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July 18, 2016

Home Sweet Corporate Home

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Jones @ 8:27 pm

Home Sweet Corporate Home

I’ve always been amazed at people who are in constant transition because of their work. They are always moving around from place to place dragging their suitcases and essential life kits to wherever their bosses tell them they are needed. Sometimes they stay in hotels, but if they need to be gone for a period of a month or more most of the time they end up staying in corporate housing. Now just because I say corporate housing I don’t mean that the places are dumps – little cubicles with a two by four bed and a hole in the ground – fluorescent lighting and fake plants. These spaces are not like being stuck in a work situation in Scranton. These spaces are actually quite nice, even in comparison to suite hotels and are welcomed by most of these traveling workers. Anyway, there has been an influx of working travelers who work in the oil fields and drilling for new natural gas. They have been making their way from Midland all the way to Lubbock now and the ones who work on the rigs are some tough hombres. Some of them have been at this business of oil work and even fracking for a long time and really don’t have a permanent home. They don’t have a home sweet home. They have a home sweet corporate home. I wonder what it would be like to be like to live this sort of existence – back and forth from Lubbock corporate housing to Midland corporate housing. Do these people have families? If so, do they travel with them? What is their vision for life? Is it all about making good money? Or is just a personality thing with them? I have been married for 20 years and I had to travel away from my family for a year, but I ended up getting an apartment, which was kind of hard because I had to buy a bunch of furniture that I was going to have to get rid of when I left. Anyway, I recall being pretty lonely out there in Dallas while my family was in Lubbock. I don’t think I am suited for this kind of temporary life. Okay that was just on my mind…I leave you with this question: Do you think you could live out a temporary existence in different corporate housing (or apartment) settings and if so, for how long?

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