> On July 20th, I got a call from my boss. I needed to be in San Francisco on July 23rd.
> I had a hotel budget of $280 a night
> here is what I saw on my company’s internal travel site (bookings for double the budget)
At this point, I would reach out to my boss and ask "Do I book it at twice the budget?". If my boss says yes, the company covers it. If my boss says no, then I don't go. It's as simple as that.
That's the right decision, is he supposed to cover the difference out of pocket?
And it gets worse. This also happened: I adjusted the filters and looked everywhere. After about 3 hours searching I couldn’t find a hotel for under $280 anywhere in the city.
Now there's a productive use of employee time! How much did that cost the company?
My last employer thought nothing of asking people to travel on a moments notice. We had 500 million in revenue, and they'd fight you over a few dollars for travel while eschewing any responsibility for the situation it created.
Partners of kayak may be scammers? That's news to me, so that's useful to know.
American Express had good customer service? The fact that the author had to follow up to get a full refund indicates that it wasn't the most streamlined process ever.
Is there another lesson here?
Why there has to be some "bigger takeaway"?
The title of the post itself says "Amoma.com is a scam". It doesn't say anything about teaches us larger things about life, the universe, and everything.
It's a personal story that explains why Amoma.com is a scam, and what happened to the author.
Not everything is some guidebook, or research paper, or philosophical study. It's a blog post.
Some people seem to say that using Vayama worked out for them, but with my trip 3 weeks away still I'm pretty on edge.
We're supposed to learn that Kayak is pants now, and they should feel bad.
collect credit card information?