I am relocating from Chicago to Brooklyn for a new job. I'm still currently employed in Chicago and won't be moving for another month.
My new boss from Brooklyn is in Chicago for a week and wants to meet for breakfast then take me to a job site (my new company has project sites all across the country, and is currently doing consulting in Chicago). I don't disagree that it would be a good experience, but I really don't want to take my personal paid time off from my current employer to go look at a job site unpaid.
Should I accept his invite for breakfast but tell him I have tight deadlines and need to be back in the office after breakast? I'm almost certain it would appear cheap to ask for compensation for the time on the job site, given I'm not officially his employee yet.