Yep. I spent 7 years working for SAP as a senior consultant. I not once had a client in Sydney. A few interstate clients but also too many international clients.
It would have been the perfect job for a young, single person. Once a month there'd be a project request spreadsheet that would come out seeking consultants with certain skills...they'd list the customer, skills required, project duration and global location.
So you could literally say "Oh, wouldn't mind spending the next 2 years in Paris. Or Rio." Or anywhere.
But as a married man with a couple of kids it was just fucked.
There was no ifs or buts.
Once I took 10 days off as annual leave to renovate my bathroom. I get a call from my manager on a Saturday telling me I would need to be in Bangalore on Monday morning, so book a flight for Sunday.
The bathroom wasn't even finished. So while I was over in India working, having a nice shower in a nice hotel, the missus was showering at the gym each day.