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The damages

July 27th, 2010 at 10:13 am

I'm back from my conference/vacation in California. It was partially a vacation, because I stayed one extra day and spent time with my West Coast cousin. Everything I did on that last day, I paid for myself.

My employer shouldered most of the costs for the other days, but there were some I took care of myself (by choice). Since I am a fundraiser, I do like to give back to my institution in little ways. So I paid my own tips and for part of the ground transportation. I also paid for my chocolate martini, because I'm pretty sure booze isn't one of those things that gets reimbursed!

Here's the breakdown:

Ground Transportation: $28
Food & Snacks: $65.63
Drink & tips: $30.50
ATM fee: $4.25
Gifts: $26.05
Hotel Room: $196.08
Hoodie with LA emblem (souvenir AND because I got cold): $36.21

All in all, a bit more than I paid for my five-day vacation to North Carolina, but it was a very different sort of trip.

I got to see some old friends I used to work with, and I learned quite a bit, too! My boss was there as well, and I think we will definitely be implementing some new ideas.

The day with my cousin was nice, too. We mostly just drove around and ate (made one stop to watch birds at an estuary) but it was good catch-up time. He didn't even know I had moved to Chicago, so there was a lot of catching up to do!

1 Responses to “The damages”

  1. north georgia gal Says:

    Glad you had a good time!!

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