Reimbursement - do I really ask for EVERYTHING?

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Reimbursement - do I really ask for EVERYTHING?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:21 am

Flight, transportation, etc. okay, I get it. But do people really send in receipts for meals? It seems a bit petty on my part...!

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Re: Reimbursement - do I really ask for EVERYTHING?

Postby lawyerwannabe » Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:32 am

As long as the meals are not outrageously priced for the location (think around $40ish for NYC), then yes; you should absolutely keep your meal receipts and get all those expenses paid for as well as the actual travel expenses. I don't understand your dilemma considering firms openly offer such reimbursement.

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Re: Reimbursement - do I really ask for EVERYTHING?

Postby olive16 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:49 am

Don't ask to be reimbursed for a cup of coffee, for example, but do ask for meals.

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Re: Reimbursement - do I really ask for EVERYTHING?

Postby BeachedBrit » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Flight, transportation, etc. okay, I get it. But do people really send in receipts for meals? It seems a bit petty on my part...!


It seems petty until you consider that someone doing 10 callbacks in NYC is out $400 just for one nights dinner per callback.

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Re: Reimbursement - do I really ask for EVERYTHING?

Postby Xifeng » Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:11 pm

Yes, and they aren't going to look at you more favorably for not submitting receipts.

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Re: Reimbursement - do I really ask for EVERYTHING?

Postby romothesavior » Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Flight, transportation, etc. okay, I get it. But do people really send in receipts for meals? It seems a bit petty on my part...!

I ate an $80 steak dinner by myself on a callback where I knew I didn't want to work at the firm. Billed it to the firm. Got an offer.

Seriously don't worry about this stuff.

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Re: Reimbursement - do I really ask for EVERYTHING?

Postby justinp » Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:36 pm

Just as a sidenote, odds are good that no one at the firm who has any say in hiring is ever going to see your reimbursement requests.

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Re: Reimbursement - do I really ask for EVERYTHING?

Postby Loose Seal » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:26 pm

Yes, submit everything, even coffee. The people handling your receipts are not going to suggest you get no-offered if you eat too much.

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Re: Reimbursement - do I really ask for EVERYTHING?

Postby ragelion » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:27 pm

No one cares, seriously.




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