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

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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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Talkingheads
by Emerald Member on Jan. 3, 2018 at 1:49 PM
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You know that damn Yankee gets a stiffie Everytime it snows here. We are "suppose' to get 3 inches.

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 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 3, 2018 at 1:50 PM
They need to shut roads down if they're not safe enough for travel.

I close if the schools close.

Quoting Anonymous 3:

If it is that bad and icy people should stay off the roads.  You can not prepare for icy roads.

Madeyemoody
by Constant vigilance on Jan. 3, 2018 at 1:50 PM
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Haha my cousin is a teacher in NC but she’s originally from NY she laughs her ass off about how everyone freaks out over a little snow there!

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....😳❄️
davidwifey
by on Jan. 3, 2018 at 1:50 PM
I am so glad mt employer is more understanding.
corticosteroid
by on Jan. 3, 2018 at 1:51 PM

It was 34 degrees the other night and it sprinkled for 12 minutes.  

People tried to call in to work for that.

Quoting Talkingheads: O have a home health business and we closed today at noon. It will probably be Saturday before we open back up


Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 3, 2018 at 1:51 PM


Quoting Anonymous 1: 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.

But surely you can have FEWER employees if you have fewer children...allowing those who live far away to stay home and those who live closer to come in.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 3, 2018 at 1:51 PM
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Childcare.
I take only educators' kids from the schools and the university near me.
If schools are open, so am I.
The teachers have to go to work and need childcare. I need to pay my employees.

If the schools shut down, so do I.

Quoting Anonymous 2:

Exactly what is the nature of your company?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 3, 2018 at 1:53 PM
Absolutely. And those who live far away have already spoken to me about it. It's the ones who wait until that morning to say they can't make it that will get written up. It's called being prepared.

Quoting Anonymous 4:

Quoting Anonymous 1: 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.

But surely you can have FEWER employees if you have fewer children...allowing those who live far away to stay home and those who live closer to come in.

owl0210
by Sapphire Member on Jan. 3, 2018 at 1:54 PM
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My area is supposed to get up to 16 inches of snow tomorrow ugh.

Quoting Madeyemoody: 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.
Talkingheads
by Emerald Member on Jan. 3, 2018 at 1:54 PM
That's annoying as fuck. Bit in all honesty 3 inches is a big deal here. We don't have the equipment to deal with any kind of winter weather. We have to wait for the state to get to is. As it is only the major highways will be treated. Eventually...It's not worth their lives

Quoting corticosteroid:

It was 34 degrees the other night and it sprinkled for 12 minutes.  

People tried to call in to work for that.

Quoting Talkingheads: O have a home health business and we closed today at noon. It will probably be Saturday before we open back up

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