Hurricane Sandy has come and gone and I'm absolutely heartbroken at some of the pictures I'm seeing from NYC. I just can't imagine what life in the city must be like right now, and I can't help but wonder how long it will take for things to get back to normal. I know I don't live there, but so much of my heart is there and it's so hard to see the photos.
I waited out this storm in the middle of an evacuated street along the coastline. Thankfully, I was up on top of a big hill and we were fortunate--no trees came through our roof and we didn't experience any flooding. We didn't even lose power for more than a flicker--I guess we were on the same grid as an airport, so they don't typically lose power for long.
There was one downside, though, I was wrongfully terminated from my job for calling out on Monday. Y'know, the same day that the governor SHUT DOWN THE HIGHWAYS and declared a state of emergency? Ordered everyone to stay in their homes? Yeah, that day.
Luckily I have a second job so I'm not out on the streets, but I am fuming mad at the injustice and will possibly be taking legal action, and at the very least be applying for unemployment. You can't just fire an employee for not driving to work in a disaster. I was given paperwork after the fact and NOWHERE does it state that I could be terminated, it only says "employees who call out during a disaster are not eligible to use sick time".
I hope everyone is safe, didn't have too much damage, and didn't lose their jobs during the storm. :)