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Non-Payment Of Travelling Expenses


Recently I drove 162 miles at short notice for an interview for a project role. When I submitted a travel claim they rejected it out of hand with a letter. They suggested that there was no prior agreement to pay expenses - but I had assumed that it was common and decent business practice to do so. Has anyone had a similar experience and what should be good practice?

One Response

  1. expenses
    I can understand your concern

    It used to be quite common to pay expenses but seems not to be these days.

    I think that the lesson is to ask in advance what the expenses allowance will be and then decide whether you can afford to attend the interview.

    There are many companies that seem to have abandoned what used to be good practise ,like acknowledging letters and letting you know if you are unsuccessful.

    The claim is always that it is too expensive or time consuming , but with email i think niether applies.

    It is just bad manners .

    My view is that, I would not want to work for a company that does not have the foresight to employ me.

    Chalk it up to experience I think




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