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Taking wife on business trips?

RatPacker

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I have to go to Chicago for a conference and my boss told me to take my wife and the company would pay for everything. Is this acceptable? I would feel strange having the company pay for the hotel and airfare. I could just be me but I was wondering what everyone thought. Yea or Nea?
 

FIHTies

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I have to go to Chicago for a conference and my boss told me to take my wife and the company would pay for everything. Is this acceptable? I would feel strange having the company pay for the hotel and airfare. I could just be me but I was wondering what everyone thought. Yea or Nea?
Is this a trick question?
 

drizzt3117

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umm why are you hesitating? if it makes you feel bad, you can just ask them if you can have the money instead
j/k
 

vero_group

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It's a gift from your boss. Take it. They are few and far in between. After all, your wife suffers from your working long hours too.
 

Bradford

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Go for it.

If the boss offered, then it's perfectly acceptable.

Enjoy the trip.

Bradford
 

kabert

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I'd definitely do it. Just make sure (1) not to overspend on the company's nickel and (2) that your wife comes into the office on some Friday afternoon 2-4 weeks (not more) after getting back so that you can introduce her to your boss and she can give a quick, yet sincere thanks. That way, your wife's happy b/c Chicago's a fun town and you come off looking good in your boss's eyes because he sees what a nice, polished wife you have (which is a reflection of you, no doubt).
 

faustian bargain

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polish wife? oh you said 'polished'.
mmm, polished wife...
 

A Harris

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Faustian, you're incorrigible.
 

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