I missed my dogs and absolutely hated this trip because I was at the mercy of someone who think the world is supposed to revolve around her in order to get ANYWHERE. And she refused to help with the very stuff I was supposedly sent to train her on. I don't know if our boss told us two different things or if she is just refusing because she doesn't care if it costs her the job or not. Anyway, if I didn't think it before, I am for darn sure now that I need to be actively pursuing other employment. I think I'm way too old to be gone 10-11 weeks over the nhext 7 months, especially when 4 week-long trips are scheduled for me over the next 10 weeks. No one else in this company has a travel schedule like I was given. And I make NO money when the trip is too far for me to drive. Of course I was led to believe that travel would be about 1 week a month or at most 1 week a month when I interviewed and was offered the job. And a large part of the reason they have me scheduled to do so much is because others that I'm supposedly supposed to train are refusing to learn or playing dumb. If I did that, I'd be gone in a week. I have decided that the assertiveness I learned years ago in therapy has somehow left me over the course of time and I no longer have the ability to be assertive in a constructive way, without cutting my nose off despite my face. I need a refresher course because clearly, my boss and others that work for him are viewing me as a doormat.