I’ve been using my car for work recently, and I probably need to stop doing it because the company pays for my gas but they are not paying for my mileage. Most of the mileage is driving to other towns. My schedule is always different, but I was starting to wonder if it’s going to be worth the cost recently because I had to drive 100 miles each way to one location, and I’ve had to do this 4 days out of the week.
I don’t really mind driving, and the company is supposed to provide me with a car. The problem is that some of the vehicles they said I could use were in such bad condition that I felt it was a safety concern to take those vehicles out on the road. For example, there is a van that the seatbelts did not lock in, so I stopped using that vehicle.
So they told me I can use an Explorer recently. I think it is a 2001. My girlfriend also works for the company and she went to pick it up from the shop and told me not to drive it. From what she described it sounded like there is air in the brake lines or something. Also, maybe not as big of a deal, but the seat is worn out or something, it was not very comfortable, so I don’t know what will happen if I try to sit in it for 2 hours or more at a time.
I can try to find another job, but until then I’m wondering if I can estimate the highway mileage cost. I don’t have to use my car, but if I refuse to use the company vehicle they’re probably going to cut my hours.