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06-18-10, 05:27 PM #1
It never fails to amaze me.
I had to attend some Oil/Gas Drilling safety training at the Federal Building in downtown Anchorage. So, I parked my POV in one of the pay lots and put in $10 cash. It's one of those ones where you just put the money in the paybox of the # where you parked. No receipts. So I took a picture of the paybox, my truck, and the stall # with my phone and turn it for reimbursement.
Reimbursement denied because I didn't get a receipt.
If I had been in travel status (say gone to training in Fairbanks) or used my State credit card to pay at credit card pay lot, I wouldn't need to submit the receipt (we only need to submit receipts for charges of $25 or more).
I should have gone to the office, taken a g-ride, and just parked it at a meter all day.
It's not that I need the money, it's the principle.
Last edited by ms1600; 06-18-10 at 05:28 PM. Reason: I can't spell receipt.Verified Libra- There sure are a lot of people born in August around here.
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06-18-10, 05:29 PM #2
You want nuts, come to the Gulf.
Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:
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