Taking the Bus is More Convenient

My company acquired another company not long ago. We are eventually going to merge the two completely to one location, but that is at least a year away if not more. In the meantime, a group of us have to go there one day a week for several hours. We were taking our own vehicles at first, but parking is atrocious there. If it was just one car, it might be okay, but there were 22 of us. Even carpooling, that was at least six cars. Our boss contacted a transport company in Singapore to inquire about regular transportation for the 22 of us one day a week.

He figured it would be much easier for a number of reasons to do it this way. The first was because it would make it much easier on us, the ones who have to go there that one day a week. It was beneficial for other reasons too. We did not have to worry about parking or gas, but it was also more convenient for the 22 of us to ride there together. When we get to the other location, we spend at least 15 or 20 minutes comparing notes and getting ready for the day there.

When we take the bus, we are able to sit next to the people who we need to compare notes with and figure out what we are going to handle that particular day. That means we get to spend more time actually working instead of just figuring out what to do. Twenty minutes might not seem like a lot of time, but multiply that by 22 people. That is nearly an entire work day right there! Taking the bus is less stressful and is also much more productive for us, and it saves the company money in the long run too.