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Old 05-22-2019, 09:24 AM
 
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I am in the final stages of interviewing for a job in the city I live in - as my current position is being eliminated due to a corporate relocation. No position transfer was offered.

In the latest interview, I was told if offered I would have to train in a different city - approx 90 miles away.

Not a problem, I used to live in that city.

My questions are:
(1) who pays for lodging - do I pay and get reimbursed, or do they pay? Do I ask?
(2) is per diem offered - I normally cook and bring lunch and snacks and this might be difficult.
(3) Am I correct in assuming that they will reimburse my milage?

Are there other things I need to address? Next interview - with the Director is tomorrow afternoon.
any info is appreciated.
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:09 AM
 
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I am in the final stages of interviewing for a job in the city I live in - as my current position is being eliminated due to a corporate relocation. No position transfer was offered.

In the latest interview, I was told if offered I would have to train in a different city - approx 90 miles away.

Not a problem, I used to live in that city.

My questions are:
(1) who pays for lodging - do I pay and get reimbursed, or do they pay? Do I ask?
(2) is per diem offered - I normally cook and bring lunch and snacks and this might be difficult.
(3) Am I correct in assuming that they will reimburse my milage?

Are there other things I need to address? Next interview - with the Director is tomorrow afternoon.
any info is appreciated.
Definitely ask the questions.

Generally speaking, it''l be on a per diem OR reimbursement basis.

If it's per diem, they will pay for lodging and transportation expenses, and a per diem for meals.

If it's reimbursement, it's all up to you.

They should have a written travel policy that would govern this.
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Yes - all you should have to do is ask what their travel policies are. If they don't have it down in detail, you will need to ask... and I'd be a little concerned about the company's state of organization.
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Old 05-22-2019, 01:13 PM
 
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Very reasonable questions to ask. If they don't have an answer, or assume you'd pay for those things yourself, it's a pretty big red flag for that company.
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Old 05-22-2019, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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I am in the final stages of interviewing for a job in the city I live in - as my current position is being eliminated due to a corporate relocation. No position transfer was offered.

In the latest interview, I was told if offered I would have to train in a different city - approx 90 miles away.

Not a problem, I used to live in that city.

My questions are:
(1) who pays for lodging - do I pay and get reimbursed, or do they pay? Do I ask?
Could be either depending on company travel policy. Definitely ask, but I personally would not take the job if they expected you to incur this expense without reimbursement.

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(2) is per diem offered - I normally cook and bring lunch and snacks and this might be difficult.
It should be. Again, if it isnít that is a red flag.


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(3) Am I correct in assuming that they will reimburse my milage?
You are correct in that they should. Typically they will reimburse you the lesser of the distance between home and training or work and trying, which is acceptable.

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Are there other things I need to address? Next interview - with the Director is tomorrow afternoon.
any info is appreciated.
I would just ask if training is covered by travel policy and ask what policy is.
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Old 05-22-2019, 07:17 PM
 
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Yes, it should definitely be offered, but I guess it's not a given these days. My spouse just took a new job and we don't wish to move, so they are paying for his travel expenses and hotel to go to the job on Monday and return home for the weekend. You don't know what an employer is willing to do until you ask...
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