According to this article, some Canadian companies have just now realized that the points and miles that their employees heretofore have been able to keep for themselves are an expensive thing.
Some of these companies now confiscate the points or worse yet, force the employee to pay for his or her participation in the frequent stayer programs tied to company issued credit cards!
Well, the idea is still north of the US border and let's hope it stays there. Sorry to all you folks in our neighbor to the North and hope that common sense prevails soon and this policy dies on the vine!
I know that some US firms have followed suit and that's too bad. Seems to me that this is one small advantage in a slew of disadvantages of having to be on the road all the time.
I've heard of that here, I believe Catapiler is one of the US based companies that does not allow its employees to amass points. I believe their system is even more restrictive in that they book all travel (air/car/hotel) and negotiate rates that do not include miles/points. Failure to use their system == you dont get paid for the trip.
I'll tell ya this, if my company ever moves in that direction (a house of consultants), it will be the last day I and most of the firm work there
One of the few "perks" of being a road warrior is being able to enjoy the downtime with family/friends and in places that you want to do it.
Hear, hear! A company that makes life on the road less inviting is one that I would certainly not work for.
Points and miles have NO monetary value to the company, they belong to the traveler, and can only be used, in most cases, by that traveler. Thus, not allowing the accumulation of points does not effect the bottom line, only morale!
Can we keep score of those companies that do not allow accumulation of points or miles? Love to have a wall of shame with their names on it