Sandi in the City.
After over a year at Wyse the company gave me a corporate card; I know, I was afraid too. Why, you may ask, did they decide that I was responsible enough to be trusted with plastic gold? Not because they really wanted to, but because I needed to go on a trip with the client and they know my bank account can’t support things of this nature up-front (at least they should know – they pay me!).
I suppose that does show a level of trust. Allowing me to go on a trip, with a client, alone; I know, I was afraid too.
I was even more afraid of the expense report I would have to do at the end.
So there I was, shiny plastic in hand, ready to book my flight to NYC, terrified. I probably asked people above me 100+ questions including, but not limited to, any and everything that involved spending money over $200 and of course food related expenses. How would I know what to charge and what not to charge? What happens if I lose a receipt? Would if I charge something and then Wyse won’t cover it? Does that happen? WHAT IF I RUIN MY CREDIT BECAUSE I CANT PAY THE EXPENSES AND I END UP ON THE MEAN STREETS OF CLEVELAND? Ok, I might be over-dramatizing that one.
Basically, the answer I always got was: Use your brain and if you go on a shopping-spree you probably should use your own money.
So after much anticipation and grief, I booked my hotel and transportation then headed off to The Big Apple. Thankfully the trip was a complete success. You’d also be happy to know that I finished my expense report - I did it the day after I came back, probably the first and only time that will happen, and I haven’t gotten scolded for doing it wrong….yet.
So in honor of a successful trip for our PURELL® client’s Oscar related media buy and a night at PEOPLE Magazine Viewing party, here are a few pictures of my adventures in NYC.