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On a project in NY. My SO wants to visit. Is it okay if I let her stay at my hotel room? I'll be busy during the day at client site and she can tour the city and we can get dinner at night?

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Check your per Diem - ours almost doubles depending on where you go. No need to hide INFACT - you have a Pretty good reason to say at sharp 5:30 pm to the team members "..... Guys I have to catch up with my wife who is in town so see ya"ll tomorrow AM ". This will establish polite but firm rules around the Manager or SM dicking around for staying late and you will not be obligated to enjoy the post work stupidity ( which is always disguised as work) . Cherish these moments with your SO ....... before you know you will be counting the nights you could stay together but did not . I am at 2000+ nights and counting ( it's sad !)

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Awwww. Of course! Though I keep private life private with clients, enjoy doing drinks or dinner with select teammates. Are you ACN? If so, you can use flextrip for their airfare OR add weekend hotel nights. No per diem over weekend, but lots of ways to get a mini retreat on the cheaps. Lots of folks do this. Not unusual and we have policies to cover if you're worried.

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Just make sure she hides in the closet when your firm's HR police does their daily scan of all the consultants hotel rooms

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You sound adorable.

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lol yes

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Your SO is hardly the worst person who might be visiting a consultant's hotel room...

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Firm policy is that you can share a room but it has to be a double - one bed each OP. And you have to declare it on your firm's Independence website as a business relationship. Don't get caught out

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Idk the answer to your question OP, but you are adorbs.

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Everyone does this, OP ... which firm are you with?

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And don't listen to the smartalecks here ... also read up on expense policy. And make sure you keep the noise down at night - your manager might be in the next room!

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This thread is everything I love about FB. Thanks all.

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If you stay over the weekend and she's flying in, you could expense her flight under the alt travel policy

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I always bring my SO along, just keep it on the low... if u have a free hotel room there is no reason why she shouldn't be able to enjoy it with you. This job takes enough out of you, find balance where you can. Few things are more spontaneous than staying together at a hotel in NYC! Especially when we're having this beautiful weather.

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Congrats on the sex

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A ray of light in our cynical world.. Muahhh OP!

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Oh and just book it to the project code. Don't do alt travel. Just make sure your expenses don't exceed a typical week. It's not the way you are technically supposed to do it but it's so much easier and will be less scrutinized.

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Audibly awww'd ❤️

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OP is so cute 😀😀 don't worry, it's totally legal to let your SO share your hotel room! People do that all the time and you're not breaking any laws here. You're a traveling consultant..you're supposed to take advantage of the fact that you have meals and accommodation paid for, 4 days a week in a city like NYC! So don't worry about it.

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Thanks everyone, with Deloitte. I just don't want anyone to think I'm taking advantage of being in the city at the moment to explore at night time. They may feel that I'm distracted if my SO is town, but I don't have to share that with them

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Like how you seek public approval before letting in your SO Stay in your room :)

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Of course it's fine. Work life balance is key. Whatever makes you happier on the road.

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