Inspiration, Lifestyle

Whatever Their Motive, Never Let Anyone Steal Your Joy Of Traveling

August 4, 2012 • By


Something interesting happened within the confines of a majority black travel forum that I’m a member of.  One of the members shared how her boss’ countenance changed when he overheard where she would be going on vacation.   She regretted that he had heard the exchange almost immediately.   As a result, she posed this question to the group: “Do you tell your employer  or coworkers where you are going or just that you are talking said day off?”

I was a little surprised by the avalanche of responses that not only said “No” but were adamant about it. The commentary ranged from:

“It’s none of their business”

“My boss is jealous that I can do what he can’t do at his salary to “I don’t hide my travels but I don’t go out of my way to share”

“My boss knows how much I make so he’s going to try to figure out how I can afford a vacation outside the country”

“I rarely tell them”

“When I was in corporate America, I wouldn’t tell anyone”

“Not anymore, people think I’m made of money when they hear about it and like to make snide remarks”