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I Want a Snow Day


Friday, February 26, 2010

Usually, I love working for myself. I get to set my own hours and work when it fits into my life. While taking this health journey, it's been great 'cause I can do my exercise when I want during the day and finish up assignments at night, if needed.

The problem is days like today, when the world as I know it is closed because of the snow.

It took me 2 hours to dig my way to my car and then dig it out so I could move it. After a shower to warm up, I want nothing more than to curl up with a pot of tea and a good book.

But...

If I don't work, I don't get paid. And, it's nearly the end of the month and I need billable hours. Plus, I want to go cross-country skiing tomorrow, which means I probably won't get much work in.

So, while everyone I know up here is laughing and playing in the snow, I'm going to work.
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PEACEPOET 2/27/2010 10:39PM

    I hear you! We self-employed types don't get snow days, sick days, family leave when our kids are sick, or paid vacation! (Not to mention health benefits etc...)

But I sure do love the flexibility and am not sure what I'd do if I had to go back to a more corporate work environment!

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LISADIVI 2/27/2010 6:44PM

    You need to move south where they don't know what to do with all that white stuff when it falls from the sky. Those are the places where you get snow days. Not way up north! emoticon

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TAMSPARKLESTOO 2/27/2010 2:16PM

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YARELL 2/27/2010 6:46AM

    I worked too... no snow day for retailers... the more dangerous it is to drive and be out and about, the busier we get

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MOMFAN 2/27/2010 2:59AM

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GR8CATSBY 2/26/2010 10:03PM

    Not ALL places are closed!!!! The joys of working for Cornell - although we did open late today, which is a pretty rare occurrence.
And I still have to dig out my car...
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MARGO_U 2/26/2010 8:08PM

    That's the worst part about working for yourself! I really wanted a snow day today, too. But the super-flexible schedule makes up for it. I couldn't imagine going back to work for anyone else at this point. Have fun skiing tomorrow! emoticon emoticon

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LICIA4608 2/26/2010 8:03PM

    I know how you feel, but at least you'll get to go skiing tomorrow!!!!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 2/26/2010 2:17PM

    I went to work today!

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