Thursday, February 17, 2011

I did it

I spoke to my boss yesterday about my hours.  I woke up yesterday absolutely drop dead exhausted and in near tears at the thought of going into work.  The idea of work isn't the problem, it is the 45 minute one way commute that puts me in tears and then the sitting in a desk chair all day that makes me stiffen up.
I had a meeting scheduled with him to discuss future projects with him so I figured discussing my options was something I needed to do also so before the poor guy had a chance to say anything I blurted out that I needed to talk to him about my hours.  I've only been at this company for 2 months so they could have easily said "Tough, you need to work the hours you agreed on or quit" but instead he breathed a sigh of relief and told me he could care less where I worked from.  He said he doesn't need me in the office to do my job and knows that I will do my job so if I want to work Fridays from home then that is fine with him.  I was so relieved.  From now on I am going to work Monday and Wednesdays from the office and Fridays from home.  I will continue to put in a few hours from home on Tuesdays and in the evenings but the Fridays are going to be a huge help.
I was so proud of myself for speaking up as it was a huge weight on my shoulders and it was difficult because it was once again admitting that this stupid disease was affecting my life but he made it so much easier for me.
Thanks to all of the bosses out there that understand that work is not the end all be all in life!!!!  I just wish more people understood this.


  1. I am relieved for you! I am going through a similar situation right now. I work 3 12 hours shifts a week. Those long days are killing me and my head. I've been brainstorming trying to come up with some other options.

  2. I don't know how you do 3 12 hour shift...that would kill me. I hope you are able to find an alternative!!!!