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despite it being impossible to get to work. Pretty wanky?
We they closed my place of work 4 hours early giving everyone full pay.
my flat mates both managed to travel for work, one to Edinburgh the other Amsterdam... so... "i could get across london" is bullshit really.
if people didn't work... surely they shouldn't be paid, so getting it as holiday at least means you're getting money for nothing.
the other, walked... no, he flew.
What would be shocking would be someone who got a train to work, even though service had been suspended on the line they used.
i dont pay attention! he pays games workshop!*
* may or may not be proven.
I took another line
Stay out of this
That'll teach them for being tight bastards
the vast majority of companies would repay you for this with no hassle whatsoever
for not making it into work and that was the only option then they'd have no choice
A days holiday or the money you'd spend on the taxi
buses managed to run fine here....so why not london where they never get above walking pace?
that's beyond the control of the commuters, and they're the ones getting a shit deal out of it.
The South-East was hit particualrly hard on Sunday night. London buses were suspended as various buses (namely bendy buses) careered off the road in the early hours.
Maybe it is "bullshit" that buses didn't run, but that is completely irrelvant really, because the fact that they didn't run left plenty of people without transport.
you couldn't get to work, fine... it happens... you didn't work... why in the living fuck should you be getting paid?
that's 'something for nothing' isn't it?
and not everyone could. As for being paid: if you're paid a salary, I don't see that you should suffer because circumstance made it impossible to get to work.
That's why having a job with a yearly salary is a better deal than one where you're paid hour by hour. You're not paid for every piece of work done; you're paid to be retained in a position that the organisation needs you for.
The first time ever that London buses haven't run into the centre of town. Ever. That's how bad it was.
Now, we'll here no more of this BUT THEY COPE FINE WITH IT IN PRAGUE!!! nonsense. NO MORE.
when ther training course I was supposed to be on was cancelled and my manager had the cheek to be on holiday all week?
Otherwise I'd have walked. It would have been a bit stupid to do that but I would have done it. Not everyone has the winter clothing I have or my long legs so it's a big FUCKING SHIT to force them to use it as annual leave...
There were a few people from our office who could have made it in fine, but just didn't bother, so my sympathies are kind of divided.
and most of the tube was fucked so no, it's not bullshit.
If you attempted to get in to work and couldn't, or if public transport couldn't get you in, then yes it sucks a bit.
If you looked out the window, saw some snow, rang up and said "I can't make it in today, weather etc." then no, I think it's fine
Having said that, I was the only one in my office and I was considering asking if I could leave early on Friday "seeing as everyone else had all of Monday off".
with the argument that 'I wanted to make sure I got home before it got any worse'. My journey home is three stops on the Piccadilly line. I was home by 12.30.
No wonder the economy is on its knees.
Can't really see it happening but that'd be fair I reckon
My brother's work. If it happened here they'd probably strike.
She was pretty shaken up and her car is out of action for the time being. Because she lives in the town next to where we work HR reckon she could have made it in, so she's having to take Monday as annual leave. Wankers.
But if she'd crashed her car like that on a normal day without the big snow what would have happened?
I'm kind of on her side but then I don't drive to work so I'm not sure what the normal policy for this sort of thing is.
But because it was snowing they suspect that she just can't be bothered to come in, which is pretty out of order.
What a load of COCK!
employers are hardly going to look at every case individually are they. Don't pay anyone who didn't come in. Easy !
An hour's trek through the snow. To be honest I think that's the main reason they've given me the job :)
at the time I was living in cambridge and it was physically impossible to get to work in peterborough - all of the trunk roads and smaller A roads were impassable - I could have taken about three hours picking my way down icy minor roads at 10mph but didn't really seem worth the risk.
my argument was that it was like having a broken leg and being unable to drive (in other words being well enough to sit in front of a PC but not physically able to get to work). their counter-argument was that I should live closer to work so I could get in. I was working in an out-of-town business park at the time. stingy bastards.
Hard luck. I thought people only did it the other way round.
Could be worse, where I work they're making anyone who didn't go in on Monday make up the hours at the weekend. They were also dishing out verbal warnings.
the reverse commute was never as bad - the A14 was always quite bearable going in the opposite direction..
on the one hand if you live 5 mins down the road, and made it in, then you are being penalised for living close to work, whichh is unfair. however, it's not the fault of the people who's transport let them down.
but. i've had a 5 minute train journey make me an hour and a half late for work before, yet i wasn't paid for that, where do you draw the line?
this is happening to me today. No buses or trains, and a 6 mile walk for me, or take it as annual leave. Arse.