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Old 09-25-2017, 11:01 PM
Westley Westley is offline
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Originally Posted by lllj View Post
Is picking you up at the airport the norm, rather than reimbursing a cab?
IMO fine either way. In an ideal world, they would find out what you prefer. Classy move to send a car if you don't know where you're going, or let you cab it if you know the city and might want to use the trip to visit a friend or something. Reality: they probably don't have the time to to coordinate every detail. But not taking care of the cost in one way or another is not acceptable imo.

Overall, not willing to spend money on interviewing is a problem (HR calls this expense management) but imperfect coordination is a different problem and not nearly as big a deal imo.
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Old 09-26-2017, 06:16 PM
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Reasonable transportation costs should be covered.

This usually means economy flights, and possibly trains/taxis with average accomodation.

For the accomodation the company will usually book it for you as they have corporate rates with various hotels. May also have some corporate apartments you could stay at. If you need to book the accomodation yourself, aim average rather than expensive, as they usually have a cap on the amount they can reimburse you for lodging.

If the company does not reimburse your travel costs, that should be a big red flag for you.
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