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Old November 12th, 2011, 05:16 PM   #1
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what do you do to occupy your time while staying in the hotel? aside from the norm of masturbation and watching football... what else? not to many sites to see, dont wanna spend crazy amounts of money on hookers? any ideas?
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Old November 12th, 2011, 05:19 PM   #2
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I dont stay in a hotel thank god. I have a camper, if you are going to be on one location for a extended period of time dont even bother with hotels. I love my camper, I have a small library, a tv and xbox and a reloading/gunsmithing area. its much cheaper than a hotel too.
does your job pay for the hotel or do you get per diem?
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Old November 12th, 2011, 05:23 PM   #3
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i get per diem but this is the first job i have been on, and i dont believe we are going to be down here long enough to bother finding a appt or rental house. so im thinking im gonna stick the hotel out till the end of the year. I have a xbox at home, and am thinking of either shipping it or buying a new one down here with built in wifi. the other thing is the wifi kinda blows here so i think i wanna get a verizon hotspot thing or something.
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Old November 12th, 2011, 05:26 PM   #4
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i get per diem but this is the first job i have been on, and i dont believe we are going to be down here long enough to bother finding a appt or rental house. so im thinking im gonna stick the hotel out till the end of the year. I have a xbox at home, and am thinking of either shipping it or buying a new one down here with built in wifi. the other thing is the wifi kinda blows here so i think i wanna get a verizon hotspot thing or something.
Whats your per diem? have your xbox shipped. might want to look into getting a 19" flatscreen, you will need it when you get stuck in bumfuckville and the hotel tv has dials.
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Whats your per diem? have your xbox shipped. might want to look into getting a 19" flatscreen, you will need it when you get stuck in bumfuckville and the hotel tv has dials.
hahaha yea, and i get 110 per day. i dunno if thats great or not but its enough i can live off of it and save a few hundred a week if i dont go nuts spending on stupid shit.
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hahaha yea, and i get 110 per day. i dunno if thats great or not but its enough i can live off of it and save a few hundred a week if i dont go nuts spending on stupid shit.
are you in texas? It changes from state to state. i am getting 120 plus mileage in MT. the best part is that "insert racial slur here" in washington doesnt get to take taxes out of it.
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are you in texas? It changes from state to state. i am getting 120 plus mileage in MT. the best part is that "insert racial slur here" in washington doesnt get to take taxes out of it.
hahah yea im in texas. i get a decent deal on the room here weekly. i guess the longer i do it the more tricks i will find to make the per diem last longer but its all a new experiance for me as of now. doing laundry in a hotel blows for sure
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Old November 12th, 2011, 05:48 PM   #8
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From others that i have talked to that travel for extended periods of time seem to try and find some one they get along with and share a camper and bank the rest of the money. Some take up beer drinking and others cook good meals to occupy there time.
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Old November 12th, 2011, 05:52 PM   #9
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I thought this is what Steveo did with his time off work ........could be wrong I guess.
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hahah, there is a zoo in abiliene, looks like a petting farm though lol
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Old November 12th, 2011, 05:57 PM   #11
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Altho he has talked about dating sites....so maybe it's more along this line....

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gonna head down to the hotel bar. oh boy
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Old November 12th, 2011, 08:27 PM   #13
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I bought a crotch rocket, but now its cold in STL so I'm back to competitive sit on the couch TV watching.

Per Diem I believe is a max of 185 to be tax free set by the fed's. However if you are on the same site for more than a year it becomes taxed. One nice benefit of the company I work for, if we are in the same spot for more than a year, they bump it up so my daily rate in my pocket stays the same.
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yea i shouldnt be here past the end of the year i dont think.
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Old November 13th, 2011, 06:44 AM   #15
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Long term i have no idea.

Short trips, i fill time buy seeing local sites (Bars, Piers, tourists traps, etc) but usually i'm too busy to do anything but eat sleep work.
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streetwalkers are cheaper than strippers or Backpage hookers, but then you get what you pay for.
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I always bring my PS3 and cables with me whenever I have to travel someplace for a couple weeks in a non-leisure manner. Even brought it overseas. That way I can either play games or burn through seasons of TV shows that I normally do not have the opportunity to watch at home.
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I walk.

A lot.

I hate tv and video games, so I just take the Nike tour.

Get to see some interesting things, like hiking in the Black Forest in Germany during a thunderstorm.

I'm hoping the shop gets a service van soon, then I can bring the Honda 400 with me.
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I used to haul a mtn bike & a folding kayak in my van with me when I was on the road. If I was land locked I took of on the bike. If I was near water I went paddling.
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aside from the norm of masturbation and watching football
I hope it's at least lingerie football you are whacking it too.
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