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2013-10-11 12:28:03 AM
I don't see a problem with this. I like his reasoning.

/but on the other hand....parents have to make accomodations if they work.
 
2013-10-11 01:22:08 AM
This summer, I called into a company I was doing business with based in Seattle, and got the "we're closed today due to good weather" message.
 
2013-10-11 01:29:46 AM
No hero tag?
 
2013-10-11 01:30:02 AM

Infobahn: This summer, I called into a company I was doing business with based in Seattle, and got the "we're closed today due to good weather" message.


To be fair, it is Seattle.  Here in Ohio it can get kinda of crazy this time of year.  I hate the winters, but at least I am not in North Dakota during winter.
 
2013-10-11 01:36:25 AM

kd8our: Infobahn: This summer, I called into a company I was doing business with based in Seattle, and got the "we're closed today due to good weather" message.

To be fair, it is Seattle.  Here in Ohio it can get kinda of crazy this time of year.  I hate the winters, but at least I am not in North Dakota during winter.


Oh, I wasn't complaining.  I used to live in Minnesota and Northern Idaho (traveled to Seattle a lot) and understand the need.
 
2013-10-11 01:42:32 AM

Infobahn: kd8our: Infobahn: This summer, I called into a company I was doing business with based in Seattle, and got the "we're closed today due to good weather" message.

To be fair, it is Seattle.  Here in Ohio it can get kinda of crazy this time of year.  I hate the winters, but at least I am not in North Dakota during winter.

Oh, I wasn't complaining.  I used to live in Minnesota and Northern Idaho (traveled to Seattle a lot) and understand the need.


At my work, you can tell when the first nice weather starts, people just disappear.
 
2013-10-11 01:45:01 AM
It's been absolutely beautiful this week in Oklahoma. The one week of uncrazyass weather.
 
2013-10-11 01:48:06 AM
It's a "Christian" school and it has a headmaster. Not quite the same thing as P.S. No. 14 deciding to let its 1,500 urchins stay home for the day.

/curmudgeon
 
2013-10-11 01:51:22 AM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: It's a "Christian" school and it has a headmaster. Not quite the same thing as P.S. No. 14 deciding to let its 1,500 urchins stay home for the day.

/curmudgeon


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2013-10-11 01:59:41 AM
A friend had the coolest mom ever... One beautiful spring day said friend wistfully mentioned how it was far too nice a day to spend in school, so her mom wrote her the following note:

"To whom it may concern:

Michelle was unable to attend school yesterday as she was exhibiting symptoms of bucolic."

The school accepted the note without comment.
 
2013-10-11 02:06:08 AM

Peepeye: I don't see a problem with this. I like his reasoning.

/but on the other hand....parents have to make accomodations if they work.


This. Also, to be a downer, the only people that would not be otherwise occupied on a nice day like that would be those kids, and unemployed child predators.
 
2013-10-11 02:14:39 AM
Infobahn:

This summer, I called into a company I was doing business with based in Seattle, and got the "we're closed today due to good weather" message.

One of the nicer things about working for a tiny contract consulting firm (5 people) was that the staff meetings were either held at the nearby greek restaurant with beer in hand (when the weather was poor,) or we'd all take an hour's stroll around the adjacent woods smoking cigars.
 
2013-10-11 02:15:31 AM

HotWingAgenda: Peepeye: I don't see a problem with this. I like his reasoning.

/but on the other hand....parents have to make accomodations if they work.

This. Also, to be a downer, the only people that would not be otherwise occupied on a nice day like that would be those kids, and unemployed child predators.


...Because the unemployed who don't prey on children all burn up in nice weather like vampires in the sun.

/wish it was the other way around
 
2013-10-11 02:28:59 AM

HotWingAgenda: Peepeye: I don't see a problem with this. I like his reasoning.

/but on the other hand....parents have to make accomodations if they work.

This. Also, to be a downer, the only people that would not be otherwise occupied on a nice day like that would be those kids, and unemployed child predators.


It was a Christian school I believe.  Predators?  Maybe that was his plan.  To be continued...
 
2013-10-11 02:29:19 AM
At least he did not yell "Cotton pikkin time!".

/Former Georgian
//Love the place
 
2013-10-11 02:30:11 AM
Great day to go home and trash some n00bs on Xbox live, I'm sure of it.
 
2013-10-11 02:44:10 AM
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2013-10-11 03:20:33 AM

maxheck: A friend had the coolest mom ever... One beautiful spring day said friend wistfully mentioned how it was far too nice a day to spend in school, so her mom wrote her the following note:

"To whom it may concern:

Michelle was unable to attend school yesterday as she was exhibiting symptoms of bucolic."

The school accepted the note without comment.


Genius.
 
2013-10-11 03:38:49 AM
TFA is a glass of lemonade, a fine tire swing and fireworks on the fourth in the old town square, all rolled up into one.

it.stlawu.edu

/ the way we were
 
2013-10-11 04:10:49 AM
My dad likes to talk about calling in sick to work with a vision problem.

On days like that, he just can't see himself going in to work.
 
2013-10-11 04:21:09 AM

Lachwen: My dad likes to talk about calling in sick to work with a vision problem.

On days like that, he just can't see himself going in to work.


He should go see an ornithologist.  They know the poop on vision.
 
2013-10-11 05:07:30 AM

Mitch Mitchell: Lachwen: My dad likes to talk about calling in sick to work with a vision problem.

On days like that, he just can't see himself going in to work.

He should go see an ornithologist.  They know the poop on vision.


An ornithologist would only now about the bird poop.
 
2013-10-11 05:08:18 AM

Lachwen: Mitch Mitchell: Lachwen: My dad likes to talk about calling in sick to work with a vision problem.

On days like that, he just can't see himself going in to work.

He should go see an ornithologist.  They know the poop on vision.

An ornithologist would only know about the bird poop.


FTFM

Hate it so bad when I make a typo.
 
2013-10-11 05:50:51 AM

Infobahn: This summer, I called into a company I was doing business with based in Seattle, and got the "we're closed today due to good weather" message.


Oblig
 
2013-10-11 08:11:51 AM

real_headhoncho: Infobahn: This summer, I called into a company I was doing business with based in Seattle, and got the "we're closed today due to good weather" message.

Oblig


Makes me pretty glad to not be there - almost was, but I wasn't.

I'm not really an "outside" person, but I require a remarkable amount of hours of sunlight per month to not get all stabby.

/This past week in NC has not been good
//Last week, though...
 
2013-10-11 08:19:28 AM
I hate jobs that make me provide a doctors note for all sick time. I get they want their little slaves to be chained to their work, but sometimes people need a "fark this shiat" day to spontaneously go golfing, hiking, fishing, or whatever. Considering Americans get farking SCREWED when it comes to vacation leave as it is compared to other 1st world countries I think a day here and there is completely justified. As long as I have the vacation time, am caught up on work, and make sure there is coverage in the office why the fark do you care if I blow off a day to attend to my mental health?

My mom gave my sister and I "mental health" days off of school. We got 4 a school year. The rules were it couldn't be on a test day or due date for any project. Also we were to let her know the day ahead of time so she could either arrange to stay home (when we were younger) or gather day off supplies (soda, pizza, movies, video games, etc.). Both my sister and I got straight A's throughout school.

I truly believe random days off make a person more productive and to hate their job/school less.
 
2013-10-11 08:33:54 AM
I never really understood just how much outside I need until I lived in Syracuse for a February.
I laughed when prof said by the 15th you'll take all the shades off the lamps, and push them into a corner.  Your room mate will find you standing amongst them in spilled potting soil in your underwear with your eyes closed.
That year Syracuse had 9 minutes of clear sky for the month of February.
From "Weaatherspark.com" -
"Clouds
The median cloud cover is 99% (overcast) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month."

The first day the temp gets over 70º you can hear a massive SLAM seeming to come from everywhere.  It is the collective sound of every single screen door slamming open.  The denizens of Syracuse do not return to the interior of their homes until forced to by snow or freezing temperatures.
The first roads plowed are the road TO the airport, long term parking at the airport and the roads leading out of town.
School cancelled because weather didn't suck?
i.chzbgr.com
hot - not like Syracuse
 
2013-10-11 09:21:11 AM

Lachwen: My dad likes to talk about calling in sick to work with a vision problem.

On days like that, he just can't see himself going in to work.


An old co-worker used to call that "rectal ocular impairment"..  just couldn't see his ass going to work today.
 
2013-10-11 10:56:25 AM

hailin: I hate jobs that make me provide a doctors note for all sick time. I get they want their little slaves to be chained to their work, but sometimes people need a "fark this shiat" day to spontaneously go golfing, hiking, fishing, or whatever. Considering Americans get farking SCREWED when it comes to vacation leave as it is compared to other 1st world countries I think a day here and there is completely justified.


We have this.  It's called "the weekend."

As long as I have the vacation time, am caught up on work, and make sure there is coverage in the office why the fark do you care if I blow off a day to attend to my mental health?

Are you saying that if you ask for a personal day (taken from your allotted vacation) in advance, your employer will not grant it to you?  Or are you just mad that you have to show some courtesy and like, make a plan and give notice more than two hours ahead of time?

My mom gave my sister and I "mental health" days off of school. We got 4 a school year. The rules were it couldn't be on a test day or due date for any project. Also we were to let her know the day ahead of time so she could either arrange to stay home (when we were younger) or gather day off supplies (soda, pizza, movies, video games, etc.). Both my sister and I got straight A's throughout school.

Ah - now I understand why you have a problem with a regular work schedule.  On the other hand, I was taught that school/work is important, so I learned to suck it up and take care of my responsibilities even when I found it unpleasant.

It's what we used to call "being an adult."

/I will agree with you about sick notes, though.  You're not a child - your employer should trust you when you say that you were too sick to come to work.
//Well, given your little rant, maybe they shouldn't trust you specifically, but employees in general.
///I wonder if your "who cares if I skip work?" attitude is why some employers feel the need to be so draconian with their employees...
 
2013-10-11 12:43:03 PM
...and, for one day, Call of Duty got 3 times as annoying to play.
 
2013-10-11 03:31:54 PM

hailin: I hate jobs that make me provide a doctors note for all sick time.


Tell me about it. If I'm sick enough I'm not coming to work, I'm also not going to make it to the doctor. I had a professor try and require a note (it was his first semester), except I live fifteen miles from the campus and coincidentally my doctor's office is about four blocks from the same campus. I straight up told him he wasn't getting one since I couldn't very well make it to her office either. He got over it fast, at least.

/which was handy the next semester when dad had a heart attack  in another city >.<
 
2013-10-11 08:25:12 PM

hailin: I hate jobs that make me provide a doctors note for all sick time. I get they want their little slaves to be chained to their work, but sometimes people need a "fark this shiat" day to spontaneously go golfing, hiking, fishing, or whatever. Considering Americans get farking SCREWED when it comes to vacation leave as it is compared to other 1st world countries I think a day here and there is completely justified. As long as I have the vacation time, am caught up on work, and make sure there is coverage in the office why the fark do you care if I blow off a day to attend to my mental health?

My mom gave my sister and I "mental health" days off of school. We got 4 a school year. The rules were it couldn't be on a test day or due date for any project. Also we were to let her know the day ahead of time so she could either arrange to stay home (when we were younger) or gather day off supplies (soda, pizza, movies, video games, etc.). Both my sister and I got straight A's throughout school.

I truly believe random days off make a person more productive and to hate their job/school less.


Find a psychologist to write you mental health day notes?
 
2013-10-12 02:43:40 AM
Good to see an adult do something just simply nice for kids. It's sadly rare these days that you hear about anything nice happening.
 
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