Seamless meals paid for while WFH?

Intern in Consulting

Some of my friends that interned in IB last summer said that they got to order $25 or $30 if they were going to be in the office until 8:00PM.

Now that everyone is working from home, do you still get to order food and charge it to the firm or client? That seems like a huge loss if analysts can no longer order from Seamless. Cooking dinner every night would suck if you have a lot of work to do!

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May 16, 2020

Nope :( My firm is seeing this pandemic as an opportunity to cut costs on office space and other items.

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  • Intern in Consulting
May 16, 2020

bump

May 16, 2020

no.

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May 16, 2020

Most EBs (PWP, Gug, PJT, Allen, Moco,CVW) still cover nightly meals up to firm limit with exception of EVR which is doing a $100 weekly grocery.

Only JPM is of the BBs is covering nightly meals (to my knowledge) but each meal needs an approval email by manager/staffer.

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  • Associate 1 in IB - Gen
May 17, 2020

Work in EVR, policy is $100 weekly grocery OR $30/night delivery

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
May 16, 2020

BB shareholders scream no and say F U. There you go

May 17, 2020

Nope my bank isn't allowing that even though i find myself working even longer at home..

May 22, 2020
SF Banker:

Nope my bank isn't allowing that even though i find myself working even longer at home..

Facts. I have become a very well paid slave. Don't even have time to work out 3x a week anymore.

  • Intern in IB - Ind
May 22, 2020

fuck this sucks

May 22, 2020

My bank gives me free $25 stipend when I'm in the office. I'm happy though I'm not allowed to go in the office...

I think you know what I am doing.

May 22, 2020

Nope city population me

May 22, 2020

My MM recently reinstated the meal policy when working past 7, but now manager approval is needed for every order. Its not as if I'm gonna bother my MD every night at 7 about my dinner plans though, so I haven't been using it.

May 22, 2020

There are some BBs in London that still allow to do this... No need for preapproval, just need to mention that you would have to cook and thats all. If you are out of Ldn you just need to justify that you are working long hours and you would have to wastr time cooking (need to explain it once)

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
May 22, 2020

At my MM, we were notified of some IRS law where if you are not in the office or traveling on business, meal stipends are considered taxable income and were told not to use it while working from home. Although I'm starting to get suspicious that no one else has heard this...

May 22, 2020
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