Monday, January 27, 2014

Maybe we're getting used to it

Shortly after I posted yesterday, all the schools in the area started announcing that they would also be closed on Tuesday.  But businesses don't seem to be reacting this time.  Maybe because of the downtime this winter due to weather, both cold and snow, they are getting less sympathetic to it.

My company sent out messages "work from home or in the down town office if it is more convenient", "work it out with your supervisor", etc. the first deep freeze.  This time, nothing.  Two women in my department did work from home today.  Both have kids in schools which were closed.  But that was it (besides those of us who normally work remotely).  Not a single message about using your judgement.  Hmm, the fact that "busy season" is well under way for most of the firm doesn't have anything to do with it, does it?

Mr. I is on the board of directors for a not-for-profit in town.  Their board meeting is scheduled for 7:00 am tomorrow.  The wind chill is predicted to be minus 24 at that time.  The organizer sent out a message, "should we postpone?"  Mr. I replied back, that's a good idea.  But others said no, they'd already planned their weeks.  I said if those who wouldn't change aren't there, there should be consequences.  Funny, he hasn't told me who they are.  I think he's afraid of what my "consequences" might be.  Smart man.

No delivery delay notices this time.  The garbage didn't pick up though.  At least they weren't making the guys go out in the cold.  Wonder about tomorrow though. 

So for once, it looks like the schools might have it right.  Violet plans on sitting outside with a book and lemonade, her feet up, relaxing, watching the kids trudge home in June when they are making up their days.  She'll be "bwahaha-ing" the whole time!

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