Would you offer to pay for this?

  1. I am 95% certain I have otitis media. I'll call for an appt. as soon as the doc's office opens at 8:30. The problem is that I'm supposed to fly to DC on Wednesday for a conference. I know from previous experience that if I start meds this morning, I'm not going to be cleared to fly in 48 hours.

    I know I will have to negotiate this with work, but I'm soliciting opinions here. Should I offer to pay for the whole ticket ($434, if that makes a difference in your reasoning), half of it, or none of it and just wait to see what they say?
    Last edit by mercyteapot on May 21, '07
  2. Poll: You would offer to...

    • Pay the entire cost

      6.67% 1
    • Split the cost with them

      0% 0
    • Wouldn't offer anything, but be open to negotiation

      60.00% 9
    • Wouldn't pay anything and wouldn't be open to negotiation

      33.33% 5
    15 Votes
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  4. by   sirI
    I suppose I would need to know what their requirements are for this type of thing, mercy, before really rendering an opinion. But, I did vote.

    When one is unable to attend a conference and ticket purchased, what does policy state?

    I voted: no offer, but open to negotiation
  5. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from siri
    I suppose I would need to know what their requirements are for this type of thing, mercy, before really rendering an opinion. But, I did vote.

    When one is unable to attend a conference and ticket purchased, what does policy state?

    I voted: no offer, but open to negotiation
    I don't think we have a policy addressing this situation, siri. Now that you mention it, though, I guess before I open this can of worms, I should give HR a call and find out if I have any protections- it will be good to know that going in.
  6. by   sirI
    Hope it works out that policy states you are not required to pay the ticket since this is illness-related.

    Good luck.

    And, I hope you feel better, too. OM is the pits as a child and as an adult, you feel like you're gonna have to die to get better. ((((HUGS))))
  7. by   Jolie
    If you are not allowed to travel due to unavoidable medical reasons, I don't believe you should reimburse the hospital for the ticket or the conference. Illness is a fact of life, and yours will be documented by a physician's note. If you cancelled for personal reasons, that would be different.

    I would encourage your hospital to contact the travel agent or airline to see whether a special exception can be made to re-issue the ticket in another staff member's name, and contact the conference committee to see if they would allow a substitute to attend the conference.

    Hope you feel better.

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