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the day after a big snow storm

post #1 of 15
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have many of you ever pulled sickies at work after a huge snow storm to play in the pow?

post #2 of 15

We were worse, when there would be a major snowstorm, my husband would call the office to say that the roads were too treacherous to drive in.  The we would pack up the car  and head up north to our ski house!  We probably ruined our son's work ethic forever.

post #3 of 15

hell, i've called the step-daughter into school sick too in addition to bailing myself!

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post #5 of 15

I work from home, and am about 30 miles from the slope. On good snow weekdays, I'll either work the night before or early in the morning so I can spend a few hours.

 

Its epic.

post #6 of 15

I wish I had this option!

post #7 of 15

I'd only done it once in my entire career until the last year before retirement.  I had accumulated more than a year's worth of sick leave by then and it was an epic snow year in these parts ('07-'08) and I was pissed at my administration anyway, so I had "snow fever" several times.

post #8 of 15

used to often back when I was in university or in first jobs for the govt. But now I have my own business and spend those days making sure my employees will always paycheques coming in. Of course some of those same employees have been known to take powder days. Like today. Don't think it ever hurts I prefer to call them mental health days. 

 

post #9 of 15

I live and work 3-4 hours from skiing.  Not only have I never taken off with a phony excuse from any job because of fresh powder but have never done so for any reason except being sick.   And I've been in the workforce over 4 decades working for a list of hi tech companies both small to huge world class.   Been working for my present company 3+ years now without missing a day.    And am rarely sick.  Last two head colds were in 2002 and 2007.  

 

Generally companies do want employees to take days off falsely claiming sick or family emergencies PTO without warning simply because they didn't get enough sleep, have hangovers, feel lazy, or other convenient personal reasons.   Even though a given employee taking off for lame reason PTO may not affect the rest of a company's business, the practice is frowned upon because if that became a general expectation and attitude company-wide there would be employees who would impact others.  In some situations if a manager is flexible and one's work situation won't impact others it may be an unofficial perk.  And at times I have taken a day of PTO off with agreement from bosses that I might abort and come into work if a storm didn't measure up.

 

On the other hand I have had generous amounts of PTO over the years with flexibility to take such most any time given modest advanced scheduling that has sometimes been just a couple days.   Short enough that weather forecasts are usually able to insure a certain good time. 

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Originally Posted by dave_SSS View Post

I live and work 3-4 hours from skiing.  Not only have I never taken off with a phony excuse from any job because of fresh powder but have never done so for any reason except being sick.   And I've been in the workforce over 4 decades working for a list of hi tech companies both small to huge world class.   Been working for my present company 3+ years now without missing a day.    And am rarely sick.  Last two head colds were in 2002 and 2007.  

 

Generally companies do want employees to take days off falsely claiming sick or family emergencies PTO without warning simply because they didn't get enough sleep, have hangovers, feel lazy, or other convenient personal reasons.   Even though a given employee taking off for lame reason PTO may not affect the rest of a company's business, the practice is frowned upon because if that became a general expectation and attitude company-wide there would be employees who would impact others.  In some situations if a manager is flexible and one's work situation won't impact others it may be an unofficial perk.  And at times I have taken a day of PTO off with agreement from bosses that I might abort and come into work if a storm didn't measure up.

 

On the other hand I have had generous amounts of PTO over the years with flexibility to take such most any time given modest advanced scheduling that has sometimes been just a couple days.   Short enough that weather forecasts are usually able to insure a certain good time. 



Let me guess -- your supervisor also reads this forum?  LOL.

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Originally Posted by rossymcg View Post

have many of you ever pulled sickies at work after a huge snow storm to play in the pow?


 

I've forgoten redface.gif.  It's been a long, slow winter in these parts...

post #12 of 15

People in Utah and Colorado become self employed to do this for a living!  Gotta love that midweek skiing even if it causes you to run pipe after hours.

post #13 of 15

work?

post #14 of 15

Seriously, self employed. Work around the storms if possible, like surfers. The city people get so concerned when I report a blizzard affecting the schedule.

post #15 of 15

People who I work for know exactly where I am based upon the morning weather report.  Consistency and reliability still counts in the business world!

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