I work in a job where I have to travel all the time. I’m literally on the road three weeks out of every month. It’s not a bad job and I love the hotel/airline/credit card rewards.
My boss is not a bad guy, but he is a little strange to travel with. Luckily, I only have him on trips once every few months. But when I know he’s going, it’s like I go through an ‘experience’ just mentally preparing for what is about to occur. He is a maniac when we travel. He wants to drink and party all night long – and we are talking about trips lasting five-days.
I don’t mind going out or staying out late here and there, but I’m in no condition to do it three or four nights in a row. My boss isn’t married or anything, so it’s not like he’s acting out because he’s away from home. He’s just dumb.
Take our last trip, for example. He got so drunk that he passed out at the hotel. And when he woke up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, he walked right out of his hotel room and into the hallway. Then he got locked out. Apparently, he peed in the hallway and then forgot which room he was in. So he laid down and slept on the floor in front of one of the doors. Amazingly, no hotel staff saw this, but he said it did make for an awkward conversation when a lady tried to leave her hotel room in the morning and he was sleeping on the floor in front of it.
Submitted by JeffTags: Corporate Travel, Drunk Boss, George Clooney, Hotel Rewards, Life on the Road, Reward Miles, Up in the Air, Work Travel