WFH: Do I have to tell my boss if I leave home?

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While we are all on work from home status while everything is going on, what is the protocol on traveling? Say if i want to work from my parents house for a few weeks (out of state) or if i want to visit my significant other (out of country) do i have to ask my boss for permission? We aren't even going to be back in the office for a few months.

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Jul 28, 2020

I would make him aware given that there could be technical issues, especially as it pertains to traveling overseas / different time zones / etc.

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Jul 28, 2020

No. Seriously? Just go. Don't be a pussy.

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Jul 28, 2020

Not quite a boss, but a significantly senior coworker has been on UTC time for more than 3 months, but working NY hours. No issues there.

Jul 28, 2020

nope, where you are isn't up to them, but ensuring your work is done is. You're not on house arrest and you don't need to tell them where you live

Jul 28, 2020

it you show up for you normal work hours and do your work why would this be an issue?

Jul 30, 2020

Out of state would be fine, out of country could potentially be an issue for IT/security reasons. Might want to get that one cleared ahead of time.

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Jul 31, 2020

Has anyone else to your knowledge traveled within your group? Its likely a non issue.

Jul 31, 2020
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...but is it REPE?