I have to give kudos to my employer. I would like to give the name of the company but I won't because I would like to try and remain as anonymous as possible on this blog.
We had a meeting yesterday with the Human Resources Manager. He called us all in and explained that the company is concerned about how gas prices are affecting the employees and they are trying to make it a little easier to get to work. He said that while they would love to be able to give everyone a raise to help offset the rising cost of gas and food, it just isn't in the budget right now.
What he proposed is a four/one work week. Basically, this means we will work 4 days in the office and 1 day from home. While this won't make a huge difference, every little bit helps. For the employees like me that drive a company vehicle, we will also have the option of working one day from home. This move will save the company money because they are paying a little less for gas to fuel up the company vehicles. Currently, I pay $30 per paycheck for the privilege of using the company vehicle. Sixty dollars a month is peanuts considering my company pays for 100% of the gas, maintenance, tags fees and taxes.