I work for a company part time. They know I do work for other companies. When I was working at one location, this company had someone drop off a large asset (a special printer). I was expected to take it home with me at the end of my shift which I did. I tried several times to return it but the person who was supposed to pick it up had car problems and never got back to me. I also contacted my manager but he didn't really have a solution. As far as I'm aware, the only way I can return assets is to contact this person and he will pick it up. I've had a few smaller assets left for me to take home, but the printer by far is the largest and most expensive.
Recently we got a new manager. Today was the first day I spoke with her. She said someone needs the printer tomorrow. I think she knew it was ridiculous to have less than 24 hours notice and was trying to communicate the printer needs to be returned asap.
This is a problem because I am in the process of moving homes. I'll skip the details but due to the move in/out dates I had to put 99% of my belongings in storage. The printer is at bottom of the pile (it came in a special case so it's safe). It would be very inconvenient for me to pick it up before the end of the month at which time I would unpack things into my new home. Also my other job is very busy atm so I don't have spare time.
I tried to explain all this to the new manager but don't think I was clear enough. I'm not really supposed to be storing lots of assets in my home; this was never the agreement and it's not part of my job. I have a paper trail of how I tried to get rid of them when I knew I was moving. What should I tell the new manager? I may consider returning the printer before the end of the month if I'm paid for my time including travel. The landlord of the new place isn't charging me to use the storage and I don't get the key until the end of the month. I would have to get him to let me in and I don't want to inconvenience him.