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I live in Iowa. Well we got a very nice snow storm the week. I was not on the schedule to work, but 3 weeks ago said I would do some more training to help me with some of my work. Because of the... Read More

  1. Visit  psu_213 profile page
    Quote from sbergmann17
    tow band
    P.S. what is a tow band? Not trying to be rude about it...I honestly don't know what one is.

    NM, asked and answered!

    For my previous job, it was written on the back of my work badge that I am "essential personnel" and that I am allowed to drive in case of a weather emergency. The unwritten part of that my job expected me to be there even in the case of a weather emergency.
    Last edit by psu_213 on Dec 27, '12
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  2. Visit  Firestarter_RN profile page
    A tow band means no flip flops, or bare feet, right?
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  3. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
    Extreme winters for us northerners is another reason I like 12 hour shifts. Driving through snow three days a week is one thing. Having to do it five days a week is murder.
  4. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
    Brandon, some of us are part timers and only work a couple of shifts a week. I work with a lot of snowbirds. They disappear to Arizona every Nov/Dec and return at the end of Feb. They save their vacation and bank up their overtime to get the time off.
  5. Visit  arob1489 profile page
    I personally would be really upset if I or someone I cared about got hirt or stuck in a blizzard trying to make it in for training or an inservice type thing. Also, I know what it is like to make it into work during hazardous conditions and then to illegally be held there for four shifts because the company is too cheap to call in emergency workers to relieve us. To the poster, I say what you did is ok and your manager should get over it.

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