company makes us share hotel rooms

A reader writes:

Whenever we have an out-of-town business trip, upper management sets us up in double rooms (with a “roommate”). I understand trying to cut costs with the economy what it is, but this seems odd. It’s nice to come back to the privacy of your hotel room after a full day of business meetings or conferences. Have you heard of this practice at other companies? How would you recommend handling this?

Yep, it’s not uncommon, especially for junior level employees. In the nonprofit world, it’s more common than not.

I’m right there with you on wanting privacy, and traveling for work can be a real pain in the ass so it would be nice to have more amenities when you’re doing it … but yeah, not uncommon.

This is a particularly lame and short answer.

{ 63 comments… read them below }

  1. Anonymous*

    Ask manager, you're so biased. Did anyone ever tell you that? Maybe u should change your handle to "working for the manager" as you never seem to take the employee's side. Tsk, tsk.

  2. Anonymous*

    I don't travel for work often, but I have never been asked or told I needed to share a room. That's ludicrous.

    I would share my concerns with management. At the very least, I'd ask to pay the difference between single and double and I'd have my own room. Worst case, I'd book my own anyway, and start a job search.

  3. Anonymous*

    I'm @ an out of town conference for work right now, and my company has this type of policy, so I found this post very interesting.

    I had a baby a couple of months ago and am breastfeeding, so I have to pump. Luckily, my boss fought to get me a company-paid-for single room; otherwise, the expectation was that I would pay the difference to get a single room or that I room with someone else. I have to get up multiple times in the middle of the night to pump, so a roomie's sleep would be interrupted, too, if I shared a room, presumably making her less effective (not to mention probably pretty grouchy)… That my employer is so cheap/short-sighted is crazy to me, but here I am!

  4. Hank Hill*

    @Anon: AAM wasn't taking any sides in this answer nor was she asked to. She was just stating that this isn't a terribly uncommon practice. In fact, from the tone of her reply it sounded like she wishes it were different.

  5. Anonymous*

    I'm @ an out of town conference for work right now, and my company has this type of policy, so I found this post very interesting.

    I had a baby a couple of months ago and am breastfeeding, so I have to pump. Luckily, my boss fought to get me a company-paid-for single room; otherwise, the expectation was that I would pay the difference to get a single room or that I room with someone else. I have to get up multiple times in the middle of the night to pump, so a roomie's sleep would be interrupted, too, if I shared a room, presumably making her less effective (not to mention probably pretty grouchy)… That my employer is so cheap/short-sighted is crazy to me, but here I am!

  6. Sarah G*

    This seems inconvenient but not ludicrous to me. I think my opinion depends on how often this person has to travel for work, and how long the trips are. If it's once every few months for a couple nights, then it doesn't seem like a big deal. But if it's for 5 days every month or two, then it would seem less reasonable.

  7. Richard*

    I'm a bit confused about why they have a double room – Wouldn't a twin room be more appropriate, and cost about the same?

  8. Hi, it's Missy Em!*

    I had to share a room once and while it was in a 5 star hotel, it lead to nothing but problems. We both irritated each other and she suspected me of stealing her necklace and went through my luggage. Not a side I expected to see of my colleague.

    So while it is uncommon, It's not worth it.

  9. ESL Teacher*

    My husband once shared a hotel room with FOUR male coworkers on a business trip to Europe.


  10. Kerry Noone*

    My husband owns his own business and travels at times with a business friend who also owns his own business – they share rooms often. They don't care and it saves on their travel expenses that would come out of their profits. Personally I think it's uncomfortable and I would pay the difference to have my own if my company required it… but they don't so I guess that's a good thing for me!

  11. snikta*

    I'll go ahead and point out that this is a management perspective…

    Employees on overnight travel can be really expensive. In my experience, many employees treat the trip like a mini-(employer sponsored)-vacation with expensive dinners and such. Expecting your employer to double your lodging cost so you can have some privacy is unrealistic. If you are traveling overnight for work, you are presumably an adult. Your roommate and you can work out a way for each of you to have ample opportunity to unwind and relax without your employer having to pay extra. Business travel should be done as cheaply as possible. Sharing a room is common sense.

    1. Anonymous*

      And that’s exactly the point – we are adults. We are not children traveling to summer camp. Privacy during the day at work is not an option, however, when I am off the clock so to speak, that time is my personal time and I am entitled to privacy.

    2. Anonymous*

      You have no clue to what it is like to travel 95% of the time and be away from our families! Mini vacation, my ass!

      Your employees must hate you!

    3. Anonymous*

      Are you paying for all 24 hours of their time while they are on travel? In other words, do you take their salary, divide it by 2080, multiply that effective hourly rate by 1.5 (for overtime) and 16 additional hours per 24 to properly compensate them for the elimination of their private time? For a 60K/yr salaried employee, this should amount to an additional $692.31 per night for each of the two employees sharing the room.

      If you must save money, consider setting a per-diem meal rate that you can live with and let the employee choose whether to eat at an expensive restaurant or get something from the grocery store.

      Oh yes–do I get to inquire about the sexual preference of my potential roommate, or would that be a real hornet’s nest?

  12. The Gold Digger*

    My first job out of college, I worked for an insurance company. Any time there was a company meeting (once a year and our initial six-week corporate training), we shared rooms. Even at the big sales award conference where you had to be one of the top sellers (pats self on back modestly), we shared rooms. That's the one where I thought that the $13 breakfast allowance (in 1987) was going to allow me to eat like a king. Ha. Palm Springs resorts are not cheap, even for Cheerios.

    But I never thought this was odd. Of course, I had just come out of college and was not used to privacy.

    In my later job with the paper company, we were not expected to share rooms for trade shows, but may I point out that the paper company's earnings were lousy? And that they have had layoffs for the past ten years and their stock price continues to fall? Fortunately, the CEO still gets his bonus. But I digress.

    When my husband goes to his big annual industry conference, they share rooms, partly because of cost and partly because there just isn't that much hotel space available.

  13. fposte*

    Most of my industry's business travel is for conferences, and room-sharing (Steve, a "double" just means "a room for two people," not "a room with a double bed instead of two twin beds") is extremely common, possibly even the norm, at all levels, including quite senior. I have some health issues that make me more comfortable on my own, so I pay out of my own pocket for the single.

  14. Anonymous*

    Funny, no-one's touched on the buddy system.. Or keeping an eye on your co-worker to make sure things don't get out of control.

    I've always likend this situation to an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other. The devil usually tells me to smother the expense obsessive suckup co-worker while they sleep.

  15. Anonymous*

    I know that this wasn't addressed in the post but would the company ever mandate that a man and women share the same room? Generally employers will not mandate sharing rooms with opposite genders because of sexual harrasment so to me, a policy that individuals of the same sex must share a room is discriminatory and shortsighted if they believe that harrasment doesn't happen between individuals of the same gender. I think all companies should encourage sharing rooms for cost cutting, but never mandate it. That is what our company does and most people will choose to share rooms because they are incredibally aware of our bottom line but those that do not feel comfortable, do not have to.

  16. Anonymous*

    When I was a lowly marketing intern I would get my own room only if I traveled with men (I'm a woman), so I always lobbied for the trips that the dudes were going on. When I traveled with the other two (lady) interns to our big-big conference the three of us shared a room with a roll-away :( it was crowded and sad.

    Anyways, it IS uncomfortable and kind of sucky, but its also not the worst thing in the world.

  17. Anonymous*

    My former company had a policy of always requiring roommates, except senior managers/directors. My first trip, I was fairly new to the department and ended up rooming with a woman who was 7 months pregnant who was also fairly new – a little uncomfortable for both of us. But at subsequent meetings, I looked forward to rooming with one of my counterparts from the opposite coast – gave us time to catch up with each other! Granted, these were annual meetings – I think it would have started to wear on us if it had been once a month or something. But for us, the company's cost savings became our once-a-year chance to hang out in person. (And now, many years later, we're still friends…) Although I will admit, at another company I worked where they wouldn't have dreamed of having roommates, it was nice to relax alone – especially since I didn't have the same friendships at that company.

  18. Anonymous*

    I've always been asked to share rooms on trips- it cuts costs. If it bothers you that much, and you can afford it, you usually have the option of buying yourself into a single.

  19. Bethany*

    Reading this I'm thankful that my nonprofit puts us up in single rooms. The way they see it is that we have different schedules of when we need to be places and are already going through the inconvenience of being away from our homes. Plus, I pay a lot to live on my without a roommate, I expect my hotel to not be worse than my tiny studio. I don't expect kitchens or anything, but having to share a room could be awful for an employee with OCD, hyperekplexia, or many other neurosyndromes. Plus, I like having a wall of separation between myself and my coworkers. While there are a few I'd be cool with seeing in my jammies, most I'd rather not.

  20. Anonymous*

    The legitimacy of this practice really depends on the sort of trip. If it's domestic travel that's arguably optional (conferences or non-mission critical meetings) than rooming together makes sense.

    If they're flying you halfway around the world, then doubling up is completely unacceptable. It makes jet lag recovery a lot harder, for one thing. People have different strategies for this and one person may want to sleep while the other would rather stay awake.

    Also, if you're in a country where foodborne illness is commonplace, when your roommate gets sick things become very awkward indeed.

  21. Richard*

    @fposte: Tell that to the hotel me and a friend went to in Ireland who thought that we were a gay couple when we mistakenly asked for a double room, and had to come back downstairs to ask for a twin! ;)

  22. Anonymous*

    I've never had a problem with sharing rooms, which is very common for saving money. Many hotels don't have a room for everyone, especially for large conferences.

    In my experience I always had my own room, but I knew that it was the exception and not the rule.

  23. Anonymous*

    This is a funny post.

    I agree that the type of company, employee and trip all have an effect on this.

    From where I am, we have a couple of annual conferences that we send sales staff to. Generally there are more people wanting to go than we can afford to send. So usually the it comes to: Look we only have $X to spend on this conference, so if you are OK with sharing a room, more of us can go. Most folks here are pretty cool with that.

    Another thought in the balance: How would your company's clients/customers feel about it? Even if it isn't something they see the bill for directly, it's important to realize it will hit them somehow and either end of the spectrum (too cheap or too extravagant) can ring a sour note.

  24. fposte*

    @Richard–point taken; I was thinking of American usage. You're on your own abroad. Or, rather, sounds like you weren't :-).

    And it's also a good point wherever you're going to check what the actual arrangements mean–I know many hotels that have smaller doubles with just the one bed, and you definitely want to avoid that surprise!

  25. Sue*

    I once shared a room with a co-worker who snored. When it came time to give my presentation the next day, I nearly fell asleep at the podium. No more room sharing for me!

  26. Anonymous*

    I was an intern and during training, I had to share a hotel room with a fellow intern. It didn't bother me, and as for privacy, I usually went back to relax while my fellow intern went out for drinks or whatnot. I got a couple of hours to myself.

    It's for a couple of days, not a lifetime. If it's a trust issue, then bring a small lock to put on your suitcase. If it's about relaxation time, either find a way outside the hotel or go to the pool.

  27. Anonymous*

    If a company can't afford to give people their own rooms, they shouldn't be sending people on business trips. Try a conference call instead.

  28. Anonymous*

    Just remember that it's better than the norm on high school and college trips around here: the general standard for those seems to be 2 to a bed, 4 to a room.

    Sharing just a room seems downright reasonable after that.

  29. Anonymous*

    Snikta, as management if you really think this type of travel is prevalent, the travel expenses aren't the real problem. Pissing away salaries, overhead and opportunity cost is. Bluntly, the travel expenses are a pretty small % of what you are losing.

    Genuine business travel needs to be efficient. Jet lagged, sleep deprived or simply privacy deprived employees don't make good decisions. Saving $150 per night for an extra hotel room might cost way more than you think.

  30. Anonymous*

    If it's truly a pain and employer won't pay, I'd suck it up and pay the difference to get my own room.

    The other thing to think about is whether or not your roommate has allergies or other medical situations that deem a room-sharing situation impossible.

  31. Anonymous*

    I snore terribly. My husband has to wear earplugs. I'd be mortified if I had to share a room with a coworker!

  32. Anonymous*

    Unacceptable and unprofessional business policy. A complete invasion of privacy to expect co-workers to share a hotel room and presumably a bathroom. I would not work for a company that expected this. There is no need for excessive expenses during business travel. But, expecting professional colleagues to share a room is offensive and uncalled for.

  33. Jairdye*

    I’ve worked as an independent contractor for over 5 and half years. Recently got a job with my current company that expects us to share rooms. Apparently, it seems I’m the only one that has an issue with this.
    I’m not one to complain. Once I’m ready to move on, I will definitely not look back. It’s really sad that grown men and women are treated like children in the name of cost cutting. SAD I say!

  34. Sydney*

    This fall I will be going to my first conference as a senior member of management. I am excited for the conference but not for the fact I will have to share a room with someone I am not particularly fond of. I am professional and tolerate this person during the day. This co-worker is extremely nosy. They want to get into your business and use anything and everything they learn about you against you. I am in no position to share a room with this person. I will buck up and make my own reservation so as to get my own room. It is a long trip and we will be staying overnight for 4 nights. I would probably go insane. My boss will probably find my behavior odd. I’m trying to figure out a professional response to tell my boss. Any suggestions on what to say to my superior?

    1. Ask a Manager* Post author

      If you feel like you have to give a reason (and you really probably don’t), you could say that you’re a light sleeper and generally won’t get a good night’s sleep when sharing a room … and that you want to make sure you’re well-rested!

  35. sk*

    I have had great experiences room sharing for conferences. The first I did was as an intern and with the VP of the company. We had a great time, and the informality of it lead to personal discusions about personal life and career mix.
    Other times it has been with other managers that I didn’t know very well. The informality of it all allowed us to build a human relationship (as opposed to just a paperwork/email one) and our departments benefit from that extra trust.
    My experience has been “we have X rooms, who wants to bunk up?” and that has always worked. If there is a problem that someone has had, then it has been their responsibility to speak up about it. On one trip, we had enough rooms for only one of us to be a single. One guy said he would share, but is a loud snorer, but that was enough for us to let him alone.
    Protocol is honesty up front. Several people have y/n from their comments for valid reasons. If your company trusts you to manage/lead peoples lives and profesional development, then surely you can figure out how to make some sleeping arrangements. If you can’t, then your traveling job isn’t for you.
    If all else fails, for tomorrow’s trip I’ve assigned my wife to go with me.

  36. Anonymous*

    I am going to a mandatory training. Not only do I have to share a room, but I have to share a room with a total stranger because I am the only one from my place of employment who is going to this particular training. So I will be paired up with someone from somewhere else. (This means showing up at a hotel in an unfamiliar city on a Sunday evening, getting a room key, and meeting my roommate when I walk in.)
    I do have the option of paying out of pocket for a single, but in total this training will last for more than four weeks and I can’t afford it. I wouldn’t be thrilled about sharing with someone in my office, but sharing with a random person seems extreme.

  37. Anonymous*

    It’s funny to me when some people want to say, “it’s not that big of a deal.” To you it might not be but to some of us it is a huge deal. Being that I’m an incredibly light sleeper who has a tendency toward insomnia most of the time, sharing a room for 6 nights as I am now, means I will probably get a total of 16 hours sleep in a week. Sure they saved 130 a night by doing this but I can guarantee the value of output they’re losing from me exceeds this cost. Unfortunately, this is for graduate school and I don’t have much option to pay the difference. Once this trip is completed my advisor will be informed that if they can’t do something to get me my own room I won’t be traveling again. If this was a regular job, I would be emailing my resume out right now. Companies have to consider the lost productivity and employee happiness, especially in fields like mine where I would have no trouble finding a new employer.

  38. Under Stand*

    I am amazed at these stories. Do none of your companies pay per diem?!?! I have worked for some cheap people in me career, but even the cheapest paid per diem. And IF I could find a hotel with a single for $35 a night they would pay it because it was under the max per diem rate. We would often share rooms, but that was because we got to keep the difference between per diem and what we spent. I cannot imagine working for a company that told me I would be out of town for 4 wks and not paying me per diem. IN MY NOT SO HUMBLE OPINION, if they want me out of town, that per diem is paying me for giving up my off hour comfort. The one time I had a boss not want to pay me for being out of town, we drove 2 hours in the morning to get to the site and 2 hrs in the evening to get home. He fussed the first week about it and I told him that I would be paid for my time or I would be at home and if he did not like it that I would be happy to contact our state board of labor. The second week, he came off the cash when he saw how much work did not get done. Of course that was in an employees market.

  39. Anonymous*

    My husband works for an environmental water sampling company and travels all over the state, working at different sites. Some trips require him to stay the night. Up until late last year he was given a stipend for motel rooms and he would buddy up with co-workers to have a little extra money. The employer informed all workers that they would have to now get there own room and the room fee would be paid for using a company account. Which seemed okay. Until last week, they were informed that they HAD to buddy up in one room to save “the company” money…but I cannot help but think that “the company” is now keeping the extra money from the contractors…is this okay?

  40. Anonymous*

    I work for a Fortune 500 company that requires us to have a same-sex roommate at any regional meetings as well at the National Sales conference. I dread 12 hour days only to go back to a hotel room with roommate. Allegedly we have to have roommates at the National conference due to space constraints but I find it hard to believe. It’s exhausting mentally and physically and I resent being forced to go without any privacy for days on end unless I pay out of pocket for my own room. I have added travel policy to the list of questions to ask potential employers as the roommate policy is definitely a deal breaker.

  41. Anonymous*

    I’m going to a conference over the weekend for our dental office. Thur- Sunday. He booked TWO rooms for 5 women; all over 40. He will not pay us for two full travel days, only for time spent at the actual conference. PLUS.. we are required to buy some of our own meals. Keep in mind the hourly salary is a lousy $23.

    The Dr. Is all excited about “reinventing” his practice. Why would I give a damn when he is so cheap? I’m forced to go, lose time, money and effort. But I’ll say this: I’m not going to help him, in his greed, make more. After the conference, I’ll be doing business as usual. Long story short: screw you.

  42. Anonymous*

    If your office/company is so cheap and arrogant to deny your privacy by mandating to share a room, they don’t respect you. If the emigre cannot or will not pay for basic necessities there are two thoughts; maybe the conference should be cancelled or START LOOKING ELSEWHERE FOR EMPLOYMENT.

    Personally, I will do absolutely NOTHING to advance the business after being treated like cattle. Wasted your money. For an extra $139 a night to treat employees with respect, what do the cheap, demeaning employers think they are gaining? NOTHING!!! All your employees hate you and don’t care. Get a clue!!

  43. Anonymous*

    I’ve just been told I need to share a room at our conference. I’m gob smacked. The conference is only for 3 nights but they are incredibly long days. We basically go to conference 8 – 5 then go back to our rooms and then a bus picks us up within an hour to go to a ‘mystery location’ miles away from the hotel for dinner and drinks. Everyone gets way too drunk, and a bus takes us back to the hotel room. One night the bus arrived at 1.30am and we get a wake up call at 6.30am. Whoever said these conferences are a vacation WRONG! I come home tied and constipated. I have to eat where they say and when they say. It is no holiday. Now I have to share a room with a colleague. I think its time to send out the CV myself. I’m pleased to know I’m not the only one who finds this unacceptable though

  44. Anonymous*

    On a recent overseas trip, some of our employees were required not only to share rooms but to share a double bed. Our company had made a very large booking at a hotel in Austria and in some cases there simply were not enough twin rooms, so several people had to face sharing a bed with a co-worker. We are taling about professional IT workers who had perhaps met before in an international meeting but were certainly not personally familiar.
    (I’m not sure if that helped or hindered the situation)
    Personally I was lucky and had a room to myself, but in any case I would have refused to share a double bed with a stranger.

  45. Ninja*

    Just become essentially indispensible to the company, and then tell them to get you a room of your own or get lost.

    Worked for me…many times.

  46. Anonymous*

    Great idea!!! Treat me with personal respect, allow me my personal space or I’m gone!!! With no added reimbursement for your time, hassle nor enjoyment, how is it these managers get away with it?

    They do. Look at the unemployment figures. It makes me sick. What the dentist doesn’t understand is that by disrespecting his staff, requiring them to use their time off for no compensation will backfire in a very unfavorable way. Your employees are not stupid. We are not going to go the “extra mile” for you in any way. If anything, you have alienated your staff.

    Great move…..if you want to watch your beloved practice stagnate and wilt on the vine. Take a business class and please, above all else, stop your cheap, disrespectful behavior. Think I know care if you have gaps in your schedule? Nope. Not at all. You used me, now I’m going to do the absolute bare minimum. You stupid, stupid, cheap man.

    Unbelievable that persons with a degree from medical/dental school are so clueless.

  47. Anonymous*

    My Big Box corporation is requiring me to spen one night a week out of town town now (my other co-workers are not required to do this.) In this tight economy, I do not have the extra money to expense the room and wait a month to be reimbursed. Can they force me to pay for my own room or are they required to pay a per diem in advance or my manager put it on his company credit card?


    1. Ask a Manager* Post author

      There aren’t laws requiring them to handle this in any particular way, so it’s up to their own policies. But you should try explaining to them that you can’t afford to front the money.

  48. Anonymous*

    The least the employer could do would be to ask! Mandating a shared room is a violation of privacy. Not paying your employees for their time off is just plain inappropriate and unprofessional. Let us also mention it is most disrespectful.

    Long story short….they don’t value you. And what I will never comprehend is that is return for being treated like cattle, the employer expects you to go the extra mile. NOT HAPPENING!

    Hear this dear cheap dentist: Gap in your schedule? Don’t care. Patient not paying off their balances? Don’t care. Patients canceling at the last minute? Don’t care. Get it??? I DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOU OR YOUR PRACTICE.

  49. United States Citizen*

    I don’t see how it is legal for any employer to mandate that an employee share a room with a coworker at an overnight work related event. I see this a a violation of civil liberties, right to privacy and quality of life. Does anyone know of any legal cases that prohibit such practices or at least give the employee the legal right to decline going without being fired.

  50. Anonymous*

    No, employers are not legally required to provide privacy. If they choose not to do so, what does that tell you? That he or she does not respect nor value you. He sleeps very well at night with his wife in a king sized room. Employees are treated like cattle and have to share. room.

    Time to rethink why one would ever want to make this person successful. Degrading and actions speak much louder than words. Really…….four women in ONE ROOM WITH ONE BATHROOM?

    Your being played. And sorry, no excuse. Just cheap, stupid and going to backfire. Sickening. I quit my job after I was mandated to go to a conference, which by the way, was more of a sales pitch.

    Completely unprofessional, intrusive and you know who you are Dr. H. I am in a better place knowing you cannot abuse me, as an employee, ever again. Shame on you. Treat employees like crap, you get crap in return. Not complicated.

    Do not ever settle for invasion of privacy. Unless the company compensates you very well. It’s simply abuse.

  51. Anonymous*

    You said it very well. He sleeps, in a king sized bed with his wife while his employees are treated like cattle.

    Yes, I was being played. And I quit. No respect nor value for his employees. His practice will reflect that.

  52. Jim*

    While I did not read all comments, I thought a point that should be considered, would you put a male and female in the same room together? Doubtful. But then again, with the continued acceptance of same sex marriage etc. How do you know when putting two males or females together is appropriate? How do you know when that same sex co-worker may be looking at you inappropriately while being forced to share a room? Seems like this is something that will eventually cause some troubles for employers.

    1. KellyK*

      Generally, people who are gay or bisexual are very much used to being in locker rooms and other situations with people they may be attracted to and are pretty practiced at keeping that to themselves.

      As far as “how do you know if they’re looking at you inappropriately,” you don’t, but you don’t know if a coworker (male or female, gay or straight) will look at you inappropriately *at work* either. I would assume that if you’re sharing a room with a coworker, you’re not sleeping in your undies.

      I *do* think that having people share sleeping quarters creates potential for sexual harassment, but not for the reasons you’re suggesting.

    2. The IT Manager*

      Do you get nervous in a gym locker room or public restroom, Jim? The man next to you in those rooms might well be gay or bisexual.

      Note: There have been gay and bisexual people since the beginning of time; although, until recently they have been forced to remain closetted. The recent growing acceptence for equal rights for same sex marriages in the US, changes nothing about the number of gay and bisexual people you encounter in the workplace or with whom have to share a motel room. You’re just more likely to know about it now.

  53. Anonymous*

    I was asked to to an conference and all the plans were made. Today I find out they booked a room with a king sized bed and expect me to share the bed with another employee. Is this legal?!!!

  54. Anonymous*

    I don’t know if it legal or not. But I do know one thing.

    If your employer mandates you to share a bed, bathroom with someone else, they do not value you. It is infringing on your privacy unless they are paying you 24/7. In other words, you are being used. For their gain. Not yours. There is no respect here.

    There is no professional conduct that should allow this. The employer asks you to do as they say, without pay, take time away from your family, and expects you to abdicate your privacy?? Crazy. I unfortunately had this exact experience. Dental conference wherein 4 women “shared” a room and bathroom. I quit thereafter. It is simply obnoxious and unprofessional to require an employee to do so.

    It is beyond disrespectful. What astounds me is that the company and/ or employer thinks that you are really going to be more productive ? Go the extra mile? You must be kidding me. Why would I?

    Look. It’s simple Business 101. You treat people well, they will give you more in return. They will feel loyal. Your business will certainly do better. Because they care. However, if you treat them cheaply, that will result on your business. It’s not complicated. Some employers are to cheap and do not understand future implications.

    If anything, not being given respect for my privacy, not being paid and forced to go out of town left a very bad taste in my mouth. End result: it backfired. Not doing anything to increase your practice. You don’t care about me….I don’t care about you. Get what you get.

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