Basically, I am an IT guy, solo guy in a company. Now my notice was handed in a long time ago, I gave them about 5 months to find a replacement etc as there is a lot to transition over (Work solo).
They only ended up offering a position to someone to start next Monday.
I have a baby due in 1-2 weeks, COVID-19 is freaking me and my partner out. I have requested to work from home twice, they said no, primarily because i need to be here to train the new person when they start.
I can do the majority of my work remotely, access servers, write up documentation, do teams sessions, accessing employee's computers. So I feel like I fall into the category that can work from home.
I'll be honest I feel like taking my laptop home this evening and just sending a formal email stating that I am working from home until this calms down. But I need my pay etc for baby on the way.
What are my options here? I am very nervous about contracting this thing in my place 200+ staff