Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Well, I'm glad that's over.

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.  :)

5 comments:

streetlite_babe said...

ok, if CVS had enough sense to close at four o'clock, which NEVER fucking happens and you know it, you should be able to call out during a natural disaster, fight that shit!

Alison said...

LOL ;) Oh I will, don't worry! Totally unacceptable.

Someone who sees you're an attention whore said...

Yeah good luck with that you idiot. Not only are there OTHER roads to drive on besides the major highways the governor shut down but also: you could have drive home the DAY BEFORE the hurricane hit. Calling out the DAY BEFORE a hurricane hits, and the day before the roads are closed means you have no legal standing.

Alison said...

That's hilarious. I'd like to point out how wrong you are and give you the facts of the situation, but I actually ended up getting what I wanted, so I'm moving on. I don't have to explain myself to internet trolls.

But thanks for your comment! Try not to be so jealous. :)

Alison said...

Just a note...I really hope, anonymous, that your initials aren't B.R. I would be really upset if that was the case, as I've always regarded you highly and would expect a little more kindness from you.

If they aren't, please carry on.