Business trip from Milwaukee to Madrid, Spain

Napoleon Tayone

Napoleon Tayone

Inspiring IT Computer Support Specialist
Napoleon Tayone
We are pleased to congratulate and welcome you in Telefonica as our new Security Administrator. As part of your onboarding, we would like to invite you to participate in our Security Basic Course that will be held on June 05 to 09, 2017 here in our headquarters in Madrid, Spain. This Security Basic Course is part of our Academia de Telefonica, our training program to our employees. This course aims to train our new Security Administrators in a Telefonica way that will also give you the opportunity to meet all the other Telefonica Security Administrators operating around the world. This business trip will be covered under our company’s International Travel policy, this should therefore cover your travel, accommodation and daily allowance. Please feel free to decide through the following options that will work best for you.   Daily allowance: As per our company policy, the daily allowance for business trips located in Spain is €65 (approximately $71/ day) for the following breakdown: Food: €40 Breakfast: €8 Lunch: €12 Dinner: €20 Miscellaneous: €25 that can cover your transportation and other miscellaneous expenses that you might incur per day   Accommodation: Our company has accredited various hotels in Madrid where our company has obtained special rates. Below is the list of top 5 hotels located within 10 miles from our Head Quarters   Hotel Room Rate WiFi included (Y/N) Breakfast included (Y/N) Distance from Head quarters (miles) The Principal Madrid Deluxe $431/ night Y Y 0.5 mi Wellington Hotel Superior Double room single use $385/day N Y 0.60 mi NH Collection Madrid Suecia Premium room $375 Y N 0.5 mi Hotel...

Planning a business trip from Milwaukee to Madrid, Spain

So, your boss called you and said you are going on a business trip to Spain, superficially MADRID! What an opportunity! You need to make sure you plan accordingly so this once in a lifetime opportunity does not go to waste. In this article, I will help you do JUST THAT, with a little help from a great website called Asana. So, sit back, relax, and follow these steps. To be able to follow along I have included a screen shot of my asana Task list. The first thing you are going to want to do is get your passport as this can take many weeks to receive in the mail. Go here to do that.  https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html Next thing is to figure out how you are going to get across that big pond we like to call the Atlantic Ocean. You guessed it, a flight is the fastest most convenient cost effect way. One of my favorite websites to find cheap flights is skyscanner.com. There are so many searching options including (cheapest month) where the website finds you the absolute cheapest flight possible. This works well for if time is of no importance to you. But for this business trip it is so we can’t use that option. But this will surely still find the best price. In doing a simple search you will see that there are no direct flights from Milwaukee to Spain. But there are plenty of options from ORD. The cheapest flight to Spain is $194 which is a deal in the airline industry! This is our cheapest option. $785 dollars for a round trip...

Plan a Business Trip from Milwaukee to Madrid

Objective International travel is not always a fanciful affair. Efficient planning and forethought can make a trip work out. I stayed in Australia for two weeks in 2010 with just a carry-on. Traveling lean is part of efficiency. If a company is sending someone across the Atlantic, a lean and efficient plan could be a great asset for saving resources while effectively accomplishing a goal. For this project I planned for a 5-day trip, Monday-Friday. I found few options for arriving in Madrid in the morning. Considering there may be business plans scheduled for Monday, this project plan is for six days including travel. Departure will be Sunday and return is Friday. In the event of recurring business trips, the traveler should research credit card options that provide travel rewards. Lean Travel Options Booking the flight for this trip can reveal many options. Flying out of Milwaukee can be approximately $400-$600 more than flying out of Chicago O’Hare. To save that money, one can be inconvenienced to book a bus from Milwaukee to Chicago O’Hare for $55. The traveler will probably have to spend more time traveling, but the cost savings are significant. One good way to both save money and experience the destination more intimately is to use a service like Airbnb. Staying in a hotel is rarely a unique experience. With Airbnb, you can have a more authentic experience. I researched these options for the trip to Madrid and there were plenty of options much more reasonable than hotels in the same area. According to my research, the traveler can easily save $400-$700.  Tasks Obtain passport if...

Get Your CompTIA Network+ Certification in Milwaukee

Professional certifications have obvious benefits in real world applications. This is a guide to becoming certified in CompTIA Net+ in Milwaukee, WI. There is more than one way accomplish this. Here, I will outline the long route. One can essentially do the minimum and possibly ace the exam by accident with few resources used or time dedicated. That plan is not logical. Follow this plan for best results. Stakeholders: You are the most important person in this project. Some may claim their peers or parents are stakeholders. Countless movies and television shows exist only to explain the drawbacks of this. Consider Cameron in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Don’t be like Cameron. Do things for yourself. Objective: “Either you’re slingin’ crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot” -Notorious BIG. This Net+ certification should help you in your career as an IT professional. This can be the wicked jump shot on your resume. Cost: Expect to fork out about $900 using this plan. The bulk of this expense is the class at MATC. There may be financial aid to be utilized. One could also get creative and put together a crowd fund. Tasks:  Find your motivation and commit to the plan. A wise man once said, “There is no try. Only do or do not”.  Register for CompTIA Net+ class at MATC. This will aid in gaining the required knowledge and confidence to  pass the CompTIA Net+ exam. See link below.  Obtain the required resources. The comprehensive online resource Testout for the Net+ class is an important  resource here. It is required for the class and has practice exams...