||[Jul. 9th, 2007|05:39 pm]
The Question Club
Background: I work at a pretty well-paying call center, with very nice people and excellent benefits, in which we set up dependant care as an employee benefit for people, so they do not have to miss work. It's a very nice service, and I'm happy with the direct positive impact what I do has on people's lives. So, I kinda like it there. But as lovely as it is, it's still a call center, make no mistake.|
My husband just got accepted into the state patrol academy a while ago. About a week ago, we were given our options of stations, and not a single one of them is local to us. So, we're going to be moving (because it's stupid for him to turn that down for the sake of MY job) to Grand Junction, which is about five hours away from where we are now.
The nice people at my job have said that it may be possible for me to continue working for them, remotely. If so, they will still want me to come to the office once a month or so. In general, this is great. It means I won't have to quit and look for another job that may not pay as well or be as good for me.
But today I started to wonder... Could I reasonably ask for travel reimbursement for my monthly ten hour round trips to the office? I'm afraid to ask them. On one hand, it seems somewhat reasonable. On the other, what if they decide, in that case, not to let me continue to work there?