Has anyone ever been an international road warrior? It would be great if you could share how you handled some of it.
A buddy of mine (yep, really, a buddy, not me. I wish I was up for this job) is on a short list for a job that will require intensive international travel for the first year. Special marketing branding project. The plan is to travel to Asia from Toronto every other week for the first 6-9 months with an occasional run to Europe.
So we were chatting about how you handle various aspects of the job. Neither of us know anyone with this type of experience.
So with all the travel and time changes, how do you handle communications back to your team? How do you manage O3s? Do you get a lot of lieu time to compensate for the travel time? How does Jet lag factor in? How much work can one really do in airports and on a flight? Do you insist on executive class? Sitting scrunched in economy for 15 hours would be brutal once, never mind on a regular basis. Any insights are appreciated.