Here are a few things I didn’t think about when negotiating my next two weeks.
1. How am I getting to the airport? I typically drive to every assignment so when it came to the airport I didn’t think about ... Will I Uber there? Do I leave my car in airport parking? Do I assume my husband will take me? Ok the later is typically true but, now he is sick and didn’t want to take me. I have$7 in tolls just to get that trip to the airport.
2. When I get the rental car in Massachusetts will they pay the tolls to and from the airport? It’s not in my contract per say.
3. I have clothes for a week but they don’t have baggage as an expense for taking the flight so now I don’t have enough to wear for two weeks without doing laundry. Has anyone been reimbursed for laundry? I also can’t take fluids or razors so no toothpaste, shaving cream, razor.... that stuff can be expensive right?
4. It’s a travel day before my assignment starts ... a day with no family and a day that i can’t work. Non-productive and a loss of income. Does anyone get paid a travel day on either end? Usually if I drive ... I at least get travel expenses.
These are a few things we might look at for future travel contracts. does everyone consider these written off expenses or do you get them paid out so you get to save the expense in the first place?