Recently, I met with a panel of 4 men. They had access to my resume, and an extensive application I had submitted. They began the interview in an accusatory fashion were insulting with me, and ended it abruptly, based on some information in my application. I ended up taking a day off work, and drove 150 miles each way for this meeting. My wife also attended (they requested she be there), and took a day off work, both of us were unpaid for the day.
Would it be completely unheard of to submit a bill for lost wages, mileage, and time spent, or simply for expenes when the issue could have been avoided by simply asking a question 3 weeks earlier when the plans were made?
The reason I'd even consider it is that I have had another organization pay me for my mileage traveling the same distance. I don't know that it's unreasonable to find them responsible for asking me to travel that far, incur the expenses I incurred for a position I had no hope of obtaining, and they could have simply said that from the beginning.