See my minions oh Brisbane, and tremble

The entire software group from work is in Brisbane for the annual Australian Delphi Users Group symposium.

Somehow we managed to get approval for all of them, so seven travellers are out wreaking havoc. Brisbane will never be the same again.

I notice that MikeFitz must have had advance notice and was so scared he left town :)

I managed to condense the entire 5 page company travel policy into one important bullet point for them before they left: Don’t consume anything from a mini-bar, unless you want to pay for it yourself.

For some bizarre reason the company will pay travel expenses, such as meals and accommodation – but the mini-bar is not included. A room service meal with a beer in the order is fine. Taking the beer from the fridge is not. Go figure that one out.


When you say “them” you mean “not you”? I’ve just landed in Wagga Wagga.

I thought about you this week; I’ve been doing some work for a client who uses Lotus Notes. I now have 6.5 installed on my trusty laptop. I hope it forgives me.

Comment by MikeFitz | March 30th, 2007 8:50 pm | Permalink

Yep, “them” means “not me”.

They hardly want me tagging along, not understanding any of what they hear, and dampening their excitement!

As for Bloated Notes: ha ha ha ha ha.

We use 6.5 at work. Now you will share our pain.

Comment by Wally | March 31st, 2007 2:41 pm | Permalink

Our mini-bar fridges were completely empty!

Clearly the Company and the Hotel had thoughtfully made the Appropriate Arrangements beforehand in order to spare us any Awkward Moments should we fail in our understanding of the Travel Policy Bullet Point!

Comment by Daniel | April 2nd, 2007 4:08 pm | Permalink

In addition, you can not purchase any food/booze on the plane and get it reimbursed. You can purchase the exact same items (for more money) in the airport and take it onto the plane and get it reimbursed though…

Comment by Darren the minion | April 2nd, 2007 6:55 pm | Permalink

Ah yes, and you had to fly tin-pot airlines. Adelaide to Brisbane without anything to eat, not even a snack – that’s a bit rough.

I hate tin-pot airlines.

Comment by Wally | April 2nd, 2007 7:46 pm | Permalink

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