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My Product Manager Traveling To My City, Should I Meet Her In Person?

I've been working remotely for a year now for this company. On our daily meeting, my PM said she will travel to my country tomorrow. Is it okay if I reach out to her and ask if I can treat her meal ...
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Declining a Team Building Trip

I've been with my company for over a year and love both my job and my boss. My boss and I both work out of headquarters while the rest of our team is spread out all over the country. I have ...
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Weekend travel meal reimbursement denied

I recently was on a work trip that was planned to span 12 days. The location is about 3.5 hours from home and multiple members of the team would be driving up across different days. We had an Airbnb ...
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How do I tell my employer that I do not want to go on long-distance business trips?

Research My searches here on Workplace didn't answer my question because the focus was, for example, on family reasons or if there was any doubt about the necessity of the business trip. The most ...
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How do I claim the money that I spent few years ago for the company now [closed]

Few years ago I had to make international travel and I've spent money which I have to claim after the travel is done. So I had initiated the Reimbursement claim. some claims were reimbursed while some ...
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How to professionally decline nightlife drinking with colleagues on international trip to Japan?

I manage a team of 10 at the place where I currently work. Next month, I will be travelling to Narita Japan with my team to visit division headquarters. As part of the travel itinerary, there will be ...
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Is it proper to ask my employer to change an international flight to an earlier time that's not red eye time?

I will soon be traveling to Japan to visit another division of our company for which our division will soon need to work closely with. I will be traveling from a city on the east coast of United ...
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Security Clearance - How do I explain that I lived in a "problem" country while working remotely?

I'm a US citizen, and while my home address is in the US, I took advantage of my fully-remote job to travel to countries for extended periods, including a country that US considers an adversary (I was ...
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How to refuse a business trip due to low budget

My boss wants me to take a business trip to meet some team members. This business trip has no other value than just hanging out in person. The given budget for the accommodation would get me a hostel-...
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Interpreting daily and total spend for UK employee's international travel expense

I am reviewing the wording in an international travel expense policy for UK employees, and the following excerpt is unclear to me: Total spend for the duration of travel should not exceed <amount&...
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Accidentally spent much more than the food allowance on a business trip

I just got back from a week-long business trip with my company. This is the first time I've traveled with my current company. On our trip, we had a $300/day meal allowance that we would charge on the ...
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Would it be appropriate to ask to bring along my partner to an overseas office visit?

I live and work in the EU, for the local branch of a global company. The company's headquarters are in the US. I have plans to go there for vacation soon, and I'll be staying a few days in the city ...
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Would I look bad if I backpedaled to get out of a work trip?

I work for a company/project with people in multiple countries. For a couple months, there had been talk of traveling to get everyone together in [far away country] at the end of this month, but I ...
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My job booked my hotel room for me. Is it okay to ask the hotel receptionist to accommodate a specific room request?

I am going on a work-related trip and my company has booked the hotel for me. When checking in, I would like to ask the hotel receptionist if they can give me a “twin room”, i.e., a room with two ...
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Is it unethical not to disclose a reduction in travel cost due to delays when getting reimbursed for business trip?

I recently had a business trip and used the train to travel. On the way back, there was a significant delay leading to missing a connecting train and as a result, I arrived more than one hour late. ...
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Sharing Costs for Train Travel Flatrate (BahnCard100)

My future employer is a 100€ (200€ return ticket) train tricket far away from where i am living. They expect me to visit four times a year, so with return ticket that is at least 800€. They already ...
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Should I go in work travel trip if I'm leaving the company soon?

My company has decided to make a work travel trip to celebrate opening their new office in another country and to celebrate their success in the last year and share what plans they have in the ...
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Can I work abroad (Europe) for a U.S. company? [closed]

As the title says can I stay in Europe for a couple weeks to a month while working for a U.S. company? I do not plan on staying for more than a month in Europe, but if possible, would like to go a ...
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How can I decline a business trip to an unsafe country?

I work for a U.S. based company, and recently my project has been sending people on business trips to another country (let's call it XYZ). Last week a few of my coworkers went there, this week the ...
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How to handle inconventient timing of intelligence test/personality test?

A company I'm applying to wants me to take an online intelligence/personality test before the second interview (I've already had a phone interview) and then discuss the results when I'm on site. I ...
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Rights to Refuse Travel During Pandemic

I'm a programmer in Malaysia. I wrote a software module that will be used on a cruise ship that departs from Singapore and returns to Singapore, without going anywhere else. My employer is requiring ...
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How to deny boss's request to travel with him out of residence during pandemic

Our company is submitting a business proposal for which a meeting has been arranged by the potential client which is located in different city than my work location. While our company has numerous ...
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Can employer prevent me (remote worker) from working from a different country?

This is a somewhat similar question to Can an employer force you to wear a face mask?. The location is also the same, the UK. I'm a European citizen working in the UK. With the recent pandemic, my ...
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Changing from (Retired) PT W-2 to 1099

Retired from an OEM, then came back and worked for same OEM as a PT W-2 worker. Could only work up to 1000 hr per year. Leadership decided to end the PT W-2 positions. They are considering bringing ...
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Should I get paid for un-worked weekend days during business travel?

My (US) company is sending me on a trip (about a 4 hour flight away) spanning Weds to Weds. The organization I'm visiting will be closed over the weekend, so I don't expect to do any work on Sat and ...
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Is it reasonable for my employer to make me use unpaid time off to drive back after a work conference?

I was at a work conference last week that was supposed to go M-F. It ended a day early and I drove home Friday during the day instead of Saturday. When I got back in the office today, my manager told ...
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Consultant Travel Fees

I do some consulting work and have been asked to travel to a customer site several times per year over the next few years. I know the tier one consultants bill a percentage of the total contract ...
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Flying out to an interview but not attending

Recently a company contacted me for recruiting purposes. However, I have previously worked at this company and been fired under very questionable circumstances, and yet they are trying to recruit me ...
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Inform Employer About Job Interview Abroad

I'm currently looking for jobs and one of the jobs for which I've had a preliminary interview will require me to fly to their country (Netherlands) for a final in person interview. My current company ...
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Asking to be exempted from travelling because of impairment

I’ve been working as a software engineer for a company for one and a half years. When I joined, the likelihood of travel seemed small and I did not think to ask for an exemption or mention that ...
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How much travel is 10% travel?

A number of job descriptions (US-based, if it matters) list things like "Approximately 10% travel" among the activities involved in the job, but just how much travel is that? My initial guess would ...
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Going on a business trip, how to ask about travel and health insurance?

I work in a UK based company and am about to go on my first business trip overseas to Japan. I'll be going with my boss and the company will arrange everything. Flights and hotels have all been booked ...
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Being flown out for an interview, is it ok to ask to stay a while longer to check out the area? [duplicate]

I have a job interview out of state, I’m not counting my chickens before they hatch, but I’m very hopeful. It’s a counterpart of our company, just in a different region, so I already perform the ...
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Travel reimbursement for interview (to/from airport and HOME)

This general question has been answered on a number of threads (Scope of reimbursable expenses for interview). However, I have a specific question for this topic and didn't know whether to add it to ...
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Should a company pay for insurance deductible due to damage to a rental vehicle during a business trip?

Question for my husband, so I don't know all details yet. My husband was on a business trip in Northern Europe in a fairly remote area. This work required driving on gravel roads through the woods ...
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Inter-office non-billable travel time

Assume a consulting firm (employer) has salaried, exempt consultants (employees), and has a policy that clients are not billed for travel time if they are within a 50 mile radius of the home office. ...
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How to prepare for a conversation with someone much higher up?

I am in my mid 30s and currently work at a senior technical position (software architect) in a Fortune 500 company. My current boss (a director), who brought me into my current company from my ...
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Can I ask for a company car for 1 week from my work when they are sending me to a different site

So I work at Location A in the UK and have done for 2 years, it is about 10 miles from home so each week my commute is roughly 100 miles. I have been told for 1 week I need to go and work at a ...
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How to manage time for studying after travelling 4 hours daily to work? [closed]

I'm a 2 years experienced Software Developer in an Indian company. My hours are 9 to 6 but I usually leave the office at 6:30-6:45 pm. Normally my commute takes 1.5 hours in the morning and 2 hours ...
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Report foreign travel during job transition? (Security Clearance)

I am currently working for company (A) where I am required to hold security clearance. I have received an offer with another company (B) that also requires a clearance. Between my two jobs, I am ...
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How to express willingness to travel in an interview? Should I mention private business travel?

I am currently applying for a new job. The jobs I am applying for are based on the willingness to travel. In my current job I am not required to travel much (once a year). I already had an interview ...
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Suggesting specific flights for company sponsored on-site interview [duplicate]

A company has invited me for an on-site interview. Their office is in a different country, so the flight tickets are very expensive. I am taking leave from my current job to go and have the interview ...
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My work is being pawned off to my colleague. Is it reasonable to apologize to my colleague?

I recently came back from a long trip at a client's location. This trip took longer than expected. There were many problems and I couldn't figure out if they were caused by my lack of knowledge in ...
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Is it okay to ask for a day off after working all weekend unexpectedly?

I am a software engineer upgrading a piece of manufacturing software on site. This is only my third time going onsite. So to summarize, this has been a nightmare. I'm under-qualified for this ...
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Is my employer in California obligated to pay me while I travel between jobsites

I'm an hourly worker at a landscaping company in Los Angeles and travel to a different job site or multiple job sites in a day. The morning and afternoon commute range from 15 minutes to 1.5 hours. ...
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I want to ask company flying me out for office tour if I can bring my fiance, entirely at my own expense

Here is my current situation: I am a student graduating in September who is looking for a full-time job. A company located across the country from me interviewed me (remotely) and extended an offer. ...
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How does being on a PIP affect my relocation bonus and future business trip?

Last year, I moved to a different state of the US to start a new job. The company gave me a signing bonus to assist with the relocation. If I leave the company within 2 years of starting, my offer ...
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Is there a term for half working while traveling?

I will be going on an extended vacation, but I will be working for half the time. Kind of like half digital nomad, half on PTO. Is there a term for this? I'm supposed to mark my calendar when I'm on ...
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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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Requesting to work remotely during my coop [closed]

I accepted a +6 months paid internship offer 600km away from School I am a student and the timeline between the end of the semester and the beginning of the semester is too short for me to find a ...
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