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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 storm I got a hold of my boss to tell them. I know if I would of been on the schedules I would of I stayed at work. My boss seems made at me for nit being able to come in to work. My I just say my way to work the dot said travel is not advised and a tow band in place. I told my boss I would make the hours of training up. Yet she still seems mad. How can I make things better and not feel like **** about not making it into work?
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    Would you have made it into work if it had been a regular shift?

    Sorry, I don't agree with not making it in to work because of the weather. I live in northern Canada and have never missed a shift due to weather. I drive a 4 wheel drive with four snow tyres and carry my block heater cord with me. I've made it to and from work in blizzards.
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    Well, I think not coming in on a day you agreed to pick up is the same as not coming in on a scheduled day. Actually, I'd have been *especially* careful not to call in during an orientation/training period.

    And I agree with Fiona, if you live in a snowy area you have to deal with it. I used to live/work in Winnipeg for a few years (not as a nurse, but still) and I never missed work d/t snow.... despite more snow then I'd ever seen before or since.
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    A couple of weeks ago we had 3 people call in on one shift because they couldn't make it through the snow. I'm in northern Saskatchewan, we get a lot of snow. We're usually prepared but in this case people were literally snowed in on farms and reserves.

    It happens.
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    Quote from Mewsin
    A couple of weeks ago we had 3 people call in on one shift because they couldn't make it through the snow. I'm in northern Saskatchewan, we get a lot of snow. We're usually prepared but in this case people were literally snowed in on farms and reserves.

    It happens.
    Hear you, I have one coworker who lives on an acreage and until her husband ploughs out to the highway she's trapped.

    The rest of us just battle through the blizzard. I have days where it has taken 1.5 hours to do a 20 minute drive.

    The OP seemed to think that bad weather made it acceptable to cancel part of her orientation, an extension they had asked for.
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    Quote from Fiona59
    Hear you, I have one coworker who lives on an acreage and until her husband ploughs out to the highway she's trapped.

    The rest of us just battle through the blizzard. I have days where it has taken 1.5 hours to do a 20 minute drive.

    The OP seemed to think that bad weather made it acceptable to cancel part of her orientation, an extension they had asked for.
    I don't disagree with you. I believe if my boss said I needed extra help I would have at least attempted to go in. I was always taught it was better to attempt to go in to work than to call in without trying. That being said, I know that we are prepared for snow with plows and sanders that start almost as soon as the storms do.

    I also believe it depends on where you live and what your workplace expects to happen during a storm. For example, I moved "across the bridge". Now my work doesn't expect me to come in when there is a storm. I think its a joke and I drive the whole 10 mins across the big bad bridge and go to work.
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    Okay I understand work is work and normally I would of stayed in town. This shift I said I would come in for was to do some bs training when I have done two other days and have other days set up. I guess I am up set about the fact my boss gave me the 3rd degree threw text. She will never answer her phone text is the only water can get a hold of her.
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    I think you should have went in.
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    And what would I of done if I would of went into the ditch with a tow band. Or I got into a crash a was killed over trying to go into work to train an extra day.
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    You asked a question and that was my reply. I live in the north also and try to be prepared. I would hv made an attempt- went slow and got there when I could.
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