Hurricane Sandy: Day 2
To my east-coasters, I hope this post finds you safe and dry.
Me? Hey, thanks for asking. Our Philly home kept power throughout and we otherwise made it through unscathed. Still, Philadelphia remains in a state of emergency. The City is essentially shut down. Most of the major surrounding highways have been off-limits. And, for a second day in a row, for the safety of the drivers and the riders, there is no public transportation in the City.
That means that local businesses too opted to close on Monday, and remain closed on Tuesday. Well, most of them.
To the chagrin of some employees affected by the Hurricane, they had to work. And they have vented on Twitter.
(Insert obligatory Hurricane #Sandy and/or "do I have to go to school or work today" status here).-- Chris Schurz (@ChrisSchurz) October 29, 2012
After the jump, what your employees tweeted about working (or, maybe, not so much) during Hurricane Sandy...
[Don't shoot the messenger]
Those employees who braved the storm to get to work on Monday; not so happy...
I wouldn't brave walking to work on a regular day.. why is my office open and the MTA is closed? FOH #sandy-- fvaral (@FVaral) October 29, 2012
Can't believe my office at 54th/Madison is open and they expect me to walk to work and then walk home at 5pm. WTF. #Sandy-- Rose Maguire (@rosiesurf66) October 29, 2012
love how my whole company is closed yet I have to be at work...awesome...thanks #Sandy-- Christina Laury (@XTinaXperience2) October 29, 2012
Early Monday morning, others had yet to get the official word that work would be closed. (Michaels, you may want to recirculate those employee-satisfaction surveys).
C'mon sandy, do some damage to michaels so I don't have to work today-- Chelsey Clark (@cclark_95) October 29, 2012
Working from home; not much of a consolation prize...
If Sandy could hurry up and knock my power out so I don't have to keep up this "work from home" thing, that'd be great.-- Vanessa Denice (@nessanova) October 29, 2012
Dear #Sandy, please get here as I would like the store to be closed and like not to go for work the next 2 days. Thanks! Love, Me-- madfruitstandemploye (@madfruitstand) October 29, 2012
Meanwhile, some turned lemons into lemonade...
I'm wearing my bathing suit and bringing my surf board to work today. #sandy-- Adrian (@A_Slay21) October 29, 2012
Came into work to feed the cat and I'm taking a dump with the door open.#Sandy-- Wholesome Tweets (@Rotten_Soil) October 29, 2012
Others got nostalgic...
Nothing better than waking up expecting to go to work and finding out the office is closed. #Sandy-- Michael Crane, Jr. (@MikesPickz) October 29, 2012
So Johnson and Johnson is closed for hurricane Sandy! It's like a school day but for work lol.-- Antonio Montana (@McInnesWithNoG) October 29, 2012
a little way too much information...
11:08 a.m. Sent a bunch of work emails in bed without pants and ate almost my entire box of Kellogg's Limited Edition Spidey Berry #Sandy-- amy (@realbigamy) October 29, 2012
What is it about natural disasters and booze?
No work Monday & Tuesday because the NYSE and MTA/MNR closed. Reading, Gin and scrabble all day tomorrow. #sandy-- Liz Perreca (@Eperrecs) October 28, 2012
sandy got me chillinnn..flooded in so no work..fridge full of food and alcohol..& Netflix . 😍I'm good 👌✌-- D I A M O N D (@LIVN_dimelife) October 29, 2012
Well, I'm off work early and going to start prepping for Hurricane Sandy. Liquor store, here I come.-- Master Bates (@RANDarchy) October 29, 2012
Seeing as how the ice luge is still up and functional I'll be taking shots w/Sandy when I get home from work-- Chels (@ChelsCamp) October 29, 2012
And, finally, the worst sick excuse ever?
I tried to get out of work because of Sandy, but I live in Central Texas and that shit didn't work at all.-- Ed Kurtz (@Ed_Kurtz_Bleeds) October 29, 2012
[Again, not my employees...]
In all seriousness, for those with questions about how to address the workplace implications of Hurricane Sandy, check out yesterday's post.
I hope you and your workforce made it through relatively unscathed.