So earlier this evening I was talking to a friend of mine, with whom I used to work, about the possibility of me going to work for him. He is the head of network engineering at this mega-corporation.

He was describing the work, what's required, his management style, etc. And he mentioned that one of the downsides is that for the next few months, I may be required to travel back east, to the company's hometown, a little bit often. I wasn't exactly thrilled about that idea.

"Well, at least I get to rack up frequent flyer miles," I said.

"Uhm, not really," he said.

"Huh? Why not?"

"Because more often than not you'll fly there and back on the corporate jet."