My boyfriend is the associate director at a small gallery owned by a rich person. He started not too long ago and is curating a show with a large group of artists, but he hasn’t talked to his boss (the owner) about budget for the show yet(install, shipping), because she is not there at the gallery very much. When I asked my boyfriend what if she doesn’t want to commit to the cost of the show? He just said “I don’t mind if I have to pay a few hundred dollars out of my own pocket.” Which I think is absolutely a principle that no employees should pay for directly work related costs out of their own pockets. So we got into a big fight. His argument is: if this show goes well it will be good for his career.
He is full time, salary based, no commissions.
Am I wrong in this argument?