Can a Company Require a Long Drive and Not Pay for a Hotel?

Evil HR Lady

I asked her about querying her company for a service pick up or a hotel room and they rejected the notions even though she is the only sales exec that must travel this distance. The situation is very tough on her and I am wondering if there is anything legal protecting her in this situation. . I think you could make pretty good argument that having to be three hours away for a 7:30 am meeting would be a good business reason for a hotel room.

Networking Lessons From ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

Career Realism

I finally got around to seeing the movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel this weekend… twice. The post Networking Lessons From ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ appeared first on CAREEREALISM. Career Advice Networking networking lessons The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Networking Lessons From ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

Career Realism

Networking Lessons From ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Work It Daily. I finally got around to seeing the movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel this weekend… twice. places a collect call to a fellow concierge at another hotel and sets into motion a series of calls, each to colleagues of his who drop whatever they are doing at the moment in order to rush to the aid of their friend. I suspect I could watch it a third time and see something I missed the first two times.

Finding The Perfect Hotel For Your Trip

Ms. Career Girl

The post Finding The Perfect Hotel For Your Trip appeared first on Ms. While there are a ton of booking sites out there, here are some tips to find the perfect hotel for your travels. With so many websites that search for hotels, it can be confusing to know which one is best.

How to Prevent Identity Theft During Hotel Stays

Ms. Career Girl

The post How to Prevent Identity Theft During Hotel Stays appeared first on Ms. When guests check into a hotel, the first thing the front desk requests is a credit card for the room for any incidentals. Hotel Stays Increase Hacking and Identity Theft Risks.

I have to share a hotel room with my boss on an international trip

Ask A Manager

I have to share a hotel room with my boss on an international trip was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I took a new position (event planner) earlier this year and relocated from across the country. During my interview, my boss mentioned we had one international event for 2016. No big deal. Now, she has booked a second international event and is on track to book a third in 2016.

Gaming the Interview Process

The Undercover Recruiter

Recruitment games gamification Interview Jenga Knack Marriott Marriott Hotel millennial Wasabi Waiter world There’s no getting around it – Millennials are taking over the world. Okay, maybe not the world, but their presence is definitely being felt in the workforce. According to the U.S.

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I have to share a hotel room with a coworker who screams in her sleep

Ask A Manager

I’ve served with the armed forces and am in the reserves now and I have only ever worked in academia or the nonprofit world, where sharing hotel rooms is standard. A reader writes: I work for a nonprofit. Whenever there is travel, coworkers double up two to a room. The first time I shared a room with a coworker, she first talked in her sleep and then bolted upright in the middle of the night screaming, crying, and trashing. She was shouting about things like blood and murder.

How 5 Companies Creatively Enticed the Best Candidates

The Undercover Recruiter

Career Management Hiring Recruitment Sponsored Employer FP7 Google Ikea Interviewing marriot Marriot hotel Recruiter Recruiting Sage This article is sponsored by Sage UK, a service and software provider to over 830,000 businesses in the UK.

should I give my new boss a gift, I get my own hotel room while my male coworkers have to share, and more

Ask A Manager

Is it okay that I get my own hotel room while my male coworkers have to share? We work long days and don’t spend much time at the hotel. My company would be glad to save the hotel money. It’s 100% normal to not mix sexes in hotel rooms during business travel. Sharing hotel rooms sucks. It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go…. Should I give my new boss a gift as thanks for hiring me? I got a job and start last Monday.

3 Things To Know When Changing Careers

Ms. Career Girl

For example, planning a premier client event will feel natural for me because of my Sales and Catering background at The Drake Hotel. Patton interview learning new career new job online training patience power pose practice reading smile The Drake Hotel victory

interviewing when an employer has a horrible website, same-sex sharing of hotels on business trips, and more

Ask A Manager

Same-sex marriage and sharing hotel rooms on business trips. Our team is attending an out of town convention in October, and to save money and because of a shortage of hotel rooms at the venue, we will be sharing hotel rooms, two men or two women to a room. They should find some other option — either paying for an additional room or, if the hotel doesn’t have more available, putting someone at at a different hotel nearby.

my company is sticking us with part of the hotel cost on business trips, workload while boss is on maternity leave, and more

Ask A Manager

My company is sticking us with part of the hotel cost on business trips. My company wants to put a cap on how much employees can spend on hotel rooms during business-related travel. For example, if an employee books a hotel room for $250, they will have to pay the extra $50. my company is sticking us with part of the hotel cost on business trips, workload while boss is on maternity leave, and more was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

5 New Career Paths to Think About in 2013

Career Copilot

Career Development business career career advice career development career paths culinary arts early childhood education education hotel management course programmingWhether you’re going to graduate high school this year or already have an established career in one field, it’s never too early or late to start thinking about a new career.

update about the manager assigning hotel rooms based on race

Ask A Manager

Remember the manager who wanted to assign employees’ hotel rooms by race ? Of course you do. Here’s the update: Sadly, unlike so many other follow-ups, I can’t really say that things have changed at all.

update: my boss thinks I should share a hotel room with a stranger at a conference

Ask A Manager

Remember the letter-writer whose boss wanted her to share a hotel room with a stranger at conference, after she’d won a scholarship to attend that was actually saving her company significant money? So the committee ended up paying for me to stay both nights in the hotel anyway. (I update: my boss thinks I should share a hotel room with a stranger at a conference was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

“Is it illegal or unethical to work for two competing hotels?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: Dear Mr. Sklover: Is it illegal or unethical to work at the same time in two competitive hotels which are situated in the same town and in the same area of the city? The positions are Director in the first hotel and Sales Manager in the other. I don’t think working simultaneously for competing hotels is unethical, either, BUT it could be viewed by other people to be unethical. Which hotel might you tell someone represents the better value for the price of a room?

my employer wants me to stay in hotels that feel unsafe, being told to repay $3.91 for expensing aspirin, and more

Ask A Manager

Because she travels for work, she was issued a company credit card for food, hotels, flights, and other miscellaneous expenses. My employer wants me to stay in hotels that feel unsafe to me. Recently, in preparation for attending these conferences, I have been discouraged from staying at hotels at or near the conference centers because they are “too expensive.” One of the reviews for the hotel mention a shooting that happened during a reviewer’s stay.

Secrets Of the Expert Business Traveler

Ms. Career Girl

Try to take the same flights and stay in the same hotel every time. Have trouble sleeping in hotel rooms? If you’re a runner, ask the hotel for a safe and interesting route; you’ll have the added bonus of seeing more of the city than just the hotel and office.

Why ALL Employee Contributions Matter at Chicago’s InterContinental Hotel

Career Realism

PICTURED ABOVE: Hotel colleagues celebrating everyone’s contribution to success. Senior Human Resource Generalist, Haseeb Siddiqui , loves how the InterContinental Hotel on Chicago’s ‘Magnificent Mile’ makes sure it includes ALL employees in celebrations.

6 Tips to a Less Stressful More Productive #SHRM17


So you’ve registered for SHRM 2017 and booked your hotel. It may be too early to start packing — ok, it’s definitely too early to start packing — but it’s never too early to plan for the conference. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.


Surviving the 4 Big Business Travel Disasters

Ms. Career Girl

All business travelers have survivor stories : tales of missed connections, dodgy airport hotels, appearing at the office in yesterday’s clothes…sharing them helps us connect. Ask the hotel for emergency supplies.

A Stop at Staytion: An Interview with Chef Daniel Perez

Ms. Career Girl

As someone who regularly frequents the Chicago foodie scene and stays up-to-date on hot downtown locales, it is no wonder that Staytion, the newly renovated space at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel that opened in May 2015 made its way onto my radar.

The 10 Weirdest Jobs in the World

The Undercover Recruiter

Here are the top 10 weirdest jobs in the world: 10) Professional sleeper: A hotel in […]. Feeling a bit bored of your job and fancy a change? Why not try one of these jobs out?

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Can I ask a potential employer to pay my travel expenses for an out of town interview?

Careers Done Write

Hi Deb: Is it OK to ask a hiring company to pay for my airline ticket and hotel to an out-of-state first interview? Thanks, Sean.

my boss thinks I should share a hotel room with a stranger at a conference

Ask A Manager

The scholarship includes registration, meals, and a shared hotel room with another scholarship winner. I do not want to share a hotel room with a stranger. While I understand that some people don’t mind sharing hotel rooms with strangers, it’s not something I’m comfortable with and it’s not an option for me. Does he feel like people aren’t being sufficiently frugal with the organization’s resources, aside from this hotel room issue?

Finding a Career in Hotel and Restaurant Management

Career Realism

Working in a management capacity in a hotel or restaurant requires the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Can you handle that? To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at Job Search advice blog career job management path search

the hotel for a job interview was charged to my credit card — without my authorization

Ask A Manager

The company’s travel agency sent me email of the hotel reservations at the end of September. The email stated that the hotel room and taxes would be direct billed to the company. Also, the company’s policy states that the hotel will be direct billed to the company. On check-in, I confirmed that my credit card was to cover incidentals, not the hotel room and tax. They corrected the hotel room error because of the direct billing.

Job Search News – November 17, 2017

Competitive Resumes

Even the Mandalay Bay hotels in Las Vegas started cutting employee hours as the union is beginning to jump into the fray. This is your job search news – THE PRE THANKSGIVING EDITION- with articles and resources so enjoy!

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my manager wanted to assign our hotel rooms based on race

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’m asking this question on behalf of one of my former coworkers. My former company was a foreign language educational publisher whose staff was pretty diverse. All employees had a professional relationship with each other and well, race never factored into really anything. The CEO is a different story.

The HR Capitalist Playbook for Men Avoiding Workplace Harassment Claims.

HR Capitalist

If you meet on the road in a hotel room with a female, you're a moron. Who the #### uses a robe in hotel room? Harassment claims have been in the news lately, and it's an interesting time for HR leaders.

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Conference Time: Never Miss a Great Networking Opportunity Again!

Careers Done Write

Hotel rooms at the conference site sell-out quickly. Tap into networking opportunities in the hotel common areas, including the restaurant, business center, bar, and lobby. Networking at a conference is akin to shooting fish in a barrel.

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How to find a job you'll love

Penelope Trunk

It's right on the ocean, and it's in front of volleyball courts I used to play on when I was on the pro circuit and too poor to stay in hotels as nice as this one. I thought the best part of the vacation would be the hotel. The hotel was the facilitator.

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I don’t want to use Airbnb for business travel — am I out of touch?

Ask A Manager

In a cost-reduction effort, we were all instructed to take an Uber ($29 vs. $60 for a taxi) from the airport to the hotel where we would carpool in company cars to the office the following morning. I offered to drive them back after dinner, and asked which hotel they were in. I’m of course happy to choose a budget hotel, but I do feel strongly about going with a hotel, not a private home.”

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Improve Your Disability Practices from These Top Six Disability-Friendly Organizations


Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has amazing benefits for people with disabilities, including on-site counselors, sign language classes and more.

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5 Ways to Stay Safe During Your New York Business Trip

Ms. Career Girl

Be Wary of Hotel Safes. Booking a hotel room with a safe seems like a sharp move. Hotel-room safes might seem like a great place to place money, passports and other valuables to secure them from light-fingered maids and bellhops.

When in Doubt, Tell the Job Seeker What to Wear to an Interview


Arrangements were made, flights and hotels booked. And this was the day – that day in late spring – the candidate was arriving from his hotel, the other departmental chemist had picked him up from the nearby hotel, taken him to lunch and on a brief tour of the lab and building.

I accidentally sent my boss to Italy instead of Florida

Ask A Manager

I accidentally booked a flight and hotel for the city of Naples in Italy instead. I should have been more careful when I was booking the flights and should have paid more attention when the list of hotels came up. The cost of my mistake — incorrect flight tickets, hotel, conference fee, and lost product orders — was at least $25,000 and possibly even more. A reader writes: My boss asked me to make travel arrangements for herself and a C-suite executive.

How To Enjoy a Yacht Charter Like a Millennial

Ms. Career Girl

On an Antibes yacht charter , you can either dock in the port among some of the largest superyachts in the world or you can drop anchor off Cap d’Antibes, where you’ll take a tender ashore to the ultra-famous Hotel du Cap Eden Roc, which has been a haunt of celebrities since the 1870’s.

NASHVILLE - What Happens When An Employment Market Becomes Too Cool For School.

HR Capitalist

Since I travel a lot for work, I tend to measure how hot a market is for business, employment and cultural gravity by the general availability/price of hotels in the market. Because of the boom over the last decade, inventory on the hotel and housing front hasn't caught up to the demand yet.