel? I don’t think you’ll need to travel at all. Maybe on the rare occassion, but in general I’d say NO TRAVEL WILL BE REQUIRED.”
I’ve just settled in at home from my 3 day trip to Milwaukee, WI. That means I left on the 6th day on the job. That’s right…it took just SIX FREAKING DAYS for them to ship me to MILWAUKEE. (My mom’s from Wisconsin, I have enough cheeseheads already. When do I get to go to New York or Paris, eh?) And now…now I’m getting ready to head down to Portland tomorrow morning. To make the meetings on time I need to leave at 5am. All this adds up to two out of state business trips within my first two weeks on the job.
Sadly, this means I’m too tired and too full of bratwurst to post my seaming lessons. Not much knitting has happened either but I did finish something before I left. It’s cute and fun and bright and has been begging to have it’s moment on the web. So here’s a little sneak peek:
I’ll be back and less witchy this weekend.
Are there any air travel jokes that haven’t been done yet? It’s probably passe to complain about flying.