Amazon Relocation Question !

New VaHv68
Jul 17 19 Comments

I chose the lump sum option and I'm driving up there. I was told that I can get gas, hotel and food expenses reimbursed up to 5 nights and 6 days. I asked what's the limit and they say, there's no limit as long as I produce receipts.

Does that mean I can just go extravagant. like $100 lunch/ dinner and $1000 hotel stay ?
Will I be judged ? Will my manager know how much I spend?

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  • Oath Atinlay2
    You know the answer or you wouldn’t be asking.

    Your also risking flagging yourself by asking your recruiter this.
    Jul 17 6
    • Oath Atinlay2
      Then who did you ask? “I asked what's the limit and they say, there's no limit as long as I produce receipts.”
      Jul 17
    • New VaHv68
      OP
      graebel guys
      Jul 17
    • Oath Atinlay2
      🙄
      Jul 17
    • F5 Networks RRA
      You should spend as though everyone can see what you did.
      Jul 18
    • Oath Atinlay2
      Yep! It also shows financial maturity to spend the company’s money like its your own.
      Jul 18
  • Cerner pfdP78
    How did you get hired at Amazon with such a lack of common sense?
    Jul 17 0
  • Box
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    k1ndessmore
    Considering frugalness is a company value you’d be putting a huge target on your back by doing that.
    Jul 17 3
    • New VaHv68
      OP
      Frugality is relative
      Jul 17
    • Oath Atinlay2
      I don’t think you’re ready
      Jul 17
    • Amazon ‘desi
      You gonna have shock of your life when you join. Keep the hotel around 200$ and shortest distance algorithm for gas mileage. I did that
      Jul 17
  • Amazon / Eng @>_
    If you chose lump sum I don't think they reimburse anything. They just give you the money.

    If they do, I got fucked lol. Drove from the Midwest and wasn't reimbursed for it specifically. Just got my lump sum.
    Jul 17 1
    • Microsoft / Eng cholical
      They recently changed the plans. The new lump sum is sort of a merge of assisted and lump sum where travel to final destination is entirely reimbursed.
      Jul 17
  • Remember 14 LPs...Frugality is one of them. So Taco Bell and Motel 6..it is.
    Sep 28 0
  • Amazon ‘desi
    Lump sum != relocation expenses
    Jul 17 0
  • Amazon p997
    I'd be shocked if there wasn't a limit. Normally, lump sum just pays you money, you use it as you want.
    Jul 17 0
  • Amazon Dhlf30
    Grabel is processing the expense reports- they could give a shit as long as the dates and amounts are clearly shown on the receipts
    Jul 17 0
  • Microsoft / Eng cholical
    I'm doing the assisted flight option The hotel they booked for me is ~270 a night. I'm going to shoot for 75 dollars for meals.
    Jul 17 0