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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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Anonymous
by Anonymous 20 on Jan. 3, 2018 at 3:15 PM
So what you're saying is people who choose to live further away from their work then others get the time off even if they are scheduled while those who live closer do not get the time off? It's not about being selfish it's about things should be fair. You can get an accident on the way to work just as easily going 2 and 1/2 miles as you can going 40 miles.

Quoting Anonymous 4:

Quoting Anonymous 20: I hate companies that do that. It's none of your f****** business where I live. I don't care if I live next door if I'm not scheduled to work I am not obligated to come in. I worked for a company that tried doing that to me and they called me and told me that I had to come in after I have already worked my full hours that week and I was not on the schedule. They said that because I live two miles from the office I had to come in. I told them no I don't and they threatened to fire me. I told them that if they fire me I will sue for wrongful termination. I ended up deciding to be a stay-at-home mom after they treated me that way I waited until right before hurricane season hit and there was hurricane coming and I was supposed to work the hurricane and I quit

Quoting Anonymous 4:

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.

Do you have trouble reading? The closest SCHEDULED people are expected to come in...

We are a tight enough group so that the nearer people would volunteer-the other opener lives 42 miles away -I live 2.5 miles away-I would NEVER want her to have to drive because I was too selfish to help her out.

HER kids aren't any less important than mine are!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 23 on Jan. 3, 2018 at 3:16 PM
You sound like a shitty employer
Anonymous
by Anonymous 24 on Jan. 3, 2018 at 3:17 PM
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No job is worth a life. It's a shame you'd risk your employees lives.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 3, 2018 at 3:18 PM


Quoting Anonymous 20: So what you're saying is people who choose to live further away from their work then others get the time off even if they are scheduled while those who live closer do not get the time off? It's not about being selfish it's about things should be fair. You can get an accident on the way to work just as easily going 2 and 1/2 miles as you can going 40 miles.
Quoting Anonymous 4:


Quoting Anonymous 20: I hate companies that do that. It's none of your f****** business where I live. I don't care if I live next door if I'm not scheduled to work I am not obligated to come in. I worked for a company that tried doing that to me and they called me and told me that I had to come in after I have already worked my full hours that week and I was not on the schedule. They said that because I live two miles from the office I had to come in. I told them no I don't and they threatened to fire me. I told them that if they fire me I will sue for wrongful termination. I ended up deciding to be a stay-at-home mom after they treated me that way I waited until right before hurricane season hit and there was hurricane coming and I was supposed to work the hurricane and I quit
Quoting Anonymous 4:

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.

Do you have trouble reading? The closest SCHEDULED people are expected to come in...

We are a tight enough group so that the nearer people would volunteer-the other opener lives 42 miles away -I live 2.5 miles away-I would NEVER want her to have to drive because I was too selfish to help her out.

HER kids aren't any less important than mine are!

Yes..I volunteer to come in in bad weather-because there is a greater chance of you having an accident in 40 miles..than in 2.5 miles.  Besides I have an SUV and she has a car...and work starts at 5:30 am-so I seldom see any other vehicles out-and I am highly unlikely  to crash my car in the snow-I have decades of experience.

If I need her help, she is always there for me-why would I be a selfish asshole about working for her when it snows?

I have the option of getting paid OT for those hours-or switching with her..my choice.

Whodat34
by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2018 at 3:19 PM
If the schools are still open, teachers working, then the roads aren’t bad and a daycare needs to be open to watch the teachers kids.

Quoting Anonymous 14:

I get it and all, and the constant questions are stupid.  This part is messed up in some cases thouhg: "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. " what if it turns into blizzard and state of emergency, will you write people up for not coming in?  Yes, people can wake up early, shovel, snow blow, de-ice, and be prepared for it, but some things you CAN'T control, like whiteout conditions.  I get if they are not wanting to risk their lives for work.

Whodat34
by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2018 at 3:21 PM
She runs a daycare and said if the schools are still open with teachers working, then she will be open to watch the teachers kids.

Quoting Anonymous 16:

What happens when the state declares the roads only be used by necessary means and emergency personelle only???? still writting them up? what kind of business do you run?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 3, 2018 at 3:27 PM
No, I'm not a bitch for expecting my employees to be adults and plan ahead.
If they can't drive in the snow, they have today and tomorrow to let me know. I'm writing up those employees that wait until Friday morning and use it as an excuse.
If the governor says not to drive, don't you think schools would be closed? If schools are open, so am I. Of they're closed, so am I.
There's no excuse for them not letting me know when we've been given plenty of warning that it's coming.




Quoting Anonymous 18:

You are a bitch for writing people up who can't make it due to dangerous driving conditions. 

If my governor or state official says not to drive I'm not driving risking my life to work for a company that doesn't care about their employees. 

I currently live in Texas and several companies got in trouble when Harvey hit for writing people up or firing them for not being able to come to work. 

Do you want these people who live far away to sleep in the parking lot or are you foot the bill for a hotel?

Quoting Anonymous 1: 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.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 25 on Jan. 3, 2018 at 3:30 PM

If the weather is okay for kids to go to school it's okay for adults to go to work. OP runs a daycare center for teachers kids. 

Quoting Anonymous 24:

No job is worth a life. It's a shame you'd risk your employees lives.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 3, 2018 at 3:31 PM
Oh, stop being dramatic. If schools are staying open, I'm not risking their lives. Smh.
If they live in VT and can't drive in snow, they need to move. It snows for nine months of the year here. They need to deal.

Quoting Anonymous 24:

No job is worth a life. It's a shame you'd risk your employees lives.

stayathommom
by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2018 at 3:33 PM
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😂😂 I’m in AR and it’s the same here. Though, we didn’t get the predicted snow. I was disappointed.
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....😳❄️
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