How do I tell my boss I don't want to carpool?
January 12, 2012 9:11 AM Subscribe
How do I tell my boss I don't want to carpool with the group for a 12+ hour round trip?
posted by dalesd to Work & Money (31 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My company is sending a seven of us off to another facility for training for a few days. It's a solid 300+ mile, 5+hour drive each way, not counting pit stops. Flying isn't any faster, I checked. My boss wants to rent two big 4x4 SUVs (because there's a good chance of snow) and carpool.
The plan is to drive out Wednesday afternoon, go to two full days of training Thursday & Friday, then drive back Friday night.
I like my co-workers, but I'm an introvert and don't like the idea of spending that much time cooped up with them. By Friday evening, I'm really going to need some alone time. I'd much rather drive my own car, listen to my audiobooks, eat where I want (so I can stick to my diet), and make better time.
Relevant details: my car is great in the snow, front wheel drive with great snow tires. It gets 30+ mpg highway. I would expect to get reimbursed for mileage if I drive my personal car.
I have a doctor's appointment first thing Saturday morning.