Recently I've been working projects the next town over. It takes 2 hours to get there. I'm a salaried employee. It's been causing some disagreements between me and the managers. I have been working 10 or 12 hours a day on these projects, but they kind of hint they want 14 or 16. People seem pretty sour when I work 8 (4 hours travel, 4 hours productive labor)
Anyways, we have a few days scheduled in row next week and the coordinator told me we're getting hotel rooms and asked would I like one. I said sure. She came back later and said OK, you will be sharing a co-worker X. I said no thank you, cancel it, I'll drive.
So now I'll be driving my own vehicle and getting re-imbursed for 4 60 mile trips and working less hours (which they bill about $150 an hour for) on the project.
What in the world? Who shares a room for work?