(Closed) Everything is closed, except my work!

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We had our heavy snow Monday. Fiance had a snow day (works at a school) and I had to drive. Tuesday, more snow, extra 20 minutes onto my commute again. This morning, there was ice under the snow. Three freeways were closed and I got here on time.

I joke with Fiance that since he works at a school, they’re all about safety. I work in corporate America where its a competition to see who can get in on time in the worst weather. If you are late, people look at you like “I was here on time, what’s your problem? Plan ahead.”

Post # 4
5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I can commiserate – I go to a university in the city, so it only shuts down if the trains shut down. Which, they never do because they’re mostly subways and Els! Forget that I have to walk 20 minutes if I want to get to the train station, haha. 

AND I work in a nursing home, so we literally can’t shut down. 

Post # 6
1982 posts
Buzzing bee

Ugh I feel you on the never-closing thing. My university is in the mountainous part of the south and when other universities close because of ice or snow, what does mine do? Oh, right, throws out some salt on the already-slippery steps to the library, causing more falls. Heaven forbid they cancel school. 🙂

Good luck with getting home on time and safely, I hope you do!!

Post # 8
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We have had over 50 inches of snow this month and between 8-12 more on the way right now. I HATE IT! I work in a nursing home and of course we never close so I have to be here (in the office). Fh gets to work from home when it snows. Lucky guy.

Post # 9
4466 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I work in finance.  Our office never closes.  It took me two hours to get to work this morning and it will be worse tomorrow.  The city is such a hassle when there’s any sort of weather going on.

Post # 10
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I work for a hotel.  We NEVER close. No holidays, snow days, etc.  Bummer.  Luckily I’m head of the sales department, so if they don’t need me on one of those days, I usually get it off.

Post # 11
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@ Soon2beeMrsM – I forget if you’re further “upstate” because there’s really only a cold rain/wet snow thing  going on in NYC. Hope you get everywhere safely this weekend – but they are saying 12-16″ before Saturday.

I actually don’t mind the snow, it’s February – it’s supposed to be cold & snowy (and yes, I have to shovel and drive in it). But I’ve def. got my fingers crossed for a grown-up snowaday tomorrow. 😉

Post # 12
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I work in insurance and have not seen any of the offices close in the 6 years I’ve lived here. Once or twice we got an ‘early dismissal’ but it’s always been too little too late. I had to walk from the Financial district to the UWS once in 2 feet of snow b/c my stupid company took too long to let us go. If they had closed the office or at least let us go before lunch I would have been okay. I really hate the ‘hero complex’ that goes along with showing up to work in this weather..

Post # 13
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Ugh, we’ve had over 20′ of snow this winter, but our offices never close down.  I work at a water/wastewater treatment plant, so we will never have a snow day.  Even on days when we got feet of snow overnight, we have to call in and one of the field guys comes and plows us out of our driveway.  🙂  No snow days for me!

Post # 14
1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Be careful out there! I feel your pain, my employer also rarely closes their doors for weather.

Post # 15
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yep, I work in Neonatal ICU in a hospital, so no skipping work here (and also, because your co-workers can’t get home till you get to work, you better be on time or risk the wrath of an angry nurse – NOT PRETTY). Also, I don’t know why, but snowstorms tend to come with a lot of births, and in my hospital, NICU nurses attend a lot of deliveries, so normally, we actually need an extra staff member to deal with the extra deliveries, so even more pressure to be there (because if they have to cover you with an overtime person your manager will have your head when you are back at work next). We always joke that the only reason not to make it to work in bad weather is that you are strapped to a stretcher in emergency!

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