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Have any of you seen this happen?

Postby MemberSince99 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:51 pm

I've always been leery of corporate credit cards due to the fact that you can get no good reporting, only negative reporting on them so they can't help you only hurt, and because I basically don't trust employers (I work for them, I know they are scum!)

My concern is when you leave, whether they downsize you because they are afraid of the stock dropping a nickel or you leave on your own before you take the march of humiliation to the door escorted like a criminal, they will decide not to pay your balance, leaving YOU holding the bag, and figuring you won't dare to sue them for it (there is no guarantee you will win and you can kiss any hope of a good reference goodbye plus they will try to sabotage your job with anyone who ever calls about you).

Has anyone ever had that happen to them? I mean I know these people aren't above this sort of way to screw us on our way out the door just curious if anyone has had it happen to them.

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Postby JoDa » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:20 pm

I have a corporate credit card. It's only used for very specific expenses which are reimbursed pretty quickly. In my case, I MUST make those purchases on the card for reimbursement. I never thought much about it...the card is for me "on behalf of" my employer.

It sounds like you have the choice to use one or not. I guess it doesn't really matter, but if you felt that your employer would leave you owing the balance, you could either continue to decline it, or not use it for expenses if you felt things were going wrong on a company level or you might choose to leave. I guess things could happen unexpectedly, but I've never been in an environment, from low-level retail years ago to high-level professional employment now, where there weren't *obvious* signs that things were rotten in the state of Denmark. Also, do they make you pay up front with later reimbursement for not using the card? If so, you could *still* be left holding the bag. Just sayin'.
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Postby PhoenixDown » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:38 pm

I work for a fortune 100 and generally will use the company card when I have an eligible expense. The funny part about that is that while certain charges (i.e. dining and entertainment) are allowed, others are blocked (i.e. Hardware) and a few times I almost had to put it on mine and deal with the paperwork later.

If I worked for a smaller company, I would always put it on the company card. While most cards state you will be liable as well for any paid charges - I'd rather have them go after the company first. I think it would also make it easier for me to dispute/delete if ever came down to it.

I've also seen horror stories where people charged the items to a personal card and werent reimbursed so they owed it out of pocket. there was a really big posted on slashdot in the last year or so.

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Postby dickey1331 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:27 pm

I have a government travel card. Haven't heard of anything crazy. Only stuff from people not paying the money back.
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