May 30, 2013

Gigi's Travel Agency...May I help you?

For the love of Mike!  What is it about a short week that makes them the most impossible weeks of all??

Yesterday afternoon, the Big Boss asked me to arrange for him to travel to a certain city on the 19th and return to another city on the 20th; where he would then drive back to our fair city after his meeting.

Fine.  No problem.

Done and done in about ten minutes.

This morning I walked in to discover that now I should completely cancel the entire trip before the twenty-four hour grace period ran out because he needed to be in the first city on the 18th.

Fine.  No problem.

I canceled the entire trip without penalty; thank God.  Like a smart girl, I held off on re-scheduling the trip.  Why was this smart?  Because this afternoon I was informed that now the meeting that was to take place on the 18th will take place on the 5th (which totally screwed up another trip) instead.  Oh, and that the trip for the 19th - needed to replicated and re-booked because that was still on.  Seriously?

After I re-arranged the trip for the 5th to accommodate the new meeting and re-booked the trip for the 19th I was then asked; "Why are these tickets so expensive?"

I'm thinking that our travel software has caught on to the fact that this man changes plans more than he does his underwear and has just started adding change fees to all his flights, as a matter of course.

I'm also thinking that I should just start holding off on scheduling ANY of his commercial flights until the night before...it would probably save the company a boatload of money in change fees, despite the exorbitant plane fare, and my sanity.

Now excuse me, while I go pour myself a glass of wine and pray that Friday doesn't bring anymore surprises in the travel department.

10 comments:

  1. You are worth MORE than your weight in gold, Gigi. I know whereof you speak, but I am retired now and can just hold my fingers in a cross in front of the computer as I read this. :-)

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  2. UGH. We had tickets booked for this past weekend. Bonus Brother decided not to go with us.... I just kept his ticket. We had extra elbow room and no head aches. :)

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  3. I sure hope they pay you what you're worth!

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  4. Yes its like that here too !

    BNM

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  5. That does not sound like fun at all. I hope he appreciates you!

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  6. Oh goodie! You are a TRAVEL agent now? Because I want to go somewhere!! Yay me!

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  7. Wait... I've changed my mind. I really don't want to go anywhere.

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  8. Have an extra glass of wine!

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  9. Ackk! Sounds super stressful, but at least you aren't the one doing all that travel?

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