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RE with your daily/weekly per diem and how much you typically spend

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No limit really, but I imagine there has got to be a point where flags are raised. Rule of thumb, don't be a jerk.


250-300 can't pocket all on Amex


I'm super cheap and keep every dime... For two weeks I bought food from Walmart and lived off rotisserie chicken and cheese & crackers.... We got like 50 a day



$160 weekly, typically spend about 50-75% of it. I pocket the rest.


You federal OP?

No, just curious what it is for other firms

I was told "be reasonable" which seems to include the occasional $75+ steak dinner but has gotten me flagged for a $2 bottle of water from the mini bar...

Do any good firms use per diem?

We don't have per diems. We just use good judgment. Above $100 for dinner and I need partner approval

...and that's why the good firms don't do per diems.

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