Monday, July 21, 2008

My Overseas Business Trip

It's now official, I am going to the Philippines for eBay. They are opening up a new outsourcing venue and need some people to go out and train the new people in billing. I have missed out on the last couple of trainings in India, but I was chosen for this one. I am really excited and really nervous. I have decided that I really do have a fear of flying. I think most of the fear is something happening with the plane, even though I know that is extremely rare.

I leave August 15th and I am gone until September 6th. That is 3 weeks away from my family, which is going to be very hard. Definitely the longest I have ever been away from Joy and the kids. I am really going to miss them, but both Joy and I agreed that this is a great opportunity to get a free trip, so why not take advantage?

This also means that I am going to miss the first two weeks of college football. Which is tougher, being away form the family for 3 weeks or missing the first 2 weeks of football? :)


Yankee Girl said...

wow! looking forward to lots of great stories and cool pictures.

Jen said...

That sounds like a really great opportunity. Be very glad you've missed out on the India trips. We have a friend who routinely has to go over there for business and hates it! Well mostly just the food and the driving.