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December 4th, 2015 at 02:05 am

Today I had to drive up to the Boston area for meetings with my new work team. I left the house at 6:30 am and got up there at 9:30 a.m. I had mostly back to back meetings with people telling me all this stuff which by day's end, I just wasn't really absorbing.

I did have a planned lunch with someone I'd gotten friendly with (and having worked on a few projects with) after learning she is also caring for a mother with Alzheimer's. But the restaurant service was so slow that by the time our food was served, we had 15 minutes to eat it and get back, so all I could eat was the soup and I grabbed the sandwich to go.

I hate this drive...lots of traffic, a tool highway, 7 highway changes so you can't not pay attention and of course, driving in the dark going home with too many tractor trailers, etc. I left a little after 5 and got home about 8 pm

They had 2 more meetings, holiday-related, they wanted me to come up there for next week (!) and I told them no. Are they kidding me? I didn't choose to have my job reassigned to another department and i wasn't consulted when that was done. Now i have a new boss and a team that all works up there, and I work down in CT. But that doesn't mean I'm suddenly going to be willing to do the 6-hour drive anytime they think it's a good idea.

Since I'd only had the soup for lunch, I was famished by the time I began my drive home, so I was so thankful to have the leftover sandwich to eat while I drove.

Tomorrow, thank God, I'm working from home so I can relax a little, and then it's the weekend. It's things like this, honestly, that make me want to quit my job earlier than planned. And of course it irks me that they are just adding to my workload with adding to my compensation.But this is what companies do.

8 Responses to “So pooped”

  1. Laura S. Says:

    I feel for you. I lived in NH and hated driving to Boston when I needed to do so. The traffic is terrible and it's tricky figuring your way around the area. Glad you made it home safely!

  2. Livingalmostlarge Says:

    UGH! But I have to say can you afford to not go to these meetings? Sounds like you at least have a job where you can work remotely instead of them hiring someone to do it in boston.

  3. Butterscotch Says:

    I agree with LAL - I would hate for them to let you go because it made more sense to have someone up in Boston, or someone who was more agreeable to make the trips up there. Is taking the train an option?

  4. Ima saver Says:

    I hate driving and I Hate, hate, traffic. I am so sorry that you have to make that drive!

  5. PatientSaver Says:

    Can I afford not to go Earlier in my career i would have just sucked it up, but to be honest, I am so so so ready to retire, and while I plan to in 4 more years, I could make do if I had to now. They won't let me go because I am still needed to spend the bulk of my time, say 85% of my time, doing what I have been doing in my home office location. The new work up in boston area was an "add on."

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I hate night driving - especially when you have to make a lot of transfers.

  7. Livingalmostlarge Says:

    What are other options? Why not take the train the night before and crash somewhere cheap downtown and then train it back?

  8. PatientSaver Says:

    Because they won't pay for me to stay overnight, I need to medicate my cat for his thyroid twice a day and I'm uneasy being so far from home should something happen with my mother.

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