Don't know if I'll get used to it.
You know how sometimes you wished you had something you don't have and once you had the taste of that one thing you wanted so badly you realised that it wasn't all that great afterall?
I always thought business trips would be something glamorous. I see these people at the airport looking sharp and hoity-toity, carrying their laptop bags and overnight carry-ons, fervently checking their blackberry while talking into their bluetooth headsets - and I think to myself, "What would I give to trade in my 10 hour deskjob for that."
Sometimes I see my colleagues from work carrying their luggages to the office and scheduling their transport, getting their hotel rooms booked, speaking to the people from the other countries to fix their appointments - and they are dreading it. I wondered why. Anything had to be better than being chained to their desk.
Hahaha. I had my first business trip a few months back. The whole illusion of livin' the jet-setting yuppy live went down the drain after just one business trip
Lies. All lies.
Back to back meetings. Fire-fighting issues back in HQ over the phone. Forking out endless $$$ first and then waiting for months before your claims are banked in. Endless custom checkpoint Q-lines. Milking your credit card dry because everything out of Malaysia is a gajillion times more expensive. Budget travel, budget food, budget accommodation, on a budget allowance. Not even a company laptop or Blackberry, not that I want a Blackberry anyway, but I'm just bitching.
Definitely not fun when you are a small fry with just about no perks.
Damn you hollywood movies. Damn you Eyeris. Damn you people with high-flying jobs and even higher flying pays.
In spite of all that I still prefer this so much more than a 24-7 deskjob. Seriously, does this aging face look like damn robot who enjoys sitting in one place for long hours at a time staring at the monitor slowly killing off my braincells, pushing paper? Absofreakinglutely not. I get so freaking restless and cranky there are days where I'd feel like ripping the phone off and throwing it at somebody just to create some chaos and distruption in my routine.
But give me another few more months. I might actually start hating travelling too. You know me, Ms Bitch About EVerything But Don't Do Anything About It. :P
In a few hours, I'l be flying down south to our friendly neighbourhood Singapore. Whee! Any chance that one of you five readers might be a Singaporean? Well if you do see me waltzing around your city, please don't throw rotten eggs toward my general direction. I'm just a harmless little corporate slave android, being there, minding my own business, doing my job.
You could however, buy this poor bugger a very needed drink. I really, really love Brewerks!
But I don't even enough time to kaikai also. Or have drinks. :(
So, what is there to do in Singapore if I'm only there for 1-3 days with no budget?