2012-2013 Winter weather thread

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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:07 pm

My Boss is done at the end of the year. He checked out a long time ago from what I've gathered.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby joopen on Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:19 pm

I'm working in between Cranberry and Zelie and it is coming down good. They haven't touched 19 yet.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby mac5155 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:26 pm

Family that lives by where I work was coming from my hometown and said they left at 11 and still havent hit the Squirrel Hill Tunnels. That should take like 45 minutes not 2.5 hours. sheyt,
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby skullman80 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:29 pm

My work just sent everyone in the office home because of the snow. They can work from home so it's not a big deal, but yeah. I was home today anyways because my Jeep wouldn't start this morning for whatever reason. I'm about 20 miles north of the city.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby mac5155 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:30 pm

It all makes sense now why people cant drive in the snow. Its because everyone has to take pics while driving to put on facebook

related note, my boss's boss just came around and said "looks like its clearing up out there a bit now"...................looks like im here til 4:30.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby newarenanow on Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:43 pm

I'm the only one in the office right now. Ran out for lunch and it is bad. The plows haven't really touched anything yet, and ice mixed with the snow is the worst part. You'll be driving and hit an icey patch that f's you up.

Boss isn't here to tell me to leave, so I'm going to make an executive decision and leave soon.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby DudeMan2766 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:54 pm

They're sending people who are in my office home, but the majority of us work from home. And its slow as all hell anyway. So basically I still have to work, and theres very very little going on, so I just have to sit here and stare at the screen until my shift is up. Yinz better step up your topics on this board to keep me entertained.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby mac5155 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:00 pm

im in your boat dudeman. im just hoping since im stuck here til 4:30 that everyone else is off the roads by then and they're cleared up
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby mac5155 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:04 pm

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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby offsides on Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:14 pm

FreeCandy44 wrote:Ehh......ill believe it when I see it.


After last winter, this is the way I felt also, but I guess I'm a believer now.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:22 pm

Sadly me to...
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby penny lane on Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:02 pm

I don't mind being at work when none of my bosses are here :!:
Plus, I will have to shovel when i get home. :thumbdown:
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby ExPatriatePen on Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:14 pm

mac5155 wrote:About to head out for lunch. I work at the top of a massive hill. Hope I can make it back. If not, oh well :pop:


You're in RIDC West are you not? That hill isn;t so bad :)
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby offsides on Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:42 pm

penny lane wrote:I don't mind being at work when none of my bosses are here :!:
Plus, I will have to shovel when i get home. :thumbdown:


Just got done with clearing my drive and sidewalk, and I am getting way too old for this crap. Pretty heavy wet snow. I measured about 4.5 inches here.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby PghSkins on Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:48 pm

Malkamaniac wrote:
FreeCandy44 wrote:I don't want to rub it in. But....im thrilled my boss told me to not come in. A normal 35 minute commute would probably be a 90 minute commute.


It further fuels my passion of hate for people. For all the talk that you really care about your employees(especially having to work Christmas Eve) it's all fluff when it comes to being greedy. Even then you've spent more money paying the hourly guys by having them come in and not letting them leave. I'm in management but still answer to the owner, so it's really just a payscale thing and it's balls.


In today's world where people can do most anything with a laptop at home that they can in an office, I don't understand why employers tell people they have to go in. If any of my employees feel it's not safe to drive (within reason, don't be taking advantage) and I can get them on their laptop and phone, they can and should stay home. We have a critical role in the organization but not one where it's critical to be onsite if it's not safe to be.

Today though, most of them were on vacation anyway.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby skullman80 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:01 pm

My street got plowed just a little bit ago. This is the one time I'm glad I don't have a huge driveway. Only had to shovel in front of the house and a sidewalk and that was it.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby JS© on Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:15 pm

I just shoveled my sister's driveway (again) and her back driveway where I park when I come to visit. I'm tired of this snow.

I'm more than likely gonna miss my doc's appt tomorrow afternoon. I'm not even sure if I can make it into my apartment since it's tucked away on the side of a huge hill. All wheel drive is nice, but you slide like the rest of them when coming to a stop downhill.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby Sarcastic on Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:31 pm

It's snowing really nice here in NJ. I plan to borrow my friends' dog later or tomorrow and take it to the park. They have a really fun golden retriever. Hope it will continue snowing.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby Grunthy on Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:44 pm

I left greensburg, by the westmoreland mall, at 12:45 to go back to my apartment in Robinson. I arrived only 30 minutes ago... :pop: I am about crazy right now, haha.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby blackjack68 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:55 pm

Sarcastic wrote:It's snowing really nice here in NJ. I plan to borrow my friends' dog later or tomorrow and take it to the park. They have a really fun golden retriever. Hope it will continue snowing.

Only rain with some sleet mixed in here in South Jersey.
Plain miserable.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby ExPatriatePen on Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:58 pm

blackjack68 wrote:
Sarcastic wrote:It's snowing really nice here in NJ. I plan to borrow my friends' dog later or tomorrow and take it to the park. They have a really fun golden retriever. Hope it will continue snowing.

Only rain with some sleet mixed in here in South Jersey.
Plain miserable.


Same here on Long Island. I'm just glad I'm not flying to some client site this week.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby Sarcastic on Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:02 pm

I think I'm hearing things getting wetter outside. :(
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby Ben Klingston on Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:34 pm

I came from north of Butler down to the Mon Valley, pretty much right in the heart of the storm this morning. Coming through Shadyside and Sq Hill, I felt like I was a driver for a Bridgestone Blizzak commercial. Every time I saw a hill with cars spinning and stuck in the middle trying to get up, I'd take a side street and zip right up the hill next to it. It took me longer to get home mainly because I kept running into closed roads. Just a front wheel drive car, and the Blizzaks don't help you stop and are pricey, but man oh man, do they help with traction and moving. Top 5 lifetime consumer research and purchase on my part.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby mac5155 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:01 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:
mac5155 wrote:About to head out for lunch. I work at the top of a massive hill. Hope I can make it back. If not, oh well :pop:


You're in RIDC West are you not? That hill isn;t so bad :)


No, I near there though. My hill is much bigger haha
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:02 pm

I am sitting here on trafficland.com just scanning the traffic cameras for the worst areas of the storm....fun times
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