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Hey guys… I’m a case worker in child safety and I’m someone who loves being outdoors/dies at a desk all day. I’m hoping to organise that at least once a week I can go to a cafe and catch up on all my case notes that need to go into the system.
So far the only reason I’ve been told no is that “if you do then everyone will want to and then no one will be in the office” … how can I convince them that I work better out of the office and get this freedom & mental break for myself?

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Use your lunch hour time to do this. How can they stop you? I don't understand the butts in seat mentality. It's so outdated...

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Time to look else where. I had a similar situation in regards to remote work. My boss signed a telecommuting agreement, but then went and told everyone it wasn't fair for others not to work from home. Next thing I know I was let go.

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Granted, it’s still in the office, but can you schedule yourself some time in a conference room that has some nice windows? You’d have some privacy and a mental break from the rest of the office. Maybe your boss will see that as a ‘meet in the middle’ solution?

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