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Questions tagged [travel]

Questions regarding having to take trips as part of working. (For questions about traveling to and from work, use [commute] instead.)

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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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Maximum bearable travel time by train as cheaper alternative to flight in German public service [on hold]

It' clear that if you can save travel cost, you take the cheaper alternative and mostly flights can be cheaper than going by train. But if this is not the case: what is the German regulation in ...
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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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Should I be expected to insure hardware belonging to my employer when going on a personal trip?

I work remotely. I'm soon off abroad for a few months and will continue to work remotely while I'm away, taking the company laptop and possibly other similar hardware with me to perform my duties. The ...
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Feeling left out from business trip

I manage two small software development teams at a remote site of a large, multinational corporation. Focusing on one of them, it consists of: "A", a senior software developer who joined under 3.5 ...
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How to negotiate conditions for going to the office in work-from-home situation?

I work from home, which is about 2-2.5 hours away by train costing about 20-25€ euros for one direction. For regular work, I never have to visit the office. For meetings with clients I may sometimes ...
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Planning business trip while looking to quit

I recently joined company X. They want to send me on a business trip for training for a few weeks overseas (standard for all new hires), and are coordinating with me to plan this trip. They will soon ...
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Expected to perform extended travel on last year before vested in pension

I have worked for the same company for a little over 9 years. I have to make it to the 10 year mark to be vested in their pension plan. If I don't make it to year 10, I get absolutely nothing. I have ...
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Questioning the usefulness of a one-day business trip

Previously this week I've been sent on a one-day business trip along with a 4y senior colleague, Bob. We work at a consultancy firm in IT and the aim of the trip was fixing some issues at our client's ...
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I'm being “forced” to put a company magnet on my personal car

I'm not sure how to handle this situation without being fired, even though I think that would be an extreme measure. A little background: I work for a company that frequently requires employees to ...
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Asking for a refund for a conference not attended [closed]

I paid for a 3 day professional conference in March that was to be held in July. On the day I was to leave home, I became quite ill and was unable to attend. The conference registrar is refusing to ...
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Wife is being sent out of state for training, employer is not covering food, parking/taxi, or baggage [closed]

My wife is a grade school teacher, and the principal is sending her and a few other teachers to a conference/training event out of state. This is not district sponsored, so the funding is coming ...
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Use of malfunctioning company car

In of my business trips to USA, I was directed to use one of the company cars. The car seemed to have a severe brake issues and not having an oil changed for a year and a half after the deadline. I ...
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Car insurance for a personal car used in a corporation

I work for an international corporation having separate companies in Europe and in USA. I am personally based in Europe. I was notified about a recent incident in USA that included an employee having ...
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Is Airbnb housing with colleagues as roommates an acceptable practice in the business? [closed]

The company that I work for is a small to medium side company. When required to travel (10% - 15% annually) we are getting fully compensated for the food expenses (being reasonable as an average) and ...
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Replying positively to a business trip request email? [closed]

I just joined my first company a few weeks ago and they now want me to go on a business trip. I'm super excited for the opportunity but am unsure how to respond to the email request as replying with ...
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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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Refusing a business trip of an indefinite length for personal reasons

My company partnered together on a project with another company, located in another country. In the near future, there may be need to have co-location to expedite debugging of issues that may or may ...
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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 I tell my supervisor about my anxiety/panic-disorder?

In my studying, I got an anxiety/panic-disorder due to too much stress, because I worked too much. My current workplace is theoretically the same as in the past. While suffering under the anxiety/...
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Scheduled a second on-site interview last-minute, how to delay return flight that the first company is paying for?

I'm looking to relocate and have been applying to jobs in the new area. I have an on-site interview scheduled with Company X on Friday. They're paying for my flights, and I already asked for and was ...
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Have to plan international trip for work but might be leaving job soon

I have to plan an international trip in the next few days that will be very expensive for my company that won't be for another month. But I am also far along in the interview process with another ...
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What do I do about a mandatory retreat with unacceptable accommodations?

I am a new hire at a job that I'm very excited about, and I want to succeed here. There is a mandatory company-wide retreat next summer in Europe (I live in USA along with the majority--I believe--of ...
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Reimbursed travel expenses to interview- shorter distance than what the company thinks

Location: Germany, Branch: Engineering Background: I've been invited for an interview at a company's main office. They offer a (fixed) travel reimbursement based on travel distance from your home ...
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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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My manager wants me to travel but multiple issues prevent me from doing it [duplicate]

I have worked at this company for about 5 months now and it's my first job that pays really well in my industry. During the interview my boss (owner of company) never mentioned travel as a requirement....
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Listing travel experiences on a resume [closed]

Would it be acceptable - and perhaps beneficial - to list some of my cool travel experiences, say, to Istanbul, Norway, Moscow, on my resume? I'm job searching now in New York and wonder whether that ...
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Should I ask for higher salary than the average for jobs with 50% travel? [closed]

The position is data scientist, and normally there is no travel in such positions. The position I applied to requires around 50% travel to areas with time zone +- 12hours. The costs of the travel are ...
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What should I expect from a position that requires extensive travel? [closed]

I accepted a position that requires 70% travel. This is the first role I've taken that require any traveling. Not much details were given to me other than traveling to client locations via flight ...
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Planning travel with impending drug test on an unknown date

Back in October I accepted an internship offer at a reasonably large and reputable company. I did not sign anything, but over email I said that I accepted, and the recruiter said that she was excited ...
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Consultant travel rates [closed]

I work as a consultant through my own limited company for a large international organisation at an agreed day rate for 7.5 hours working time per day. (External Consultant) Recently I've been asked ...
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How can I tell my boss that I can't attend a company team-building trip?

I have recently started my first job out of university. In my first week, I had to travel to London (HQ) for 3 days for training. The annual Christmas week, also in London, is currently being planned. ...
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How to ask to change location of interview?

I got an invitation for an interview in Kuala Lumpur, but I am in Sabah which is about 1600km away across the sea. How do I reply the interviewer email asking to change the interview to my local ...
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Expected to return to work on day of return travel from conference [closed]

IT Employee in the Netherlands, scheduled for attending in a conference in Germany running mon-wed. Looking at the programme, we initially decided on attending 2 out of 3 days of the conference. ...
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Does seller or buyer pay for business trips?

Is it common, or even standard, for the selling company instead of the buying company to pay for travel expenses, when a representative from the buying company visits the seller? I am thinking of ...
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Etiquette of staying for pleasure after work trip? [closed]

I just got invited to a work trip to NYC. It's only a one night trip, and I will be traveling with a few coworkers. Oddly enough, the same weekend (trip is on a Friday), I had declined a trip to NYC ...
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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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Manager forced me to travel as a brand new hire

Excuse me for the long passage, but I recently started my first dev job straight out of college in Texas. When I finally got my laptop and met my manager, he tells me this: You're going on a paid ...
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How do I ask my manager for me not to be “deployed”?

In the interviewing process at my current job, I was told that there would be at the most 25% travel time. I work for a software consulting firm. When I started the job, I found out eventually that ...
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Does employers usually pay for parking? [closed]

All the places that I've worked at are all in the suburbs, so their office usually have parking spaces on its premise for employees to park. I'm looking into moving to a new job in the big city, so ...
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How to protect against a scam? [closed]

I need of money (due to lack of employment and necessities) and wouldn’t normally consider this. A trusted friend has told me he has a business connection who needs legal documents delivered to ...
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Does travel time count towards working hours for a non-exempt employee?

We are attending a conference on Friday but the driving time to get there is two hours and we are required to be at the work location two hours prior to my normal shift in order to hit the road and be ...
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I work in CoWorking Space and my neighbors keep staring at my screen what can I do? [closed]

I work in a Co-working space and people keep staring at my screen asking all sorts of questions. One even changed his business and started copying me. I was really really angry. I changed over to a ...
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How to handle an interviewer-funded flight being cancelled?

I recently had an interview in San Francisco, the interviewing company flew me out from Dallas. Originally, the plan was to fly out at 6am, do the interview, and fly back at 5pm. I woke up the ...
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Convincing boss to allow team members to go on business travel

I work as an IT Auditor as the lead / most senior member of a team of 5, including myself. Currently we are looking to work with a new vendor to replace our current vendor for a specific business ...
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During a 5 year work tenure I developed a fear of flying. How should I handle this with my employer?

Even just thinking about flying creates anxiety, and I exhibit all the other symptoms that are associated with this.. 5 years ago, my life was less stressful however now I'm giving many more ...
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Downgraded on company-paid flight - who gets compensated?

While traveling for work, I was downgraded from business class to economy class. The airline will have to compensate me for this change, in cash, vouchers, or miles. Am I personally entitled to this ...
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What questions do I need ask when being sent out of town for a conference?

I'm being sent by my employer to a conference in another state. Having barely traveled of my own accord, I know nothing about how travel works, especially when (partially?) paid for by someone else. ...
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Refuse travel for flight time

My employer wants me to fly somewhere which takes 13 hours each way so that I can attend a set of meetings that in total would last about 10 hours. There is only one meeting for which I have any ...
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Drinking alcohol while traveling home from a meeting [closed]

If someone is traveling home from a meeting getting paid mileage and salary is it okay for them to stop at a bar/pub to drink alcohol?