I've been with the same employer going on 5 years. Almost a year ago, the owner relocated our business to the opposite side of the city so it was more convenient for them (< 5 mins to work). What was once a 20 minute drive for me, now takes 40 mins minimum, and can often take over an hour due to heavy traffic.
Over the past few months my employer has been asking me to stop and pick up product from one of our vendors "on my way to work" so he can save money on shipping. The problem is that "on my way to work" is 7 miles out of my way.
I have a leased vehicle and the company moving is already going to put me over on my mileage.
I'd like to tell him to have the product shipped like he does with all the other vendors, but I'm not sure how he'd react.
I'm sure he see's it as a reasonable minor inconvenience that I should just accept. But he also asks other employees with trucks to get things from the hardware store or help him move personal items without compensating them.
How can I communicate my concerns to the boss effectively with out signifigant risk to my job?