I have a job offer for an exec-level position from a company in San Francisco and I live in LA. The plan is to move back to SF in a year (I have kids) but until then the job will require me to commute weekly from LA for 2-3 days/week. The comp is good but they’re only offering me 5K for a whole year’s worth of back-and-forth travel and accommodatiions, which actually will cost more like 45k. I have done this in the reverse for Disney and they paid for all of my expenses, so I was surprised that any company wouid expect an employee to pay for flights and accommodations. I think it can be negotiated but before I start doing so I want to get a sense of whether this expectation is unusual or not. It’s a smallish company but well past being a startup, and it’s profitable.
İ even know 2 professors in 2 seperate univerisities on the east coast that paid the profs back and forth travel. And universities dont pay a lot. One was upstate ny to florida every week. The other was nyc to upstate ny. İd all they are offering is 5k, either they are not that interested. Or they are encouraging you to move.