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Old 07-24-19, 09:33 AM
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just when I figured out how/when to bike commute my boss gave me more time off

ugh, I finally figured out how to occasionally add a round trip bike commute to my week's schedule (Fridays) but my boss said I should take some Fridays off. I can certainly ride on the Fridays I have off & I guess go back to it when vacation season is over ... but I was just getting into a groove! is it weird that I'm disappointed to not work Fridays cuz I won't be bike commuting for the rest of the summer?
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is it weird that I'm disappointed to not work Fridays cuz I won't be bike commuting for the rest of the summer?
Yes.

Don't worry, you'll get used to it quickly. A few years ago I took Fridays off for the summer. Getting an extra day for riding, as well as fixing things around the house, cooking, cleaning, and just plain goofing off, became the norm pretty quickly. Still, I was ready to get back to work "full time" when October rolled around.
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Is this a furlough? That wouldn't be so fun
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Old 07-24-19, 11:15 AM
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Is this a furlough? That wouldn't be so fun
no, it's paid "comp" time, above & beyond the vacation time I have to use before my anniversary 8/22. wish he granted me this back in late June ...
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Then take it and run.

Or ride your bike, you know
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Could be worse; I used to bike commute every day but my bosses had me cut that out.
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Could be worse; I used to bike commute every day but my bosses had me cut that out.
Why?
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
ugh, I finally figured out how to occasionally add a round trip bike commute to my week's schedule (Fridays) but my boss said I should take some Fridays off. I can certainly ride on the Fridays I have off & I guess go back to it when vacation season is over ... but I was just getting into a groove! is it weird that I'm disappointed to not work Fridays cuz I won't be bike commuting for the rest of the summer?
No, it's not. Riding to work improves your general outlook and attitude. I felt the same way when I started bike commuting.

If you're not riding to work everyday, then ride in on Thursday.
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Why?
They wanted me to drive in, so I could attend meetings and such off-site without issue. Those are quite rare, though - maybe once a quarter on average. Confusing to me as well, though when the boss man says do something, I do it.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
ugh, I finally figured out how to occasionally add a round trip bike commute to my week's schedule (Fridays) but my boss said I should take some Fridays off. I can certainly ride on the Fridays I have off & I guess go back to it when vacation season is over ... but I was just getting into a groove!

is it weird that I'm disappointed to not work Fridays cuz I won't be bike commuting for the rest of the summer?
No. I have previously posted:
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I previously replied to this thread on the Commuting Forum, "How to motivate myself to ride when I'll no longer be commuting to work?"...

Just yesterday a colleague asked me when I was going to retire. I suggested a number of years, adding, "I like my job, and it’s a convenient place (and distance) to bike to."
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I like that.
but,
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…I have previously posted to this thread, Why didn’t I ride
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My job; either too much to do, so I stay (comfortably) overnight and resume very early in the AM, missing my commute; or have to travel afar for a meeting...and to a lesser extent, family activities. …
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"Woohoo! It's Friday everyone!"

The Workaholics Prayer, “Thank God it’s Monday.”

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Ride to work on other days.
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If you're not riding to work everyday, then ride in on Thursday.
too trashed Thursdays from my night job Tues/Wed nights. Too trashed Monday from my 2nd job on Sundays. so that's why Fridays became "the day"
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Originally Posted by MEversbergII View Post
They wanted me to drive in, so I could attend meetings and such off-site without issue. Those are quite rare, though - maybe once a quarter on average. Confusing to me as well, though when the boss man says do something, I do it.
hmmm, wonder if you can ask them for 24 hrs notice. at my last job, I knew that for the months of Sept - December I might be called off-site at any time so I voluntarily stopped bike commuting those months. I did so cuz the off-site work was a welcome change & often fun

fyi - just read that the City Council in Chicago unanimously approved a bill requiring large Chicago employers to give workers at least two weeks’ advance notice of their schedules & compensate them for last-minute changes. The “fair workweek” ordinance reflects a compromise between representatives from labor & business, who have been working with the city on what kinds of employers and employees would be covered by the scheduling rules.

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They wanted me to drive in, so I could attend meetings and such off-site without issue. Those are quite rare, though - maybe once a quarter on average. Confusing to me as well, though when the boss man says do something, I do it.
I have to do something like that every week. Since my wife also has a car, I usually leave my car parked at work and ride the bike in. No problems in 15 years...
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
ugh, I finally figured out how to occasionally add a round trip bike commute to my week's schedule (Fridays) but my boss said I should take some Fridays off. I can certainly ride on the Fridays I have off & I guess go back to it when vacation season is over ... but I was just getting into a groove! is it weird that I'm disappointed to not work Fridays cuz I won't be bike commuting for the rest of the summer?
I get it. I've been enjoying commuting this summer, but I work at a high school, and no way am I riding my bike through a bunch of new teen drivers and their texting mommas every day.
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You know what's better than riding to work? Not having to go to work.
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if I ever stop doing chores around the house, I might actually get out on the bike!
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You know what's better than riding to work? Not having to go to work.
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if I ever stop doing chores around the house, I might actually get out on the bike!
My answer as posted earlier;
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I previously replied to this thread on the Commuting Forum, "How to motivate myself to ride when I'll no longer be commuting to work?"...

Just yesterday a colleague asked me when I was going to retire. I suggested a number of years, adding, "I like my job, and it’s a convenient place (and distance) to bike to."
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"Woohoo! It's Friday everyone!"

The Workaholics Prayer, “Thank God it’s Monday.”
In a similar vein, on the 1990’s sitcom, Married with Children, Al Bundy was once asked, “Why don’t you have a picture of your wife at work? To which he replied, “Kinda defeats the reason to go to work."


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You know what's better than riding to work? Not having to go to work.
Right? I should have this problem!

Rumrunn, just go for a ride on friday, anywhere you want to. Heck, ride to work and back without actually working. S'all good.
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if I ever stop doing chores around the house, I might actually get out on the bike!
so I got out for 43? miles during Friday rush hour ... I just can't let go ... hahahaha
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
ugh, I finally figured out how to occasionally add a round trip bike commute to my week's schedule (Fridays) but my boss said I should take some Fridays off. I can certainly ride on the Fridays I have off & I guess go back to it when vacation season is over ... but I was just getting into a groove! is it weird that I'm disappointed to not work Fridays cuz I won't be bike commuting for the rest of the summer?
Rumrunn6, how about taking your day off and biking for fun?
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I have to do something like that every week. Since my wife also has a car, I usually leave my car parked at work and ride the bike in. No problems in 15 years...
that's exactly what i do: drive to work on Monday with the bike, bike commute all week, then drive home at the end of the week. car is always there if i need it for whatever reason.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
too trashed Thursdays from my night job Tues/Wed nights. Too trashed Monday from my 2nd job on Sundays. so that's why Fridays became "the day"
Sounds like Thursdays off makes more sense.
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Sounds like Thursdays off makes more sense.
haha yeah, did that one week, so I could accompany Wifey to a Drs apt.
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