Thread: Do you travel for work?

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If so, what’s your “milk-route?” I’m on the road a good bit covering GA, FL, SC, NC, AL, MS, AR and LA. I drive most of it, but AR, LA and south FL usually require me to get drunk and board a plane.
 
I sometimes do, for conferences, they are usually all over Europe. They can also be in America, Asia or Australia, but so far I have avoided submitting to conferences on other continents, because of ecological reasons.
 
I sometimes do, for conferences, they are usually all over Europe. They can also be in America, Asia or Australia, but so far I have avoided submitting to conferences on other continents, because of ecological reasons.
Concerned something on you might contaminate other continents?
 
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Before covid i was going to Sweden and/or Denmark at least once a month, usually twice. Now i go from bed to my office room in the house. Maybe in the actual office once every few weeks
 
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I've been WFH full-time since March 2020 and it's great. I don't have to waste an hour travelling to work and back every day. I usually go to the office once or twice a week, but that's for a separate thing where my pay is 2-3 times higher and I can drive as I'm not in for more than 3 hours, so I don't mind doing it at all. Also gets me out the house and interacting with real people instead of Zoom. Got used to it now, wouldn't like to go back to working in a school again. Looking to move out to the sticks but getting good internet is going to be an issue.
 
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On the same continent I can travel by train. To get to a different continent, I need to take a plane, which is excessively wasteful. I want to avoid flying where possible.
What are you wasting? A bag of peanuts? That plane is already making the trip with or without you.
 
Before lockdown I spent more time in airports, planes, trains, taxis and hotels than at home. It's been a very different experience to sit at home for a year. While I miss travelling for holidays, I really don't miss travelling for work. There have been times where I needed to drive 6+ hours back and forth the UK just to attend a 1h meeting, because the organisers refused to set up any possibility to dial in. Thank god Zoom etc. are now a proven alternative.


from https://aviation.stackexchange.com/...st-extra-to-fly-with-one-additional-passenger

Beyond that, the idea is that if more people avoid the plane as a means of transportation, less flights will be offered.
So that's 0.5 kg per 100km travelled, respectively less than 0.7 liters? Still beats any petrol or diesel car just in terms of fuel use per person-km travelled.

Only a matter of time until they are more sustainable:
 
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I used to - with covid, obviously haven't done any traveling. Teams that were well engaged before covid are still really well engaged, but distant teams / "leave me alone" teams have gotten more isolated tbh.

Don't miss traveling though - don't travel enough to get upgrades usually and well don't like cattle class. There've been times I paid out-of-pocket for upgrades, particularly after a long week with jet lag and 12+hr days, as sort of a treat.
 
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Before covid, I had to travel like 25% of my time. Via plane to our plant on Poland, but most of the time with the car to Mercedes in Sindelfingen here in Germany.

It sucked, because our cheap ass owner tried to avoid hotel costs. So when we had an appointment at 1pm in Sindelfingen, we had to get up early, drive there 6 hours, do the meetings, and drive 6 hours back the same day. Add to that extreme time pressure regarding the preparations (concepts, presentations etc), we often had to work till very late the day before.

Wasn't that much fun. Now thanks to covid, most of the stuff is being done remotely. Which is good for me, but bad for our business in the long term. Because the personal interaction, convincing them to trust us with their business, was a big part of our success.
 
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my current job allows me to WFH so no traveling whatsoever. but, my last job, which I worked for 8 years, basically have me on the road for 3/4 of the year. at first it's Los Angeles <-> San Francisco. later on I would go to NV, AZ, UT, CO, WY, ID and SD. also occasionally NM. was a fun job to be honest and if not for the industry in general going down the shitter and Covid, I wouldn't mind keep on doing that job. the pay is at least better than what I made right now.