- 3 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
I work for a company that cleans houses. We clean in two cities, that are about half an hour apart from each other. There are no company cars, and a requirement to get the job was having your own car and the ability to drive, as team members (teams of 2) are expected to switch off driving each week. We are currently going through some staff changes and our partners are changing.
BEFORE I was hired, I informed the owner that I have asthma that is triggered by cigarette smoke and cannot clean a house that has been smoked in, or ride in the car of someone who smoked in it. My boss, however, is planning on pairing me with a smoker., meaning that I will have to drive every day. We are paid for our mileage, but not very well, the compensation pays for very little more than our gas. I do not want to cause that much wear and tear on my car, as we can sometimes drive over 100 kilometers a day, but if I’m paired with her I don’t have a choice.
Our boss’s reason for this pairing is that the smoker is a faster cleaner than either me or the other woman I could be paired with. This is true, however she is only faster because she often misses and purposely skips things. Which makes the whole thing seem very unfair.
So, I don’t really know what to do. Do I ask for more compensation if I have to drive every day? Do I tell our boss that this woman doesn’t clean things that she doesn’t find convenient? Do I just suck it up and deal with the possibility of making my car’s life shorter? I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas.