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When doing consulting abroad should you demand to be flown home on the weekend?

I am being offered a consulting job in Nigeria for about 12 working days; however this also would include spending two unpaid weekends there. I've worked for other companies and they would pay for a flight home every weekend. I would be ok with spending one weekend there, but two unpaid weekends seems like I'm being taken for granted. Any advice? Home is Germany and I'm giving a workshop in Nigeria

Asked By: Question of T - 11/20/2007
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I don't think you should take it for granted that you should get flown home. In my company, if you're working in Europe you'll usually (but not always) get flown home for the weekend. If you're working further afield (Middle East or Africa) then you wouldn't expect to get flown home, unless it's a long-term project... More
Answered By: Cari - 11/20/2007
Additional Answers (7)
I get home every other weekend, and YES the company pays!
Answered By: timestamps - 11/20/2007
 
If I were you I'd check to be sure that job you've been offered is an authentic one and not a scam or an abduction.
Answered By: sophieb - 11/20/2007
 
If i was you i would put it to them that you get flowen home or paid for the weekends normalyu if your willing to work them and they do not want you to they pay.
Answered By: stewart 873 - 11/20/2007
 
Sorry economy is bad. Jet Fuel and other oil spikes have caused higher flight tickets and the economy is shaky so companies are pulling in their belts
Answered By: alexandriaferrari1 - 11/20/2007
 
depends how much you think you're worth. i get paid from when i leave my house until i get back home regardless of whether i'm travelling, taking days off or working.
Answered By: cgbcomputers - 11/20/2007
 
Would you really fly home for a weekend with a job that's not that long or is it just not wanting to go in the first place.Flying so boring
Answered By: So I Sleep a Lot - 11/20/2007
 
You don't say where "home" is, but if it's very far, no I wouldn't expect that. This is a very short-term assignment. Maybe you could work through at least one of the weekends, and cut your total time there down.
Answered By: Judy - 11/20/2007
 
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