Monday, January 19, 2009
The Unfairness of Business Travel
Business travel is a funny thing. You are generally expected to be available for work during "core" hours, 10am - 4pm. However, when you travel for work there also seems to be an expectation that you will be doing your travelling outside of these hours. If you count the time you are travelling as "work", then you're pretty much pulling a 12-16 hour day. But even if you have to get an evening flight and you don't end up getting to your hotel, or home, until after midnight, you're still expected to be working the following morning. Very strange.