This morning my carpool driver told me that she wants to start coming in early and leaving early. The leaving early part sounded interesting so I said that it was a good idea. Then she said that she was going to ask the boss if she can come in at 7 and leave at 4:30. Hmm... Our hours are 8:15 to 5 with a 45 minutes lunch. If she comes in at 7, she should leave at 3:45. She didn't think the boss would go for that since another coworker comes in at 6 and leaves at 4:30.
On the way home she said the boss approved her plan but she couldn't promise that she would be ready to leave at 4:30. Right now we usually leave 15 minutes late or more because she has a lot to do. I have often thought that when my mortgage was gone I would stop carpooling because it adds at least 20 minutes on to the commute each way plus the time that I am waiting for her in the evenings. In the winter it is especially annoying because I don't like taking care of the dogs in the dark. I said, gee that's great but since gas is only $2.50 right now, I don't think I can make it out of bed an hour early (for no added benefit).
So we decided to stop carpooling, at least until gas goes up to $3 and I am more motivated to get out of bed. It will be more wear and tear on my truck but I will have more time and flexibility which I value a lot.
You made the right decision. Is she crazy for wanting to do more work? Did she try asking what you suggested first?
Enjoy your extra time. :)
woohoo, extra work for free, Does it get any better. Oh yes, it does. At least you can make the decision not to car share any more with a clear conscience.
1million, she is always taking work home. She is dedicated, unlike me! I don't think she tried my suggestion. I think she wanted to work longer so that she wouldn't have to take work home...as much.
Lizzie, I might not get a big raise this year because of my lack of dedication but I don't care. There is more to life than a job.
Daizy, when I switched from working FT to PT, my raises went from way above average to average or maybe slightly above average. And being a part-timer, I did not receive a bonus until the second year they gave out regular, annual bonuses to everyone.
I had just taken a 40% pay CUT to work PT, so do you think I really cared if I were getting a 3% raise or a 4% raise? The bonuses were nice, though, at about 9% of my annual pay.
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