Examples of accomadating negotiation style
The thing is, I have to pick up my two children from daycare by a certain time.Giving Amanda a ride home daily erases the 5-minute window I have to stop at the store to grab milk and it can make me cut it very close for time if the weather is bad.
Amanda and Suzanne work until 4 pm (earlier start time than me) and I am here until 5 pm.
Unless you have reason to believe that you’re being treated differently because of your race, religion, or some other protected category, there’s really nothing to be done here.
(If that were the case, you’d have a discrimination claim, but otherwise, the law allows your employer to treat different people differently.) Pointing out to your manager that other people are habitually late too just isn’t a good response to a valid complaint about your work habits.
Well, for the past month and a half, Amanda now stays until 5 pm and just leaves with me.
It’s always assumed that I will give her a ride, since she lives so close.