In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and - SNAP - the job’s a game!
- Mary Poppins
Tomorrow I set sail for Brighton, UK, to attend an Adobe Flash conference called Flash on the Beach. My wonderful company has a program called Professional Development in which employees are given a percentage of their base salary as a bonus to be used on conferences, seminars, training, books, or any other activity that contributes to their growth in their field. What this means for me is that I get to attend one of the premiere Flash events on the company dime. There’s no better way to travel than free.
I’m so looking forward to the conference not only for the sessions, but also for the networking and the time I’ll be spending touring around Brighton and London. See, I’ve decided to extend the trip an extra few days and pop over to the capital for some sight-seeing and maybe a game. In typical Tomasino fashion, I’ve got nothing at all planned for those extra days, not even a hotel in mind. Depending on my mood, I may try to take in a show in the West End, or I may throw it all to the wind and pop over to Paris. We’ll see how it goes.
I wish every job had opportunities like this. I hope I get to see some churches.