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NALP reimbursement questions

Postby dood » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:44 pm

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Re: NALP reimbursement questions

Postby wiseowl » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:45 pm

1, 3, and 4 should definitely be fine.

2 might be harder to stomach, but not much you can do now, right?

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Re: NALP reimbursement questions

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Re: NALP reimbursement questions

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Re: NALP reimbursement questions

Postby wiseowl » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:59 pm

you're supposed to submit promptly.

most firms I've seen have guidelines on maximums per meal, so you could just submit the receipt, indicate you want the max allowable (i think it's $15 or so for breakfasts) then eat the rest.

for $40 i hope you got a pretty sweet breakfast.

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Re: NALP reimbursement questions

Postby 98234872348 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:01 pm

dood wrote:
wiseowl wrote:1, 3, and 4 should definitely be fine.

2 might be harder to stomach, but not much you can do now, right?


well i paid for it, so i could just not ask for reimbursement. it was $40 thats why im worried. but wtf, why put me in that nice of a hotel and leave me no options, u know what i mean?

40 dollars!? Was it the best damn breakfast you've ever had?

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Re: NALP reimbursement questions

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Re: NALP reimbursement questions

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Re: NALP reimbursement questions

Postby wiseowl » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:09 pm

dood wrote:no thats the fucked up part, i got the cheapest thing, i think it was called "the american breakfast" 2 eggs easy over, orange juice, coffee, hash browns, 2 pieces of toast.

but i think they added a fee b/c it was one of those u hang up outside ur door so theres a room service fee. and the $40 includes the $5 i gave to the dude who brought me my food.


well, then it's $35. you can comp the delivery fee, you can't comp the tip.

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Re: NALP reimbursement questions

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Re: NALP reimbursement questions

Postby LawSchoolWannaBe » Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:05 pm

Submit it, see what they say. They shouldn't get too upset that you bought breakfast in the hotel they put you up in. Anyways, why didn't it get direct billed to them?

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Re: NALP reimbursement questions

Postby wiseowl » Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:08 pm

LawSchoolWannaBe wrote:Submit it, see what they say. They shouldn't get too upset that you bought breakfast in the hotel they put you up in. Anyways, why didn't it get direct billed to them?


the only things that get direct billed (and even these don't universally) are airfare and the hotel reservations themselves. incidentals along the way (think baggage fees at the airport, parking, rental cars, meals) don't and you're responsible for submitting receipts if you even want consideration of reimbursement.

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Re: NALP reimbursement questions

Postby 270910 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:11 pm

LawSchoolWannaBe wrote:They shouldn't get too upset that you bought breakfast in the hotel they put you up in.


This is a good point. You have to feel these situations out, but firms often use expensive hotels in no small part to try and woo law students. When they offer to pay your way, they're not anticipating massages and surf & turf - but you also won't win bonus points if your reimbursement suggests you bought raw eggs from a grocery 3 miles away and then cooked them on your radiator to save a few bucks.

Still, $35 for breakfast is likely to strike most people as excessive. It's all context dependent... it'd be different if it was Corporate Mega Firm explicitly putting you up in the nicest hotel in town vs. a relatively small outpost in a secondary market or something.

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Re: NALP reimbursement questions

Postby LawSchoolWannaBe » Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:36 pm

wiseowl wrote:
LawSchoolWannaBe wrote:Submit it, see what they say. They shouldn't get too upset that you bought breakfast in the hotel they put you up in. Anyways, why didn't it get direct billed to them?


the only things that get direct billed (and even these don't universally) are airfare and the hotel reservations themselves. incidentals along the way (think baggage fees at the airport, parking, rental cars, meals) don't and you're responsible for submitting receipts if you even want consideration of reimbursement.


Hmm, I remember more than one firm direct billing everything for me last year. But you're right, I don't think it was the norm.

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Re: NALP reimbursement questions

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Re: NALP reimbursement questions

Postby sbalive » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:28 am

wiseowl wrote:
dood wrote:no thats the fucked up part, i got the cheapest thing, i think it was called "the american breakfast" 2 eggs easy over, orange juice, coffee, hash browns, 2 pieces of toast.

but i think they added a fee b/c it was one of those u hang up outside ur door so theres a room service fee. and the $40 includes the $5 i gave to the dude who brought me my food.


well, then it's $35. you can comp the delivery fee, you can't comp the tip.


Of course you can and should comp tips generally. But, I guess if you want to put in a smaller number, then you can leave it off.

I'm really worried about this too though, so thanks for the advice re: just saying "bill me for the maximum amount."

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Re: NALP reimbursement questions

Postby Kohinoor » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:37 am

sbalive wrote:
wiseowl wrote:
dood wrote:no thats the fucked up part, i got the cheapest thing, i think it was called "the american breakfast" 2 eggs easy over, orange juice, coffee, hash browns, 2 pieces of toast.

but i think they added a fee b/c it was one of those u hang up outside ur door so theres a room service fee. and the $40 includes the $5 i gave to the dude who brought me my food.


well, then it's $35. you can comp the delivery fee, you can't comp the tip.


Of course you can and should comp tips generally. But, I guess if you want to put in a smaller number, then you can leave it off.

I'm really worried about this too though, so thanks for the advice re: just saying "bill me for the maximum amount."

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Re: NALP reimbursement questions

Postby MrKappus » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:39 pm

@OP: Did you fly in the night before your CB? Is a hotel stay kosher for CB's or not? I can't tell.

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Re: NALP reimbursement questions

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:38 pm

MrKappus wrote:@OP: Did you fly in the night before your CB? Is a hotel stay kosher for CB's or not? I can't tell.

I didn't do this and ended up getting flight delay pwned the morning of my CB. In the future, will OK it with firm then fly in the night before.

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Re: NALP reimbursement questions

Postby 270910 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
MrKappus wrote:@OP: Did you fly in the night before your CB? Is a hotel stay kosher for CB's or not? I can't tell.

I didn't do this and ended up getting flight delay pwned the morning of my CB. In the future, will OK it with firm then fly in the night before.


If you're traveling to a major firm for a callback interview, there's a 99% chance they will happily provide you with accommodations, travel, and meals during your trip - typically at one night per firm you're interviewing with during the trip, typically taken the night before the interviews. Advise is hard to generalize, but you can take that to the bank for major market firms doing OCI.

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Re: NALP reimbursement questions

Postby dood » Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:33 pm

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Re: NALP reimbursement questions

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:17 pm

I've had 2 CBs offer hotels, and 2 fly same day. I too got flight delay pwned. So if it's at all possible, take the hotel.




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