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Fish - how much $ do you get a day for food and other things when you are in the road - actual expense limit or per diems?

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Wow. This is blowing my mind. Thanks for explaining. So in the 5 years I’ve been at Deloitte I’ve never even thought about it. Our dinners with bar tabs are always more than this. I live in NYC and couldn’t imagine having to eat on $50 a day while traveling. Entrees are $30 easy at any reasonable place. Add a glass of wine and you can’t eat lunch. Are your YE bonus super fat with all the money you guys are saving?

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For me at least, my eating habits are a little different travelling to NYC vs. if I was living there as well. NYC is certainly more expensive than most places, but I'm working in Fidi right now and there's plenty of reasonable places that are much less than $30 around us. But yea, it definitely is a bit different haha

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McK is generally the worst of MBB when it comes to expenses, flights, hotels

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Well now after hearing about Accenture food rates I’m never complaining about buying lunch again

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Accenture guy, do they expect you to eat burger King every meal?

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Accenture is $40-$50. Weaaaaak

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$15 for breakfast, $50 for dinner. $90 sounds low for McKinsey esp compared to bill rate

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Deloitte is "actual reasonable costs."

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Actual essentially no limit if it can be reasonably explained/justified

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A2.. on a $35/ day per diem, how are you taking home half, unless you’re bringing food from home?

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Thanks for all the sympathy lol. We expense plenty of meals that most would consider unreasonable lol. On a regular day when there are no meals i do all right saving money with lounge food, etc

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Doesn’t ACN let you keep your per diem regardless of whether or not you spend it? I’d rather have that than the policy where you can expense up to a certain amount for meals a day. At least in the first scenario, you could save a lot more! In pwc’s scenario, you’re incentived to eat expensive meals.

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I typically eat at McDonald’s or Burger King, but lately have upgraded to chipotle as the per firm went up slightly.

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We get up to $90 a day for meals. Is that tight, or about right?

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Accenture can get down to $35 if you’re in a rural part of Michigan 😂😂

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D4.. it’s for the whole day. As far as I know, it doesn’t get higher at senior levels.

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D4, it's per diem tho, not actuals. I usually take home about half of it on an average day

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D4, must companies make you buy your own food. Other countries often tax meal reimbursements over some nominal amount ($10-$20/day)

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D4, if we do a team dinner, we don’t claim that portion for per diem. That means, I only get $16.50 for the day😭. Keep in mind, per diem is different depending on where the client site is bi just happen to be in bumblefuck where COL is low

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I expense a lot of my meals and still collect the per diem. I know it’s against policy technically but every team I’ve worked with in strategy does this... no one expects to pay for overpriced room service meals at 11pm out of pocket. But yeah, even in nyc the per diem is ~$50 for the whole day, it’s ridiculous

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Also with lounges/status, I never pay for breakfast. So I like our policy since I get a like $200 a week with no tax, and expense like 3 meals a week still

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