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    Manager unnecessarily using my personal car for his personal daily routine chores

    I work with a private organization and earn just enough to support myself. My Manager asked me for my car on a certain day. I couldn’t refuse and gave him the keys. After that he has made it a habit to do this. Please suggest what can be done by me to prevent this behaviour of the Manager and tell him that it is not an economically viable option for me.

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    creed Array
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    Re: Manager unnecessarily using my personal car for his personal daily routine chores

    Hi friend
    There are two solution to stop this problem the first thing is that go to your office without car means go to your office by any other transportation so that when your boss asking to give the keys of your car you can be easily said that sir due to some technical problem in the I was unable to drive the car to office maybe there is a serious problem in the car so that from now I have to go and came to office only in the public transportation and the second solution is that said to your sir that sir I am unable to give the keys of my car because I only earn so that I can afford the car.
    Thanking you

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    Re: Manager unnecessarily using my personal car for his personal daily routine chores

    hello,
    think once is it really necessary for you to go to office in a car? if not its better to leave it at home and go to your office by public transport.it may help you from your boss and this is one good decision.
    secondly try to fill minimum tank oil so that it should be running only to and fro that is your home and your office and suggest your boss that the tank is empty and if you want to go anywhere its better to fill it from your side.
    and if your boss agrees then its k or else follow the first option its better.
    thank you...............

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    Re: Manager unnecessarily using my personal car for his personal daily routine chores

    hello friend,
    As your manager is asking you daily for your car keys, then i think you cannot refuse him directly because it might have negative impact.
    You can do 2 things.
    -> 1st You can park your car in some one's else paid or unpaid parking lawn. As your car would not be in your company's parking lawn then probability of taking your car will be less. Whenever boss asks key from you, then answer him that you have not bought car. You have came to office by some public transport.
    Repeat this thing for some time, so that your boss understands that you are not willing to give car to him.
    -> 2nd alternative is that you should come in public transport for a week or so. And in that time if he asks keys from you then you can say same thing that you have started coming on public transport.
    Now in those days when you will be using public transportation, if you got some work that you need to go some where then ask your boss to give him keys of his vehicle.
    When you will repeat this then boss himself will understand that giving your vehicle's keys is not so easy.
    This may solve your problem.

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    Re: Manager unnecessarily using my personal car for his personal daily routine chores

    Obviously this is not at all economically possible for any one to let anyone special the one earning more than you taking away your car and slag it for its use! And that too when the price of the petrol and diesel are touching the sky!
    Do one thing just dont carry your car for a couple of days to your office instead try manage through any two wheeler or tie up with you other colleague to pick you and drop you either from your home or the nearest area and in that case if required then dont hesitate to fill for the petrol at time of your colleague atlaest that would any ways cost you lot lesser than what exploitation you are going through right now!

    Thankyou

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    Re: Manager unnecessarily using my personal car for his personal daily routine chores

    Hi Friend,

    Such practices are very common in corporate world. You will have to play smart with your boss so that you do not have any difference with him and in the meanwhile your car is also not misused by him. In the first week, take your car thrice to office and bear his burden, however, in the second week take your car may be just twice and start going to the office either by a bike or use public transport for conveyance. Once you would stop taking your car regularly, you boss would also stop asking for your car regularly. I know it would be abit painful for you to use public transport for a couple of days but dear take this pain to get rid of your boss's annoying demand.

    Thanks,
    Ritz

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    Re: Manager unnecessarily using my personal car for his personal daily routine chores

    Hey Friend,
    I can understand your problem.

    You cannot say NO to your manager since it will affect your professional life.

    One thing that you may do is not to take the car with you when your are going for the office.

    If your manager ask for the car you can easily say that the car is not with me it is at home.

    If you manager ask the reason you may say due to technical problem or you may also say that it is not economically possible for your to afford the car at this point so you are keeping it at home.

    Hope this will solve your problem.

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    Re: Manager unnecessarily using my personal car for his personal daily routine chores

    See, it is extremely difficult for you to say NO on your managers face. He is simply taking advantage of the situation. He is well aware of the fact, that since you work subordinate to him, you can hardly say NO to him. So continuously, consciously he has been taking advantage of the situation. The only way out for you is to stop bringing your car to your office. I can understand it will be difficult for you to travel without the car, but you have to do it. Now the next time he asks for it from you, straightway say that due to random petrol price hikes you are finding it difficult to maintain a car. Thats why you have stopped bringing it to office. Once you say this, he will not never ask for it again!

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