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BCG 🐠 - I know our expense policy typically covers Sunday night. What about Thursday night?

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At the client site? Should be fine, but clear it with your P/PL

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The policy is basically "don't steal from the firm." So if you have legit expenses on a Thursday (or Friday or Saturday) go for it. If you're trying to squeeze something shady through some loophole, don't.

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This is for a Tier 1 actually. So only BCG footing the bill. PL knows about it... I stayed for personal reasons. Also saved the firm airfare for the following week. But-- wasn't weekend travel so not sure whether it was "alt travel". Stayed with relatives over the weekend

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We don't typically bill clients for expenses. We basically tack 15% on to our fees for expenses, but it's not like we invoice them separately.

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Most cases are fixed fee, fixed expenses. Thursday or Sunday due to client need or to facilitate alt travel is usually fine. Definitely fine if you are alt staying and saving the flight expense. Also, we have a very clear policy on staying with friends and family. If it saves a night in a hotel, I think you are allowed to spend $75 on a gift or dinner, as long as it is not a cash equivalent e.g. gift card

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Wouldn't expenses get paid by your client?

at EY you get an allowance for whatever cost you're saving to get your host a gift or something - you prob have the same!

That is so cool! Thanks BCG4. I'll remember that in the future...

E1 no the gift amount is I think $50 and is fixed. It is a better deal to book a hotel and not use it

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