So I've been working from home one day a week for the past two weeks. On Friday, I decided to do so because my car has been acting funny (it ended up being a $1000 repair for my steering column/power steering fluid leak, but that's another story - actually that's the whole story). So I emailed everyone at work and my direct boss/coworker said "O.K. Well, it would be great if you could come in because we are putting together and mailing the reports for
I stopped chewing, put the cookie down, and listen. THIS was going to be good. She ranted for a while about how the boss has been very sick (but I gotta be honest with you here, I have no sympathy whatsoever for him. I'm all about believing what you want to believe in and stuff, but when Christian Science is your thing and you won't see a doctor when you're sick, I mean...). My coworker has been sick also, and apparently, they were both here for 15 hours on Friday and could have really used my help.
"But they told me not to come in..." I said.
Then she continued. "You know how we said you could work from home? Yeah, I don't see that working out. You have to be here every day from now on." I expected it to be followed by "young lady," but she continued instead with, "That being said, I know it's hard driving all that way and the reality of it is, we won't be surprised or offended if you decide to look around for something closer. I mean, I wouldn't blame you; driving can really wear on you..."
The lesson of the day is, once again, that I really REALLY need to get out of here.