Taking wife on business trips?

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  1. RatPacker

    RatPacker Active Member

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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?
     


  2. FIHTies

    FIHTies Senior member

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    Is this a trick question?
     


  3. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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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 [​IMG] j/k
     


  4. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Just assume that it's an extra little reward for being such a good employee. If they were the ones to offer, I wouldn't be heisitant at all.
     


  5. vero_group

    vero_group Senior member

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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.
     


  6. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    Go for it.

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

    Enjoy the trip.

    Bradford
     


  7. kabert

    kabert Senior member

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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).
     


  8. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

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    polish wife? oh you said 'polished'. [​IMG] mmm, polished wife...
     


  9. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Faustian, you're incorrigible. [​IMG]
     


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