I've had a few on campus visits and most have reimbursed for all expenses, including meals I had traveling to and from the site. However, I just got a reimbursement check for one site and it is short the meal $. I came in on Sunday and had to get my own transportation to the hotel and then went to get dinner nearby at a relatively inexpensive place. I was on my own for breakfast both interview days so got room service. There was no continental breakfast at the hotel. Then I had to get a meal on my trip home the final day. I'm short about $60. It is not a ton of money, but I'm kind of frustrated. I also didn't get the offer (ok because I have others). So, should I email and politely ask why meals weren't reimbursed or just forget about it and move on? I'm kind of frustrated but wondering if that is coming from my frustration that I didn't get the offer and to email about it would come across as petty. At the same point, I think it's ridiculous that they don't completely reimburse all expenses. What have others experienced? Maybe this is more common than I realize???
Date: 21 Jan 2015 02:06
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I wouldn't ask for reimbursement for meals. In my experience, some places have reimbursed every little thing, and some places have just footed the larger expenses of hotel, airfare, transportation. While eating at home is cheaper, you do have to eat and I wouldn't get nitpicky about it.