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How far away does the client have to be in order for a project to be considered a travel project? I'm getting staffed 60 miles from my apt which is about 90 minutes each way.

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It isn't the distance from your apartment, but the distance from your "home office" - if that's still 60+ miles, you probably have a case, if not, you're probably screwed.

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I've gotten hotel for commutes that long. It's about effectiveness on a long term basis. It is in the expense policy but I've also explained it to the PPED and gotten the OK

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Hotel @ $150/night is less than 1 hour of your bill rate. Keep dinner reasonable and the case makes itself. You'll be on site more with the team and be a better contributor.

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OP - that info should be in the expense policy if I'm not mistaken

^if the commute is that long, definitely reach out to leadership to see about options. That really sucks

Yeah you may need to watch expensing but it's a long commute and cuts into productivity/burnout

Tell the partner it impacts your ability to bill more hours

I'm planning to ask the Partner for permission to book a hotel. I haven't talked to the team yet but I'm assuming part of my appeal is that I'm "local." I was looking for the specific policy that outlines this situation but I've been unable to find anything. Fingers crossed 🤞

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