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#1 Posted : Thursday, July 20, 2017 1:02:18 AM(UTC)

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I am writing to inquire about a federal position that is posted as 100% travel. I would like to hear from current or former federal employees who hold or have held positions that were posted as 100% travel and were not listed as security clearance sensitive. 

Specifically, I would like to know if the job actually requires that much travel time given the current state of the federal budget. Also, I would like an estimate of how much time you actually travel vs time in the office. Did you telework most of the time? Any other challenges, advice or considerations, etc.

#2 Posted : Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:34:35 PM(UTC)

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Not knowing what the job is from the information you posted, it sounds like it is either going to interview people or something like that. If it says 100% travel, that must be the nature of the job and I would presume it is exactly as it says. The federal budget has nothing to do w/ what the requirements of the position are. Is there a POC on there you could call and ask more specifics? There is usually a staffer or something or at least a phone number. I travel quite a bit (not close to 100% but a lot) and the challenge is, you are always tired. I don't know HOW you would be traveling, (car or plane) but when you are away from your bed and your things it is a little stressful too. not to mention your family if you have one. Good luck..
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I did fifty percent travelling and I don't think I got over the tired for at least a year after I stopped. And that was with perfectly comfy hotels and not horrible planes and cars. It was tough. All the worst parts of being a travelling salesman combined with being a hobo. One of the most awful parts, you'd never think - the really poor quality food available. Fast food, cheap food, overcooked, badly cooked, nutrition-less, there were days when you'd never so much as see a piece of lettuce. Try and find somebody who can tell you what the terms of the job actually are, and make your choice accordingly. If you're less than around 30-35, you may be able to handle it. Otherwise - be careful.
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