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My boss is making me commute an hour just to be in the office for three, and then commute an hour back. Why.

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It isn't her fault you live an hour away. It sounds like there is work to be done and you are a professional who draws a salary and works for a living. You get paid for a full day, right? Don't be such an entitled brat.

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Well...I am supportive of work from home and flexible schedules. But the whining here from someone who makes six figures to think up ad ideas should be put into the context of people who don't have the luck to work in our industry. We forget how lucky we are. Look at fishbowl. I've never seen such a cadre of whining, precious -ness. You put ads on the Internet. And get paid a lot to do it. You aren't Norma Fucking Rae.

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I’m here early and brought homemade treats for the other 4 people who might show up today. Let people use the internet to vent... like how you’re whining about people whining. Signing off to work, byeee.

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When my wife and I moved to a new city about 20 minutes away from our old place, but I didn't change jobs, it lengthened my commute even more and put me on a commute with a bunch of rush hour traffic I could only mitigate by paying an express lane toll every day. We had some long talks about what we were signing up for if we made this move. We liked the house, but it meant my M-F mornings and evenings would suck more and my family would see less of me. We did it. And my job only got busier. And I haven't blamed my boss once for the decision we made.
You only have to work three hours today?! That's rad. Lucky.

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I’m with Zenith. Wednesday’s isn’t a holiday. Neither is Friday. And guess what? People have to work both.

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Good chance it's because it's your job and you get paid to do it.

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Right, there is work to be done and it’s 2017, so all of it can be done from anywhere in the world – especially as a writer (plus our clients have been on Holiday since yesterday).Cheer up, Zenith. Happy Thanksgiving!

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I have a 45-50 min commute. I can wfh, and do at times. Will be going in today for a few meetings, about 3-4 hrs total before I ghost for the holiday. Could I wfh today? Yes. Totally up to me. But ill be more effective in the office, and I'm still home way early. Anytime im requested at a meeting ill be there. When its discretionary I think about it personally, as if I was freelance or was self employed. Whats the best choice? Could care less what my boss thinks. Maybe you should change your thinking about who you work for. As a copywriter, you work for yourself in many ways. If a client who contracted you directly asked you to come in for a meeting, would you? If you value them (& you do as its the source of your $) why yes, you would.

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Ouch Zenith. I had a boss once who didn’t let people work from home no matter what the circumstances were just because he was a jerk...OP could just have a rigid boss who isn’t in touch with the fact that we are always connected thanks to good old technology. And it’s 2017.

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I’m an hour away and coming in for 4 hours today too. I feel your pain. We’ll make it through! Just think about all the yummy foods you’re going to be sedating yourself with tomorrow

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You'll save time on the commute today so probably won't even be an hour.

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Well this escalated quickly.

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I don't buy WFH the day before Thanksgiving for even half a second, especially if you've got an agency early closing. Being on-call is not WFH. If you want the whole day off, take a half-day of vacation.

Sorry, seen too little work out of WFH from too many people. Gotta' earn that trust in my book.

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I worked from home yesterday for our half day of work because why commute if I don’t have to. Got a lot done on my own but overall impossible to get prompt replies if at all from anyone. Even took a late conference call with a vendor on my own when the whole team was supposed to join.

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