Post # 1
I’m scheduled to do some (useless) training next week. The location of this training is about 30 miles east of Philidelphia. Given the amount of destruction and the fact that the state of New Jersey is under state of emergency, the prudent thing would be to reschedule this to a later date. Is that what they are doing? As of right now, no. This is just stupid. I’ve been through a couple of major hurricanes and the last thing these areas need are large groups of out-of-towners who are not there to help. And unless the company conducting the training cancels the class, my boss says I have to go. Ugh.
Post # 4
Buses are up and running in Camden, so maybe there isn’t too much damage in that area. it’s pretty far inland. If the training is still being held, chances are it’s safe to hold it.
Post # 5
@peachacid: My bigger concern is that this is a very large group (200+). Each one of them takes away a hotel room that could be used for an out-of-town utility worker. We saw this after Katrina. I lived about 80 miles from NOLA at the time and there wasn’t a single hotel room available in the entire city for weeks.
Post # 6
@peachacid: “If the training is still being held, chances are it’s safe to hold it.”
I agree. The people who are in the area running the training are going to know if it is okay to still hold it. If not, they will cancel it and reschedule. But if they are still holding it, I’d say it is safe to assume there won’t be an issue and I can see why your boss would expect you to still attend.