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Missed a Flight to Callback

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:36 pm

I just missed my flight to a callback at a V25 firm, and I had to pay $175 to get myself on another flight to get there on time for my interviews tomorrow. Any thoughts on how much the firm will be annoyed, even though I've been trying to keep down other costs as much as I can? And they'll definitely reimburse me, right?

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Re: Missed a Flight to Callback

Postby quakeroats » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I just missed my flight to a callback at a V25 firm, and I had to pay $175 to get myself on another flight to get there on time for my interviews tomorrow. Any thoughts on how much the firm will be annoyed, even though I've been trying to keep down other costs as much as I can? And they'll definitely reimburse me, right?


Why did you miss it?

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Re: Missed a Flight to Callback

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:40 pm

Just eat the cost. Is $175 really worth the risk of appearing irresponsible?

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Re: Missed a Flight to Callback

Postby duckmoney » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I just missed my flight to a callback at a V25 firm, and I had to pay $175 to get myself on another flight to get there on time for my interviews tomorrow. Any thoughts on how much the firm will be annoyed, even though I've been trying to keep down other costs as much as I can? And they'll definitely reimburse me, right?


Disclaimer: 1L. If you missed it, it was probably your fault, but my guess would be they won't notice or care as long as you show up. I wouldn't expect to reimbursed though, they already paid for one flight for you.

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Re: Missed a Flight to Callback

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:44 pm

Appreciate the thoughts -- Long story short, it was basically my fault. But granted, I had had a relative take me to the airport when a $100+ cab ride definitely would have been covered by the reimbursement policy. I also stayed over at my relative's when I could have asked the firm to keep me in a hotel for the weekend. I already have an offer from a firm that I like more, so I'm tempted to just go ahead and push to be reimbursed.

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Re: Missed a Flight to Callback

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:49 pm

I wouldn't even ask them to pay for this. However, I tend to be conservative about things like this. If you decide to ask them to, however, be sure to check their reimbursement policy first. I read at least one that said explicitly they will not pay for fees or extra costs for travel changes that aren't due to weather or cancellations.

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Re: Missed a Flight to Callback

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:51 pm

dixiecupdrinking wrote:I wouldn't even ask them to pay for this. However, I tend to be conservative about things like this. If you decide to ask them to, however, be sure to check their reimbursement policy first. I read at least one that said explicitly they will not pay for fees or extra costs for travel changes that aren't due to weather or cancellations.


Thanks. There doesn't seem to be any provision in the policy about extra travel costs.

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Re: Missed a Flight to Callback

Postby somewhatwayward » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:51 pm

i think if it's your fault that you missed the flight, you should probably just eat the cost

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Re: Missed a Flight to Callback

Postby Sup Kid » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Appreciate the thoughts -- Long story short, it was basically my fault. But granted, I had had a relative take me to the airport when a $100+ cab ride definitely would have been covered by the reimbursement policy. I also stayed over at my relative's when I could have asked the firm to keep me in a hotel for the weekend. I already have an offer from a firm that I like more, so I'm tempted to just go ahead and push to be reimbursed.

If you have an offer from a firm you like more, why are you even going? As for the reimbursement, you can try to submit it, but I doubt they'll reimburse you. While firms are lenient for cabs/food/hotels, it's normally because they have policies that deal with those issues, and an accounting process to record the costs. A missed flights on the other hand is not a normal cost, and therefore doesn't fit nicely into the process that the recruiting assistants have to abide by.

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Re: Missed a Flight to Callback

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:56 pm

Sup Kid wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Appreciate the thoughts -- Long story short, it was basically my fault. But granted, I had had a relative take me to the airport when a $100+ cab ride definitely would have been covered by the reimbursement policy. I also stayed over at my relative's when I could have asked the firm to keep me in a hotel for the weekend. I already have an offer from a firm that I like more, so I'm tempted to just go ahead and push to be reimbursed.

If you have an offer from a firm you like more, why are you even going? As for the reimbursement, you can try to submit it, but I doubt they'll reimburse you. While firms are lenient for cabs/food/hotels, it's normally because they have policies that deal with those issues, and an accounting process to record the costs. A missed flights on the other hand is not a normal cost, and therefore doesn't fit nicely into the process that the recruiting assistants have to abide by.


I just got the offer on Friday, and it's a cross-country trip that several firms are splitting costs for.

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Re: Missed a Flight to Callback

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Sup Kid wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Appreciate the thoughts -- Long story short, it was basically my fault. But granted, I had had a relative take me to the airport when a $100+ cab ride definitely would have been covered by the reimbursement policy. I also stayed over at my relative's when I could have asked the firm to keep me in a hotel for the weekend. I already have an offer from a firm that I like more, so I'm tempted to just go ahead and push to be reimbursed.

If you have an offer from a firm you like more, why are you even going? As for the reimbursement, you can try to submit it, but I doubt they'll reimburse you. While firms are lenient for cabs/food/hotels, it's normally because they have policies that deal with those issues, and an accounting process to record the costs. A missed flights on the other hand is not a normal cost, and therefore doesn't fit nicely into the process that the recruiting assistants have to abide by.


I just got the offer on Friday, and it's a cross-country trip that several firms are splitting costs for.


If you recognize that pushing for reimbursement could hurt your chances at an offer, yet you are willing to do it anyway just because you have another offer you intend to take, perhaps you should just cancel the callbacks and accept your existing offer? If other firms are splitting the cost then requesting reimbursement could potentially affect you at all the firms you're seeing.

If you are serious about these other firms, conduct yourself as if you don't have another offer already.

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Re: Missed a Flight to Callback

Postby kahechsof » Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote: I already have an offer from a firm that I like more, so I'm tempted to just go ahead and push to be reimbursed.


Dude: Accept the offer you want and cancel the whole trip. Who are you doing a favor for?

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Re: Missed a Flight to Callback

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:25 pm

kahechsof wrote:
Anonymous User wrote: I already have an offer from a firm that I like more, so I'm tempted to just go ahead and push to be reimbursed.


Dude: Accept the offer you want and cancel the whole trip. Who are you doing a favor for?


Points well taken. Just to clarify -- I have two more callbacks on this trip that I'm seriously interested in. I'll consider biting the bullet and incurring the cost myself.

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Re: Missed a Flight to Callback

Postby 09042014 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:57 pm

Call the recruiting person and see what they say. If it's a problem eat it, if not, get it paid for.

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Re: Missed a Flight to Callback

Postby Heartford » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:22 pm

I can't believe you're even considering requesting this. You screwed up, you pay for it.




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