On the Spot 11-1-1999

Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts November 1999

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On the SpotHow often are you on the road, and how does travel affect your personal life?

"I'm traveling about 10 days a month and can't always plan it as well as I'd like. My social life has to work around a sometimes random travel schedule. It's difficult, but it gives me a chance to see places and things I might not otherwise get to see. There are pluses and minuses, I guess."
Tom Blevins
Vice President, Training and Quality Control
Kampgrounds of America Inc.
Billings, Mont.

"I'm on the road about 30 to 40 days a year. There are lots of things you miss back home: family reunions, birthdays, any general social event that's going on. In this business, something could come up, and you'll have to cancel."
John Rubsamen
Drohan Management Group
Reston, Va.
"I'm on the road probably about 30 days a year, a lot in spring and fall. It's hard because I have three children. My younger ones are OK, but my oldest is 8, and she's at a point where she wants me home. You have to make a lot of arrangements around the kids, and that's always a challenge."
Laurie Ybarra
Meetings & Trade Show Manager
GL Meetings & Conventions
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