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you can haggle all you want all day about terminology, but $$$ are going into your pocket for doing a job. that's why when locals get a job they get more money per hour if others are getting diem. if diem was not pay, this wouldn't happen.
Bottom line: if you start thinking of per diem as a part of your compensation, rather than as a reimbursement for expenses you incur for the benefit of your employer, they have you where they want you.
...its just that they have a shortage of techs , and we keep letting them do this to us.. why?
Why not both? You should get the pay that the market demands for your services. If you have to travel for your employer, they should pay your expenses at a reasonable and customary rate.The question isn't per diem OR pay, but why aren't BOTH higher?
...if I made, say, 35$/hr instead of 25$/hr, it would work out just as well for me.
Another reason I think Diem is truly pay. If the IRS has a problem with you getting Diem for many different reasons, they will identify it as income and tax you for it. Yuck!
not true, some people are offered jobs with no per diem AND they get no travel pay. there is no reimbursement for some people. that's what i'm trying to get you to understand. per diem is money distributed to workers so they do a job.
I would rather have higher pd and higher pay, but pd isn't taxed!
Give me the GSA rates for per diem!
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