I can see both sides of this issue. I am also in a southern state hard hit by this recent storm, and also not nearly as well equipped as more northern states to deal with this kind of weather (though our dept of transportation people have been working very hard!) It is as much as possible our responsibility to get there as scheduled if at all possible, and to plan ahead for weather emergencies. I have never called in because of weather. Always been able to find a way to get there. (Have learned a LOT about winter driving this year!!) But sometimes, that is not possible for some people in certain situations, and I think there should be some leeway.
I guess I just want to revisit a question one poster asked a few pages ago that I haven't seen other opinions on. What should be the cut-off? I.E. how early should you go into work to avoid a snowstorm? For example, if a snowstorm is predicted to come on, say, a Monday night and your next scheduled workday is Wednesday or Thursday morning, but the snow still isn't cleared by then, should you have gone in before the storm on Monday? I'm really wondering how more northern cities & states deal with this issue every winter- do you have some kind of system? That may seem like a stupid question, but it's a genuine one. We usually have maybe one big storm a year, that doesn't amount to much and is gone by that afternoon or the next, so I'm not used to this kind of thing. Thanks-