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I find it very difficult to work on flights. This is my first travel project with a long flight ( earlier i traveled by train nearby). Is it okay to tell my team i am not able to work on flights ?

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As long as you are able to meet your delivery timelines , I don’t think your team needs to dictate where you work from

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There should be no expectation of working on flights. Heck, the WiFi doesn’t even work the majority of the time. I think you should be okay but I echo what EY1 said, work out a flexible travel schedule so you and baby can rest

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I think the expectation is i complete deliverables on flights and that stresses me out since i am not productive on flights.

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I agree with EY1, but with long flights it may be difficult to meet your deadlines. What do you not like about working while flying?

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Who is telling you that you *have* to work on flights? I think it’s reasonable to assume/ask you to, given that sometimes flights eat up a significant chunk of the work day on Mondays and thursdays, but I think you also can say no - unless it means missing a deliverable.. but it shouldn’t ever get to the point that you’re missing a deliverable because of a lack of 3-5 hours of work right before the deadline, knowing people are travelling. If I were you, I would try to take flights that aren’t as much of an impact on work hours if this stresses you out so much, because then you have more time in the office and can use that as your argument/upper hand

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The issue is i get motion sick and feel uncomfortable staring at my laptop. I will take flights outside business hours after 5 p.m, so that should help. I also recently became pregnant - so i have reduced coffee and feel exhausted to pull longer hours which i could easily do earlier. All of this combined is stressing me out.

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Just came here to say that I get motion sickness too and I can't work on flights. It's not just you.

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