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Strange reimbursement

March 21st, 2008 at 07:01 am

I went on a job interview about a month ago, and they paid for my flight, car rental and hotel room. I didn't have to pay for it and then get reimbursed, they actually paid for it. But, they said to keep receipts for parking, mileage and food and then turn those receipts in and they would reimburse me.

I got a package in the mail yesterday from this company. I already knew I didn't have the job, so it was strange to get this package. It was a padded envelope and looked like this:

So, I opened it. It had this littler envelope in it:

And what did I find? A wad of cash and coins taped to a yellow sticky note!

Oh, and don't worry. The envelope says $94.14, and you eagle-eyed ones out there only see 12 cents. But wait, turn the sticky note over:

8 Responses to “Strange reimbursement”

  1. homebody Says:

    OMG, LOL. That is very strange! But hey at least they did reimburse you right?

  2. seven of seven Says:

    That is bizarre. But, what a treat to find cash in the mail. Good for you.

  3. cptacek Says:

    Oh, yes, I am glad I got the money, but that was weird.

  4. aevans1206 Says:

    You should be glad you didn't get that job! Laughing...the taping of the change was a nice touch.

  5. fern Says:

    That's hilarious.

  6. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Huh? That is very strange, yes.

  7. baselle Says:

    What, they've lost check writing privileges at the bank? Trying to hire someone on the sly? Big Grin

  8. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Hmmm, I was thinking about this because paying people outside a company can give an embezzler access to the books and checks. You got reimbursed, so you don't complain, yet the person responsible for writing the check actually makes it out to CASH for a larger amount than you are owed. Say, they write the check for $194.14, cash it, send you the funny cash and coins, and keep the extra $100. $194 on the books probably looks quite acceptable to cover the expenses you submitted for. At a small company with trust and independence as major features, they can get by with it. (At large companies, too, I think paying outsiders can open opportunities for embezzlement.)

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