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PoutineLover

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Should I ask for reimbursement?
« on: November 08, 2017, 08:39:17 AM »
So I volunteer on a board, and we recently had a group conference call. The number was long distance, and I got charged for it, so much that it almost doubled my monthly bill. Would it be in bad form to ask for a reimbursement?

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Re: Should I ask for reimbursement?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 09:20:28 AM »
I don't understand why this happened, unless you are not in the U.S.  Here in the U.S. I think this request would not be well received, because it would be expected you'd be calling on a cell phone with unlimited long distance.  YMMV depending on what is expected where you live.

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Re: Should I ask for reimbursement?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 09:22:53 AM »
I don't understand why this happened, unless you are not in the U.S.  Here in the U.S. I think this request would not be well received, because it would be expected you'd be calling on a cell phone with unlimited long distance.  YMMV depending on what is expected where you live.
I'm in Canada and it was a US number, although everyone on the call was in Canada too. I have unlimited Canadian calling, but not US.

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Re: Should I ask for reimbursement?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 09:26:05 AM »
I don't understand why this happened, unless you are not in the U.S.  Here in the U.S. I think this request would not be well received, because it would be expected you'd be calling on a cell phone with unlimited long distance.  YMMV depending on what is expected where you live.
I'm in Canada and it was a US number, although everyone on the call was in Canada too. I have unlimited Canadian calling, but not US.

Yeah, I'd be upset if I had to incur international long distance for a volunteer activity.  I think you have two choices: 1) ask for reimbursement or 2) at least bring up that it was a U.S. number and ask if future conference calls can use a Canadian number.  Or some combination of 1 and 2.