When you picked the travel agent career, did you see the whole picture at the beginning? This industry is extremely complex and has so many different “pictures”. Even after scores of years, new pictures are constantly emerging. This is what makes it exciting and challenging. Every new contact becomes a new adventure and a new “brick” for your wall of knowledge.
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Sometimes I feel computers have minds of their own. No matter how important the task, the computer is in charge. As I work through a project I am constantly saving my work. But, just at that time when I forgot to save, the computer decided it has worked enough and takes a break.
Did you learn to drive a stick shift car?
My first car to drive was a 52 Buick with a stick shift. There was a lot of jerking, killing the engine, grinding and restarting. Thankfully, I learned in a city with no hills.
It is a family joke that I am a better fisherman than my husband. It has always seemed that I get the bigger fish, that’s true. We now have a boat so we head for salt water in the Pacific Northwest. Some days you sit all day and catch nothing. Sometimes we move a lot trying to find that “hot” spot. Then we see the problem…
How long have you been a travel agent? More than 10 years? Are you working under a host agency?
Maybe it is time to take off those chains and go on your own. You should have enough knowledge to have your own HOST agency.