If you were I
October 22, 2008 7:33pm CST
My rent's expired, actually it's not yet, but the householder decide to sell it. So i have to change the place, it's the third time with one and a half year, i'm tired of moving. I can find a room nearby as i used to. But i'm just thinking whether i can move to a house near my alma mater, when i can eat in the dine, study in former classrooms and act just like a student again in the evening and weekends. The problem is i only need 10 or 15 minutes from current room to office, i have to take 1 hour from office to school. Am i mad with this idea? I must arrive late, usually i arrive at 7:50 in the morning, if i move there, i can only arrive at 8:30,while my boss arrives at 8:15. It's not late, i will take the company bus and arrive at the same time as others, but in fact i will arrive late than boss. You know i open the door everyday for him and make him a cup of tea before he arrives. That's not gonna happen if i move to a place near school. I mean, i still need to do all these, but not before, but after his arrival. What should i balance? Please generously share your suggestion. Many thanks.
23 Oct 08
Hi lynette, I think you do whatever suits you best, if you have to come in about 830, it won't hurt the boss, he will understand, I hope but then again tough, you have been going in early and as you say you'r not late, so do what is best for you and not the boss. Tamara
• United States
16 Aug 10
It seems it's been two years since you've posted this discussion and so I am sure you've moved and are all settled in. If I was used to one certain routine or schedule, I would do my best to not delay that routine or schedule, especially if I am doing something for the boss. I would want to make sure that the boss is happy and pleased with me. That being said, I would continue to find a place convenient to my office, so within the same neighborhood as I am living currently. That being said, of course I do not yet have a job again, and so my boss is myself.
23 Oct 08
hello lynettebyc, I know how you feel because I was also like that when I was still studying and early years of working. It's really so tiring moving from one apartment/room to the other. Not to mention the packing and unpacking for everything, putting them back to its designated place. Regarding which place will you choose to move, I guess you need to adjust your time if you really like the place. If it's far from your work, then you need to wake up much earlier than usual so you'll never be late. Going to work later than your boss is not a good idea. You need to be on time. You must consider the travel time and all. In no time you'll be used to it.
23 Oct 08
Our work time starts from 8:30, so we can say my boss arrives a little bit earlier. Lots of employees arrive at 8:30, so i'm just late from the boss's point of view. All right, maybe that's enough, cause i work for my boss, not the others, my boss won't care about what others do, but just what i do. Thanks for sharing, Robert.