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What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled for work?

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Question: "At a professional conference recently, I was amazed to find out that some companies were so open to sending their admins overseas for weeks at a time for work. I'm sent sometimes to the next state overnight, but I certainly never had to get a passport! I'm wondering if any admins out there travel for their job to unusual places. I think it would inspire me!" - Dawn, Health Insurance Auditor

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Raelene Wundrow May 21, 2018 at 9:16 am

At my previous employer I was in charge of planning our National Sales meeting. This took me to varies sites across the United States and Mexico over my 10 year tenure.

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Sharon Crowe May 17, 2018 at 4:05 pm

I live in Ontario, Canada and in March I attended a Conference in London, England. It was awesome and I brought my husband and daughter and we tacked on days for sight seeing. Would love to travel more for work or for conferences.

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Jua'nean May 9, 2018 at 1:34 pm

Our company’s corporate office is in Ohio and I am traveling to Orlando for a conference. I would love to travel to Europe for a conference.

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AAinDMV May 7, 2018 at 12:24 pm

I’ve been to a couple of events in state and one out of state. As an admin at a school, a lot of our professional development budget gets eaten up & or reserved ahead of time by teachers. Often, we’re left with free or low-cost webinars, which doesn’t help us to feel refreshed or allow us to network or spend time with others in the same job.

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Shannon May 3, 2018 at 6:19 pm

Last year I traveled to London, England for a team meeting. I tacked on some vacation time to take advantage of my first trip to Europe. I’ve also traveled to Guadalajara, Mexico and hope to one day visit our operations in Morocco. I love the travel opportunities!

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Stephanie N May 3, 2018 at 4:21 pm

I work for the State of CA and my travel has been within the state. I have co-workers who do audits which does require them to travel out of state but the trips are approved months in advance. I have put in a request to attend a training in Las Vegas which has already been paid for by me.

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Mary McGill May 3, 2018 at 4:07 pm

I traveled from Denver, CO to Ontario, Canada for a training session one time. I had requested to attend one in Las Vegas and my supervisor requested I look for another training session to included more topics. I found the one in Canada and he sent me. It was a very good training session and I got a lot of good knowledge from it.

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Nicole Cangey May 3, 2018 at 4:04 pm

I haven’t heard of traveling out of the country for professional conferences. Personally, I wouldn’t want to do that.

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