AIBU to expect to be paid travelling time?
Sammysees · 23/09/2018 21:49
I work part time and am paid hourly. I have to go to a meeting next week that is approx 3 hours away from where I work. Am AIBU to expect to be paid for the 6 hours travelling time?
user1471517900 · 23/09/2018 21:51
Depends what's in your contract. I would imagine you get travel paid for and food/subsistence perhaps but your contract will surely say.
BabyTeeth · 23/09/2018 21:54
Well they should definitely pay your travel costs. Don’t know about the time, though. If the meeting is shorter than yr a normal days session ask them to pay a normal day?
Bestseller · 23/09/2018 21:54
I think it would be unusual to be paid in those circumstances, although expenses should be paid
pacempercutiens · 23/09/2018 21:54
i would expect to be paid for anything above my normal commute time
but it does depend on your contract / agreement with your boss
PookieDo · 23/09/2018 21:58
I would be given the extra time as time in lieu but I am salaried and not hourly. If you get paid hourly then IMO you are technically at work if you are travelling to a meeting 3 hours away and I would have discussed this when agreeing to the meeting or asking whether alternative arrangements could be made i.e. conference calling or video calling in
Sammysees · 23/09/2018 21:58
My contract doesn’t mention anything about travelling/expenses. I’m going with my boss so he will be driving. It’s also on a day I wouldn’t normally be at work. So it would be extra hours anyway.
EllenJanesthickerknickers · 23/09/2018 22:03
I used to travel a lot with my job and had a company car to do so. I wasn't paid overtime at my (lowly) grade but was just paid a normal day's pay and could claim food and hotel expenses as necessary. If you are part time I would expect you to get paid for this day or time off in lieu.
Sammysees · 23/09/2018 22:15
I normally work 3 days a week for 6 hours each day. This meeting is on a day I don’t usually work. I feel a bit ‘grabby’ asking to be paid for what will probably be 9 hours pay when 6 of it will be travelling. But also feel that why should I ‘give’ them 6 hours of my time for nothing.
BackforGood · 23/09/2018 22:15
I would only do it if I were paid for the day, yes.
The exception is, if your hourly rate is ridiculously high (like a lawyer or architect or someone) that has already factored in your 'costs' over and above the time just meeting with the client.
MyOtherProfile · 23/09/2018 22:16
I would swap a day so work this day and take another day off in lieu.
Sparklesocks · 23/09/2018 22:18
In my office we normally get time off in lieu (TOIL) when we work days outside of our normal hours like events etc and we use it as extra annual leave essentially - could that be an option?
AlexanderHamilton · 23/09/2018 22:19
We have an agreed system at work for travelling time.
There is a set out allowance payment for 10-20 miles,20-30, 30-40 & 40-50. Anything above 50 miles is paid at normal single time.
NonaGrey · 23/09/2018 22:21
It really depends on the job you do. I’ve never been paid for travelling time (not even when travelling mean Weekend time). I’ve also never worked in a job that allows overtime.
However in your position I would think the TOIL would be a reasonable request.
edwinbear · 23/09/2018 22:22
If you are paid hourly then yes, I think you should be paid for travelling time, to and from your usual place of work.
Haireverywhere · 23/09/2018 22:23
I have never been paid gor yime travelling only mileage. I would be given time off in lieu if I agreed to swap a day to attend the meeting.
Sammysees · 23/09/2018 22:23
Time off in lieu sounds like a plan. I’ll ask tomorrow. And no my hourly rate is not much more than minimum wage
edwinbear · 23/09/2018 22:23
As in I presume you are travelling to the meeting from your usual office? So your ‘clock’ starts from when you get to work and stops when you get back to the office from your meeting.
chocatoo · 23/09/2018 22:25
Years ago when I was a contractor the norm was to charge half the travel time. Or you could just switch your day?
I think that to charge for 9 hours seems a little excessive.
Fabricwitch · 23/09/2018 22:26
I have always been paid in those situations (normally it's the difference, so if it normally takes you 30 mins to get to work and this is 3 hours, they should be paying 2.5 each way) and wouldn't do it otherwise. It's a very long day for only 3 hours of pay!
StoorieHoose · 23/09/2018 22:33
I get time off in lieu and I just count the time before 9 or after 5 that I’m travelling
Johndoe10 · 23/09/2018 22:35
It’s a piss take and hourly rate actually pushed me in leaving work as I couldn’t afford the child care. I had to pay for a whole day of nursery fees when only getting paid for five hours work even though I was in the building the entire time.
People that do mobile careers often have this issue too, they only get paid the minute they enter the house, not the travelling or the fuel.
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