[Wikimedia-l] AffComs $40,000 Hong Kong junket
nawrich at gmail.com
Mon May 13 20:32:01 UTC 2013
It applies equally well to GS11s traveling on business where prestige
is not a factor. Even domestically, I've seen travel costs
approximately in line with $200 per night paid by not-for-profits. Can
it be cheaper? Sure. Is it cause for outrage and opprobrium in public?
I doubt it. I'm more interested in whether it was necessary to travel
at all, and in general whether the WMF derives sufficient benefit to
justify spending 7 figures on travel every year.
On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 4:28 PM, Michael Peel <email at mikepeel.net> wrote:
> I'm not sure that the maximum rate is the best comparison to make here. I can understand that for senior representatives of the US government on official business, since prestige seems to be an issue there, but for individuals on charity business?
> I'm not saying outrageous, but I am saying unreasonable….
> On 13 May 2013, at 21:22, Nathan <nawrich at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The US federal government maximum rate for lodging Hong Kong is $358
>> per night. I'm not saying $200 is frugal, it's just not outrageous.
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