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Old 12-27-2012, 10:14 AM
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stupid work... stupid snow...

We had a pile of snow dropped on us over night. I start to drive to work this morning and I am sliding alllll over the place. I work about 20 km from where I live so it’s not like its short drive. I am only working part time (since Im back in school) and I really can't afford to get into an accident. I decide to turn back home and call work to tell them that the roads are bad and I don't feel comfortable driving in. Well my manager is from the same town as I am and tells me that if she can make it in so can I and that I should take the highway. About ten years ago I was in a bad 5 car accident during a snow storm and since then I am a very nervous driver in the winter and cannot travel on the highway without panicking. I tried to explain that to the manager but I was told “to take my time and get here when I can…” The only alternative option to get to work would be to take the train ($6.10 each way) plus a taxi to get from the train station to work ($13.50 each way), which would mean I would only make $40.00 today. I know I sound like a whiner but I’m just a little frustrated with work and don’t know what I should do.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:26 AM
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I'm sorry your having these issues. I really don't know the best solution fir you, I've been on both ends of this, the employee and the employer.
If you really need the job though I think your going to have to pay the money for the train. I wish your boss was more understanding but I don't know what kind of work you do.
Good luck and stay safe!
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So sorry about your anxiety driving in the snow, especially after having a traumatic accident before. I don't know if this would work , but here's a thought. Since your manager and you both live in the same town, if you took the train to work could she give you a ride home? Then you would only have to pay one way and she would get to have her employee.

I hope it works out for you.

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I live in the Dallas, Texas area. Snow is so rare an event here that we actually let the elementary kids out of class to go play in the snow.

I like the idea of riding home with your boss.
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I made it to work (finally). Thanks for listening to me rant... I was really frustrated this morning.
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Glad you got there safely
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I worked in a hospital for years. If someone called and said they couldn't make it in due to weather, we never questioned them. But it would cost a vacation day or holiday to stay home for the day.
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I rant all the time...

(my evil mind: in the future - same situation - I will call in sick - rather than risk my life and get frustrated... just kidding - glad the day must be now over for you)

Relax and play with doggie - that is more important
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I worked in a hospital for years. If someone called and said they couldn't make it in due to weather, we never questioned them. But it would cost a vacation day or holiday to stay home for the day.
This is the only job that I've had that told me to come in regardless of the weather. I wouldn't except to get back if I could make it in or if they already paid me, I'd work off the time. I work in a law office and over the holidays there isn't much to do except file and work on the odd deal for January... to be honest it wasn't 'worth' it for me to come in. But I wont be bitter lol! I made it there and back safely.

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I rant all the time...

(my evil mind: in the future - same situation - I will call in sick - rather than risk my life and get frustrated... just kidding - glad the day must be now over for you)

Relax and play with doggie - that is more important
Truthfully I thought about that after I called in this morning... I was annoyed at work and thought to myself that I should have just said that I was sick instead of being honest.
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