It pays to follow up!

by James & Miel on March 25, 2008 · 0 comments

Not everyone has to deal with reimbursements from the office, but in many positions where travel is required it is a regular part of work.

After finally having a troublesome reimbursement issued I thought it was a good time to remind folks about how important it is to double check your reimbursements and keep good track of these sorts of things. Otherwise it can be very easy to loose money that you’ve already paid out on behalf of your employer.

In this case, it was actually a reimbursement for $94.64 from booze and drinks at our center’s 2006 holiday season. Though approved in advance, the person checking the reimbursement disallowed the cost because it was alcohol (even though a special charge code was used). I noticed this at the time of reimbursement, checking against what I had submitted, and the fun and games began.

It has now been over a year of follow up with finance, on and off, but in the end it is simply against my principles to pay for work expenses that are legitimate.

While it’s been quite a bit of work to get all of this sorted out, I’ll now be rewarded by a hundred bucks closer towards our goals.

Lesson of the Day: Always double-check what expenses you’ve submitted against the payment received.



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