The life of a CRA:
Sunday:Take 2 hours to print out spreadsheets and your boarding passes.
Monday: Get up at 3am in order to make your flight at 6am to Indianapolis, IL. Luckily, everything is on time, so you get your rental car and drive to a doctor's office. You are led to a small monitoring room where you monitor 5 patient charts. You had some trail mix in your bag, so you had that for lunch. Then, at 5pm, you are off for the day so you eat dinner alone at casual dining restaurant before going to your hotel.
Tuesday: You wake up and go back to the site at 7am. The monitor that had the site before you didn't return IP regularly, so you had to count 90 bottles worth of pills and shipped them back to the sponsor. At lunch time, you meet with the PI while she's eating food a pharma rep brought in. You tell him about her patients, describe each protocol deviation and keep her updated about the study. Thankfully, you were offered a leftover sandwich. You do a few more hours worth of monitoring the regulatory files. Then, you are just in time for your 6pm fight, but the plane is delayed. You miss your connection through Chicago, so you don't get into Rapid City, SD until 1am. It's a half hour drive to your hotel.
Wednesday: You go to your doctor's office in Rapid City, SD at 8am and monitor all day. The study nurses aren't keeping up with their data entry so you have to have a tough conversation with the PI and nurses about the importance of data entry. You also found that a serious adverse event wasn't reported in the timely manner, so you have a lot of retraining to do. Tensions are a little high between you and the staff. Then, it's back to the hotel.
Thursday: You fly home from Rapid City and get home around 3pm. You spend most of your time on the plane writing up reports and you made 8 calls to your sites to remind them about outstanding data queries.
Friday: You are in your home office doing trip reports, expense reports and meetings