I'm a hardcore bike commuter that has enthusiastically biked my 15km commute to work practically every working day for over four years now, rain or shine. That's 1.5 hours of biking each day. My company allows me to park my bike in the underground parkade, which is nice and secure. We also have a great fitness center where I can shower, have a steam, shave, and iron my clothes. Sounds nice, eh?
I recently announced my new policy of working from home when the temp drops to below -25C. Brakes and gears stop working at that temp, plus I have a fully functional office at home with everything I need to perform my job. Well the corporate red-tapers have a real problem with this and are giving me a hard time. I feel I should be compensated for biking and three or four days a year working from home when it's below -25C is no big deal. Keep in mind I'm still working productively.
I'm meeting with management later this week, but I'm afraid common sense won't prevail and I'm getting pissed off. Do you have any ideas or thoughts that might help me get through to them? Or am I off-base on this?
I've worked for this company for 20 years and have put in a TON of unpaid overtime during that time.
Thanks for your time...