Poll: Do you work while traveling?
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Chris S  Identity Verified
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No Jan 23, 2015

I prefer to concentrate on my driving

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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
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Yes, Jan 23, 2015

if I am not driving. But when I fly or am in a train, yes, definately

By the way, @Chris, have you been inundated with jobs since you pimped your photo;-)

[Edited at 2015-01-23 12:20 GMT]


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ventnai  Identity Verified
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Yes Jan 23, 2015

I work on both flights and trains as I usually travel on my own. I find it makes the journey much shorter. I do make an extra thorough check at a later point in time if there is no internet connection on board and mark anything that I am not sure of.

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Teresa Borges
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Yes! Jan 23, 2015

As I said before (2 very similar quick poll questions posted in July last year and in October 2012), I travel a lot (at least once a month) between Brussels and Lisbon for family reasons and I find it's the most fruitful way to pass the time in airport waiting areas...


[Edited at 2015-01-23 09:14 GMT]


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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Sometimes Jan 23, 2015

I've occasionally passed the waiting times involved in travelling by working. For example, on the way back home this new year I managed to finish and send off a short translation in the one-hour's free wifi available in the airport. It's more lucrative than just sitting there twiddling your thumbs.

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Tim Drayton  Identity Verified
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No Jan 23, 2015

No, the furthest I ever travel nowadays is the 80-odd km to the capital of this island nation, Nicosia, and if I do so, it is because I am taking a day off. Work and travel do not mix in my opinion.

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Noni Gilbert
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Working makes travelling bearable Jan 23, 2015

Like Neil, I find it difficult to twiddle my thumbs during the long waiting periods enforced by air travel, and while on the plane itself. And I appreciate the lack of interruption that a long train journey affords me.

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Willeke Barens  Identity Verified
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office in Harvey the RV Jan 23, 2015

I travel several months a year in my motorhome - with my wolfhounds - and have made my office in there so I can work at the nicest possible locations! In the days when I was flying a lot, I would always work on the plane and at airports and yes, sometimes in hotels as well... even in Vegas!

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Chris S  Identity Verified
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@Michael Jan 23, 2015

Michael Harris wrote:

if I am not driving. But when I fly or am in a train, yes, definately

By the way, @Chris, have you been inundated with jobs since you pimped your photo;-)

[Edited at 2015-01-23 12:20 GMT]


No, but I'm having to beat off modelling agencies with a stick


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Alberto Montpellier  Identity Verified
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Sometimes I do Jan 23, 2015

If I'm on a tight or close-to-tight deadline, or if it's an interesting job, I work while travelling.
Otherwise I just take the travelling time to read, listen to music or just do nothing. Lazing is a healthy thing if practiced with moderation


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Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
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Sometimes Jan 23, 2015

SOmetimes, but I usually read other info.

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TB CommuniCAT  Identity Verified
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Not real work Jan 23, 2015

I usually just check and respond to urgent emails.

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Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
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Supposing the asker meant Jan 23, 2015

When you are away from home, not specifically during the trip. And also supposing the asker is not talking about business trips, otherwise this question is one more poorly devised question for the huge collection.

No, I don't even take my notebook with me when I travel, just to make sure I won't run the risk of working. I only take my cell phone because there may be an emergency, otherwise I would leave it behind, too.

However, I haven't travelled merely for leisure purposes for over two years now.


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