Questions tagged [expenses]

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As a contractor are you expected to supply all of your own tools?

If you work as a contractor, are you expected to provide all your own tools? Who normally pays for them? Are these type of things normally discussed and agreed in the contract before work starts? What ...
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Should I ask my company to pay my internet bill if circumstances and the company strongly recommend remote work?

COVID-19, remote work is "strongly recommended" by the company I work for. I live in a place where the internet bills/plans are ridiculous. (I am not paid a competitive market salary rate if relevant.)...
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Ask for a paid taxi in order to arrive as early as possible for an interview within the city

Recently I have had the great opportunity of experiencing a company paying for a flight to make an onsite interview. This may be common in the US, but not where I am or the people I work with, it was ...
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The company moved offices. OK to ask for a raise? [closed]

Thank you for taking the time to read my post. The company I work for has moved to a new location, and has increased my commute times and expenses. Is it unreasonable to ask for a raise due to the ...
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Last-minute canceled work-trip means I'll lose thousands of dollars on planned vacation

My company was supposed to be doing a conference next week in NYC. Over the past few months, I had been given multiple assurances that the conference would take place. I bought my own plane ticket and ...
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Consulting Interview Fee Refund — No response (2+ months) [duplicate]

Attended a Consulting Interview for one of the offices of a firm outside of NA/EU. Got an offer, and had to deny since the compensation was lower than I expected given the distance I had to travel, ...
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Should I try to schedule on-site interviews with companies located in the same city as closely as possible? What to do with travel expenses?

I will likely receive a couple of (2 or 3) on-site interview invitations from companies located in the same city, for the same week, if things go well. The city is rather far from where I live, ...
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Company paying for expensive flights - is there any precedent for re-allocating that money?

I'm being relocated to a different country in a few weeks. As part of the package, the company pays for 4 roundtrip flights (travel time is around ~20 hours) in business class (so I can travel back ...
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Potential employer flew me out for interview, cancels return flight

A company I was interested in just flew me out for an interview. It was on the other side of the country so they paid for my flight and hotel. Unfortunately, the interview went disastrously. I blew ...
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How to get out of paying company expense using my credit card

My company incurs a relatively large IT hosting cost every month. I provided my personal credit card to pay it when I joined because otherwise our service would have stopped. The company does ...
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Expensing unnecessary hotel and travel costs due to missed memo

I work as a permanent employee for an IT outsourcing company. I've turned up to work after the new year to find that the office is empty. It turns out that nobody can Bill the company giving us a ...
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I recently handed my notice in and they are not paying expenses

I handed my notice in on Monday effective immediately at my current employer as the job was not as described at interview stage. Rightly or wrongly I have withheld on handed my phone and laptop back ...
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Interviewed and did not hear back about travel expenses after more than a month

For the third round of interview at a well known financial company X, I was asked to visit their office location. They did not buy my ticket, nor did they pay for the hotel but they explicitly said (...
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Is it fine to quit after company spends for future business trip?

Me and my fiance are in the same team under same manager. The manager and the rest of the team is unaware of this. We plan to tell them 2 months before our marriage. We are not sure what happens after ...
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Is this foreign currency policy reasonable? [closed]

I've just had a discussion with one of our accountants. The only 'in policy' method of obtaining foreign currency is to use a local ATM. Purchasing currency from an exchange is not permitted, and our ...
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Should my company assume the cost of applying for the OPT STEM Extension? [closed]

To contextualize better the situation, I work in a San Francisco startup of 5 employees, which is in the process of getting a series A funding round, and had a previous seed round of around 3 million $...
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Should I still be paid for my expenses? [closed]

We are required to enter our expenses (and time) into an online system. Last Friday I had about $150 worth of expenses for travel that day. Apparently, our accountant said that the expenses were not ...
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Ask for quick response in job interview due to current job commitments

I have been offered an interview in 2 weeks time for a role in a different city. It is essentially the same as my current job except with a higher salary and is in a better field (for me). The ...
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How to tip an Uber driver when the company is covering expenses [closed]

If an employee is sent somewhere by the boss/company via Uber and they are covering expenses, how should the employee tip the driver? Should the employee act as if he is taking his own ride, and tip ...
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Should I book a place on a conference when I know I will have resigned before attending?

On behalf of my current team - I have been accepted to present on our work at a research conference abroad. The cost of the conference will ~ $1500-$2000 once flights and expenses are accounted for....
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Should I attend an expensive employer-paid training if I plan to quit soon?

I have been in my current position for nearly three years. I have found my skill set to be insufficient for my tasks, though this has significantly improved over time. My manager tried to integrate me ...
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Is it acceptable to claim delay compensation on business travel? [closed]

I travel a fair amount on business; sometimes this is paid for by my employer, other times by third parties. The travel (train/plane) tickets may be paid for on account or by me and then expensed. ...
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intern paid for strip club with client on company card, what to do? [closed]

Posting anonymously obviously...this is a very sticky situation. So I manage a sales team and an intern on my team often takes clients out, both during and after working hours. I just got an expense ...
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What is claimable and what is not? [closed]

I work in Michigan, USA, and a while ago me and my manager attended a conference in a different state, which was related to our job. And I forgot my suit jacket there on the chair when we left. ...
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Representation in a Meeting With HR

This question relates to UK employment. It is not about me (I'm self employed) but it does relate to someone who is known to me. This person has been summoned to a meeting with their manager and HR ...
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Who should pay my travel expenses? I'm a 1099 contractor going on a trip for my client [closed]

I'm a 1099 contractor to a full-time client in another state. They need me to meet with one of their customers (in another state) in order to try and drum up more work but they are requiring that I ...
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Reduce limited company expenses when no trading

I'm software developer in the UK. By October last year I became a contractor and completed two assignments (2 to 3 months each), using my new limited company. For the last 3 months I was not working ...
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When is it appropriate to ask for overnight accommodation?

The company I'm working a summer job with has requested that I attend a training day in a month's time. I'm quite happy to attend the training day - it looks valuable. However, it starts at 09:40am, ...
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Charging expenses for an room that would otherwise stand empty [closed]

We rent an office with a certain number of rooms, and then rent rooms to projects (or working groups; independent budget entities) within the organization. One of our projects would be happy to use ...
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Reimbursement of professional association fees when job hunting

I have been working for my current employer for a bit more than 2 years and I am now job hunting outside of this firm. I am currently moving to the 2nd step in a 3-step interview process at a ...
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How can I persuade my boss to let me compensate for his expenses?

Today my boss said that he spent quite a lot of money talking to me over the phone (~ $200), but he noticed it after a few months. I used a SIM card from another region, and the calls were ~10 times ...
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Is it normal for companies to provide a relocation allowance? [closed]

I have just accepted my first job abroad and I will have to move around various AirBnB and hostel forms of accommodation for the first few months as I do not have enough money saved up to pay for the ...
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Should I expense my personal car accident? [closed]

While specifically getting office supplies for my office I had 2 punctured tyres, had to tow the car and replace the tyres. Since the trip was exclusively for work, should I ask for reimbursement ...
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Can I take a taxi or should I use public transport when the interviewing company is covering my travel costs?

I have been invited to an on-site interview for an entry-level position with a tech company. I live in Europe, and the interview will be in another European country, but the company is from the US and ...
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Would it be inappropriate to use my workplace's postage machine to mail my tax returns?

I work in the United States; would be inappropriate or otherwise wrong for me to use my workplace's postage machine to send a first class letter for my tax returns? I know that sending personal mail (...
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My company is forcing expense notes on me. How to alleviate that burden? [closed]

I'm an employee of a large multinational foreign company. That company has an office in Belgium1 (500-1000 people). Living in Belgium, my contract is actually with that Belgian branch. For the past ...
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How concerned about expensing the business should I be?

I've just started a new job, and as part of setting up my workstation I requested a new, larger mouse - as I've had experience with hand cramps with the standard small mouses that are everywhere. We ...
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Does an expenses-paid interview cover meals as well? [closed]

This is for a position in the US. The company is paying for the flight, cab, hotel expenses. The domestic flight is over 4 hours each way. Can I also claim the food expense during my travel and stay. ...
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Employer coverage for International travel [closed]

My company expects me to travel to Baja California Mexico 1-2 times per month to perform work, such work involves multiple destinations soon after crossing the international border approx. 4hrs of ...
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Relocation service is asking for more than initially agreed. How do I handle this?

I got a new job in a large corporate and they provided relocation (rent, flight tickets, etc.) to Ireland. Three months after I started working there, I asked for a breakdown of the relocation costs ...
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Claiming winter wear [closed]

I currently live in a tropical country and would need to travel to a colder place (5 degree Celcius) for business. So I have to buy winter wear to survive the cold weather and it cost quite a lot. Is ...
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Still haven't got my travel expenses reimbursement three weeks after interviewing. Should I contact HR?

I interviewed on-site for a company about 3 weeks ago. I got an email from the recruiter a day after the interview saying that the reimbursement has been approved. I still haven't received any money ...
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Should employer pay for an extra night abroad for Sabbath observance?

I work in Israel for a large American company and will be traveling abroad to a conference for work. The conference finishes on Friday, so most people will fly home on Saturday; but as an observant ...
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I just got a remote job but have to travel to corporate sometimes. Is it typical for the company to pay all travel expenses? [closed]

I have traveled for business all my life and companies have always paid for all travel expense. However, I have never worked remotely, so when I accepted the job, I did not think to ask if they cover ...
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Should I ask my current company to reimburse me expenses surrounding a flight cancellation? [closed]

I am a software engineer working as a contractor. In the contract with my current place, they have agreed to pay for my travel. Coming home from my first business trip to their office, my flight was ...
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What are some ways to get around an in-person final round interview (due to being out-of-state)? [duplicate]

So I'm actively looking for a new position, but unfortunately most of them are calling for a move out of state. At one company they invited me for an in-person, and I asked them if they'd be willing ...
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How to decline onsite interview due to financial reasons?

I'm from Eastern Europe and I've been applying to UK's companies for a graduate software developer position. I have been invited to face to face interview, however the company does not offer any ...
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How do companies usually cover travel expenses for final onsite interviews? [closed]

I'm in mid-stage interviews with a company in San Francisco. Currently I'm living very far from there, and I expect to get invited sooner or later for final onsite interviews. But I'm wondering how I ...
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Remuneration issues after international relocation [closed]

About 6 months ago I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to move abroad with my company. I have successfully relocated, but have encountered two problems related to remunerations: ...
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Can I be forced to do off-site work during my notice period? [closed]

If I choose to resign from my current position and I need to give a month notice, can they force me to work anywhere other than my designated location of work in the contract? I am concerned that this ...