I was stationed in DC in a Joint Billet when I was only a Captain (O-3). My duties had me traveling almost every other week.
I kept meticulous records and in the four years I lost money on EVERY TDY trip that involved CONUS destinations. The closest I ever got to breaking even was one TDY where I not only stayed in a real dive of a motel but ate at the nearby McDonald's twice per day and skipped lunches. I lost only $11 that week.
Since I had no choice in getting that duty, and I had a wife and child, the stipend I received to defray my food costs while away was to help me since I could not just go home to eat like a civilian. Or do you think I, and the men in my office should have paid for our plane tickets as well.
Or do you think I, and the men in my office should have paid for our plane tickets as well.
Sometimes I feel like I’m dealing with a bunch of liberals. If I wanted to have someone get their panties in a wad over every little thing, I’d call a liberal acquaintance.
You never know what is going to set people off. I thought I’d get blasted for saying that I didn’t think a $30 dinner was that big a deal.
Chill out people. We only have about 8 more months before the election.
Oh.... and by the way. Why were there only MEN in your office? Were you all sexist???!!!! /s