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Old 10-11-2012, 07:48 PM   #41
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But hey, it's all deductible, it's your responsibility to run up that tab!
If I ever get out to CA for business, which I probably will sometime in the near future, we should meet up and have a brew.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:09 PM   #42
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More than about 50% travel and I got annoyed.

I travel only for leisure a few times a year. Road warrior sucks
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:31 PM   #43
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It all comes down to....

If you are single... It can be fun and exciting.

If you are married... It CAN be fun and exciting...

If you are married with kids.... It's not for you. You'll hate being away from your kids.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:18 AM   #44
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If I ever get out to CA for business, which I probably will sometime in the near future, we should meet up and have a brew.
You know this is a pretty big state! There's a distinct difference between going to CA and going to the Bay Area, which alone is about a three hour drive top to bottom. I live at the top. However in the unlikely event your work brings you here, we do have the best beer in America, and no.2 in the world, Russian river brewery's Pliny the younger.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:12 PM   #45
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I transformed my basement into my work area, its just a commute down two flights of stairs.

A question for the community, isn't one of the ultimate goal of life is to work at home? Why is it that 90% of people give me "that look" when they ask where I work? I don't get it.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:24 PM   #46
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I transformed my basement into my work area, its just a commute down two flights of stairs.

A question for the community, isn't one of the ultimate goal of life is to work at home? Why is it that 90% of people give me "that look" when they ask where I work? I don't get it.
I work from home 4 days / week now. It is an unbelievably huge perk and helps keep my work/life balance in check. Going to the office on that 1 day / week just plain sucks but it does give me an opportunity to dress like something other than an unemployed slacker.

I do like the looks I get from my neighbors when they see me outside in the middle of a weekday getting the trash. I know they wonder what in the world I do to pay the bills.

Everyone who I tell that I work from home is either skeptical of the "actual work" I do or 110% jealous.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:36 PM   #47
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I work from home 4 days / week now. It is an unbelievably huge perk and helps keep my work/life balance in check. Going to the office on that 1 day / week just plain sucks but it does give me an opportunity to dress like something other than an unemployed slacker.

I do like the looks I get from my neighbors when they see me outside in the middle of a weekday getting the trash. I know they wonder what in the world I do to pay the bills.

Everyone who I tell that I work from home is either skeptical of the "actual work" I do or 110% jealous.
Maybe is jealously, who knows.

I don't get why people feel more prestigious dressing up in a suit and going to work, ideally your just making someone else richer in the end. That's the bigger picture, and that's how the world works.
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I like dressing up for work when I have to go, aside from taking the time to actually iron and such.

Nothing beats going downstairs in mesh shorts to login though
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:24 PM   #49
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I used to have a similar job, and the travel had it's pros and cons. Like you said, you can rack up a ton of FF miles and stuff. And living on an expense account is pretty nice, though it will catch up with your waistline pretty quickly!

But air travel SUCKS anymore. When I used to do this (pre 9/11), I could show up at the airport at 6:30-6:40am and still make a 7:00am flight. These days, it takes you an hour or more to get through security (take off your shoes, take out your laptop, etc), so you really waste a lot of time.

At the end of the day, you've got to decide what's best for you..
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