New Jack City: Hey Tiger, Your Expense Report & How To Play the Game

You’re on a business trip, it’s the end of the day and you’re back at the hotel…

Gonna watch a pay-per-view movie? Nah, you’ve been there, done that.

So let’s spend time instead filling out your expense report! Raising the question, what can you get away with these days? Which expenses will your boss approve, frown at, or simply cross off your swindle sheet?

Maybe this is news you can use in the wake of the University of Missouri staffer who got busted recently for putting more than $7,000 on his corporate card at Vegas strip club the Olympic Garden.

Obviously you’re not gonna make that same mistake, right?

Here are some common expenses that frequently pop up for reimbursement—and the percentages of approval by employers, based on a recent national survey by Business Travel News:

* Hotel room WITH internet access: 79%

* Cost of upgrade to your hotel’s PREMIUM class: 10%

* Cost of FIRST checked bag on your flight: 91%

* Cost of SECOND check bag on your flight: 40%

* Inflight MEALS/SNACKS: 51%

* Inflight INTERNET access: 48%

* Airline SEAT upgrade: 27%

* Airline PREMIUM class: 15%

* Airport LOUNGE membership: 12%

* Inflight ENTERTAINMENT: 9%

* EXPEDITED airport processing: 28%

* PRIORITY boarding: 16%

* Cost of a GPS in your rental car: 60%

* PREMIUM car rental: 10%

What have YOU been able to successfully get reimbursed for onĀ  business trips?

Oh yeah, good luck!

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4 Responses to New Jack City: Hey Tiger, Your Expense Report & How To Play the Game

  1. Rick Nichols says:

    One night in a five-star hotel: $250
    Steak and shrimp dinner at a top-of-the-line restaurant: $75
    Bottle of world-class wine: $60
    Getting your boss to pay for the hooker: Priceless!

    • jack p. says:

      Hooker sounds so crude, Rick Think Happy Endings Surrogate. Or as it might be listed on the expense report: In-Room Counseling.

    • harley says:

      rick…don’t knwo where you can find those prices in vegas…
      steak and shrimp at 9…..$130.00
      bottle of wine….$200
      hooker: when you’re good looking and got style you don’t have
      to pay for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111

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