|When driving with a particular coworker is driving you mad, you need to make a change. On the one hand, you’ve already taken some appropriate steps by applying for other positions and jobs. However, since this has not generated any opportunities, the next step is to end the daily dose of three tortuous hours before they take a major toll on your health.|
Are you certain that there are no other carpoolers, public transit options, or vanpool services that you could use? Also, rather than merely applying for other jobs or asking to be transferred, you should step up the process and approach these opportunities with high levels of drive, persistence, and assertiveness.
If you truly love this job, and there’s absolutely no other way to get to and from work other than by an onion and garlic conveyance that makes your nose run, perhaps moving closer to work is worth considering. Three hours a day in a car is a huge chunk of your life to spend with any commuter, let alone this one. And by the way, if she tells your manager about your reaction to the smell of garlic and onions in her car, who’s actually going to look a little sick?