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mr five dollar foot long's sweet caboose ([personal profile] snacky) wrote2018-03-08 09:32 am
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For some reason my university decided not to close even though there's a foot of snow on the ground and it's still piling up. It's kind of weird because it's spring break and there aren't any students around, but evidently we are all essential personnel and must be here.

I've been up since 4 when they started plowing in the condo complex. After a while I gave up on sleep and when I realized that my school wasn't closed, I got up and went in to work. If I have to dodge downed trees and wires to be here, they can pay me overtime for coming in early. Call it hazard pay.

The downside is that since I've been up since four, I'm ready for a nap now. The upside? There's only 4 other people in the entire building. No one else in my department came in. They're all "working from home" or taking a vacation day. The problem with being the low on the totem pole is that I can't work from home, and the problem with having cancer is that I've used up all my sick and vacation time, and can't spare a day for snow. So I was coming in even if I was snowshoeing it.

Hopefully when I doze off, my snores won't echo through the empty halls.
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[personal profile] musesfool 2018-03-08 05:30 pm (UTC)(link)
They are so dumb for not closing. Here, too, yesterday, they didn't even close early once the storm got bad!

I don't understand it at all. I'm sure there's some weird Calvinist/Protestant work ethic underpinnings to it, but it's miserable all around.