I'm flying from one ME country to another ME country. I wanted to fly back on the weekends, as my family is here with me now. I also wanted hotel accommodation (they wanted to throw me in a villa they've rented to one of their employees-there is an open room in it) and daily Per Diem. As for the actual work, do I charge them for the actual hours of interpreting or the entire day I'm out with them? The commute to the location where this will happen is 1.5 hours away so a total of 3 hours everyday just driving; over a six week period, we're talking about 90 hours just driving!! So I'll leave at 6 am and come back at 6 pm. But the actual work is from 8-3ish.
So it unreasonable that I ask for hotel and per Diem during my six weeks there? Can I ask them to pay for my weekend flights (A round trip ticket is only $300 and I'm fine paying it)? Can I ask for a car rental if they don't have a driver to take me around the city in the evenings? Do I bill for the hours I interpret or the entire day I'm out and about with them commuting to the job location? Would it be better to ask them the rates for the hotel and meals and have them add that to my salary; this way I could just use that money towards paying for my flight?
Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thank you.