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So I have a funny(ish) story

I had a new guy start Monday.  Really nice, really technically competent, but crazy-cheap.  That's his business, whatever.  We're relocating him, so if he wants to find the cheapest possible movers, great.  Wants a cheap house far away from civilization, I don't care as long as he shows up on time.  Etc.

The week after next, I'm taking him and another guy who recently started to our other location to meet some of the people there with whom they'll be working, scheduled some meetings, just a two day trip, nothing big.  Because he's relocating and his family hasn't moved yet, he wanted to fly back to see them after our two-day meeting, rather than returning here directly.  Fine, good.

Until he asks me if he can keep his car at my house while he's gone.  He doesn't know me--you all know me, that's not an option.  I'm like "You can just leave it at the airport, we reimburse for airport parking."  But he claimed even so, it was too expensive.  So I clarified that he would be back in the office the following Monday, right?  Yes:  two day trip to the other facility, two day weekend with his family, four days of airport parking.  If you park in long-term, that's $4/day--for $16, you are not leaving your car at my house for four days, just send me an expense report and move on. 

I couldn't believe we were even still talking about this, but I was still trying to talk sense into this man, and when I got to "And anyway, how would you get from the airport to your car?  You'll need it at the airport when you get back" he just smiled at me.  Like, did he think I was going to pick his ass up at the airport Sunday?  Hell no.  Y'all, I am like half an hour from the airport, I am not driving all over creation on a Sunday night to save $16.  Not happening.

Re: So I have a funny(ish) story

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    WzzWzz member
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    it sounds like you had a great opportunity to establish boundaries, and succeeded with this guy.

    i wonder if this is the start of a new "new guy".

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    I'm with wz.  I'm glad you gave it a hearty hell no and moved on.  Can you imagine what he'd ask you to do next?  In a year?

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    mrsconn23mrsconn23 member
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    WTF?  He's so damn cheap that he doesn't even want to put out the money that he's going to be reimbursed?

    Yeah, he needs a hearty 'ho sit down'.  Go you for delivering it. 

    I hope he provides future stories for us to laugh and judge.
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    GBCKGBCK member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_wedding-woes_so-i-have-a-funnyish-story?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:47Discussion:857b9654-3ad2-4eae-80e9-1f812a34a112Post:f0cfbd40-e50b-4ac9-bbb9-e6e809a70faa">Re: So I have a funny(ish) story</a>:
    [QUOTE]WTF? <strong> He's so damn cheap that he doesn't even want to put out the money that he's going to be reimbursed </strong>? Yeah, he needs a hearty 'ho sit down'.  Go you for delivering it.  I hope he provides future stories for us to laugh and judge.
    Posted by mrs.conn23[/QUOTE]

    <div>Sheesh, my cheap ass tries to save my employer money, but I won't put myself out to be cheap on their behalf!</div>
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    Um, no.  And this isn't funny...unless you think "imposing idiot" is funny.  Just sayin'.
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