do you have a travel allowance?

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Philippines
June 15, 2019 4:52am CST
do you have a travel allowance or allowed to reimburse your transportation expenses? at one of my previous jobs, we had a radio operator. after many years, he was told he was going to be based at one of the plants. the plant was quite far from his home, so it would mean added travel time and expense. so he requested for a travel allowance, since the increased fare will eat into his salary. sorry, i can't remember anymore if it was granted or not. fast forward many years, i remember talking to a bank employee while upgrading an account. she said sometimes the bank would assign them to a different branch, but they don't get a transportation allowance. that was disappointing to know since it's a big bank that could very well afford to treat their employees fairly.
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@florelway (6184)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
15 Jun
They should be paid for that. It's a financial dislocation. You should not be assigned to a place where it would result to a decrease in your salary.
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• Philippines
15 Jun
yes, he did, but i can't remember anymore if it was approved. what the bank employee said really surprised me. i mean, it's different if you're the one asking to be transferred, right?
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@cacay1 (41954)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
15 Jun
No one would like that way travelling with no allowance.That is called abuse of authority.
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@Sreekala (32594)
• India
15 Jun
No we don't have a such policy. But will get auto fare if we sit late in office if there is emergency works.
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• Philippines
15 Jun
so you they will pay for your transportation, but you don't get overtime pay?
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@Sreekala (32594)
• India
15 Jun
@hereandthere No over time, but money for quick transportation.
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@cacay1 (41954)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
15 Jun
Each country has different policy my friend.
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@thelme55 (19156)
• Germany
15 Jun
No, we don´t have travel allowance but vacation money here in Germany.
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• Philippines
15 Jun
where does the vacation money come from and how is it computed?
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@thelme55 (19156)
• Germany
15 Jun
@hereandthere From the company or business we are working. It depends though how big the company is. I don´t know how they compute it.
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@LadyDuck (229234)
• Switzerland
15 Jun
Most Swiss employers pay your relocation expenses up to a specified limit. The limit is specified in the contract.
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• Philippines
15 Jun
yes. it's the fair thing to do.
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@LadyDuck (229234)
• Switzerland
15 Jun
@hereandthere If they come from a distant place, it's their choice, but if they are relocated they are compensated.
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• Philippines
15 Jun
@LadyDuck and if they ask to be relocated, then it's also their choice
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@Corbin5 (148712)
• United States
15 Jun
I have never gotten a travel allowance. I think for those who have to travel on behalf of the company should receive one.
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• Philippines
16 Jun
some teachers here attend workshops and seminars. i guess your husband did when he was still working?
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@Corbin5 (148712)
• United States
16 Jun
@hereandthere He had to travel quite a bit when he worked for the U.S. Dept. of Labor as a regional director. His trips, food, and everything else were paid for by the government. Teachers here were not reimbursed for travel to workshops and the like.
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• Philippines
16 Jun
@Corbin5 so i did remember correctly about your hubby. i'm surprised teachers are not reimbursed.
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@arunima25 (22198)
• Bangalore, India
15 Jun
I never got any travel allowance. But yes my husband gets but with certain restrictions.
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• Philippines
15 Jun
your husband is always traveling on business so i'm sure he has transportation, lodging and meal allowance.
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@arunima25 (22198)
• Bangalore, India
17 Jun
@hereandthere Yes. And he pays through his credit card that is later reimbursed. So he earns good points that we can redeem for our family vacation.
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• Philippines
17 Jun
@arunima25 so those points apply to air miles and accommodations?
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@Aansh13 (5423)
• India
15 Jun
Well... We do have a travel reimbursement policy but there certain restrictions to that...
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• Philippines
15 Jun
you mean there's a fixed budget/limit?
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@Aansh13 (5423)
• India
15 Jun
@hereandthere Yeah fixed budget Plus also where and why...
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• Philippines
15 Jun
@Aansh13 if legit or not
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@SIMPLYD (89775)
• Philippines
17 Jun
When I was in the bank before, as officers we have the per Diem when we travel. That already includes, the hotel and food expenses not subject to liquidation. For our transportation gong to and from the branch , it is paid by the company.
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• Philippines
17 Jun
so where did you go/travel to when you were still a bank employee?
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@SIMPLYD (89775)
• Philippines
20 Jun
@hereandthere To Manila , to attend seminars. We were housed in a not so expensive suites. I love those. We get to shop at night.
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@yanzalong (12902)
• Indonesia
11 Jul
I used to get it.
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• Philippines
11 Jul
in your current job or in your past job?
@cacay1 (41954)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
15 Jun
In school , teachers expenses will be refunded by the school administration. It should be made sure receipts are present as proofs of a reimbursement.
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• Philippines
15 Jun
i have a relative who is a public school teacher. her co-teachers always appoint her to represent their school in out-of-town seminars, workshops, etc. so she has now traveled to many places around the country.
@Janet357 (18789)
15 Jun
Some companies are just close-fisted.
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• Philippines
15 Jun
yet they wouldn't have grown into such a dominant bank if not for all their employees
@snowy22315 (70183)
• United States
26 Jun
I have in the past when I had to do some traveling for work.
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@didinedhia (7886)
• Algeria
15 Jun
Have no money to travel
@Mamerto32 (1379)
• Canlubang, Philippines
15 Jun
Actually yes. The meals, vehicle fare, and even transaction fees are covered by reimbursement. But it usually take week or more for the cash to arrive.
@rsa101 (19922)
• Philippines
15 Jun
I think it depends on every situation some offer staff houses so they can live near the place of their work. Some offer some kind of bus services where they will pick you up on one location and send you to your workplace. It is different from workplace to workplace. As to banks where employees are often transferred from one place to another. If the transfer is within shall we say within Metro Manila then no allowances are given.
@moonandstars (18777)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
15 Jun
Here, it depends of the contract and it's rarely fully supported.