The furthest that your job has taken you:

A business trip on the companies dime!

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The furthest that your job has taken you:

Posted 26 February 2008 - 03:05 AM

The furthest that your job has taken you:

Whether you're putting in windshield time for the boss or your self employed, I'm sure it's safe to say that we all like to get out of the office on the company dollar. Do you enjoy a fancy flight with a limo waiting at the air port, or the more secluded rental car? Lets hear some of your 'famous getaways' that didn't cost you a dime!

I rented a few tables at a computer show in Chicago, came home a little over even (after all expenses). That was pretty nice. It was my 1st time in the city, I had been through it a few times before. Sadly it was only a one day event, & we have yet to return, since they no longer do the show.

Annually we'll travel to Forte Wayne IN, not nearly as glamorous or as far away from home. But it is another computer show that we always look forward to!

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 05:33 AM

None of my jobs have ever furnished me with a cool business trip. The furthest I have been was from Sheffield to London (about 220 miles I believe) it was a train journey and since I lived in London for 22 years before moving to Sheffield there wasn't even the excitement of visiting the big smoke. I shared a crappy little room with my boss which was creepy but he wouldn't spring for two rooms. We had to wolf down our sub-par breakfasts as he wanted to get to our stand before any punters arrived despite the fact that we had ages before the show started. I had to stand up all day for two days in a row talking to strangers about mobile gambling then another train journey home...all in all I would have rather stayed at the office.
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Posted 26 February 2008 - 05:50 AM

I finished my studies last year and joined this company, and I had 2 trips to client side now. They were not too far from my place [around 200km] so we had a cab to move from place to place.but were quite satisfying as we stayed in a 3 star hotel for more than 2 weeks. All expenses were done by client. So my daily expense was around 40-50 INR! and guess what company reimbursed me more than 300 INR/day for that visits
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Posted 26 February 2008 - 06:32 AM

Ive been fortunate enough to have done some traveling for work - there was a period during which I was on the road quite a bot, but have cut that drastically since having my daughter. I'm located in Canada, so a fair amount of traveling there, but some further flung locations I've been for work (in other jobs as well , not specifically current one) are:

Zagreb
London
Hong Kong
Yokohama (and never got to Tokyo, how sad is that!)
Munich

and several locations in the continental US.
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Posted 26 February 2008 - 06:35 AM

I can travel - I have to flip the bill up front for the car rental, hotel and food. I then show the receipts and fill out an expense report and can get reimbursed later.

Not as glamourous as i'd like it to be, but im looking to branching off on my own soon so hopefully things will change.

I love to travel.
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Posted 26 February 2008 - 06:56 AM

I've just been to Croatia through the VPN, all expenses paid.
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Posted 26 February 2008 - 06:56 AM

My company sent me, within the first few months in my position, to Kansas City, MO for some training, and it looks like I might be back there next year for a product conference.
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Posted 26 February 2008 - 07:16 AM

Furthest I've gotten was up to the property yard, about 1 mile still on campus.
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Posted 26 February 2008 - 07:30 AM

View Post1lacca, on 26 Feb, 2008 - 06:56 AM, said:

I've just been to Croatia through the VPN, all expenses paid.

I can RDP, SSH, and FTP to our server in Holland...does that count?
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Posted 26 February 2008 - 07:32 AM

No cause that gives me a chance to FTP to India.
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Re: The furthest that your job has taken you:

Posted 26 February 2008 - 07:37 AM

View PostNykc, on 26 Feb, 2008 - 08:02 PM, said:

No cause that gives me a chance to FTP to India.


Yes, and a chance to me to RDP to California and New Jersey! :)
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Posted 26 February 2008 - 08:33 AM

I'm afraid this topic took a geekish twist :P
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Posted 26 February 2008 - 08:54 AM

Washington D.C., Dayton OH, and Portland OR.
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Posted 26 February 2008 - 09:29 AM

My boss told me just yesterday that they are sending me to New Westminster, British Columbia this fall.

Patrick, my coworker is going to San Diego next week.
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Re: The furthest that your job has taken you:

Posted 26 February 2008 - 10:05 AM

Chicago, twice.

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