Worst thing you put on the company credit card?
I once went to a conference in the US when I was young and an inexperienced business traveller, in a big fancy hotel. This was in 2000, in the days of dial up internet.. well you can guess what’s coming. I had to log on to our office network to do a bit of work, and I may have done a tiny spot of surfing and chatting.. just a bit.
Phone bill was $3,500.
In fairness the call rate was ludicrous and I had no idea – I was probably only on for a few hours a day.Posted 4 years agoti_pin_manMember
my old boss showed me a fellow colleagues credit card statement and asked me not to do what this guy had done – entertaining clients at Spearmint Rhino, 850 quidish. good work is all i can say. and yes, he signed it off… well he was apparently out at the same venue the same night, cough, entertaining.Posted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
£850 thats not in this guys league!!
Thomson had pleaded not guilty to 145 charges of theft and deception relating to the alleged misuse.
It was alleged he used the card to pay for prostitutes, pornographic movies and other personal expenses totalling more than $28,000.
A large number of prosecution witnesses were called to give evidence at the trial, including HSU officials.
A forensic accountant for Victoria Police testified that the money spent included almost $6,000 at a Sydney brothel.
Gerard Curtin said the HSU’s accounting system recorded the brothel spending as “entertainment”, “teleconferencing” or national office meeting expenses.
One prostitute who used the name Misty also revealed Thomson was a “regular client” who always had a glass of champagne waiting for her.Posted 4 years agokcalSubscriber
our CEO in the USA put, among other things, a water-bed on his company credit card. He was in Seattle, ex Microsoft exec. I’m sure there we questionable ‘bar’ visits as well.. To be fair, I suspect at the time that was pretty normal there. Just that it was run from Edinburgh and not quite the done thing /here/Posted 4 years agopeterfileMember
I found a way (by accident) that my expenses would not need to go through any senior people and would instead just be paid by an accounts department without further question. I later discovered that there was no itemisation either, just a figure. This was rather liberating 🙂Posted 4 years agostumpy01Member
Not me, but a field engineer at a place I used to work at decided to put ‘mucky video’ as the description for a film he paid for through hotel TV while away with work.Posted 4 years ago
Up until then, there had been no issue with field engineers who were often away on business watching a few films while on trips and putting it through the expenses.
But, someone in the finance department complained that the company was paying for this bloke to watch grumble, so an announcement went out that from then on you could not claim for any hotel TV films, regardless of what they were.
He wasn’t very popular amongst the frequent travellers!! He admitted that it wasn’t even a porn film, he just thought it would be funny to put it through like that and see if it got signed…DezBSubscriber
Sorry folks, you cannot beat the former CEO of the company I used to work for…
he was convicted of misappropriating more than $400 million of Tyco’s corporate funds
having had Tyco pay for his $30 million New York City apartment
$1 million for his wife’s 40th birthday party on the Italian island of Sardinia. (claimed on company expenses)
Now good buddies with Jah Rule in prison, so I’ve heard.Posted 4 years ago
But retains use of the company private jet when he gets out. Which is nice.johnikgriffSubscriber
We had a guy at a company I worked for many years ago. He was already on his 2nd written warning for something (he’d only been there 7or 8 months) and was about to get the bullet. He put a new £3.5k kitchen for his mum on his and did a runner. Ended up in court for it.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve heard it comes through on the statement as ‘Restaurants ltd’, so you should be ok
Reminds me of the time my brother visited a similar establishment when rather drunk, paid for a few dances etc on his card and forgot all about it.
A couple of weeks later, he saw this big bill and kicked off with his bank – it took a short and embarrassing call to be told that they recognised the anonymous-sounding company name and informed him that he’d been in Wildcats or whatever it was called. 🙂Posted 4 years ago
OT, but I got called a waste of space by a stripper for refusing a private dance, apparently ‘because you look like my ex, only not as hot’ isn’t an acceptable answer for turning one down…
Hah, I was called a ‘loser’ and ‘sad’ by one because I said I didn’t want a dance at all, I was just in the place with my mates who were partaking and that I was happily married and happy just having a beer at the bar.
In fact, I can honestly say I have only ever had two lapdances in my entire life, one under immense peer pressure by my biking mates at a Christmas party (it was easier than continuing to say no), the other was paid for by a mate because he thought it would ‘turn’ me. They do seem the most pointless waste of time and money to me.Posted 4 years ago
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