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So… Hurricane Sandy?
  • Bella Luna October 29, 2012 - 8:39 am #55448 Reply

    Who else is at work today?

    Bluemontsince1961 October 29, 2012 - 8:50 am #55449 Reply

    Bella Luna said:

    Who else is at work today?

    I am, for the time being.  Only two other people are in the office.  Our Federal client is off today since the Gov't closed and our management told staff they can take a PTO leave day.  I may leave around lunch time and head home before the storm gets worse and avoid any afternoon “rush hour” from Tysons back to Arlington.

    Bella Luna October 29, 2012 - 8:59 am #55450 Reply

    I am planning on doing the same thing. Stay safe.

    novasteve October 29, 2012 - 9:28 am #55451 Reply

    Not me. Even had my office not closed, I probably wouldn't have gone in given metro is closed today.

    North2South October 29, 2012 - 9:38 am #55452 Reply

    Short of a nuclear blast, my office stays open.  No, we don't do anything critical, but the boss believes in “being present” and not working from home.

    Rob M October 29, 2012 - 9:49 am #55453 Reply

    I'm at home, closed Capitol Shine. Nobody is getting their car detailed today or tomorrow. Will probably get a flood (no pun intended) of business with people wanting us to clean their cars up after Sandy. 

     

    Do yourself a favor and make sure all your windows and sunroofs are up on your car! 

    Tabby_TwoTone October 29, 2012 - 10:09 am #55454 Reply

    North2South said:

    Short of a nuclear blast, my office stays open.  No, we don't do anything critical, but the boss believes in “being present” and not working from home.

    Oh good grief. I'd leave. The boss (woman or man?) is an idiot. He/she is willing to put people's lives at risk for some ego stroke?

     

    Bluemont, your employer sucks too.

    Bluemontsince1961 October 29, 2012 - 10:28 am #55455 Reply

    Tabby_TwoTone said:

    North2South said:

    Short of a nuclear blast, my office stays open.  No, we don't do anything critical, but the boss believes in “being present” and not working from home.

    Oh good grief. I'd leave. The boss (woman or man?) is an idiot. He/she is willing to put people's lives at risk for some ego stroke?

     

    Bluemont, your employer sucks too.

    Most contractor/private industry employers don't have a specialized administrative leave for snow/ice/hurricanes, etc.  You either come in, work from home, or take leave.  It seems to be how they are.

    1234 October 29, 2012 - 10:57 am #55456 Reply

    novasteve said:

    Not me. Even had my office not closed, I probably wouldn't have gone in given metro is closed today.

    So, if you aren't working… who is supposed to clean my bathroom today?

    Penrosey October 29, 2012 - 11:07 am #55457 Reply

    North2South, I have the same problem! My office never closes. Thankfully our boss is letting us work at home today, but is pretty nervous about it and keeps sending us tons of emails to check in and make sure we are actually doing work. 

    Tabby_TwoTone October 29, 2012 - 11:29 am #55458 Reply

    Most contractor/private industry employers don't have a specialized administrative leave for snow/ice/hurricanes, etc.  You either come in, work from home, or take leave.  It seems to be how they are.

    I'm in the private sector and am working remotely. The office is closed. We're downtown; most people get in via Metro trains or buses. Even if the life/death factor were not in play…

    SoArl October 29, 2012 - 12:43 pm #55459 Reply

    My office goes by the federal government.  Our Admin director sends out threatening emails when our office closes, basically saying “DON'T YOU DARE GO IN THE OFFICE.  WE ARE F-ING CLOSED.”

    Swag October 29, 2012 - 2:20 pm #55460 Reply

    I work at a non-profit, so they shut down for pretty much anything.

     

    Unfortunately my uncle's multi-million $ beachfront home in Avalon, NJ is about to get pwnt. At least the eye is hitting somewhat close to low tide.

    newty25 October 29, 2012 - 2:32 pm #55461 Reply

    Swag said:

    I work at a non-profit, so they shut down for pretty much anything.

     

    Unfortunately my uncle's multi-million $ beachfront home in Avalon, NJ is about to get pwnt. At least the eye is hitting somewhat close to low tide.

    The eye is the calmest part of the storm.  

    Cate October 29, 2012 - 3:19 pm #55462 Reply

    No work for me today or tomorrow…just heinously bored.  Thinking of making a run to the grocery store but I have the one relatively tree-free parking spot at my apartment and I don't want to lose it, just in case.

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