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Old 01-22-2011, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Live in NY State, (sometimes) work in CT
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As someone who has worked for a manager like you for years I've worked alongside the old dogs who made it in all winter
and even stayed when we ended up short handed, only to get laid off next year cuz they were maxed on vacation time (Five Weeks)
God forbid they had to pay us for 52 weeks when we only work 47.

The way i see it if i don't come in for the day you don't have to pay me : ) WIN/WIN
I'm a bit confused, they fired these people because they actually used their 5 weeks of vacation or because they COULD use it (i.e. keep the people with only 2 weeks). No wonder Americans don't use all of their vacation time, how sad! Either way, while I do think with overly cost-conscious management, the 5 weeks vs. 2 was a factor, I bet that as senior employees they were paid more too (again, not right to fire them solely based on that, but I've seen that before). I hear you on it though, especially in this day and age you could work like a dog and still be the first to be let go in a layoff.

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People, people....relax. If there is a huge snowstorm (>6 or 7") then people should not be on the roads. But if we get a 3-5" snowstorm and it's over by even 10 AM, there is no reason why people should have to take the day off. I can see if you can do your work from home, or if you have to stay home because schools are closed (even though schools should not have closed for yesterday's storm), but otherwise, get your butt in.

At my old job I had a woman with grown kids under me who would call out when there was a THREAT of a few inches in the afternoon. These are the people I'm talking about.

Again, I can't stand fair-weather employees. It has nothing to do with "living to work", it has to do with responsibility. Reading the responses and excuses piling up just in this thread alone, I can see people hate taking responsibility.



I'm trying to figure out MFFY - give me a clue. LOL
I hear you, thanks for the clarification. To give you an idea, if I was still working in the corporate world, I probably would've gone in late yesterday, mainly because of time needed to clean off my car from it's outdoor space (being on the NY/CT border, the sun was out here at 8am!). Since my school district job is hourly and not "permanent", I was actually hoping there'd be a delay and not a closing as I don't get paid on these snow days and I while I thought it was bad enough in the morning for a delay, definitely not for a closure.

MFFY = Me First, Forget You (had to Google that one, I was wondering as well).
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:38 AM
 
Location: NJ
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If people want to use a sick day or personal day for snow go ahead, but I'd rather save mine for a better day.
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm trying to figure out MFFY - give me a clue. LOL
Somebody told me that very soon after I moved to Connecticut. It's shorthand for a driving style common here: "Me first, f___ you."
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:39 AM
 
Location: CT - close to coast
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Just to add to this thread... I Love snow, I love Cold. When I say snow I mean measured in feet. When I say cold I mean near 0. I still havent worn a jacket this winter (short sleeves and sweatshirt) I sat on the beach the other day, that goes to show my love for winter...with that said...I'm not scared of snow.

Lastly... I dont understand some people... It snowed 2 feet and the roads were clear to go out and about that afternoon... I also believe that because of the invention of cars, people tend to hate snow more..

Enjoy it..Its only for 3 months around here. We had 90's practically end of May till August last year..
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Texas
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MFFY = Me First, Forget You (had to Google that one, I was wondering as well).
That's the G-rated version.
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Old 01-22-2011, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Central, CT
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My Philosophy...better late then never so drive cautiously, leave late, work from home and come in later, whatever...if my employees make an effort that's what I want to see. Yesterday people in my office were already planning to call our for this weeks storm...thankfully they're not my subordinates. They all complain work should be closed...they can use their time but I'd rather see the effort...
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Old 01-22-2011, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Live in NY State, (sometimes) work in CT
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That's the G-rated version.
Yeah, I got it two posts up where you only include the first letter.....
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Old 01-22-2011, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Oh please, prevention is better than cure. What if you get rammed by a car out of control, agreed that you're super careful and you can probably defeat vin diesel in snow car racing???

What if you slip by accidentally placing feet on shiny ice and fall down for a fracture??? And a visit to the stethescreeps with a 1000$ cheque, 20 minutes on medical call center which tells you your closest physician network is 15 miles away???

What if you metro north suspends few trains and you're left standing with a running nose for hours??

And what if you wanna go potty, is one allowed to make yellow snow in Connecticut??
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Old 01-22-2011, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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My Philosophy...better late then never so drive cautiously, leave late, work from home and come in later, whatever...if my employees make an effort that's what I want to see. Yesterday people in my office were already planning to call our for this weeks storm...thankfully they're not my subordinates. They all complain work should be closed...they can use their time but I'd rather see the effort...
You're such a wow boss. Can I get your autograph??
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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If I could make it up to Maine in my crappy honda accord, then most people should've been able to get into work. I mean by the time I left (12:15) it was sunny!
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