Want a paid for / free vacation?

21 Feb

This is for all my fellow budget travellers (including myself) who can always do with a free / paid for vacations.

No you don’t need rich benevolent relatives or wait to win a free trip in any random quiz contest. All you need to do is to find an official conference in an exotic location, convince your boss that is important for him to attend it and then pile on so of much work (marked super urgent) on his desk that he is unable to attend. Post that, per the comic below, pray and concentrate all your positive energy(chi), that your boss sends you in his place. 🙂

The benefits of such travels are immense and the few that instantly come to my mind are –

  • Save paid leaves for the personal holiday.
  • Save money for the personal holiday.
  • Visit a new exotic location (as these conferences always tend to happen at such places) and enjoy the expensive properties.
  • A local sight-seeing tour is also built-in with the comforts of a guide and a bus.
  • Eat and drink to your heart’s content, as all bills will eventually find their way to another bank account and not yours.

Aahhh.. I could do with one of these right now… 🙂

P.S. – Check out www.phdcomics.com for more fun comic strips.

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6 Responses to “Want a paid for / free vacation?”

  1. Annie Bananie February 21, 2012 at 15:59 #

    Conferences are totally awesome! Speaking of conferences I need to figure out a way to tell my supervisor I want to go to some…;)

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  2. theburntmap February 21, 2012 at 18:21 #

    rightly said!! My travels to 2012 began with one such all paid visit to one of the biggest auto shows in the world that happened in New Delhi, where I had never been! and all ur points were truly true!
    hoping for many such travferences!! 😛
    theburntmap.wordpress.com

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  3. lea August 29, 2012 at 20:02 #

    hahaha! being in Procurement, suppliers do invite us to attend conferences. Unfortunately, my boss likes travelling too, 🙂

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    • getsetandgo August 30, 2012 at 12:44 #

      My boss doesnt like travelling but our travel budgets have been hit by the global economy… hope it improves soon…

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  4. lea August 30, 2012 at 13:43 #

    Mashallah (God’s will)… also here, due to local protests last year, economy has taken a beating… Let’s hope for the best…

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