This has nothing to do with knitting; I hope y’all don’t mind that I rant.
I was recently asked to run an errand for the company that employs me. The converstion went like this:
Job: “Jane Doe” (that’s me ), can you make a run to Office Depot?"
Jane Doe: No.
Job: Oh, are you in the middle of something?
Jane Doe: No, but my car is not for company use.
Job: Oh, ok.
Those were the verbatim words. I spoke quite cordially and even slightly smiled. I didn’t get the impression that “Job” was angry, but a bystander later said to me that she wished she could have said what I said. I wasn’t quite sure how to take that. :? My thought was that my car is just that … my car, not the “company car”. I know that companies typically offer mileage reimbursment, but “Job” did not counter my “no” with such an offer, so that gave me the impression that mileage reimbursement wasn’t even on the table. And even if “Job” did offer, I still wouldn’t have done it because …
:arrow: #1. I don’t want to make a habit of using my car for company business,
:arrow: #2. The mileage isn’t worth the paperwork for reimbursement, yet I’m totally not doing such errands for free, and …
:arrow: #3. If the mileage was worth it, I don’t [color=red]%100[/color] trust that
…a) I would get reimbursed in a timely manner and
…b) I would get reimbursed at all (after all, I was paid late once last year… hmmm?? :roll: )
Anyhoo … I thought I handled that situation quite well, but “Bystander’s” comment makes me second guess myself. :oops: Anyone have any thoughts to chime in?