First Work Disappointment

Part of the deal when I moved here was that the company was going to pay $2500 toward moving expenses.

I knew that this amount would probably not cover the cost of moving my shit, but it certainly was going to help.  During the negotiations, they assured me that even though this total was fixed that they would help me out to make sure that the move would not be an obstacle.  They told me to keep track of motel stay, mileage, etc.  If I needed to fly home for house closing, then they would help.

Today when I turned in my expense report, the total was more like 3700 bucks.  And they adjusted it so that it read “2500” instead before signing it.

No mileage covered.  No motel stay.  And only part of my movers expense.

What.  The fuck?

Not to sound too petty, but I didn’t fly back up for a second look at the company in order to save them money.  I found an apartment online at rented it sight unseen without a trip up to even fucking look at it.  I didn’t even record ALL of my expenses- the boxes, the house prep stuff, all the crap I had to buy to get ready.

Hey, at least its SOME money back, right?

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9 Responses to First Work Disappointment

  1. rg says:

    They lied to you, and they’re counting on you not to make waves. Fuck that – they owe you $1,200.00 At least you get some factory eye-candy out of the deal. Maybe, you can work off some stress by working somebody off?!

  2. rg says:

    I know. I’m a pig.

  3. Rich says:

    CB – they should honor their verbal agreement – at least in part. You’re starting off on a good relationship and should just want it to be fair.

  4. Mark says:

    I AGREE WITH RICH. They owe you. Go to a higher management to get your money that is due. $1,200 is a lot of money for someone who just picked up and relocated. Plus, Minneapolis is expensive.

  5. Mark says:

    You may as well go after the money they owe you. If you let them walk on you now with this, what will be next.

  6. RG says:

    I agree with Mark and Rich. Go into your boss’s office and let him know how disappointed you are, that they didn’t honor the agreement.

  7. John says:

    If you don’t get it in writing it doesn’t count, sadly. If push comes to shove, it sounds like you agreed formally to $2500. I’d just say, in a personal conversation, that given the verbal promises, you find this quite disappointing… and leave it at that.

    If nothing happens you’ll have learned something about the company (& next time someone gives you a verbal promise about something, you can say, “I wish I could rely on that, but I’ve already been burned once… I’m sure you understand my situation here.”)

  8. cb says:

    Yes, I should have made them be more specific on what they would reimburse for. As far as they were concerned, it was just the 2500 dollars.

    I was fully expecting to incur heavy expenses because I was uprooting my entire life to come to a new area. There was going to be a tradeoff.

    It’ll be worth it down the road.

  9. Tony says:

    As someone who has to process relocation expenses, my guess is that you are shit out of luck. However, if they did make some sort of verbal offer to cover further expenses, it would not hurt to call them on it. Politely. I doubt you’ll get any money out of them, but it would do you well to make sure that they know you expect them to honor their agreements. In any future negotiations make sure you get it in writing.

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