I am interviewing for a consulting position with a Monday - Thursday away travel schedule. I want to make sure I am ready to say yes, thinking through all the downsides to weekly travel. And of course to end the interview process if I realize that this isn't for me. The position itself, I think I would enjoy. I would be very good at it. It's a great company with a great reputation. It's a good opportunity. But, it's all travel. Does anyone have experience to share? Some details re me and the job:
I'm married. We have no kids or pets. We are both middle-aged. My wife has her own demanding job and puts in long hours. I would travel to the same city every week along with an entire project team. Which makes some routine possible. The pay would be excellent. And so far, it seems like expenses are covered generously (I would not ask for details until I have an offer of course). I'm on the east coast. The region of travel should be eastern U.S., maybe Midwest. They try hard not to have east-west coast travel. There will be exceptions at times.
My wife and I have discussed how we would handle it. She loves to travel and would occasionally meet up with me for a long weekend together in my away city. of course all expenses incurred would be on me. We did this at my last job without issue. Any other thoughts on how to deal with so much travel? Anything you would caution me on? Any questions I might want to ask, at the right time, about how they manage travel expenses, scheduling, etc?
I've had had to travel plenty for work in the past and have listened to every single MT podcast related to professional travel. I'm looking for advice on how to determine if this is a good career decision. And what questions to ask the employer or myself or my spouse to make sure we have thought this decision through.
Thanks in in advance for any help, Jeanne