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I think we had almost 10 inches over night. More to come during the day. Making it 12 or more inches. I can't even ask dh to drive me to work. We're snowed in. Dh will have to get our son out of bed to shovel. I hate calling in on my weekend to work. They get sort of upset. We can ask to take off 2 of our weekends a year only. Not unless you get someone on your own to work your time. I got the news on now. They said it's bad out. Some accidents already on the roads. I start at 10am. I'll leave hoping to catch the 8:30am bus. If it's late or just slow. I will still be to work on time. I am seriously debating calling in. If your calling in. It has to be at least 2 hours before your shift starts. I'm in that time frame now. At the same I'm thinking just go catch the bus. Even if it's running nasty. I got the cell phone. I can call work saying I am on my way. But not sure when I'll get there. If it were any other job. I'd of called in already staying home. But I cook for a retirement community. Those assisted living people count on someone to make their meals since they cannot cook themselves.
I was one of the couple who came to work on time. That was a surprise. I took the city bus to work. It was not late. I actually got to work early a bit. All these people called in that they'd be late or not coming in at all. The thing with that was. These were ones who started at 11am. Called in at 10am saying they were still out shoveling or what have you. So the supervisor said they should of been out earlier digging out their cars. Then maybe they'd not be as late as they said. I can understand that. If it's bad weather. You plan to get up earlier and leave much earlier to get to work safely and somewhat on time. But if it's still bad then it's ok to stay home which most did. One girl did have a accident. Not sure how bad. First her family calls up saying she'd be late a half hour. She was the 6:30-3pm person serving the breakfast and lunch for assisted living. Then a short bit later they called back saying Oh Angie just had a car accident. So it showed the weather was bad and still is today.
Ok we dealt with working short staffed. Our supervisor was helping wait on tables. She nicely explained their could be a wait for food. We are short staffed. If they cannot wait to eat have to be somewhere soon. They might think about not eating. If they have time. Be patient. They'll be served fast as we can get it out. One apartment resident said. Oh are they all scared of a little white outside. Our supervisor said. What do you mean a little white out there. It's a lot of white and very slippery on the roads. That one of our staffers had a accident. So I told those who could not get to work safely stay home.
We had no night staff but one assistant supervisor and one girl besides myself. So we cancelled supper for the apartment residents in main dining room. All those who reserved a table. We called them back. Explained the situation of the weather and the staff unable to get in. If they had to have a meal. Us staffers here from 1st shift will make up some lunch boxes with sandwiches, fruit and cookies. That they can have choice of a ham or turkey sandwich. That they can come down by 3:30pm and purchase one. Today if it's bad out and staff does not all come in. We are changing the brunch menu to something more simple. Something quick and easy to serve if we're short staffed again. Before we did the box lunches. Our supervisor called upper management to ok it. As Christmas day bag lunch suppers for assisted living got us in trouble big time. Even though state says a few times a year we can do it. But not to make it a daily or even weekly habit. That in some situations like yesterday is ok. By the time the snow stopped. We had over 12 inches.