My trip to the Burgh was successful. We left Philadelphia and (after a monsoon that morning) it was extremely warm for January, about 60 degrees. We touched down in Pittsburgh and it was snowing *sigh*. At least I got to see my man Franco in the airport.
My future Pittsburgh jaunts will probably take place once a month as I have several accounts and hotels in the area. This trip was taken with two other co-workers and for the record, some co-workers are easier to travel with than others.
As a new unit, we are awaiting our corporate cards. One of my co-workers already had hers from her previous position and was able to transfer it due it being the same business unit. Before we left Philly, she offered to pick up all the charges for this trip so neither of us would have to expense anything on our personal cards. Cool, right?
Well, the flight was due to leave around 5pm….at 4pm, sitting in the airport, she *allegedly* got an email from corporate finance letting her know that she never paid off her $2,000 bill from her old corporate account before she transferred to this job. Therefore, they are shutting her card down until the situation is rectified. Homie doesn’t mention anything to us until we land in Pittsburgh and head to pick up our rental car.
Now between my other co-worker and I, we ended up picking up everything. The rental car, meals for three people for two days, parking, etc. Needless to say, we were not pleased. Did I also mention she’s a sister girl? *sigh*
When we returned from our trip, each one of us had a “rap” scheduled with our boss. She asked about the trip and I never dimed out the co-worker. I spoke about my appointments, the city, what I did…etc.
Best believe that my other co-worker dimed her out. She told the boss everything and that she was ticked off about the expense situation.
In my mind, it was inconvenient and yes, what if we didn’t have that amount available on our cards? We would have been azzed out. However, we did. We also are able to expense everything. My expense report is already out and approved. Money due back shortly.
We are three weeks in as a new team. I will give the girl another chance. I wouldn’t want to taint her in front of the bosses already. Now, if it happened again? Hell yeah…then it would be a habit. I didn’t think it was that big of a deal. Yes, she inconvenienced us but hell, the trip is still free.
What are your thoughts?