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How many of you use Uber Select or Uber Black instead of a standard ride? Is this generally frowned upon from an expense standpoint?

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Black has professional drivers.

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Just be reasonable. If Black is estimating $85 and UberX is $35 then do X. If you had to explain to your client why you spent more than double, what would you say?

If Black will be there in 5 min and X in 30, then you choose Black.

Just remember clients hate consultants that milk them on the expense side for no reason other than selfishness and it can cause damage to the relationship. Even if it’s within expense policy.

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I take it all the time... A) doubt that can be audited and b) expense policy doesn't actively prohibit that activity, it is just discouraged

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Expense like it were your money

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Not licensed livery drivers.

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Always Uber black

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Black. It is no different than getting a black car from the travel portal (except it is cheaper and more convenient).

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All these expense policy questions on FB have me thankful we don't nitpick on this stuff. We are talking $10-50 for most people (obviously depends on distance) when the consultant is likely billing $10-30k for the week. Forest. trees.

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Monday morning airport rides. Always.

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$150,$200,$250 for a 30 mins ride.I don't care. Always black

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D1 is right. I feel like I can def book black through the travel portal but it’s more expensive than Uber black and less user friendly (reliability/
flexibility for changing plans) but Uber black es def frowned upon. I try to be reasonable with it. If I’m taking a 10 min ride it can be 3x the cost with negligible benefit to k e

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I use them when x is hugely expensive which it is during the morning and always take a screenshot in case I get audited

Just need to keep it below $50

Black for airport rides etc, X otherwise unless otherwise unreasonable

What’s the benefit of Black other than pAying more

There is a lot of frowning generally in the expense audit group. Whether or not expensing high class Uber rides contributes to said frowning has yet to be conclusively determined .

Uber x doesn’t ??

A1 is probably thinking about NYC, one of the only places UberX drivers are pros.

Many places I’ll do black just because of the safety factor.

Always take an Uber x because I just don’t care

No i wasn’t thinking anything - I was just genuinely curious since I don’t take black - I didn’t even know we could. So was just inquiring.

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