I currently travel through London in order to work at my boss’s home office. If you’ve ever commuted on London trains in rush hour, you will know that they can become very crowded- not necessarily the best thing when there is a virus that is carried by droplets in air. I currently spend around an hour commuting each way to and from my workplace office in which close contact with strangers is unavoidable, and this make me very uncomfortable.
In addition to this commute, I work in an office where I am concerned I will either catch COVID or give it to my boss. I prefer to wear a mask in the office due to frequent close contact with my boss, poor ventilation and my “cuddly commute”.
Even though I may be going remote in the next 1-2 weeks, I feel strongly against further time in the office. Is it reasonable to highlight how I feel considering how long is left and the fact that I’ve only been in the job for the last two weeks?
ADDITIONAL CLARITY POINTS (added after original post):
- All other staff are working remotely
- I am the junior developer- there is only one other person in the department, who gets on mostly in isolation
- I don’t have much room to change my work hours (by half an hour at the most, which isn’t enough to see a difference in the number of people on public transport.)
- It’s only myself and my boss in his cellar office, where I am a “code monkey” (which isn’t helping my sanity or how stereotypical my role is)