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Mileage Rates

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Your Huckleberry, May 29, 2007.

  1. Running Bear

    Running Bear Member

    We get 28 cents a mile. It's been raised a couple of times in the eight years I've been here, but it practically took an act of Congress. We keep hearing they're "monitoring" the situation, while gas prices keep going up and up.

    By the way ... try to add a few miles to your expense report and face the possibility of it getting turned back after the ME doublechecks it on Mapquest and it doesn't match what you turned in.
  2. andykent

    andykent Member

    Who the heck is running your shop? ???

    The only basic rule I'm aware of involving commute is from your home to the office. You don't claim that. But when you go to an event for coverage or to the home or office of an interview subject, etc., you claim the mileage from your departure point to the destination. If you left from the office to go to the high school football game, then the mileage is from the office to the school. If you went straight from your house to the football field, then it's from your house to the field.

    In my case at my last stop, the paper made out better because the hockey arena was closer to my house, like a 6-mile round trip, as opposed to a 24-mile round trip from the office to the arena.
  3. andykent

    andykent Member

    YES!!!! :eek:

    That was a bone of contention at my last stop for a while. We were told the clock doesn't start until we walk into the stadium, which made no sense. Under that theory, the two-hour drive each way didn't count. But if we were in an accident en route to a game, our insurance would look at it as an on-the-job incident. So once it was pointed out that it couldn't be looked at both ways -- either your working while driving to the game or not -- it wasn't questioned anymore.
  4. Taylee

    Taylee Member

    Our policy is if you go from home to office, no mileage. If you go from home to event, you get mileage because home can be and usually is an extension of the office. No way, I'd ask someone to go from home to office to event just to get mileage.
  5. SCEditor

    SCEditor Active Member

    30 cents a mile here where gas is $2.90-$2.99 per gallon.
  6. timesup

    timesup New Member

    15 cents a mile baby!!! Show me the money!!!!! It is so bad that my editor told me to splurge on the mileage every week. When gas shot up past $3 after Katrina they gave me an extra $10 a week. "Gee, thanks for that tiny bit of lube."
  7. timesup

    timesup New Member

    I claimed mileage from the newspaper to where ever I was going and back. Even when I left from my house, I claimed it from the office to my destination.
  8. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

  9. You seriously need to think about quitting. That's a joke. I find it hard to believe you to be truthful.
  10. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    We just went up to .32 cents a mile from .30.
  11. timesup

    timesup New Member

    I left this job in September, but I still keep up with the SE and mileage is still holding steady at 15 cents. I wish it was a lie. It's a small paper. The circulation is below 10,000, but gas burns all the same.
  12. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke Member

    Ours was .30 when gas was $1.99 here round election time and is now .37 now that gas is at $3.25 ::)
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