In order to accommodate more customers, the company where I work is changing their hours for the winter season.
I work for a company that installs and repairs heating equipment. The busiest time of the year for us is during the winter season. We have repairs, tune-ups, and replacement appointments scheduled every day of the week. Unfortunately, the daylight hours are shorter and we lose valuable sunlight Most of the time the sun sets around 5, and we lose a lot of daylight hours. This year, we are going to start at 7 in the morning instead of 8. The boss said that the new winter hours will help us complete more jobs before the daylight hours are gone. We often run into problems with daylight and it’s hard to see after dark. Even with a flashlight, it can be difficult to diagnose a heating problem. The extra early hour might seem like no big deal to most people, but that hour means that I have to get up a lot earlier for work. I have a 40 minute commute in the morning to my job at the heating company. If I have to be there an hour early, that means driving in the same traffic that is going downtown for business. There is no way to avoid the traffic at that time of the morning. The new schedule for heating equipment repairs and installations is going to be a pain in the butt. When winter is over, the boss said we will go back to our regular start time of 8am. Until then, we’re stuck with the early hours.