A.: Chances are your boss did not intentionally make the decision not to open the office that day too late for you to know. It’s more likely that she did not realize that she didn’t take her staff’s travel time into account. Often, important decisions get made in a vacuum, and some things that should be obvious are overlooked. This does not make your boss’s actions right; however, it can explain how such a thing could have happened. I think it is fair for you to mention to your boss that you did not get the message in time and you came to work unnecessarily. You can say how much your commute costs and ask if you could possibly be reimbursed. By asking in a humble way, you create space for your boss to apologize and give you the money that you spent.