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I've been required to work from the office, but it adds 3 hours of commuting each day and I feel way more exhausted at work. Can I speak to my boss about getting a special privilege to continue to work from home?

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Just get a new job. That's what I did 🤷‍♂️

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Yep. Working remotely is non-negotiable for me at this point.

I wouldn’t call it “privilege” when you ask. Stick with “exception”

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No harm in asking, however, be prepared for the answer to be "no." You might be able to negotiate to 1/2 time

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That or just find a new job

I'd say that it depends on the company culture, your boss, and your job. But it's definitely something I would ask about if I had already shown that I could do the same job from home.

Agree that I would phrase it as an exception to the onsite policy rather than a privilege. I'd also anchor your case in what's best for your company, bc that will likely be the lens your manager is taking. If that doesn't work you could try finding a new role that's remote eligible or ask if the company would financially support a relocation closer to the office to reduce your commute

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