Questions tagged [commute]

Questions about traveling to and from work. (For questions about traveling as part of work duties, use [travel] instead.)

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Coming into the office early and leaving early [duplicate]

It was brought to my attention (from part of my boss) that my coworkers have told him that they've noticed I've been leaving 10 minutes early. I leave early because I have an hour commute to work - if ...
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Required to work unpaid overtime to “make up” for a shorter commute after moving closer to the office

So a friend of mine this weekend lamented one of the changes in his employment that happened recently. It got me thinking whether or not you can consider that acceptable. He works and lives in the US ...
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Fair treatment for employees always late due to public transport

I have 4 people in my team who use Public Transport - trains. They live on different sides of town, so don't take the same lines. Two are always on time. The other two (coming from the opposite side) ...
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How to not appear uninterested in an interview

I am a software developer and I have a job with which I am quite happy. However its not perfect, and there are things which I wish were different, such as a shorter commute. Recently I have had a ...
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How to tell a colleague that I want to stop sharing the ride?

A few months ago, we hired a new temporary worker, Joe. Joe does not have a car so I offered to share the ride with him 4 times per day, which is about 45 km daily. I asked for 4€/day. Joe's salary ...
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Inability to get to work because public transportation failure

The train drivers are about to go on strike in Germany. Again. And it may not be the last time. Many people live 20-30 km from work and commute by train. There's no alternative to trains over such ...
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Can I ask to switch locations after 3 months?

Started a job 3 months ago as a software engineer... I have a brutal commute ~ 1hr 30min which has proven itself also dangerous at times because traffic and weather. Is it acceptable to use these ...
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Fired and moved to other company on first day - how react [closed]

Background: I was looking for a different job as commuting 2h a day was just to much for me. I got an offer from another company in my hometown, signed that, resigned my old job. On the new job I'll ...
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How can I get out of carpool, or ask money for it?

I would like to know how to get out of a carpool agreement I already made with a coworker, or, how to charge her some money. For the past two weeks or so, I have been picking her up at a highway and ...