Share a Hotel Room?
I was really surprised by an artilce I just read on hr.blr.com based on a survey conducted by Orbitz Travel. It said that nearly 1 in 4 (!) (24%) of business travelers have said they've had to share a hotel room with a co-worker! Say what?
Are travel budgets that bad? Anyone out there have experience with this? Can't they just send people to budget/cheap hotels? I'd rather do that than be forced to have a co--worker for a roommate unless they were also a close friend.
Meanwhile, I'm sure that these are "same-sex" arrangements, but with same-sex harassment claims on the rise, why would any employer think it's a good idea for co-workers of any gender to be in such close quarters? Can't you see it now? A claim from an employee in which he/she says that the employer "made us" share a room, which led to this problem?
Am I alone in my surprise?