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dtucker89

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Interview Expenses
« on: Dec 02, 2010, 05:13 »
Hello everyone,

Is it a good idea to submit an interview expense form? I am just a little cautious about submitting any request that would cost the utility money. I don't want to scare them off is all.

Daniel

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Re: Interview Expenses
« Reply #1 on: Dec 02, 2010, 05:19 »
I would say it depends on the utility. It is usually stated that they will pay or you will pay prior to the interview from what I have experienced.

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Re: Interview Expenses
« Reply #2 on: Dec 02, 2010, 05:37 »
Of course you should.

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Re: Interview Expenses
« Reply #3 on: Dec 02, 2010, 06:32 »
Hello everyone,

Is it a good idea to submit an interview expense form? I am just a little cautious about submitting any request that would cost the utility money. I don't want to scare them off is all.

Daniel

Look at it this way:

A good supervisor knows the money isn't coming out of his/her own pocket...so is more than happy to reimburse the money that did come out of your own pocket.

You don't want to work for the other kind of supervisor anyway, so...win-win!  ;)
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Re: Interview Expenses
« Reply #4 on: Dec 02, 2010, 07:03 »
I appreciate the responses. I want to submit an interview expense form due to the 600+ mile drive. That's about $95 in gas for me. Glad you guys cleared that up for me.

Daniel

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Re: Interview Expenses
« Reply #5 on: Dec 02, 2010, 07:06 »
I appreciate the responses. I want to submit an interview expense form due to the 600+ mile drive. That's about $95 in gas for me. Glad you guys cleared that up for me.

Daniel

Unfortunately, any company that asked you to drive 600+ miles for an interview (instead of flying you in) may fall into the second category of my original reply...  :(
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Re: Interview Expenses
« Reply #6 on: Dec 02, 2010, 07:53 »
A round trip that costs $600 (figure $0.50/mile) is just stupid business.  It is almost always cheaper to fly and rent a car for any trip over 400 miles.  Not to mention that is is safer to fly than to drive.  They should have specified in advance what the terms for your travel expenses would be.  If they were really on the ball, they would have made the hotel, car, and plane reservations for you and paid for them.

Send in the form.  Frankly, if that expense scares them off just think what it will be like working for them.  Starbucks is the only place for bean counters.
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dtucker89

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Re: Interview Expenses
« Reply #7 on: Dec 04, 2010, 09:00 »
It's just an interview for an AO position. I did not think that position would warrant ANY travel compensation. I was figuring that I could get maybe $100 dollars-ish for the round trip.

1. I haven't worked for any utilities previously.
2. The interview is for an AO position.

I think these two facts alone dictate that there is a pretty low budget for the reimbursement of travel fees.

I'd be happy with any reimbursement (refer to 1). I will submit the form, and thanks Beer and Buffalo: the advice is priceless.

-Daniel

Fermi2

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Re: Interview Expenses
« Reply #8 on: Dec 04, 2010, 09:59 »
Did they give you a reimbursement form?
If so submit it.

Otherwise call and ask BUT you should have discussed this with them prior to the interview.

dtucker89

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Re: Interview Expenses
« Reply #9 on: Dec 06, 2010, 09:18 »
They provided me with a form in the email invite to the interview.

-Daniel
« Last Edit: Dec 06, 2010, 09:24 by dtucker89 »

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Re: Interview Expenses
« Reply #10 on: Dec 06, 2010, 09:41 »
They provided me with a form in the email invite to the interview.

-Daniel

All compnaies that I know of will reimburse your travel expenses, some (Exelon, Progress) will even schedule and pay up front all your costs except for food and tolls...

You should have either received that reimbursement form in an email or when you interviewed as other previous to me have stated get it, submit it, becasue normally you will not see the money (for your travel expenses) for at least 6-8 weeks. An occasional email or phone call to the company HR rep checking on status is ok as well.

Good luck on that interview!!

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