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What are you getting for mileage?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by wickedwritah, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Apologies for stealing this idea from the person whom initially brought it up on the gas prices thread.

    What is the current rate in your newsroom?
    Have you experienced any cutbacks recently on rates?
    Do they reset each month? (One old paper reset rates monthly, based on gas prices.)
    Has there been a discussion in your newsroom about doing this?
  2. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    I work in Peoria and we recently went to 44.5 cents per mile here. I think we're tied to the national number, but 90 percent of that ... I'd have to check the contract to be completely sure.
  3. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member


    Just kidding.

    We get $0.35/mile here. It was $0.31 before the big jump on March 29, and I doubt it'll get much higher anytime soon.

    This is one reason why I (kinda) wish I still worked with the Dix Communications paper I was at in 2005-06. Our mileage checks were separate from our regular pay, and taxes weren't taken out.
  4. ink-stained wretch

    ink-stained wretch Active Member


    JNEWFIFTY Member

    I think I have most beat when I say 25 cents-per-mile
  6. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Even now? Holy shit.
  7. StaggerLee

    StaggerLee Well-Known Member

    We're tied. April was 25 cents per mile, May is rumored to be 26, but we'll see.

    44.5 cents a mile in Peoria? Are you shitting me? That's completely insane.
  8. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    And I thought we were getting a raw deal at 35...
  9. Fly

    Fly Well-Known Member

    I thought this was a strip club thread...

    But ON-topic, in my "real world" non-media gig, I get reimbursed the IRS standard rate (currently 50.5 cents/mile). At my last, I was reimbursed standard IRS mileage rates as well.

    Moral of the story- don't go into media unless you like spending $$$ out of pocket.
  10. GuessWho

    GuessWho Active Member

    0.31 and it's been that for a few years.

    At least we're not laying people off.

    Yet. :p
  11. Beat this -- 23.5.
  12. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    I have a feeling the people being paid 25 cents per mile all work for the same company.
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