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  1. kmann31

    kmann31 Silver Member

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    I see so many comments on the boards of people talking about traveling for work, so I'm curious-what types of jobs do you all have that allow you to travel and rack up miles and points?
     
  2. LarryInNYC

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    I've had one business related trip in the last ten years or so that took me further than driving or train distance.
     
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    I've only flown on company business twice since I started working here. :oops:
     
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    Management Consultant on the business side of a large IT firm. In Financial Services industry so I get to fly to a bit larger cities, and ironically, haven't really had too many projects where I live, NYC
     
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    I work for Amtrak in on board service so my non is 100% travel. I have flown for them numerous times to replace people who got sick on the road or when there are service disruptions, but it's not all that common anymore.
     
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    Electronic medical record consultant. (Clinical) I go wherever the business is. I don't ever work locally.
     
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    Generally don't travel for work (life-time business travel is probably less than 60k BIS... one of these days I'll actually add it up). And I am glad that I don't have to be on the road all the time.
     
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    I plan and oversee destination weddings which is 100% travel...in fact sitting in Tuscany now waiting for my clients to arrive and then on to Paris for another wedding. Lucky this time to have the dates work out for only 1 trip and not 2.
     
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  9. LarryInNYC

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    What an amazing job! (At least, if you like the kind of people who have destination weddings!). Also, explains your screen name.
     
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    Ya NO - you couldn't pay me enough to work with these people...no way no how. Unfortunately their wedding is the same day as my Paris couple and we're just hoping His & Her Highness don't spoil our plans.

    Edit to add: I see they moved their plans to Florence. A month ago they were to wed in Paris, which isn't legal anyway. My bride is going to be so happy she doesn't have to worry about their paparazzi. Happy Face Happy Face :):)
     
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    Are you multilingual?

    Sent from my iPhone using milepoint
     
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    WilliamQ Gold Member

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    Nice job! Are you self employed?
     
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    WilliamQ Gold Member

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    Your job is so amazing! You get to plan the starting chapters of two individuals' new stage in life coupled with traveling around the country. (I like traveling) But I can also imagine the stress in ensuring everything goes right for the couple's biggest moment of their lives. :)
     
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    I get by with just enough knowledge of many languages to confuse the locals. I find myself speaking French, Spanish and Italian with a little Portuguese thrown in, all in the same sentence. YIKES!
     
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    Most destination couples are laid back and love traveling themselves so they understand the delays and problems that can arise. I tell them to take a chill pill and let me deal with it. I hope I don't jinx myself but I can't think of any major problems I've encountered in all my miles of travel for weddings. Losing my iPhone this trip is probably the most expensive problem so far.
    I did have a bride leave her wedding dress onboard the aircraft, after forgetting it at home in a blizzard. They'd arrived to the airport only then realizing she left it at home. They went back, picked up the dress, hurried as fast as one can in a blizzard, elbowed everyone in the security line to make their flight just before the boarding doors closed. We relaxed and enjoyed the trip but as she was getting off the plane, I asked where her dress was...oops onboard... so from then on I took charge of her dress. They're still happily married :)
     
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    Thanks, but it can be stressful. I work contracts, sometimes via a 3rd party.
     
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    Happy to read that somewhere someone is worse than my wife! ;)
     
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    My job involves minor amounts of travel compared to many on here I'm sure. I'm a Loss Control Director for a Nonprofit company. I've also worked with public entities and with regular insurance carriers in the past. I fly from the Midwest to SFO, SJC a few times a year, Chicago and various other places. I put in a lot of miles on the ground in my Volvo :)
    I wish I had a job that involved a little more travel and maybe more international travel than I do.
     
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    I guess if I wanted to get a job where they pay for my travel I'm supposed to know something? Is that the way it works?

    Bummer.
     
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    I suspect there's some who fly by the seat of their pants, so knowledge isn't necessarily important :)
     
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    OK, in that case count me in ;).

    Actually, I'm a techie who can solve and do almost anything technical. From setting up my mother's corded phone (yeah, amazing) to server rooms and complete Point of Sale installations. But there are a lot of us around. Not much need to travel.
     
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    Well, it depends on your objectives. My job is near-perpetual travel. But my points/miles go to my employer. So if you want to travel for the enlightenment, for the opportunity to meet people and experience other cultures, you'd be happy here. If you're just grubbing for free points, status and upgrades...
     
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  24. kmann31

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    Thanks for all the replies. I love hearing all of these stories. I am a stay at home mom currently, so unless we are talking trips to the grocery store-I'm pretty darn limited. But I love to travel and would enjoy one day finding a job that would allow me to travel and work in different environments!
     
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    My condolences.
     
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