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Driving back form work in icy / snowy conditions

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NoonarAgain Sun 20-Jan-13 16:53:15

I am feeling a bit anxious about the drive to work tomorrow due to icy/ snowy conditions in our area. we rarely get snow, so am not used to this sort of driving.

AIBU to ask if our staff meeting tomorrow could finish earlier than normal so that i can drive home in daylight? I would therefore avoid having to contend with icier conditions in the dark.

AIBU to think that getting to work = an essential journey, but staying late and therefore facing more dangerous conditions when returning home should be avoided?

GwendolineMaryLacey Sun 20-Jan-13 16:54:11

Sounds like a sensible request for everyone's sake.

NoonarAgain Sun 20-Jan-13 16:57:41


shellyf Sun 20-Jan-13 17:00:06

I cancelled all of our staff meetings last week to enable staff to get home before dark.Very snowy and icy conditions.

NoonarAgain Sun 20-Jan-13 17:04:17

ok, seems IANBU smile

Chottie Sun 20-Jan-13 17:13:41

That sounds like a really good idea, I would have no hesitation in suggesting it and if someone else suggested it I would agree immediately.

I understand exactly where you are coming from, I am not confident in snow driving either (rear wheel drive and automatic!!!).

NoonarAgain Sun 20-Jan-13 17:19:20

Chottie, thank you.

(I wonder if this is a good moment to admit that I am a teacher?! I didn't put it in my OP as there is so much criticism about re school closures and wanted an objective response blush)

LindyHemming Sun 20-Jan-13 17:47:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EndoplasmicReticulum Sun 20-Jan-13 17:51:02

YANBU. Getting in to teach is more essential than staying late for a meeting that could presumably be rescheduled.

GwendolineMaryLacey Sun 20-Jan-13 17:51:35

The main reason for dd1's school closing early on Friday was staff getting home (and the bloody big slippery hill that the school is on!). Most of the kids are local and the staff aren't. Seems fair enough to me.

fairylightsandtinsel Sun 20-Jan-13 17:51:40

YANBU in a sense BUT, most of us don't drive in these conditions very often, you just have to get on with it. The dark doesn't make a great deal of difference, in fact it can be helpful because cars with lights on are more visible than ones without them on a dull day.

melonribena Sun 20-Jan-13 17:52:14

I'm a teacher and our head teacher would definitely cancel a staff meeting tomorrow. On occasions such as this in the past he has walked around the school 5 minutes after the children have left and ordered all staff to leave!!
It makes perfect sense and promotes good will amongst staff!
You might find the head teacher cancels it and you don't need to say a word.

Splatt34 Sun 20-Jan-13 18:05:39

lucky you. I drive 37 miles to work for hours 8-6. far more likey to finish late than be allowed away early.
YANBU, i am just jealous!!!

financialwizard Sun 20-Jan-13 18:31:26

Splatt me too. Am dreading it!

financialwizard Sun 20-Jan-13 18:31:53

Op forgot, YANBU

juniper904 Sun 20-Jan-13 18:41:25

I'm hoping my school is closed. I keep pressing refresh on the council website, just in case it's been updated!

Not that I don't enjoy my job, but who in their right mind would turn down a day of drinking tea and being paid? Oh wait, that's a pretty normal school day for me... brew

LindyHemming Sun 20-Jan-13 18:42:41

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LindyHemming Sun 20-Jan-13 18:44:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BumpingFuglies Sun 20-Jan-13 19:30:36

I had a job where the manager told us to leave early when it snowed - as long as our work was finished hmm

Usual time to finish was 5.30pm. We left at 5.15pm. Twunt.

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