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Would IBU to work from home next Monday and Tuesday?

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CinnabarRed Sat 13-Apr-13 10:09:56

I had a minor operation on my wrist last Wednesday. I had Thursday and Friday off for recovery, but will definitely be fit to work by Monday (office based).

The issue is that I won't be able to drive to and from the station (1.5 hour commute each way into London). I could get taxis to and from the station but (a) it's expensive; and (b) it takes longer and is less reliable than driving.

I could, alternatively, work from home until Wednesday when the dressing comes off. I have everything with me that I need to do so. The issue is that my boss, who is in every other respect a tolerant and kind man, has a blindspot when it comes to homeworking and doesn't believe it's appropriate other than in emergencies.

I'd really prefer to work from home because without the commute I'll also be able to get more done.


Guitargirl Sat 13-Apr-13 10:15:32

You would definitely not be unreasonable. Actually, what part of London do you work in - is there likely to be an impact on your journey by MT's funeral? We have had an email to say that transport will be bad on Weds and also on Mon because of a rehearsal of the security arrangements.

mrsjay Sat 13-Apr-13 10:22:47

could you just not extend your sick leave and go back on thursday ?

mrsjay Sat 13-Apr-13 10:23:06

yanbu to want to work from home though

badguider Sat 13-Apr-13 10:27:50

I'd phone and say you can't come into work. Your happy to work from home or take sick leave - which would he prefer?

DeskPlanner Sat 13-Apr-13 10:32:19

Go back Thursday. You can self certificate for a week anyway. I think in these circumstances you are perfectly justified.

CajaDeLaMemoria Sat 13-Apr-13 10:35:19

Yes, totally justified to work from home.

Have you told work that you'll be back on Monday, though? I'd call up to enquire about working from home if you have, because it probably won't help your bosses attitude to WFH if he's expecting you in.

It'd be totally unreasonable to deny you WFH if you've got everything you need, so it's a courtesy call really.

Merguez Sat 13-Apr-13 10:35:45


Good medical reason for you wanting to work from home - your boss should understand that. As long as you demonstrate that you are actually working and don't use it as an excuse to skive.

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