It’s summer which means it’s time for a holiday. Unfortunately booking a holiday wasn’t much of a priority at the beginning of the year. Work has piled up and if I was to take anytime off I was told in no uncertain terms by my boss that I would have to take my phone and laptop with me.
The company laptop was fine if a little outdated although I’m not complaining. When I asked about how I was going to use the internet whilst I was abroad, my boss looked at me and said that he didn’t care how I was going to gain access as long as I had access. I was a little upset, but he soon apologised and told me not to worry and that we’d figure something out. He then looked like he was having some kind of seizure, but it turned out he’d simply had an idea. Why couldn’t I use my phone to access the internet?
It was a smart phone after all and I had been known to plug it into the laptop at work when our servers went down on occasion. My only concern was the data charges I might receive whilst abroad. I remember reading a piece on the BBC news website last year that has since made me cautious when using the internet abroad. My boss told me not to worry as the company would foot the bill. He’s lucky I’m with a good provider.
So here I am, sitting on a beach in Spain and writing this blog. I hope my boss isn’t reading this, after all I am supposed to be working this afternoon.