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  1. 1 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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  3. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
    #1 9
    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.
  4. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
    #2 8
    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.
  5. Visit  Mewsin profile page
    #3 4
    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.
  6. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
    #4 0
    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.
  7. Visit  Mewsin profile page
    #5 2
    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.
  8. Visit  sbergmann17 profile page
    #6 0
    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.
  9. Visit  nurseywifeymommy1 profile page
    #7 1
    I think you should have went in.
  10. Visit  sbergmann17 profile page
    #8 0
    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.
  11. Visit  nurseywifeymommy1 profile page
    #9 3
    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.
  12. Visit  nurseywifeymommy1 profile page
    #10 4
    If u think u would have been killed- then why would u post ur 1st post? I'm not being mean, just wondering why u posted the question if it was dyer conditions?
  13. Visit  amoLucia profile page
    #11 6
    Too Late! You may have set an anticipatory precedent already.

    The next time when you ARE on the schedule and it snows again just as it just did, what will you do??? Your employer operates on a 24/7 basis and it expects its employees to be there to provide that 24/7 care and other services. You weren't hired with an exemption for only good road condition travelling/driving. That's the reality of healthcare!

    They're not going to care what the DOT or Weather Channel says, and all those ditches will still be there all the same whether it be REAL scheduled work day or a training day.

    You've got ONE strike against you now. I don't know how well you'll be able to straighten it out with mgt.
    Last edit by amoLucia on Dec 21, '12 : Reason: spelling
  14. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
    #12 5
    What's a "tow band"?

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