|| Damn, did I volunteer again?
||Aug. 23rd, 2006 12:27 pm|
As part of my ongoing plan to completely rebuild this company from within, I seem to have volunteered to launch our participation of the ride to work scheme. |
I know some people on this list have already used this scheme - is there anything in particular I need to be aware of?
The idea seems great† until you arrive at work soaked to the skin or drenched in sweat and have to spend your shift in wet clothes or smelling bad. The Royal Mail in Cambridge have it right, with lockers for spare clothes and towels, and showers so that the staff can get warm and clean‡; however their approach does not seem to be widespread.
† As long as you live somewhere flat, i.e. not here.
‡ At the Sorting Office as well as the Delivery Office I might add, so it's not just to take care of drenching/sweating experienced on the job.
I'd still be all over riding to work, but I live 5 miles further out now, and I'd be a sodden wad of persperation you can smell before you see by the time I got to work (August in Florida, you see :-) ) and the building has no showers. When it gets cooler I can live with the damp-washcloth-in-the-restroom-sink approach, but not in high summer. Shame, 'cause start of fall semester the parking is impossible 'round here.