- 06-01-2011, 01:39 PM #76
Saw something itemized as a "Nightly Entertainment Expense" on a submitted expense report. And the expense was $250/hour for 2 hours totaling $500.
I tried calling to get a receipt but it was a senior VP who told me it was above my pay grade to ask him for such things.... Shortly after, my manager asked for the report and I never saw I again....
- 06-01-2011, 01:40 PM #77
A Couple of Costco Porterhouse Family Packs
United lost my luggage on a trip to rep the company at the regional PETA convention. Since I could only expense food items and I didn't have any other clothes, I hit up the local Costco and bought a couple of Porterhouse family packs so I could rock the custom New York Strip Suit,T-Bone Tie, and Filet Fedora.
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- 06-01-2011, 01:44 PM #80iPhone Newbie
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expensed getting a tattoo for support of a product line for my now defunct c/s job with IBM
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- 06-01-2011, 01:47 PM #83iPhone Nanite
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maybe not the craziest, but I did put the bar tab from Spearmint Rhino in Las Vegas on an expense report. Best part about it was it got paid !!!
- 06-01-2011, 01:49 PM #84
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- 06-01-2011, 01:50 PM #86iPhone Newbie
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Supplemental taco fund.
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- 06-01-2011, 01:51 PM #89
I am the GM of a Brewery in Michigan, and for a Seasonal Brew, we expensed the cost of a live Beaver we rented for a month to promote the beer. Big Beaver Ale.
- 06-01-2011, 01:52 PM #90iPhone Nanite
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A pair of wellies and an umbrella. I got called out on it. My argument was had I been at home, I would have used my own. In the end I was reimbursed.
- 06-01-2011, 01:54 PM #91
- 06-01-2011, 01:54 PM #92iMore Nanite
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I expensed many things while working in sales. Once I expensed a lunch at Hooters that occured during the work day with a few beers on the ticket. Another time while away at training for a week I ate a steak at a different restaurant every night and expensed every one of them.
- 06-01-2011, 01:54 PM #93iPhone Newbie
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What? No one is going to say it?
Fine, I will.
- 06-01-2011, 01:55 PM #94
Two "escorts" and three bottles of chianti.
- 06-01-2011, 01:55 PM #95
Business trip gone bad...
Once, on a flight from Korea to Germany I had a connecting flight in Amsterdam (story isn't going where you think it is...). Before Korea I was in Japan and purchased some souvenirs which I had in my carry-on leaving Korea. They included a Japanese fighting star, which I considered a "toy" (it wasn't "sharp") however the police that were called to the security area in the Amsterdam airport seemed to differ on the definition. I was subsequently taken to the basement of the Amsterdam airport, arrested, read my rights and had to wait for a sentence to be rendered by a judge. The fine was $180 euro's and of course, coming from Japan and Korea, I had no Euro's. Therefore was escorted to a bank for a withdrawal. It was a business trip, right!?!
All this and I still made my connecting!
(And I still have a copy of the arrest record to prove it)
- 06-01-2011, 01:57 PM #96
Threw a holiday party for our division at my residence. Lumped in with the catering and decorations expenses, I added the maid service, landscaper, and maintenance person bill. Hey, place needed to be cleaned (before and after event) yards needed to be dialed in and I had to get some dry wall and touch up paint work that needed to be done before the party. Yeah, I pushed it a bit, but it slipped through!
- 06-01-2011, 01:57 PM #97
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- 06-01-2011, 01:58 PM #99iPhone Nanite
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I once had to order 30 ft studs to build a huge wall in a warehouse (I obviously work in construction). Standing those up to the roof was a but ridiculous, and hilarious to watch someone else try to do
(for anyone not impressed, the average wall built out of metal is 8-10 ft tall)
- 06-01-2011, 01:59 PM #100