I planned on travelling to a city by plane, and stay in a hotel there, for a job interview twice in December 2021. The company asked me to book tickets and stay, and they would reimburse me afterward. I have this on email. The interview was postponed twice by the company due to COVID circumstances. Now I decided to pursue another opportunity, so the interview will not be happening, and I informed them of this. The costs have not been reimbursed now, over a month after I filled in the form the asked me to.
I was in contact with a sr. partner at the company and he has been telling me that he would follow up with their finance department multiple times when I asked, but payment still hasn't happened. I see a few possible next steps:
- Keep chasing the sr. partner
- I also had an interview with somebody higher up (C-level). Would it be appropriate to escalate to them at some point?
- Accept the loss (a couple of hundred euro's, not a big impact for me financially but still hurts)
Any suggestions here on what the best course of action would be? And of course, I have learned my lesson for the future to not book myself and ask for reimbursement later, but have the company make the arrangements.