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Old Posted Nov 19, 2019, 6:47 PM
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They always cancel the buses down here. They are cancelled almost every time it snows and they even cancelled due to cold last winter when it was below -20 in the daytime.
Ever do a layman's armchair comparison between you guys and the Detroiters in terms of the frequency of school bus cancellations and school closures?
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Old Posted Nov 19, 2019, 6:50 PM
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Old Posted Nov 19, 2019, 6:54 PM
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I sure hope that's the reason. My current employer as well as all my previous employers (in both the private and public sector) have always been very flexible and allowed teleworking or flexible hours. From what I hear this is common practice nowadays. I don't think I could ever tolerate such a high level of rigidity unless I worked in a ultra specialized field and other job opportunities are scarce.
For example, if you work in an x-ray clinic that has posted opening hours and people showing up when you're supposed to be open, you do want your staff (reception and technicians) to be there on time.
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Old Posted Nov 19, 2019, 7:27 PM
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Old Posted Nov 19, 2019, 7:34 PM
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Still dreary and drizzly in Moncton.


November is right up there with March and April as my least favourite months..........
Same for me, although I must say the past few days have been pretty good - since we got out of the deep freeze (by Nov. standards) and the wind died down. Plus it's been quite dry since *the* snowfall we got. Still quite a bit below normal but not at all uncomfortable.
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Old Posted Nov 19, 2019, 7:37 PM
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Ever do a layman's armchair comparison between you guys and the Detroiters in terms of the frequency of school bus cancellations and school closures?
I bet it's about the same. Americans really freak out when it snows, even in the northern states. There are always hundreds of accidents even with light snow


I thought Ottawa wasn't that bad for cancellations. If they used our criteria the kids would barely go to school in January.
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My job sent out an email last night that "being late for work because of the weather is not a valid excuse, and you will be disciplined. Plan ahead."

I left 30 minutes earlier than I usually do, and I still barely made it on time. Roads are complete garbage, and I've seen so many people recklessly driving too. Given this is our like 7th major snowfall this season, people should have re-adapted to winter driving by now you'd think.
I found traffic surprisingly light this morning, construction on the Crowchild bridge seems to be easing up finally so maybe that's a factor.

I know people who work for companies that dock pay for every minute people are late coming back from lunch. Some bosses are just really old fashioned and sit by your desk timing how late you are. Most companies are happy so long as you aren't super late every day and get your work done.
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I found traffic surprisingly light this morning, construction on the Crowchild bridge seems to be easing up finally so maybe that's a factor.

I know people who work for companies that dock pay for every minute people are late coming back from lunch. Some bosses are just really old fashioned and sit by your desk timing how late you are. Most companies are happy so long as you aren't super late every day and get your work done.
Was very slippery on Country Hills earlier this morning, and then Airport Trail was were I faced the aggressive drivers swerving around people recklessly. Wasn't that many people out when I left around 5am.

I sometimes miss when I lived briefly in Vancouver where I could stay home from work with less than 5cm of snow.
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Brilliant blue sky day here in Vancouver. Currently 10 C at Vancouver Harbour.




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I'm enjoying the snow today, driving in it isn't as hard as some people make it out to be, and it looks cool covering everything. The city gets so brown and dead this time of year, so might as well have a nice fluffy blanket of snow. It's the years where we don't have many thaws and we end up with super hard packed ice on the roads that causes issues. Snow is easy to drive in, ice is not.
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My thoughts exactly. I took the scenic route home from class instead of hopping the bus. It's so beautiful out.
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Commute home was much better. Only took 15 minutes. Also was relatively easy to clear off the driveway and sidewalk too.
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We're back to green grass here but it's getting to that time of year where I welcome the snow. Not quite yet though!
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0C and cloudy/drizzly. We had some freezing rain this morning (temperature was -1C). More crappy weather but hey at least our high was above our average low this time.

The warmspots were Agassiz, BC and Sable Island, NS at 13.8C.
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What a glorious day. Tuesday's high at Vancouver Harbour was 11 C, the low was 5 C.




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Old Posted Nov 20, 2019, 1:08 PM
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Drive this morning was much better than yesterday, although some of the hills are still really bad in the NW.
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A nice sunny day here in Southern ON, temps around 5-6C .

Calgary received 18cm yesterday , breaking a record for the most snow cover for this date in the city's history. This takes their seasonal total to 85.9CM enough to earn them the #1 spot so far for the most snowfall. Sudbury ON was closing in, but yesterdays snowfall put YYC comfortably back into the top spot.
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Sunny and cool here today. had a dusting of wet snow last night but it should melt by the weekend. Makes it tough to take the dog for a walk though with all the ice.

Was on a project site yesterday and found it very muddy. even with high boots had mud right up to my ass. made for an exciting day walking around open trenches.
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