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It’s good to be home

Since the middle of February, I’ve spent a total of eleven days so far working at a customer site two hours away from home. I’m sick of living out of a suitcase! But I think that’s most of the travelling over now for this month, and it’s really good to be home and sleeping in my own bed again.

I was talking to my boss today about this end-of-year madness, and how to reconcile it with our agreement that I should work part-time. At my grade, I’m not in general eligible for overtime. I’m just expected to do whatever is necessary to get the job done. But he has agreed that if I am having to work in excess of my nominal three-day week to deliver the six reports and three presentations that are contractually due, then I can claim overtime for doing so. We agreed however that this has to be a temporary arrangement, and that I need to return to my 22.5 hour week as soon as possible, and certainly by the end of the month. I’ll be happy with the extra money this month, but much happier to get back to a sustainable work pattern.

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  1. PaulD | 19 March 2011 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Ah, the good old days of travelling time, double time etc etc are long gone.

  2. Gillian | 21 March 2011 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    They are indeed……..