Let’s be honest here. One of the ways employees are meant to impress their superiors is to be as productive as possible while spending as little as possible on the company’s dime. They might take you out to a nice work dinner to get you to stay in their hellish corporate world, but if you’re leaving your home and family to travel on behalf of the company, you better not spend very much besides, you know, your soul! Knowing where to cut costs is crucial, and employees need to learn how to think outside the box early if they want to achieve managerial status. And you weren’t going to actually use that hotel room coffee pot for real coffee, right?
In all honesty, the major takeaway here is that you should never use your hotel coffee pot because people are stupid and someone might genuinely try this. I wouldn’t put it past some dummies out there!