I asked my boss not to send me out of town before Christmas.
Last year I got stuck at the airport in Denver.
I didn’t want the same problem to happen again. When I found out that the meeting was going to be in Denver, I knew my boss was going to send me. Sure enough, I was scheduled to meet with the clients. My boss sent me to Denver on the 21st of December. I was scheduled to stay there for two nights, seal the deal, and then come home for a very long and well-deserved Christmas break. I barely slept at all while I was in Denver. It was frigid cold and the heater in the hotel didn’t work very well. I was ready to come home by the end of the 3 day trip. I didn’t think anything would stop me from being home with my wife and children. Unfortunately, the airport temperatures were 15 degrees colder than the area by my hotel. The plane in Denver was delayed by several hours, because of ice on the wings. Several planes were grounded, including my flight back home. The airport was packed with people sleeping in chairs and on the floor. I didn’t get back to the house until late on Christmas Eve. My wife was sitting on the floor in the living room wrapping Christmas presents when I finally walked through the door. I’ve been thinking about moving to a new job for a long time, and now is the perfect opportunity. I have a few weeks to look at other options.