And we needed better compensation for the extra hours
I work from home, and my schedule is just as crazy. I always thought working from home would be easier. I’d work for an hour or two in the morning, then chill and do other things for the remainder of the day. I even fantasized about starting a garden, and perhaps sharing my growing experience online. So, when the pandemic sent all of us home, I knew it was time for my dream to come true. It was a bit scary for the first few months as we watched the pandemic unfold. Then, our boss sent out an email that we were to resume work. The schedule was even tighter now because we weren’t in the office. I found myself working past 5 pm on most days, and quite early each morning. Things got so bad that we had to have a meeting about work hours. During the day of the meeting, I was having some AC issues in my home. So, I risked and scheduled a HVAC worker to come and carry out cooling repairs in my home. I showed him the location of the HVAC cooling system, and informed him I’d be in a meeting. If he needed anything, just shoot me a text and I’d come out of my office. As the HVAC worker took care of my HVAC cooling system, the meeting went on. We explained to our boss that we were working longer than we did at the office. And we needed better compensation for the extra hours. If we are to work overtime, we need fair compensation from the company.