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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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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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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How to refuse company trips?

I work at a remote location. My boss is well intentioned and nice, but nevertheless, a little annoying. From time to time I'm required to go to HQ and spend a week there, at a "meh" hotel, with rather ...
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Can my company order me to work at a client's office?

I am a senior-level developer for a mid-sized agency where I work on lots of different clients' projects. I do development, strategy, and also design and I enjoy it immensely and have strived in the "...
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What do I do when I book travel at my expense, but my employer won't pay until the travel has happened?

I work for Contracting Firm X which coordinated a long-term contract with Company Y (which is where I go to work each day). Firm X pays me and offers me benefits, handles basic HR functions, etc. ...
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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

If you can save travel cost, obviously you take the cheaper alternative (fly). Usually flights are cheaper than going by train, but sometimes that isn't the case. If it is relevant, I am in the ...
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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 ...
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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 go ...
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