I knew exactly what to expect this morning when I opened an e-mail bearing that miserable subject line. A Gannett Blog reader says South Carolina's Greenville News has finally raised the mileage reimbursement rate from what had been 25 cents(!!!) a mile. "We've moved valiantly and courageously to 27 cents per mile,'' he says. "Compared to your previous post regarding Cincy's rate, ours is more abysmal, which means we win. Or do we lose?"
But wait, there's more! "When it got moved from 23 cents to 25 about two years ago, senior management made sure we knew it was a huge sacrifice. . . . This time, especially since our clamoring for relief has been much louder (and perhaps more homicidal), there was no 'we're taking a bullet for you' message. Also considering we're pumping in $3.50 gas now with $4 gas on the horizon, it's just downright pitiful that we're subsidizing our own jobs."
What's your mileage reimbursement rate? When's the last time it went up -- and by how much? Leave a note, in the comments section, below. Or use this link to e-mail your reply; see Tipsters Anonymous Policy in the green sidebar, upper right.