Our company made the decision to hire a guy who lived six hours away to be the new CEO. At the beginning, of course, he promised to move and live closer to the office. But he never did. Instead, he gave excuses and just dragged it on and on. He kept traveling back and forth weekly. In my opinion, that’s a long drive twice a week.
Needless to say, he then started complaining about the travel. So it progressed to him needing to have a ‘travel day’ each week. Even when the company offered to cover local rental housing for him, he still needed Monday as a travel day.
Basically, he would arrive late Monday night and report to work on Tuesday morning each week. Or sometimes he would arrive late on Tuesday. To make him even more loved by the staff, he’d leave for the weekend at lunch time on Friday. If we were lucky, he’d work all of three days after his travel time, extra long lunches and ‘meetings.’
Submitted by AnonymousTags: The Boss Doesn't Care, Travel Day