CHAPTER 8

See the World, or at Least the Inside of Hundreds of Office Buildings

The Glamorous Life

Careers that require travel demand a commitment from both you and your family. You will probably have to head to the airport in the wee hours on Monday and return late on Friday. International projects may require you to stay in the client’s geography for weeks on end. When you think of traveling for work, if you are envisioning lying on a beach somewhere with a tropical drink in your hand, think again.

When I was in college, I worked as a groom for show horses during the summer. That job required me to travel extensively and work extremely long hours. It was a way of life for me, and I loved every minute of it. In addition to the long hours, ...

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