Post # 1
I hate driving in snow. I especially hate driving in snow, sleet and freezing rain, which is what we’ve been getting here since 4am.
I also hate having a job where I can’t call off during bad weather. And, now that I’m pregnant, I’m 200% more apprehensive about driving in these weather conditions.
I have to go to work soon and I’m terrified that I’m going to either get in an accident or wind up stuck on the side of the road on the way in, have to call in and tell my manager I can’t come in so she has to work my shift, then get hounded about it. 😐 I work in a hotel, so we’re told we can sleep over the night before if there’ suppose to be bad weather so we don’t miss our shifts, but I hate doing that so I chose not to, and I’ll end up hearing about that, too.
Post # 3
Ugh, hugs! This is one of my worst fears once I get pregnant. I always hope that when we do it’s during the months that don’t snow.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
I hear ya. I work at a hospital and when I worked on the floors and in the lab we WERE NOT to call in. We could leave early and/or stay the night. Such BS. I understand that patients need care too but how good am I if I’m in the ditch. And not everyone lives in town. I lived 45 minutes away and my county was horrible at plowing our roads.
I now live in town and work at a different hospital scheduling. My boss is much more relaxed and understands if weather is bad or I don’t have a baby sitter because of illnesses/weather etc that I may have to call in or come in later. I only live about 3 miles from work and have yet to call in because of weather but I have had to call in because my kids didn’t have school and I didn’t have a babysitter for that day, so I guess it was weather related.
I wish I had advice for you but I don’t. Just giving you big hugs and letting you know I feel your pain.
Post # 5
One of the few perks of working for a college – they close when the weather is bad!
Try NOT to be terrified as fear will not be an asset. Remember to take curves gently and leave extra room when stopping.
Post # 6
I rather drive in the snow then ice. Here snow they will call off work much quicker then ice. It had been sleeting since like 12 this past Friday and we weren’t allowed to close early till 330. I almost slipped on the ice going out to the my car.
Post # 7
Driving on snowy roads is my least favorite thing on the planet. Worse, even, than public speaking! I left for work 10 minutes early, still got there 15 mins late. All the while, wondering why I’m risking my life, or at least expensive car damage, to get there.
I can only imagine how much scarier it would be while pregnant!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
@trueblue14: I work for Penn State and they NEVER.EVER.CLOSE. It’s actually become a running joke. State College once declared a state of emergency for the weather last year… and Penn State stayed open!!!!!!!!!!!
Of course, where I work at Penn State I’m technically still part time, and my boss is very cool about me just making my own schedule. I come from 45 minutes away up over the mountains and I live with my Fiance in the country, so he understands when I can’t get to work!
I tried staying over once because I got stuck with some bad weather there. I have a friend that I work with and she lets me stay overnight sometimes. Except… when there is bad weather… there is literally NOT ONE PLACE to park overnight, because of snow removal! Except a parking garage DOWNTOWN where I have to pay almost $10 for my car to be there. State College is also notoriously bad for their parking situation. As in it’s complete robbery :/
So yes, I hate bad weather too. I can take off work, but I really can’t afford it. And if I get stuck there it’s either $10 and I have to rely on my friend or I just risk going the hell home because it is honestly such a hassle!