I work as an executive assistant at a multinational company that I can’t share the name of for security reasons. My boss, Mike, is a frequent flyer, traveling back and forth to the company’s different offices in New York City, Charlotte, and Dallas. On 1/23/21, we have a 3-day trip to Queens County for a leadership conference. Mike is giving a speech on his experience in manufacturing as a front-line manager and how he transitioned into an executive, c-suite level employee at the firm. Instead of flying a commercial airliner, we’re going to rent a private jet in Charlotte at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and fly into LaGuardia in Queens, New York. I’ve booked the jet for Saturday morning at 10:00. The nice thing about chartering private jets is you don’t really have to rush. You go through security in a special line, the rules are not nearly as strict, and the pilot waits for you before they take off. Is it worth the few thousand dollars for the flight? I think so.
When we arrive on Saturday, we head straight to the Hilton hotel to check in and drop our bags. Then, we have a lunch with our local leadership team. We’ll probably spend a few hours at lunch since it’s going to be at a fancy steakhouse. After that, we have an indoor golf outing arranged at Top Golf in New Jersey. It takes about an hour to get there, we’ll hit some balls under the space heaters, then we’ll head back. I have the rest of the day off, so I may go to Madison Square Garden and catch a game. I have some NYC friends I haven’t seen in a while that are wondering where I’ve been since college. If I don’t do a game, I may just rent a movie from the hotel or maybe pop on some Netflix and just watch it in bed.
The conference starts at 8:00 AM on Sunday morning. The day is jam packed with 7 speakers, so I know it’s going to be a lot of note taking. During Mike’s speech, I’m supposed to record it so we can share it with upper leadership when we get back to the office on Tuesday. It’s going to be a long day, so I don’t want to stay out too late on Saturday night. The last thing I need is to be fired for falling asleep at such a visible conference. After the event ends on Tuesday, we fly back to Charlotte and work for a half-day.