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*update* Don't get your hopes up. We will probably be open on Friday.

Anonymous
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You should all be happy to know that I have officially closed for the day. None of my employees will die trying to get to work.
Have a wonderful weekend.


Yes there's a snow storm coming. Yes, it's supposed to get shitty.
But we live in Vermont. If you're not prepared to drive in snow, move to the fucking Bahamas.

I'm so tired of being asked about closing on Friday. Well, as of right now, we're open. By 530 Friday morning, I'll know whether I'm shutting down or not, not a minute sooner.

I'm so tired of listening to whining. I'm sorry your commute is an hour long, no one forced you to move an hour away and no one is forcing you to work here. That's a personal choice that I didn't make, you did.

I will be writing up those people who "can't make it in because of the snow." We all know it's coming, be prepared to come to work.
We very rarely close our doors and everyone knows that.

Alright, I feel better now. I can't curse at my employees, so you get that treat.
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 3, 2018 at 1:40 PM
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owl0210
by Sapphire Member on Jan. 3, 2018 at 1:42 PM
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I'm in Massachusetts and when there's a blizzard warning the governor actually encourages employers to let their employees stay home.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 3, 2018 at 1:46 PM

Exactly what is the nature of your company?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 3, 2018 at 1:47 PM
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Ok. I go by the three school districts around me. If two out of the three or more are closed, I close too. But if schools are open, teachers need to bring their kids to childcare. That's me. I work with just educators' children. If schools are open, so are we.

Quoting owl0210: I'm in Massachusetts and when there's a blizzard warning the governor actually encourages employers to let their employees stay home.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 3, 2018 at 1:48 PM
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If it is that bad and icy people should stay off the roads.  You can not prepare for icy roads.

TwoPennies
by Gold Member on Jan. 3, 2018 at 1:48 PM
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I’m in North Carolina. We panic and close the schools, the businesses and city hall for 3 flakes. For 5 flakes we declare the world is officially ending and ya “better get right with god.”
We’re supposed to get an inch of snow over the course of today/tonight. An INCH. We already done lost our minds up in here. Schools have let out, businesses are boarding up, Greg Fishel is damn near having a mouth orgasm salivating at saying the word “snow.” North Carolina is a shit show in so many ways. This is just one of many....😳❄️
Talkingheads
by Ruby Member on Jan. 3, 2018 at 1:48 PM
O have a home health business and we closed today at noon. It will probably be Saturday before we open back up
Madeyemoody
by Constant vigilance on Jan. 3, 2018 at 1:48 PM
Same here in Buffalo and we’re used to a lot of snow all at one time being dumped on us. I’m thinking they’ll be shutting schools down on Friday because of the -35 windchill we’re expecting.

Quoting owl0210: I'm in Massachusetts and when there's a blizzard warning the governor actually encourages employers to let their employees stay home.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 3, 2018 at 1:49 PM
I'm in Vermont though. People should be prepared to drive in bad weather.

Quoting TwoPennies: I’m in North Carolina. We panic and close the schools, the businesses and city hall for 3 flakes. For 5 flakes we declare the world is officially ending and ya “better get right with god.”
We’re supposed to get an inch of snow over the course of today/tonight. An INCH. We already done lost our minds up in here. Schools have let out, businesses are boarding up, Greg Fishel is damn near having a mouth orgasm salivating at saying the word “snow.” North Carolina is a shit show in so many ways. This is just one of many....😳❄️
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 3, 2018 at 1:49 PM

I work in a restaurant..we do NOT fire people for not coming to work...what we do is have a snow plan-the closest  scheduled  people are expected to come in for work-meaning myself and the GM will probably be the only ones working tomorrow-he will PICK up and transport anyone else he wants to come in...Now if you refuse to come in when offered a ride in a 4 wheel drive vehicle ( both ways) then you will find your employment at risk.

jws120567
by Platinum Member on Jan. 3, 2018 at 1:49 PM
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Same here, I'm on the North Shore.  Hubby works for Servpro, so the ice damming and broken pipe calls probably won't come in until the roads are plowed anyway.  But if the roads are that bad, there's no way I'd let him risk his life, and neither would his boss.

OP, sometimes common sense needs to prevail.  I get that you're in Vermont and we New Englanders should be accustomed to snow.  But when they're announcing blizzard conditions, it would behoove you to be more concerned with the safety of your employees.

Quoting owl0210: I'm in Massachusetts and when there's a blizzard warning the governor actually encourages employers to let their employees stay home.


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