When you’re filing expenses at the end of a work trip, there will often be quite a few meals on the list. Is that entirely reasonable, given that you’d have to eat anyway?
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Business Insider founder and publisher Henry Blodget discusses the issue in a recent post. Essentially, the argument boils down to this:
- Against: you have to eat anyway, so why should work be paying for that?
- For: when travelling, your choices are more restricted and more expensive.
I’m generally in the latter camp, but always aim not to spend too much when I’m on the road for work. What’s your take? Think it’s the least your boss can do when you’re taking extra time on the road, or figure it’s not worth the hassle and makes you look greedy? Tell us in the comments.