It is snowy here, and dh can't get to work. He is insisting he has to take holiday if he can't get in, as it is his fault for living quite a way from work. I say that it would be deeply irresponsible of the firm to encourage people to drive in in dangerous conditions, and that I'm sure most people don't take holiday in these circumstances. Thought I'd do a straw poll on mumsnet! So what do you do/what is your company policy in these circumstances?
Years ago I got really badly snowed in - lived at the bottom of Ironbridge Gorge and all the roads out were like glass. Rang my boss to break the news, and she told me to walk up the gorge and catch the bus from the top as she knew it was running! Bang went my ideas of sledging followed by an afternoon in the pub!
Hate to say it but, as Posyhd says, it's the employee's responsibility to get to work, whether by driving, public transport, walking etc.
I wouldnt expect to have to take a days holiday. i am not a bad driver but i would nt want to risk driving in bad conditions just to get to work. There are lots of windy roads and why is it worth risking having an accident if it can be avoided?
have you been on citizens advice to see if there is anything on there about it?
The problem was I worked for a Singaporean Company whose unoffical moto was we live to work not work to live. The Boss would have slept overnight on the roof in order to be on time and then lecture the rest of us on commitment. Oh the heady days of working how I don't miss them one bit