I hate hearing this?! Those guys are making it hard for guys like me everyday?!
You sound like the type of guy I'd love to do work for! You're paying the rent, food, and utilities on top of W2 while they're out of town??! I wish!!!
Pay it if they're earning it, but monitor the spending!!! In fact, put the food money in their checks, and pull that company card ASAP!!! Renting the house is smart!! Met a guy not too long ago that was renting places for workers like that!
Some of us have forgotten how to meet a man halfway?! We're having enough trouble getting decent rates, and these guys are trying to make it hard for the next guy?!