Anyone else worried about their SO/FI/DH at work in this snow?!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Yes! We’re near Raleigh, NC. DH is an EMT, and he has been working since yesterday morning and he’s working until 8 tonight. He’s probably just going to stay at work tonight since he has to go back in the morning. I’d rather him have to drive less, even though if miss him and really want him home.

I worry because the roads are so slick and icy, and their ambulances don’t have chains or anything like that. I hate that he has to go out in this weather 🙁

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@weatherbug:  FUCK YES! Does your husband stay in one location once he’s there? I hope so. Mine is an HVAC technician so he’s on the road all day driving from one house to another in this blizzard. I’m scared to death. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We are both working from home today, but I am pregnant and due in 10 days so baby better stay put for now!

Post # 6
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636 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m in Southern NJ and my office is an hour away in PA on a clear day. They are open today!!! I told them there’s no chance and I had previously driven in the other snow storms and the ice storm we had a week ago. This was my line.

FI went to work (electrician) and his drive right now is usually 30 minutes. After an hour and a half, he still wasnt there. The drive home is scaring me worse now though with the ice coming down 🙁

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

My SO drives all day and some times has to drive through rural mountain areas to get to isolated towns. I’m always afraid he’s going to get suck or crash! He keeps extra clothes, food, and water with him though so that makes me feel a little better.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@ceemarie7:  Same here honey, I understand. DH’s customers are all out in the middle of nowhere also. He got stuck twice last week. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

YUP! me and my SO drove from Westchester to Manhattan  to get to work metro north has 1-2hour delays and we weren’t about to deal with those problems … the roads are horrible we couldn’t see 20 feet ahead and the roads even in Manhattan are bad, it took us 2hrs to get to work .. I DO NOT plan on staying the entire day … just ridiculous! be safe everyone

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@weatherbug:  That is crazy. My job in the city never closes and is psycho about  people coming in during the worst conditions. They were actually open the week of Sandy despite everyone being without power – madness, I tell you. However, even they let me work from home today (I also live in NJ with a horrible commute on a normal good weather day so today would be an even bigger joke).

However, DH’s company ALWAYS closes due to weather, so I was shocked that they were open today, but will be closing early at 2 pm. Thankfully he relies on public transit to get to and from work so I don’t have to worry about him driving. I would still rather he be home though!

Your FI’s work sounds nuts though. I don’t think I could work for a company like that! :/

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@weatherbug:  my job let us out at 10am. DH is at work until 430. they may let him out at 330. gee how nice of them! im also in NJ and the roads, including highways, are awful. im not THAT worried bc hes driving a huge pickup truck, but still, i would feel more at ease with him home. his company is ridiculous for being open. but they too were open during hurricane sandy, minus 1 day when they lost power. 

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@weatherbug:  Yeah, that helps, but not when it’s for stupid calls where people just need a bandaid or something. Ugh!

Luckily, they aren’t letting them go lights and sirens right now. Basically, they get to you when they get to you.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Sorry to threadjack, but on a related note:

Does anyone know if NYC schools will be getting out early today? I was surprised that they were open!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m worried about getting home and my DH getting home!  My stupid boss told me I couldnt work from home and if I didn’t come in I would have to use a vacation day.  I can do my job 100% from home.  I am so annoyed.  I feel like I should fight this.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

FI is on a triple (36 hours) at work, he went in yesterday morning and gets out tonight. He’s a fire fighter paramedic. I’m not so concerned with him in the fire truck, but he’s the paramedic this week, so he will have to get into an ambulance with another crew, and I’m always concerned with how safely people are driving the ambulance. Some people are idiots.

And like @Cory_loves_this_girl mentioned, it pisses me off to no end when people call 911 in this weather when they REALLY don’t need a hospital let alone an ambulance! I’m a medic myself and it’s astounding the reasons people call for an ambulance in weather like this.

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