For the last two weeks I have been living in this hotel room in Hyatt Regency Chicago. The reason that I have 2 beds is because with the cheaper corporate rate that my company contracted with the hotel, the hotel could only give me this room when I checked in, when others were filled.
Many people fancy business travel as vacation travel. But business travel is all about work and no fun. It just means that I get to work 12 hours and 7 days a week and be at the client's office really really early tomorrow. It's cold here but the commute to my client's office is only a few minutes' walk. I need to find a knit face mask worn by those bank robbers because it's so cold here. The perks are free laundry and free meals. Between this and driving the crazy freeway in sunny Los Angeles to work in my employer's office, I'd rather be working here on this project. It's a lot of work, but then there is no stress driving, and no stress cooking. Just work, eat, shower and sleep. I constantly tell myself, "Hang in here and before long, you can finally get the real paid vacation with no work."
Okay, I need to go back to work because I have to get my report done before tomorrow morning's progress meeting. I'm feeling sleep deprived though.