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I cant believe work.....

mrfun1981 Avatar
6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
...My choice of 3 different bus routes have been suspended for the day because of the snow. So i called up at 4.30pm to talk to them & explain even tho im not due in until 10pm. The manager (not my one) that answered the phone all he could say was how far you live i said 8 miles.....An he replied WALK IT!!!!!

I cant believe what he said, on a good day i think it would take about 2 n half hours to walk there but in this weather iv got no idea how long it would take!!

Plus if i walk in im not going to be full of energy to get on with my job.

Is everyone's work place this harsh if you cant make it in because of all the snow.
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banned#1
It's 3 miles not 8, ring him back and explain it's 3 miles by law.

I live 5 miles from work and will walk it if I have to, got 3 dogs to look after. Have left my car at work and walked home before, took 2.5hrs.


Edited By: lumoruk on Dec 18, 2010 17:52
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lumoruk
It's 3 miles not 8, ring him back and explain it's 3 miles by law.

I live 5 miles from work and will walk it if I have to, got 3 dogs to look after. Have left my car at work and walked home before, took 2.5hrs.



Is it really law?????

Do you have any links to prove that for me so i dont look like a prat calling back up and saying so
[mod] 3 Likes #3
Best set off now..........have fun. oO
#4
my work place is the same i think this country should go on strike and get those no good conser / lib out
banned#5
mrfun1981
Do you have any links to prove that for me so i dont look like a prat calling back up and saying so


Can't find it, who do you work for? It should be in your terms and conditions of employment. Mine is 3 miles, but you must make the time up, book leave take it as unpaid leave, or they may offer special paid leave. Travel time is included in your working hours, if they try to make you work longer it's time to go on strike as that would be very unfair.

Edited By: lumoruk on Dec 18, 2010 17:59
[mod] 1 Like #7
dusty24
my work place is the same i think this country should go on strike and get those no good conser / lib out


What has the government got to do with his boss saying to walk in?? oO

Bizarre nonsensical post award 2010 goes to............. :D
#8
I'd phone in an hour and tell him you fell over on ice while walking in and are up the hospital waiting for an xray. I walked in towards the city last feb during the snow, got 3 miles or so on main roads and grass verges and became so exhausted I could have laid down and froze to death, luckily my husband came in a car and drove me home.
banned#9
chalkysoil
Ibecame so exhausted I could have laid down and froze to death, luckily my husband came in a car and drove me home.


You are unfit lol
#10
And how is he planning that you get home? What time does your shift finish? Unless you're a nurse and there are spare beds?
2 Likes #11
lumoruk
chalkysoil
Ibecame so exhausted I could have laid down and froze to death, luckily my husband came in a car and drove me home.
You are unfit lol

yeah I am, I'm an old dear with Scoliosis caused by HME but I have a stubborn streak and was stir crazy!
#12
I work for sainsbury's doing the re-stock of selves at night., my shift finished at 7am.

Iv tried to call a couple of local taxi companies but the phone is engaged...Cant really afford a taxi...but im still on my probation period at work & dont want to **** them off
[mod]#13
Least if you get snowed in at work you won't starve...........every cloud and all that :D
#14
Radio Kent is running a volunteer thing with 4 wheel drive owners offering to drive people around to hosptal etc, for petrol money. During the great snow of 85 me and another in our village paid a local farmer to run us in to work every day.
banned#15
mrfun1981
.but im still on my probation period at work & dont want to **** them off


Don't worry about it, tell them you are not going in. He's being an idiot. A taxi will cost more than you'll get for your shift. Don't go. If you get any problems speak to Head office human resources.

Edited By: lumoruk on Dec 18, 2010 18:13
banned#16
chalkysoil
yeah I am, I'm an old dear with Scoliosis caused by HME but I have a stubborn streak and was stir crazy!


So I was right.
#17
you are always right ;)
#18
I live almost 30 miles away from my place of work and they gave us three options in the case of adverse weather.

a) Take a day as holiday
b) Take a day unpaid
c) Make up the hours

won't even let me VNC in from home
#19
Not much help, but a bit of guidance from Acas.

http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2797
#20
just tell them you cant get in.. regardless.


Edited By: t0mm on Dec 18, 2010 18:21
#21
manger is alpha
1 Like #22
how many places have you posted the same subject?
2 Likes #23
Pack a sandwich and walk.

The British economy depends on your dedication..
1 Like #24
challengedavid
how many places have you posted the same subject?


Only 2 PLACES....to get a mixed view on it....is that ok with you???
#25
Your company should have an adverse weather policy. It might be included within your company handbook. At the end of the day your employer has a duty of care for all it's employees and if you feel you're at risk by walking in then you should tell them it is a health and safety risk. The duty of care thing is part of the health and safety at work act. I only know this as I am an employer and recently provided an adverse weather policy to my staff so they all knew exactly where they stood regarding situations dictated by the weather. Hope this helps.
#26
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dusty24
my work place is the same i think this country should go on strike and get those no good conser / lib out
What has the government got to do with his boss saying to walk in?? oOBizarre nonsensical post award 2010 goes to............. :D

because the goverment let these places do what they want
1 Like #27
I have just got home after walking home from work.

I called them this morning after trying to get a taxi to work.
I told work that the taxi's arent running, nor the buses so I cant go in till the taxi's start.

They said thats fine but try and get in. I can't afford to lose a days pay, so decided to walk in, hoping the taxi's would be going by tonight. But no I had to walk home too on my tod :( lol

Oh well I will be greatful for my effort on pay day. :)
#28
GO in and have a (snowball) fight with the manager.
#29
my work send out e-mails to say they know weather is bad and if the weather is unsafe to drive in then stay at home. all you have to do is take it as holiday, unpaid leave or make up the hours.

your work sound harsh and the guy sounds like an idiot

Edited By: NBEB on Dec 18, 2010 19:25
[mod]#30
mrfun1981
challengedavid
how many places have you posted the same subject?


Only 2 PLACES....to get a mixed view on it....is that ok with you???


Haven't you set off yet??? You'll be late........hurry up. :p
banned#31
OP - are you expecting to get paid if you dont turn up?

bit harsh blaming your whole company when it might just be 1 manager.
banned#32
csiman
OP - are you expecting to get paid if you dont turn up?

bit harsh blaming your whole company when it might just be 1 manager. I wont even go there on the idiot saying the country should go on strike!
#33
I'm working 145 mile away at the moment, I've been told I finish on Friday (Xmas eve) but they'd like me to work late yesterday, come in today, and do an 18 hour day Monday.... Cosmic
[mod]#34
MinstrelMan
I'm working 145 mile away at the moment, I've been told I finish on Friday (Xmas eve) but they'd like me to work late yesterday, come in today, and do an 18 hour day Monday.... Cosmic


If you are still here then you don't have to worry about snow.............we never see it. lol
suspended#35
walk 8 miles to work lol
no fanx

see what other options they have, unpaid leave, use it as a holiday and etc. Do u have any friends at work that is experiencing the same problem? Maybe ask them and see if they've been treated better?
Good luck buddy,
for me, i would not go into work (this is not advise)
1 Like #36
When you get in - can you put a Big Mac on for me please... will be in in and hour.. thanks
2 Likes #37
lumoruk
You are unfit lol


Which would be fair enough, were t'no for this -

lumoruk
I live 5 miles from work and will walk it if I have to, got 3 dogs to look after. Have left my car at work and walked home before, took 2.5hrs.


Two and a half hours, to do five miles. I've got a friend who smokes 40 a day, is nearly 50, and who has to walk with a crutch because of a hip injury who would probably volunteer to do the journey back to pick up the car for you, just out of frustration with how slow you seem to be.
#38
I can see both sides of view. You work in a enviroment that can't just close their doors due to lack of staff, if staff don't go in food doesn't go on the shelves.

I work in nursing and we have people coming over 10 miles to work, the staff thats on often do doubles etc in adverse weather so that the people that live a distance don't have to come in.

However as you are on probationary I wouldn't risk not going in. BUT don't set off anymore than a hour earlier than you usually do for your shift and ring up at the start of your shift explaining that you are still trying to get there. They may tell you then to head home, at least you have tried.
#39
Where do you work...did I miss that?
#40
to be honest youd be mad to walk 8 miles if the snow is bad,your gonna be of no use when you get there,and how will you be expected to get home if conditions get worse?

we were closing early 2 weeks ago as head office told us the safety of workers was no.1 priority and to ensure they were able to get home

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