Snow Days: Do you ever get them as a working adult?

posted 3 years ago in Career
  • poll: Do you get snow days?
    No, I live somewhere where it doesn't snow. : (21 votes)
    9 %
    No, my job still makes us show up. : (63 votes)
    26 %
    Yes. (if you want, comment with what your job is) : (81 votes)
    33 %
    Kind of: my job tells us to use our best judgment (or something like that) : (61 votes)
    25 %
    Yes, but I have to work from home on that day or go in another day to make it up. : (18 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Nope.  We get Hurricane Days!

    Post # 4
    3989 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Most of the time we’re told to “use our best judgement”.  But a couple of years ago I had a whole three weeks off due to our major snowstorm.  And that was AWESOME.

    Post # 5
    7915 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I live in NYC and transit shuts down with very severe weather- so yes! We get snow days. And hurricaine days. 

    Post # 6
    1625 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @kyra.astell:  no way. I live somewhere it snows a TON, so it’s just business as usual here. Occassionally if a big storm hits/is on the way, a lot of places will close or send people home early to try and beat it. I know last year there was a huge storm with like ZERO visibility because it was snowing so bad.

    Post # 7
    3265 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Yup. I’ve had probably 4 in the past errr… 8 years or so. I work in an office. At one point I lived the furthest away and could barely make it onto the main road. I called and said F this so the boss called everyone off.

    Post # 8
    4441 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @kyra.astell:  2 years ago I had a snow day at BOTH of my jobs.  I was working 60+ hours a week and every day of the week at the time so I didn’t know what to do with myself!  We got like 2+ feet of snow overnight and when I woke up the plows hadn’t been able to keep up to get everything cleared away so both jobs called me and told me not to come in!  I would have been severally late if they hadn’t from trying to dig out my car anyway!

    Post # 9
    1343 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I never got snow days unless it was like a snow-pocalypse, and even then it was only a one hour delay. 

    I remember one time it started icing REALLY badly while at work. And I couldn’t even open the door to my car to drive home because it was iced shut. 

    My DH on the other hand is a lucky duck! His boss goes with whatever the county school says. So he gets off pretty easily. Sometimes though they make him work from home when that happens. 

    Post # 10
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    The non-profit I work for operates on the juvenile court’s schedule, so if they get a snow day, we get a snow day. But that only happens if it’s a legit blizzard. Last year, during Nemo, we got one.

    Post # 11
    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Yes. In 2010 I got an entire week off for a blizzard. I work on an army base and if the base closes my office is closed. Last year I think we got 1 snow day. We also get delayed openings and early closings depending on the weather.

    I think in 2011 we also got off a day or two for a hurricane.

    Post # 12
    1067 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @kyra.astell:  We got one here exactly once, but that’s because our front door looked like this:


    It would have taken me all day to dig myself out of our parking lot at home to even have a HOPE of driving to work lol

    Post # 13
    2696 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Our office rarely closes due to weather, but I live outside of town, where we get significantly more snow, so my bosses are really great about letting me stay home or go home early if the weather is very nasty.

    Post # 14
    8850 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Lucky! Nope. It’s currently -10 F (-21C or something) and it snowed a foot last night, but definitely no snow day. Even when it snows 2 feet, we work.

    And the schools hardly EVER shut down! i had one snow day in High school and it was because it literally snowed 4+ feet overnight. 

    Post # 16
    8483 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Yes, sometimes. We had two in February on a Friday and the following Monday.  Nice long weekend!  Some years, nothing.  Usually it has to do with a lot of snowing that occurs overnight and during early morning hours, making getting around in the AM bad.

    I work/worked for the state and they do close offices.  I work for a university (state) so they do snow days.

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