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incompetence, snow days and SEA-INT
- To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: incompetence, snow days and SEA-INT
- From: "Chris Campbell" <ccampbell(--nospam--at)ofainc.net>
- Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2005 08:30:32 -0800
I read the
list in digest mode - and as such, I tend to miss out on the chances to be first
to respond with an either humorous or snide/sarcastic comment. That seems
to have helped me - I tend to err towards snide/sarcastic. I also can't
imagine actually being able to spend the time it takes to read to and respond to
a dozen messages each day.
On the issue
of snow days, I find some if not most of the opinions on this board to be
funny (odd?). If your company has an open leave policy, such as,
"...covering just about everything from sickness to fishing to mental health..."
then if someone takes a day to go boarding, what is the problem? In fact,
if the impression is that the policy covers "fishing" then should the
employee make sure they say they were fishing? Now, I happen to live
within walking distance of work. This is done on purpose - for a number of
GREAT reasons. However, I would still laugh in everyone's face if someone
tried to explain to me that the miracle of 4x4 pickups means that I shouldn't
miss work because of a snowstorm making the roads unsafe. Of course, I
actually do come to work every day - but then the policy in our office is not
nearly as open as most. We get a handful of sick days - and those don't
accrue beyond 10 - yes that means that after the first year here an employee
wouldn't need to accrue any more sick time. We get a handful of vacation
days, but you would be amazed at how they never seem to "accrue". I even
had to use a "vacation" day to go to the hospital to visit my grandmother after
her stroke and used two more "vacation" days for the funeral a couple of weeks
My advice to those who
feel slighted when the leave policy is "abused": change the policy.
If you're not in a position to change the policy then quit worrying about it -
it's not your responsibility to do so.
Christopher S. Campbell
Freeman & Assoc., Inc.
916.441.5721 fax 916.441.5697
"They're only mad at me because I'm right"