- 06-01-2011, 06:41 PM #251
Craziest expense report
I have certainly had my share of bizare expense reports. However for one project I had to expense the following:
25 gallons whip cream - whipped not liquid.
12 gallon cans of Applesauce
6 gallon cans of vanilla pudding
6 gallon cans of chocolate pudding
4 pints assorted food colors
10 pounds oatmeal
144 Non-lubricated condoms
Needless to say my Controller had a few questions.
- 06-01-2011, 06:45 PM #252
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- 06-01-2011, 07:00 PM #255
In my small college I work for the IT department, and on the way to take the van to the recycling, I asked permission to expense gas on their card. This was a year ago; after the fill up, I bought a $60 Klipsch speaker set and receiver from the Goodwill next door because I didn't have my own card with me. No one ever noticed!
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- 06-01-2011, 07:19 PM #258iPhone Nanite
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Would have to be Cuban cigars....
- 06-01-2011, 07:20 PM #259
It is always morgage, insurance and grocery shopping....
- 06-01-2011, 07:41 PM #260
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- 06-01-2011, 07:51 PM #264iPhone Nanite
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Tampons and snake chaps
- 06-01-2011, 07:56 PM #265
- 06-01-2011, 07:58 PM #266
Handled an expense report for my old boss once. He traveled a lot for business and always had large $$$ expense reports for submission to our corporate hq. On one expense report I saw there were several line items for an unusual combination of items...10 lbs of dried fish...Preparation H suppositories...a 3D jig saw puzzle of the White House...and. 5 quart jug of Quaker State motor oil. I am not making this up. I never asked why (didn't want to know) but at the time my boss submitted this report it was right after having entertained a Filipino ship captian friend of his who was in town on business.
Strange but true.
- 06-01-2011, 08:01 PM #267
Dinner at Claim Jumpers for "potential clients" (It was my friends birthday)... Party of 8 :-)
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- 06-01-2011, 08:09 PM #269iPhone Nanite
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- 06-01-2011, 08:18 PM #270
While attending DefCon in Vegas, our co-worker used his company credit card to pay his gambling tab and tried to expense it. He claimed that the company should pay the bill since they knew he had a gambling problem and allowed him to travel to Vegas. Needless to say, he was no longer working for the company 30 days after submitting that expense report.
- 06-01-2011, 08:18 PM #271iPhone Newbie
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$2500 dinner bill for 12 people with senior management. One manager had the other sign the bill since he was the expense approver. Too funny to see how it all works.
- 06-01-2011, 08:19 PM #272
a $75 entry into a poker tournament, I finished 3rd and won $350!
- 06-01-2011, 08:23 PM #273
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The craziest thing(s) I've ever seen expensed on an expense report were for a partner at a major large internationallaw firm where I worked. His secretary (and my friend) was always stressed because he would take potential clients to strip clubs and have her expense the visits as "client development." On several occasions, he would get so drunk that she'd have to have a cab sent to pick him up and charge that off as a travel expense for a client development meeting. After several months of this, in addition to seeing his adult magazines in his desk drawer whenever she had to get something from his drawers when he would call and ask her to, she quit the firm. She sued on grounds of sexual harassment and the firm settled with her out of court to keep it quiet!!!
Another was an attorney who expensed a lousy pack of gum to the client. It wasn't even a dollar and he made $200,000 a year and wouldn't fork over the money for the gum...that was pitiful!!!!!
- 06-01-2011, 08:27 PM #274iPhone Nanite
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When I was a supply sergeant in the Army I received multiple requests from soldiers to expense condoms and liquor while on travel. Explanation listed on expense report from said soldiers was rest and relaxation (R&R).
- 06-01-2011, 08:36 PM #275
We put $400,000 worth of jet fuel on a mastercard to pay for engine lab testing. we were pushing the limits on what you could put on a purchasing card.
later we put $4MM to purchase a customer relationship management software tool on the mastercard... that one took the cake!
HMMM, what US company makes jet engines?