Hawt Run for your life it's snow and ice and rain and my tires are bald!!!!!!

Valve1138

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If you do not feel comfortable in your abilities driving in adverse conditions, don't drive. Find another way to work. Do you NOT put on a coat when it's cold outside? You find a way to make it. It's not being a scrooge or anything, but it's the price of business.

And FYI that time at university were it was Level 3 snow emergency, there WASN'T plows or anything like that for 3 days. We were in a town of 4000 people so the national guard said we were a lower risk than say Columbus to take care of first. Commuters to the school took rooms at the one hotel in the city because it was illegal for them to go home just so they could make class.

I would rather find a way to make it to work than look like insubordination and calling off work because of the weather. At the time all jobs were is dire jeopardy and you don't do anything to look bad for fear of a layoff.

Holy fucking shit. :case: :waw:
 

dbzeag

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Not only do alot of cities in the South not have any sort of snow removal equipment people don't either. It's not like you can walk into a Target in FL and purchase an ice scraper. Equipment is not made to withstand the cold either. It's not like people have tires capable of ice and snow. Hell even clothing is limited. I know when I moved from Tampa to Denver I had to replace almost all of my jeans because the ones they sell in the South are a thinner type of material. Hell I don't even know if you can even buy winter coats in most places. I remember last year when we had the super long freeze in Tampa most people didn't have coats or if they didn't they hadn't worn them in so long they didn't fit anymore. I also know alot of older homes in the South don't even have heat installed.

But your poor wardrobe choice and living conditions are not your employer's concerns. You are to be at work on time in a given state of dress and cleanliness. How to get to that point in the morning is up to you, not the responsibility of the company. If your hot water heater went out while you were getting a shower in the morning so you only had cold water available, would you call off work? If your car was in the shop overnight for repairs, do you call off the next day because you don't have your car to get to work?
 

JAXvillain

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If you do not feel comfortable in your abilities driving in adverse conditions, don't drive. Find another way to work. Do you NOT put on a coat when it's cold outside? You find a way to make it. It's not being a scrooge or anything, but it's the price of business.

And FYI that time at university were it was Level 3 snow emergency, there WASN'T plows or anything like that for 3 days. We were in a town of 4000 people so the national guard said we were a lower risk than say Columbus to take care of first. Commuters to the school took rooms at the one hotel in the city because it was illegal for them to go home just so they could make class.

I would rather find a way to make it to work than look like insubordination and calling off work because of the weather. At the time all jobs were is dire jeopardy and you don't do anything to look bad for fear of a layoff.

go take your midol dude, seriously. you're being an irrational woman.
 

Valve1138

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But your poor wardrobe choice and living conditions are not your employer's concerns. You are to be at work on time in a given state of dress and cleanliness. How to get to that point in the morning is up to you, not the responsibility of the company. If your hot water heater went out while you were getting a shower in the morning so you only had cold water available, would you call off work? If your car was in the shop overnight for repairs, do you call off the next day because you don't have your car to get to work?

Driving around in unsafe conditions is complete different from the other 2 examples you gave.
 

Valve1138

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So the local school systems announced an early release.

I just checked the radar and hourly forecast. We're not getting anything all afternoon now, but it'll pick back up tonight.

Looks like it's been completely overblown in this area. :fly:
 

Amstel

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you're a whore, but in a good way. Kindof.
But your poor wardrobe choice and living conditions are not your employer's concerns. You are to be at work on time in a given state of dress and cleanliness. How to get to that point in the morning is up to you, not the responsibility of the company. If your hot water heater went out while you were getting a shower in the morning so you only had cold water available, would you call off work? If your car was in the shop overnight for repairs, do you call off the next day because you don't have your car to get to work?

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The weather wouldn't stop you from getting to the weekly "Free Shrimp Cocktail & Nickel Import Nite from 5-8pm" at the lounge across town.
But that's clearly more important that a silly job! :fly::fly:
 

JAXvillain

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they even shut down CNN Center to the public and locked the bitch up tight. that never happens but it did right before I left.
 

Floptical

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But your poor wardrobe choice and living conditions are not your employer's concerns. You are to be at work on time in a given state of dress and cleanliness. How to get to that point in the morning is up to you, not the responsibility of the company. If your hot water heater went out while you were getting a shower in the morning so you only had cold water available, would you call off work? If your car was in the shop overnight for repairs, do you call off the next day because you don't have your car to get to work?

So explain to me how this is any different that when s tropical or severe storm hits an area that they don't usually if ever get hit. When they do they completely shut down because they are not prepared for it nor have the means to deal with it. You have to realize not every part of the country can withstand every type of weather. And trust me it's not a poor wardrobe or living choice when that's all the sell or have. Even in Denver 90% of the homes do not have AC just because there isn't enough justification for it.
 

kiwi

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So the local school systems announced an early release.

I just checked the radar and hourly forecast. We're not getting anything all afternoon now, but it'll pick back up tonight.

Looks like it's been completely overblown in this area. :fly:

They did this in Salt Lake a few weeks ago. Everyone went home from work early, tons of businesses and schools closed for school the next day, and it was a tiny little storm that didn't do much of anything.
 

kiwi

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If you do not feel comfortable in your abilities driving in adverse conditions, don't drive. Find another way to work. Do you NOT put on a coat when it's cold outside? You find a way to make it. It's not being a scrooge or anything, but it's the price of business.

And FYI that time at university were it was Level 3 snow emergency, there WASN'T plows or anything like that for 3 days. We were in a town of 4000 people so the national guard said we were a lower risk than say Columbus to take care of first. Commuters to the school took rooms at the one hotel in the city because it was illegal for them to go home just so they could make class.

I would rather find a way to make it to work than look like insubordination and calling off work because of the weather. At the time all jobs were is dire jeopardy and you don't do anything to look bad for fear of a layoff.

And hey! If everyone dies in horrible crashes on the way into work due to ice and snow and unsafe conditions, they don't have to worry about laying people off, nature did it for them!
 

tre

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But your poor wardrobe choice and living conditions are not your employer's concerns. You are to be at work on time in a given state of dress and cleanliness. How to get to that point in the morning is up to you, not the responsibility of the company. If your hot water heater went out while you were getting a shower in the morning so you only had cold water available, would you call off work? If your car was in the shop overnight for repairs, do you call off the next day because you don't have your car to get to work?

what is this, Soviet Russia?
 

dbzeag

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So explain to me how this is any different that when s tropical or severe storm hits an area that they don't usually if ever get hit. When they do they completely shut down because they are not prepared for it nor have the means to deal with it. You have to realize not every part of the country can withstand every type of weather. And trust me it's not a poor wardrobe or living choice when that's all the sell or have. Even in Denver 90% of the homes do not have AC just because there isn't enough justification for it.

It isn't any different. However sometimes, through the graciousness in their hearts, some employers tell their staff that because of adverse weather conditions to leave early or not come in at all. But that is to the employer's discretion, not the employee.
 

dbzeag

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And hey! If everyone dies in horrible crashes on the way into work due to ice and snow and unsafe conditions, they don't have to worry about laying people off, nature did it for them!

Then you take a bus or a taxi or a bike or just walk but leave in the morning earlier or get home later. There is always an option, there is always a way. It might not be the most convenient or cheapest or fastest, but again that isn't your employer's concern. Get to the office on time or it looks bad in your performance appraisal.
 

dbzeag

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what is this, Soviet Russia?

Not at all. Completely the opposite. Your employer can dictate whatever he/she wants from her employees in terms of uniform or attendance and sometimes make you sign a contract stating as such. They also have the ability to be gentle and slack on averse weather conditions and be less rigid. However they also have the ability not to be. If you don't like those terms, don't sign the contract of employment and don't work there. If you do, you follow their rules.
 

tre

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Not at all. Completely the opposite. Your employer can dictate whatever he/she wants from her employees in terms of uniform or attendance and sometimes make you sign a contract stating as such. They also have the ability to be gentle and slack on averse weather conditions and be less rigid. However they also have the ability not to be. If you don't like those terms, don't sign the contract of employment and don't work there. If you do, you follow their rules.

I think they'd find themselves in a lawsuit if they terminated an employee during a state of emergency for not showing up to work on time
 

kiwi

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Then you take a bus or a taxi or a bike or just walk but leave in the morning earlier or get home later. There is always an option, there is always a way. It might not be the most convenient or cheapest or fastest, but again that isn't your employer's concern. Get to the office on time or it looks bad in your performance appraisal.

Or just work for people that have some concern for the welfare of their employees.
 

dbzeag

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I think they'd find themselves in a lawsuit if they terminated an employee during a state of emergency for not showing up to work on time

Never have seen that happen. Most employers are gracious enough to allow people to take the day off or close up shop voluntarily and recommend to the employees not to come in, but it doesn't HAVE to be that way. I actually called in for a snow day once because my car could not get out of my underground garage and I would have been late had I taken the bus. My employer graciously accepted my sick day but he did not have to. He could have put a mark down on my performance appraisal for being late or absent from work too much because of that.

And in the city I mentioned previously that was under a Level 3 snow emergency, were it was illegal for anyone to be on the street, stores were still open. The convenient store and grocery store were still open. Those people that work those shops were still there and expected to be there. They were not fined, nor did the employees sue. Instead they walked to work early.