RE: Abstract accepted for IOUG...company has no/little money to send me?!??!?!?!
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 09:44:54 -0500
Well, I just got an email that the "third level" manager above me has approved my travel expenses specifically because I am presenting.
Wow. I am liking that higher up manager. Glad she's up there. She needs to move up higher!!
Anyway, I received some interesting private responses.
Thanks for all the responses and support.
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org] On Behalf Of Grabowy, Chris Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 8:45 AM To: Oracle List
Subject: Abstract accepted for IOUG...company has no/little money to send me?!??!?!?!
So I got the word from IOUG that my abstract has been accepted. Hurray!!
I forwarded that acceptance email to my manager asking for some travel money, and state the obvious that I won't need any money to pay for the conference fee.
I eventually get a response back from his manager that the overhead money is tight...maybe we can send you for a day or two...??!?!?!??!?! Overhead money is tight? Isn't it January?
So that was yesterday, and today I have calmed down a bit. And I was wondering if other folks have encountered this problem? Wondering if this is common? I have always assumed that if you get accepted to present then your company "stepped up" and sent you. I guess I am wrong?
http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-l Received on Wed Jan 16 2008 - 08:44:54 CST