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# Why living in DC is great!

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13 Feb 2007, 11:49
We have just been dismissed for the day in ANTICIPATION of hazardous road conditions due to the weather system APPROACHING! Where else in the nation can you be asked to leave work due to a chance of inclement weather?

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13 Feb 2007, 11:52
You gotta love working in a city full of people that get to vote on their own salaries.

I recall when I was at Michigan. There was a story that they would never cancel class there because some years ago, a law student sued the school for education lost due to canceled classes. I was never quite sure whether that was true or an urban legend, but I do know that they never canceled class during the 3 years I was there and it got pretty d@mn a few times.

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13 Feb 2007, 11:57
squali83 wrote:
We have just been dismissed for the day in ANTICIPATION of hazardous road conditions due to the weather system APPROACHING! Where else in the nation can you be asked to leave work due to a chance of inclement weather?

Do you work on the Hill? I'd say I have a 1% of getting out of work early today (and I'm also in DC).

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13 Feb 2007, 12:18
Sorry for hijacking this thread but I'm here in Cleveland, Ohio and the management has made plans to let us know if we don't have to come in to work tomorrow morning. Nothing like having the bank shut down for a day. There are going to be a lot of pissed off people on Valentines day.

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13 Feb 2007, 12:34
Yeah I'm in DC too...

opm.gov/status/

But yet I will probably be at work until 8pm!

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13 Feb 2007, 13:00
In DC as well....and just got home (gonna work for a bit).

I don't work for the govt, but consult for them, so its almost as good!

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13 Feb 2007, 14:17
I grew up in the DC area and they often shut down schools and government jobs at the sight of a snowflake. It was the best! We got snow days all the time! For no reason! Sadly, in Boston, where it snows all winter (except this year) we are expected to get our arses into work in blizzard conditions.

I miss that about DC.

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13 Feb 2007, 14:26
I just got an email telling me that the Chicago office of our company is open tomorrow - I'd venture there's at least a foot and a half of snow outside, maybe more, and its still snowing. Cars are skidding around.

I also got an email that the DC branch office is closed effective immediately pending further updates.

LOL.

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13 Feb 2007, 14:30
Wow, I just got a notice that our office is closing. So much for the 1% chance.

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13 Feb 2007, 21:54
Holy crap, I haven't had a snow day since high school....go snow go!

We only close if the sheriff closes the county roads. Come on sheriff, baby, you know what i want....come on and give it to me!

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14 Feb 2007, 05:37
I remember the blizzard of 93??? well I donÂ´t remember the year but that day it really snowed and classes were canceled for a few days..

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14 Feb 2007, 05:52
positive soul wrote:
I remember the blizzard of 93??? well I donÂ´t remember the year but that day it really snowed and classes were canceled for a few days..

'98 i think.

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14 Feb 2007, 16:24
positive soul wrote:
I remember the blizzard of 93??? well I donÂ´t remember the year but that day it really snowed and classes were canceled for a few days..

96. I was a senior in high school, we had 3-4 feet of snow that paralyzed the area. I think we were out of school for a whole week.

Unfortunately the snow day as an adult means working from home

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14 Feb 2007, 16:42
maybe a snowmobile would be a better vehicle for travel!
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