What Would You Do? Skip Work Or Drive Home Through A Blizzard?
What would you do? What would you do if you were stuck in Boise, Salt Lake City, or Burly, there was a blizzard hitting Twin Falls and you had to be at work the next day, and had no paid vacation left? Your work tells you they will not be shutting down due to the storm and they expect you there. It would be a tough choice.
Head To Work And Risk The Conditions
Instinct says, if there is work, then you have to find a way to get there. With no vacation days, it is dealing with the repercussions or a day of no pay, but is the risk worth it? This could be a very real scenario for some of you this week or could become one this winter. Neither town nor city is super far, but when a storm hits that affects road conditions, you have to decide what is most important and what is worth the risk. Without being home, it is hard to know how truly bad it is. Do you risk it and head home and hope for the best?
Stay Where You Are And Deal With The Consequences
The safest route would be to stay where you are but the consequences could be dire. It could cost you a day of pay, it could cost you your job for not showing up, although one would hope they would understand, or it could get you written up. I hate being late to work, let alone not showing up, but there are circumstances where it may not be a risk for you or your family.
What Is The Right Decision
At the end of the day, the best decision is whatever you and your family decide. By staying put, you know you are safe and can't slide off a road, get stuck, or be in an accident. On the other hand, if you risk it, make it safe, and then make it to work the next day, then everything worked out with no harm done. These are both best-case scenarios, and it's all the other "what ifs" that make it such a tough choice on what to do. What would you do?