1. The Guy#CB's Avatar
    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....

    Fishy indeed!!
    06-01-2011 01:39 PM
  2. jeromeylewis's Avatar
    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.
    06-01-2011 01:40 PM
  3. slls's Avatar
    1 Doubled sided 20" dong, 3 jars of (you know what), a replacement sink disposal unit, 1 bag of confetti with glitter & 1 package of clown make-up.... Don't ask questions you don't want answered.
    06-01-2011 01:42 PM
  4. jbuck387's Avatar
    I expensed candy from a gas station, they never even questioned it!
    06-01-2011 01:44 PM
  5. mtmckay71's Avatar
    expensed getting a tattoo for support of a product line for my now defunct c/s job with IBM
    06-01-2011 01:44 PM
  6. keerf's Avatar
    I think the craziest thing I ever expensed was a night at scores with a client of ours (and yes gods honest truth). We were trying to land a job, so this was the best way to woo him. Needless to say, we got the bid.
    06-01-2011 01:46 PM
  7. cchs227's Avatar
    104 ringtone downloads. I had to pay for every single one to keep my service on. Oh, and the phone broke the next week. Never let your children take hold of your phone!
    06-01-2011 01:47 PM
  8. torainca's Avatar
    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 01:47 PM
  9. kmills2's Avatar
    I got to expense 2500 dollar bill to strip club for a client. I'm a winemaker, the owners were not happy with me. But the client loved me.
    06-01-2011 01:49 PM
  10. busydallas's Avatar
    How about Entenmann's cheese crumb coffee cake from Safeway. Because it was food, and I needed to eat . . .
    06-01-2011 01:49 PM
  11. Relznuk's Avatar
    Supplemental taco fund.
    06-01-2011 01:50 PM
  12. cchs227's Avatar
    Filling up 5 gasoline containers. I was using more gas trying to get to the gas station than just going to work etc.! We need a closer gas station I'd say!
    06-01-2011 01:50 PM
  13. justinkmunger's Avatar
    A Nintendo Wii and a 42-inch LCD TV to use the Internet Channel for reading technical books on Safari Books Online and Books24x7
    06-01-2011 01:50 PM
  14. jberezowsky's Avatar
    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 01:51 PM
  15. AnnaE's Avatar
    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 01:52 PM
  16. cchs227's Avatar
    Buying 30 songs off iTunes of my wife's favorite artist. Though, it was the wrong artist. Oh, and that same day was our anniversary. Yep, she wasn't happy.
    06-01-2011 01:54 PM
  17. jphart99's Avatar
    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
  18. andsoitgoes's Avatar
    What? No one is going to say it?

    Fine, I will.

    06-01-2011 01:54 PM
  19. Muenzenhamster's Avatar
    Two "escorts" and three bottles of chianti.
    06-01-2011 01:55 PM
  20. djpinaz's Avatar
    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 01:55 PM
  21. Dreded's Avatar
    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
  22. EnJaNir's Avatar
    African safari at an elephant ranch =)
    06-01-2011 01:57 PM
  23. cchs227's Avatar
    I took the family out for camping! Only to have to buy 4 different tents. Let's just say, tents don't do well with scissors and a 5 year old around. It turns into "Making creations for mommy."
    06-01-2011 01:57 PM
  24. Zacharyburns09's Avatar
    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 01:58 PM
  25. FHarper's Avatar
    My old VP of Engineering expensed Mens white briefs, old spice and a massage after his luggage was lost on a business trip.
    06-01-2011 01:59 PM
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