Saturday, July 29, 2006

4 Cities, 3 States, 2 Delays and 1 PO'ed Person in 24 Hours

A few days after arriving to Portland, I received word that I was to go out to Palms Springs to help with a client pursuit at a local casino. I was going to question why until I saw the name. Yep, I recognized it. I did an assessment for them 2 years ago and it made sense to send me back.

So I packed and both David and I got up at 4am last Wednesday. He took me to the airport so I can catch my 5:30am flight. He was so sweet to take me to the airport... and so sleepy too. I had one stop at Phoenix. After arriving, I soon discovered that the flight kept continuously being delayed. The first plane had mechanical issues and the second plane ordered was too small. The delay was a total of 4 hours. The only consolation was that Phoenix airport is only one of a handful of airports that has a Nathan's Hot Dog. If you don't know by now, I swear by these wonderfully tasty little treats!!

I got to my client with basically a minute to spare. I sat through 5 hours of meeting countless subject matter experts. After which my PM and I had dinner then had to attend another conference call. I could barely keep my eyes open. I checked into the hotel, immediately got on-line, sent out materials relating to these meetings and slept.

Again, I woke up at 5am to make a 7am flight back to Portland. My stop today was in San Francisco. Surprise surprise surprise!!! My flight was delayed four hours. OK, I don't know what I did to piss off the airport gods, but they are pissed at me. Of course a four-hour layover wouldn't be complete without another conference call. (Calgon, take me away!!!!) I finally got home only to discover I missed yet another conference call.

Oh, by the way, did I mention that I am starting a 6-month project as the Payroll/HRIS Lead for a global company in New Brunswick, New Jersey? Yep, I leave tomorrow. I really hope that... David can take my la loca vida.


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