Thursday, April 7, 2016

Reflections on doing my expense reports.

I've just spent the last half hour pulling together $249.71 worth of Uber receipts for late-night and weekend rides to and from various post-production facilities.

The receipts must have an Uber logo on them in order for the finance people in the sub-continent to regard them as legitimate.

The receipts must also correspond to late night hours on my time-sheet, or, again, the finance people will kick them back, unpaid.

It's harder for me to get reimbursed for taxis (having given my agency free labor) than it is for our holding company moguls to siphon $40 or $60 million of compensation for themselves.

There have been a spate of articles recently about people leaving the industry for client-side jobs. No wonder, really.

People want to be treated well.



They don't want to have to jump through hoops for money they are ostensibly loaning (interest-free) to their employer, for hours they are giving them for free.

There is something dramatically and seminally wrong with the way we are treated today. We are expected to be loyal and dedicated but get nothing of the sort back. Just the assumption that we are crooks.

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