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Is it cheeky of me to ask in advance if they will pay travel expenses?

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by Training_2_Teach, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Training_2_Teach

    Training_2_Teach New commenter

    I spent approx £200 last month to attend a job fair in London and now have got another interview in London which will cost me £80. Will it be considered bad if I now e-mail them to ask them if my travel expenses will be paid for?
  2. percy topliss

    percy topliss Occasional commenter

    I would say not at all, however be prepared to be disappointed. In my time I have flown from Bangkok to Dubai, as well as Shanghai in the same year on the off chance of getting a job. Got one of them but didnt get a bean back from either. Neither did I get the money for having to stay, avec wife, at a couple of not very cheap hotels!
    Good luck...

  3. Not cheeky...but, as a counterpoint to the above, I was flown in TO Bangkok by my current employer and they paid for my flight, no questions asked (once I was hired). I did have to pay for my hotel, though...
  4. Karvol

    Karvol Occasional commenter

    I wouldn't bother attending an interview unless all expenses - including accommodation - were covered and agreed to beforehand.
    The funny thing is that the only interview I have attended where the expenses have not been paid was the one where I did not get offered the job. Therefore, by some dodgy logic, I only attend those that pay for everything.
  5. the hippo

    the hippo Lead commenter Community helper

    Very best wishes, Training_2_teach. The issue of expenses can often be a litmus test of whether or not the school really will be a good employer to work for. Rubbish schools usually find snide and sneaky reasons for not paying.

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