Post # 1
Husband went to conference for work out of state. We paid for the hotel upfront but his work reimburses him. The first night we were there we had a terrible experience. When we got home hotel emailed me and said they were going to give us a 20% reimbursement back onto our credit card due to our first night bad experience. It hasn’t been put back on our credit card yet. When we get reimbursement on our credit card I think we should turn it in and pay the money back to his work. It’s about $200. Husband thinks it will make him look bad/suspicious? What would you do?
Post # 2
- Wedding: July 2020 - City, State
I’d be SO tempted to keep it just because. But that’s me. BUT if you want to give it back, I would just do so with a copy of the email that you received. It won’t look suspicious at all.
Post # 3
I would offer it to the work. Chances are they won’t take it as likely a logostical nightmare for them to sort out, but it looks better that he offers than that they find out and ask for it
Post # 4
I mean the really bad thing happened to you and not his work right? I think depending on the specific situation maybe it could be okay for your to keep it? I’m not sure without more details
Post # 5
Why would it make him look bad or suspicious? It would make him look honourable and trustworthy.
I’d at least offer, but who knows if they’ll take it. If he doesn’t at least offer and it somehow comes up, it would look extra shady.
eta – my company would consider this expense fraud. Since you are basically keeping $200 that the company gave you back. If it were something like 50% off a free stay next time, it would be yours to keep. If that makes sense.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2019 - City, State
I would tell his job. You have to be honest. If his job hasn’t rembursed him yet just tell them to minus $200.00. I know I couldn’t be sneaky like that it would eat me up.
Post # 7
If his work paid, they are entitled to the discount. I would absolutely not feel right to keep it without discussing it with work. I don’t see at all why your husband think it would look suspicious? In fact, not offering it seems way more suspicious (in my opinion).
Post # 8
I don’t know why it would make him look bad?
He can bring a printout of the email to his boss (or forward it to his boss) and just ask him how to proceed once the money comes in. If you’re worried that they’ll be suspicious that he didn’t tell them right away you can say you were waiting for the reimbursement to come in.
Post # 9
hawk22 : Why risk his job and possible fraud over $200? It’s not worth it. When you get reimbursed, withdraw that amount or write a check for it, print out the email, and turn it in to his work. It’d be suspicious not to turn it in, and not at all suspicious to turn it in. Your husband’s logic makes no sense.
Post # 10
If the $200 is coming as a refund, it has to go back to the company (or at least offered).
However, if your Darling Husband is a rewards member, I would just ask for the refund in points as those don’t technically hold cash value and do not need to be given to the company.
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2018 - Location
TURN IT IN, no question!
This would be considered fraud and grounds for termination at my work.
This is why we aren’t allowed to make any purchases on our own credit cards, everything goes through corporate. They don’t even want us accumulating points or using loyalty programs. It’s not worth the risk.
Post # 12
How on earth could doing the honorable thing make him look bad or suspicious? Not turning it in could look bad or suspicious!
Post # 13
Add me to the boat that has no idea how reporting the refund would make him look suspicious? I work for the state I live in and this would be considered fraud if I did not turn it in.
Post # 14
hawk22 : Can he hold off on doing his expense report until the reimbursement shows up on the credit card statement? He could show the 20% offset on the report with both the hotel bill and his statement. If not, he could simply email whoever he turns the report into giving them a heads up he will owe money back. It’s certainly the honorable thing to do, and I doubt this is the first time an employee reported a discount or some other reimbursement. A simple explanation should be good enough.