Post # 1
So, my company’s home office is split between Bethlehem, PA and New York city. I can’t get anything done because NO ONE is working today due to “inclement weather.” Tell me East Coasters, is “inclement weather” code for “too much snow and we don’t wanna go in?”
Nobody get angry, I’m just teasing! I know you guys aren’t as equipped for bad winter weather the same way we are here in the tundra…but I seriously can’t do any work!
Post # 3
Um, try everything is coated in ice and it’s dangerous as shit to drive and trains cannot run.
Post # 4
I’m not in the office due to inclement weather, but I am still working… our office closes, but we have to log on remotely and still work!
Post # 5
LOL!! I cant get much done either but I totally feel for them.
Post # 6
Yeahhhh we have almost 4 feet of snow outside of Boston from the past 2 storms and now it’s just pouring freezing rain turning everything into an ice skating rink. I can’t even get out my front door nevermind get to work.
Post # 7
I live in the Midwest and we NEVER close down. It’s officially the first year in over twelve years that we have shut down the whole city because of a blizzard. There is so much snow that it is to the top of the backyard fence! There really isn’t any way to clear the area…they are declaring it a state of emergency.
Post # 8
yeah, i agree with busterbluth. It wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t so damn icy! I still came into work, but I swear the drive here used up my whole days worth of energy :/
Post # 9
There’s nowhere to put the snow! The snowbanks on either side of my driveway are over 6′ tall, and I’m a piddly 5’3″… try seeing around that in a Nissan Sentra!
Post # 10
@MrsCarnival: LOL we have clients in CA that say the same thing. Be happy that your office isn’t in the south because they don’t know how to handle that shit at all.
It’s funny because I use to live in Albany and we got dumped on one year and the road crews were on it and school didn’t get cancelled. I called my sister who still lived in WV at the time and she was off that same day for 6 inches.
Schools here had a two hour delay for some reason. It rained last night and was 42 degrees this morning. I don’t know what that was all about.
Post # 11
it’s NOT snow… but ice… I am about 1 hour from Bethlehem, and there is about 1 inch of solid ice on my street and side walk. They closed schools last night due to the weather conditions of today. There is also A LOT of power and cable outages…
Post # 12
I’m in Upstate, NY and considering we’ve already gotten close to 2 feet and they expect another foot before the work day is done, Fiance and I are working from home. If we could have gone in we would have but we live 1 mile from the highway that we take to work and we couldn’t even get there (half hour round trip back home). Not worth risking an accident if we’re allowed to work from home anyways. Even if we couldn’t work from home, we would have taken a PTO day.
Us Upstate, NY’ers are no weenies when it comes to winter! =)
Post # 13
@CaitMarae – same here in NH! I’ve worked at my company for nearly 5 years, and this year is the first time they’ve actually closed offices, but they made it clear that we are to continue working even from home, and that it’s not a “day off” haha. No weenies here, just safety first!
Post # 14
Hey! I resemble that remark. (Wow that sounded like my Dad….) 😉
TBH, while it does get frustrating the way many EC areas shut down because they can’t handle the snow like other areas can, it’s a fact–when you’re not used to bad weather driving, you just aren’t good at it…then that leads to accidents and those nasty 10-hr commutes like what happened last week here in DC. my mom, who’s from Cleveland, lost her snow driving skillz pretty soon after moving here, so its not always just natives. It really is safer for everyone to stay home. And watch TV. I mean work…
Post # 15
@busterbluth: Like I said, I wouldn’t risk it either if we didn’t have proper equipment to handle that kind of weather. I’m just poking a little fun, so there’s no need to take it personally.
@MrsMaine: Freezing rain is probably my least favorite form of winter weather…I know how you feel!
@SweetRose2011: Yea you guys are making the news up here! It seems like IL is really getting hammered…I hope it clears up soon!
@7SEVENJ9:We are running into that problem as well! Hope we don’t need anything out of our shed until April…there’s 10 feet of snow in front of the doors lol!
@Miss Tattoo: My ENTIRE family lives in Pittsburgh (Munhall, Homestead, and Dravosberg to be precise) and they always call us and complain when they get 2-3 inches of snow lol. I can’t say I feel too bad for them ;D
@TheFutureMrsE: The worst is when the ice shuts everythign down. Most places up here have buried lines because of the ice storms that we get, but my neighborhood is super old and lots of our power/phone/cable lines are above ground and it SUCKS! We lost our internet last night….worst nightmare 😉
@UpstateCait: It’s good to hear that you’re staying safe. No one from our home office called…they’re just not answering phones or returning emails lol.