LOL, I used to buy stuff at thrift shops and resell on Amazon or E-Bay. Actually, I found several things for $0.50 or less than resold for $100 or more.
My other suggestion is make a route. Third, ask for bonuses.
I cannot IMAGINE sitting through a movie for $5. (But if you actually LIKE seeing movies at the theatre, that's a horse of a whole 'nother color!!!)
Double dip on the same reimbursements. Example, if you have 3 different companies reimbursing you for the same $20 parking costs, you have an instant extra $40 in your pocket.
I’m going to try and do as many movie shops as I can now.
FYI, that's kinda like fraud. The info in your signature might be specific enough that schedulers will recognize you. Same with having your job reimburse you for items also reimbursed by an MSC.
I mean, that's classic double dipping in a shady way. I suppose it's legit to mention it. Also worth mentioning that not everyone will feel comfortable doing it.
FYI, that's kinda like fraud.
No. It's not at all like fraud.
Having two companies reimburse for the same expense is fraud. You might not get caught, but don't lie to yourself about it. It's also advisable to count one of those reimbursements as profit. Again, you probably won't get caught but if anyone ever looked, they would see one receipt and two payments.
How so? Are you a lawyer?
Are you a lawyer? That line goes both ways.
Anyhow, not all fraud is an outright criminal concern. Except that not claiming the excess reimbursement as income would be a concern for the IRS. If you feel comfortable getting money through dishonest means, you could also find free parking and mock up a receipt at home. And if you feel that there is nothing wrong with it, tell the companies exactly what you are doing. You're all clear if they write back: "No problem. We budgeted for this."
FYI, that's kinda like fraud.
Proving that fraud has taken place requires specific acts to have been committed. First, a false statement must be presented as fact. Second, the fraudster must know that the statement is untrue. Third, the fraudster must have intended to deceive the victim. Fourth, the victim has to show they relied on the false statement. And fifth, the victim has to have suffered damages as a result of acting on the intentionally false statement.
If I do a job at Five Guys and have a 10% back offer on my credit card am I supposed to tell the MSC to keep $1.50 of my $15 reimbursement?????
So it isn't fraud. But it is something. In the example, three companies end up paying three hundred percent of an actual cost That is... something...
It’s easy to do a search and find other discussions on the topic in other fields of work. Most address double billing by lawyers. Parking fees here and there really are small potatoes. The principle is the same.
I like the simplicity of the answer provided by a lawyer here:
Ethics and fraud are two different things.
They are not unrelated things. If you are accustomed to unethical behavior, you might easily cross the line. At that link, the lawyer stated that it probably is fraud as well. The cautious language when someone says that you might be doing something wrong is to be kind.
If I have to explain the basic value of business ethics to you, it’s kind of a lost cause.