(Closed) Couldn't you have waited another few weeks snowstorm?!

posted 5 years ago in Chicago
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@stardustintheeyes:  Please don’t send it to Jersey!  I have no more PTO left.  Hahahah.  I’m the same as you when it comes to driving in the snow.  DH already told me I wouldn’t be allowed to in my new car though.

I hope it’s not too bad for you and you’re able to drive safe!

ETA: I am looking at the snow storm now.  Wow, didn’t even realize!  Please be careful.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@stardustintheeyes:  I would most definitely stick to major highways and taking your time driving.  Safety first.  I wouldn’t even worry if I showed up to work late.  Is there someone you could car pool with?

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@stardustintheeyes:  I know how you feel. I refuse to drive in the snow and if my car even slips a little bit on the road I freak out!!!! I will usually end up taking the bus to work if I knwo there might be snow but I know for some peolple that option is not there. Hopefully the weather people are wrong!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Don’t worry!!  I think it’s going to be okay, I really do.  I think this is one of the hype storms that never hits, or doesn’t hit like they say it will.  

 

Good luck!!!  (And I’d take the Dan Ryan or LSD!)

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Any way you can take public transit that day?  Depending on where you work maybe CTA or a metra train that gets you close enough?  Even if it’s a longer ride or needs transfers it might be less stressful to you.

Would your boss let you come in or leave early to avoid the works of rush hour traffic?  Even if you skip lunch or stay late a different day?

Personally I avoid 90/94 like its the plauge, even on a clear day.  I mean when it’s good it’s good, but the slightest sign of weather or one car pulled over and the traffice turns into a mess.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

be safe!!! if its really really bad would they close your work?

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I feel for you OP Minnesota got socked a week ago and it sucked driving into work. I worked from home the past few years and forgot how crappy the roads get when we have a winter storm.  My normal commute last week on Monday and Tuesday took over an hour when normally even in bad rush hour would tops take 45 min. Normally takes me about 25 min to get here. 

Post # 11
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1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

OP, I feel ya.  I have a 45 min. drive on a NORMAL day.  Thursday is going to suck.  Boooooooooooo.

Post # 12
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6360 posts
Bee Keeper

Much better to show up late than risk your safety.

Actually I’m the kind of person that, if I don’t think I can find a way to make a safe commute in, I won’t come in, figure out the ramifications later. I’d be super apologetic, try to work from home, definitely suggest the time off be unpaid, etc., but I’m not dying for my job.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

there have been very few times that I DIDN’T drive in a storm.  The company I work for only closes in states of emergency declared by the govenor, and you are expected to show up; if you don’t it’s PTO or unpaid. You gotta do what you gotta do.

In our company the people that live a few miles away are always the ones that don’t show up, and those with longer commutes are the one’s that do…just different work ethics I guess.

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@stardustintheeyes:  will your work put you up in a hotel nearby? many companies do that–I would at least ask if you’re not sure.

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