There are lots of things I like about my job ... I've been doing it with my current employer since August 2009.
It's not nine-to-five ... most days are different from the one before it.
I spend a lot of my day talking to people, whether it's doing seminars or one-on-ones.
I get to travel to places across Ontario and Canada that I wouldn't go to otherwise.
I get to eat out in different restaurants and stay in hotels on the company tab.
Usually when I go to someplace I've never been to before or someplace interesting, I try to check it out as a tourist ... that could mean going a couple hours or a day early.
From Monday to today, I helped my colleague, Dorothy, with one of her clients in Regina. Because Monday started early, I flew to Regina on Sunday afternoon. My
choices were an 8am or 4pm flight ... I chose the 4pm flight. I didn't get to the hotel 'til about 8:30pm.
We would leave the hotel in the dark at 7am and get back to the hotel in the dark just before 6pm. The temperatures have been below freezing ... Monday was -26C (-35C with the windchill). Brrrrr!
We each had 18 one-on-ones scheduled each day (that's a lotta yakkin'!). They have been exhausting but rewarding days. Monday night we had supper with the brokers on the account and Tuesday night I had supper with my pal, Shawna. So not a lot of downtime. Back in the hotel in time to chill for a bit and then go to bed and start all over again.
I spent Monday in a training room in the basement so didn't see the light of day at all. Yesterday and today I was in a training room on the second floor ... here's my view:
So I didn't get to see a lot of Regina but what I did see was extremely cold and white. It would be nice to come back in warmer weather and experience it more.