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Mar 22nd 2012 11:05AM This sounds like a miserable travel job! Yes, you are getting paid to travel. You are not getting paid to get to see anything other than the inside of a airplane. I am sure the frequent flyer miles are great, but that isn't even a great perk if all you do is work all the time. How much vacation time does a courier get? I guess it beats working at Walmart.
Fact is that there are plenty of travel jobs that aren't scams. And yes, they all have "work". Working in tourism would be a much better job. Or as a professional group travel organizer. Now that's a great way to get paid to travel. It does require a self starter. Someone that can get things done on their own. But the payoff is much better. When you go on a trip, you are basically on a vacation.
To say that diplomatic couriers are one of the only legitimate jobs that you get paid to travel is simply not true. You have a very big travel industry with many legit jobs. Many more jobs than just 100 couriers.