My company used to have an amazing work week schedule. We worked 4 x 10 hour days instead of 5 x 8 hour days. This was amazing, and definitely a deciding factor when me and my wife were deciding where to move. We had every Friday off. They skimped our vacation time allotment because they argued that we got a vacation day every week. At the end of the year last year they gave us less than a month notice that the policy was changing.
At the first of the year the change happened, I had to take vacation days for planned travel. Where I normally would have had the benefit of Friday off and not had to take days, or only take a Thursday off and have a 4 day weekend. So now I've burned almost a 1/4 of my vacation time for the year.
We also suffer from terrible traffic because now we get out right during the traffic rush from the rest of the city.
Lastly, I feel it destroyed the culture of the company. This used to be the thing that we had - Fridays off. Now we have nothing special.
Sure I'm still grateful to have a job, but at this point I can just get another job. How do I let them know I'm unhappy? I want to ask for them to allow a work from home day once a month, or give us a few extra vacation days. I don't know. They took without giving and I kinda want to just leave but still would like to give them a chance to make it right. How to proceed?
Almost a year and half later I have found a new job. I tried airing my grievances but to no avail. I've found a company that lets me work remotely full-time, work the hours I want, and to top it all off, unlimited vacation/sick time. Thanks to the community for all your help, ideas, and support!