Today I get to explore a new slice of American life in Tulsa, OK. I’m heading on a short three-night business trip to help out a temporarily understaffed office. I don’t get to travel often for work so I’m pretty excited for the whole experience, even though it is in Tulsa.
I’ve talked about it before, but I feel like you can make a trip fun no matter where you go. I’m sure some of my coworkers were wondering why I jumped at the chance to go to a smaller town store. This may be a working trip, but there’s sure to be a great mom and pop diner, or a cheap little country bar to check out. Just the thought of some new scenery, no matter where it is, is exciting to me.
The real good thing about this is the experience I’ll gain. Working in a different office and different market should be educational. Plus, I get to work with all different people who have different ways of doing things. As small as my company feels sometimes, it’s always a good idea to have a few good connections and people to call. You never know when you’ll run into someone again.
The interesting thing for me is I’ve always wanted a job where I got to move around the country. My boss was real insistent that I don’t do this trip if I don’t want to, and I kept telling him that I like to do stuff like this. I have no reason to say no. Unlike the folks with families that I work with, this won’t interfere with my personal life. A few days away for me is like a little vacation.
I do hope this goes well and that I do a good job. I’d hate to get negative feedback from my supervisor when I return. Hopefully, I make a few new connections in my company and bring back a few good ideas to my store. Anyway, I’m already running late, so I better go finish packing.