For today’s post I’m taking a different tact, and presenting a situation we’re facing this week, to see what ideas you can provide. I’m visiting two clients in Boston over a three-day period, and then a third in Chicago. Here’s my itinerary:
- Monday morning: Departed Newark for Boston
- Monday: Visited Client A to conduct a pre-GIPS(R) verification
- Tuesday & Wednesday: Visiting Client B to conduct a non-GIPS verification
- Wednesday night: Flying from Boston to Chicago
- Thursday: Visiting Client C to review their operation
- Thursday night: Return to Newark from Chicago
And so, there are three legs to the flying: from Newark to Boston, from Boston to Chicago, and from Chicago to Newark. Some salient points:
- Living in New Jersey, I typically fly out of Newark
- Each client has agreed to reimburse us for travel
- The total cost for the airfare is $710.10.
And so, how do we allocate the travel equitably across all three clients? I believe I have identified the best answer, and will share it on Friday. In the mean time, if you’d like to, reflect on it yourself and feel free to post it as a comment, or send your answer directly to me. Thanks!