Travel Compensation

smoke show Posted By smoke show, Aug 1, 2012 at 11:10 AM

  1. smoke show

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    Recently the company I work for(me) has had to partake in some product knowledge training.

    Which involves air travel. Should the person doing the training/traveling(me) be compensated for time

    spent in airports/flying, or only the training itself? How about weather delays and cancellations?
     
  2. lukem

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    I don't know about your company, but mine will pay hourly associates from the time they depart for the airport to the time they reach either the hotel at their destination or the site they are visiting, whichever comes first.
     
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  3. Jack Straw

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    In my previous jobs I would not get paid for the first hour of travel to or from work, any travel time after that would be paid. I am currently paid a salary so I really don't get paid for travel.
     
  4. ironpony

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    you (owner) are on salary, suck it up, bonus yourself at year end
     
  5. smoke show

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    just an hourly pee on.
     
  6. ironpony

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    we used to pay .(to hourly pee-ons) travel time at a reduced rate.
    whereas we (owners) travel on the corporate jet,a Citation X
     
  7. smoke show

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    economy seating, usually near the crapper. ;sick
     
  8. jharkin

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    I dont know about hourly.... im a salaried employee and when i travel i get to expense all direct costs, including for instance milage if drive my own car to the airport. im on company time from the minute i leave my house. I dont get any extra compensation for the time, but if i am going far and spend an entire weekend day in transit i will claim a comp vacation day.
     
  9. smoke show

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    I got tied up in Detroit overnight from weather delays/cancellations along with 1200 other people. The hotel was packed of course, so I spent the night sleeping in a chair in the terminal. Arrived home the next day(Saturday) approx. 16 hours late. My company compensated me $0. Just wondering what everyones thoughts are before I go raise some hell.
     
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  10. tfdchief

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    Same for me.
     
  11. BrotherBart

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    Where work needs allowed I always gave comp time to hourly employees. To keep from wrecking the overtime budget. With some of them we never noticed that they weren't there.
     
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  12. DexterDay

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    16 hrs late getting home? I would raise some H#LL.....

    What if you had previous engagements or a function to attend? My time is money. Period
     
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  13. Defiant

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    Sounds like you took one for the team:rolleyes:
     
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  14. Gary_602z

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    Hell half the time my wife won't even put her meals on her expense account. She says I have to eat anyway!

    Just look at it as a vacation from the daily BS.

    Gary
     
  15. smoke show

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    Never took advice from a monkey before... :p

    I feel I should be compensated. Apparently they don't.

    Nah, would rather be at work than sittin in airports and riding on airplanes.
     
  16. smoke show

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    Ur not helping much. I don't like taking one for anyone. ;)
     
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  17. Jags

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    If you feel that you have been cheated, ask for a comp day. Doesn't really cost the company anything and you get your day back.

    I am salary, so I just have to suck it up, however if it is above and beyond I will take a day or half a day at some point to even out the playing field.
     
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  18. Highbeam

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    Comp time at many companies can be cashed in so I like taking comp time. They think I'm taking one for the team but then I cash it out. Time is money, even comp time.
     
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  19. Defiant

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    Was it worth it? They are sending you places to make you worth more. Just asking :cool:
    [​IMG]
     
  20. smoke show

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    I pretty much can't climb any higher. More of a necessary evil. I'm the scapegoat. No one else is willing.
     
  21. Defiant

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    Someone has to do it;)
    Live and learn;)
     
  22. fossil

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    I would describe how the Navy compensated me for travel, but I don't want to see you cry. <>
     
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  23. Defiant

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    Cheesus Rick, and you walked to and from school 5 miles uphill in 6' of snow;)
     
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    Hardly. It didn't snow where I went to school. At least not until I was going to a school where it did snow, but that was about 12 years after I'd gotten my driver's license.
     
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  25. smoke show

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    Quick update- I kept my mouth shut for fear that I might say the wrong things and make the situation worse.

    Today the boss walked up to me and handed me a days pay worth of cash. Gotta love a happy ending... :p
     
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