Which do you prefer- Ask for permission or ask for forgiveness? Just started a new project and they haven't laid out travel expectations so I'm tryna milk it for as long as possible.

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Why are you trying to get away with? If it is something like taking the 3pm flight instead of the 6pm flight regularly? If you are a junior person and I find out that you were doing that then I would be pissed and while you can ask for forgiveness it may leave a bad impression

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Why not quit now before the project starts!

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It's better to ask for forgiveness than beg for permission.

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I agree with m1. I pretty much always grant travel requests and am happy the person asked but get annoyed at people who don't ask.

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In a vacuum, ask for forgiveness. But, in this scenario, logic would doc tact you just ask what the expectations are...

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OP: Yeah basically my living situation is unique. I'm based in one office but primarily reside elsewhere. Last project it wasn't an issue. This one, people live closer, and can get to the office super early on Mondays. I'll admit I'm experiencing apathy because I plan on quitting within the next few months anyway.

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Wow, dial it back, M1. I agree that it is taking advantage of the firm, but this situation doesn't seem that severe.

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^ *logic would dictate that you

This is the risk you take wren you lie to the company about where you live. Accenture has a requirement that you live within X miles from your home office. Your game is being found out, now you live with the consequences.

Gotta cash out before the next opportunity is ready.

Lol I was wondering if Managers on here are always so chipper.

M here, I'm very lenient when it comes to travel... that being said, I'd much rather you ask permission. If someone is getting in at ridiculously late hours or leaving ridiculously early (by normal project standards), when there's no reason to, and didn't bother to ask what the expectations were, I'd be pissed and less likely to be flexible or make your case to the partner / client regarding commute.

Also, if your office location isn't anywhere near where you live, I'd be less likely to accommodate you.

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