Tuesday, November 14, 2006

I'm Bored

I have been feeling as though I have the most boring life in the world. And then I realized that there are 2 types of people. Those whose lives we perceive as exciting, and those we see as boring. I am in the latter group. I swear that it seems as though there is nothing going on with my life. And I have found the source of that boredom. It's my damn job.

When I tell people that I travel for my job, THEY get all happy and shit and say shit like "that must be exciting". Well I am here to tell you that it ain't. People tend to overlook the fact that I travel for my JOB. If you didn't get that hint, it means that I am working when I am away from home. For example, this week I am in Toronto, Ontario, Canada converting a hotel's reservation systems. Now I have heard that Toronto is an exciting city and all, but I wouldn't know. Since I have been here, I only left once to go to Wal-Mart. After working 13 hours yesterday and 11 today, the only thing that I want to do when I get off is rest.

Now I am not going to lie about my job. I have been to 40 of the 50 states including Alaska and Hawaii. In the next few months, we are to start traveling to Latin America and the Caribbean. While it is nice to say that I have been to these places, I don't have stories to tell or pictures to show what I did. My story is always "I went to work".

Now I am greatly to have a job because there was a period in 2004 when I was unemployed by no choice of my own. But lately, I have been thinking of trying to find another job that is permanently at home or with less travel. I don't know what I want to do.



Blogger Ladynay said...

I guess I never thought about a job that travels that way before :-( Isn't there a way to schedule at least a half day to actually see the city your in, not counting sleep time?

8:03 PM, November 14, 2006  
Blogger life said...

I feel the same way. I having been talking to co-workers all week this week trying to figure out what to do. I don't travel, but I do have a job that isn't 9-5 and I don't know anyone in town. I feel your pain. I working on changing my circumstances

1:44 AM, November 15, 2006  
Blogger Bernie said...

I feel you on this one.

11:01 AM, November 15, 2006  
Blogger The Captain said...

Come work for me.

10:07 AM, November 16, 2006  
Blogger E said...

Yeah...I can see the pitfalls of traveling for the JOB. Hang in there.

4:28 PM, November 16, 2006  

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