Usually my ethical dilemmas have something to do with how hard to kick couch in the beanbag. This one is a little bit different.
I started a new job in July. This job offers mileage reimbursement. The policy says the reimbursement is for "miles traveled while performing job duties." There is no mention of driving or a car in policy. Since I use a bike for most trips, is it ethical to accept reimbursement?
At the job interview, I specifically asked about using a bike for travel. I was told that I get an hour for lunch and thirty minutes in breaks. How and when I use that time is up to me. I took that to mean if it took under 90 minutes to travel by bike I was OK.
Just so we are clear, I am not asking if this is right by policy. It is. I am asking if it is ethically right to accept this money when the intention is to reimburse people for gas and maintenance.