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Feb 5, 2010
 
I need to know if an employer can fire you for not being able to make it to work under state of emergency? and what to do if the do fire you?
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Feb 5, 2010
 

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I have never gotten off during a state of emergency. Did you call your employer and let them know that you were not coming? If it is company policy that you call in, and you did not, then you deserve to be fired.

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Feb 5, 2010
 

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It's supposed to be that in a state of emergency it is illegal for anyone other than emergency vehicles to be on ANY state road. Call the governers office & ask his secretary. Sounds like your employer is a real cu**. You'd probably be happier working somewhere else anyway.
Jobless in Seattle

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Feb 5, 2010
 

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actually, emergency vehicles arent the only thing that can be on the road. If you work in emergency services, you are allowed to drive your personal vehicle. It is only suggested that you go straight to work and home. as i said, its only a suggestion. hope this helps out. good luck
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state employees must report to work regardless of state of emergency or not.
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My mom was killed in a automobile accident in 1995 trying to get to work in bad weather conditions such as these. All because her employer told her she had to be there. She left behind 2 young children. I know we all need our job but our job is not worth dying for and leaving behind all the ones we love. So if you don't have to be out there in it then don't be! It is my understanding that they can not fire you for not reporting to work when we are under a state of emergency. Anyone else have anything to add? God Bless out there!
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Feb 5, 2010
 

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Babyblueeyez,

would you mind letting us know if you are m/f?think i might add you to my poem list.

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Feb 5, 2010
 
billy wrote:
Babyblueeyez,
would you mind letting us know if you are m/f?think i might add you to my poem list.
billy
I am a female and I am quite interested in why you ask this? Thanks Billy.
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billy wrote:
Babyblueeyez,
would you mind letting us know if you are m/f?think i might add you to my poem list.
billy
I think you are a BIG PERVERT! it's people like you that should be locked up somewhere, I see your only trying to score on just about all your posts and stop already with your stupid poems good god enough is enough!
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Feb 5, 2010
 
I really didn't mind him asking about me being male/female. I have read most of his posts and I don't really think he is a perv but that's just me.
billy

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#12
Feb 5, 2010
 
Babyblueeyez,

several times i have gotten a strange compulsion to write a poem to someone.do not know why.doesn't matter.about two years ago i wrote the first poem of my life.it was to a woman of about 28 years of age that's mother had kept isolated.she had not allowed to a single school function of any type.she refuses to talk to people.i wrote a few poems to her to show her that people notice her,she has friends,it's ok to talk to people.

since then i have had that happen every once in a while.i was at the richmond va when i seen a korean girl in a wheelchair.i just walked up and asked her if i could write a poem about her.really startled her.got her first name,gave her the poem in about 3 hours.she loved it.

writing one for the resident orthopedics doc there.
she has a beauty you would not believe and is a extremely smart woman besides.

thanks--if i was a perv i would ask you how big your boobs are and if you had a firm tush.notice i don't.

billy--
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Bowerston, OH

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Feb 5, 2010
 
that is right,

sounds like you have the hots for me.i could concieably be coerced into writing you a poem.it only takes niceness and politeness.

billy
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#14
Feb 5, 2010
 
All the state can do is encourage citizens to stay off the roads for safety. State of emergency is an exciting-sounding, fancy term that really just means that certain sectors like the national guard are on standby to respond to emergencies more quickly.
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Feb 6, 2010
 

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It doesn't matter if the question was for you or not. I still believe it is company policy that you call in prior to not coming you should be fired. Regardless of who you are.
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<quoted text>this question was not for me you ahole I am self employed, It was for my mother-in-law!
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Aug 26, 2011
 

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Civilians are not suppose to be on the rode during a state of emergency. As for state workers, your agency has designated personal as essential during these times and letter are issued permitting you to drive on the roads in regards to emergency preparedness. I live in PA but work for state of NJ and I have to keep my letter in my car should I get pulled over when I am reporting to such an emergency.
wool in eyes

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Aug 27, 2011
 
I need to know wrote:
<quoted text>this question was not for me you ahole I am self employed, It was for my mother-in-law!
Yeah! These are the people with all the answers! Ask a question like that on here and you get the answer you deserve. Did you try calling the prosecutors office. At least they could steer you in the right direction. Sorry its not my day to give legal advice.
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Aug 27, 2011
 
I am a state employee. If the Governor declares a state of emergency, the state police usually follow up by issuing a manadatory "stay off the highways unless you are an emergency vehicle." In my case I would still have to report to my workplace unless either the Governor or my Cabinet Secretary would close state offices. If they do not and I decide not to report to work if a state of emergency is declared, I would have to take vacation time. If you are a Member of a guard unit or other military, it cannot be held against you if you are called up to duty for a state of emergency. If you did not report for duty to your job because a state of emergency was declared, it probably would be necessary for you to call in, tell your employer you cant come in because of the weather, then they'd probably give you a no-pay day or a vacation day. The same is true for me if I called in sick and then a state of emergency was declared and state offices were closed. I would have to charge my sick leave because I called in sick.
Bobby

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Aug 27, 2011
 
If there is a state of emergency, and call out of work and they say i have to or i will get fired. Is that possible. I work at an old persons home.
Late Bloomer

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Aug 27, 2011
 
Bobby wrote:
If there is a state of emergency, and call out of work and they say i have to or i will get fired. Is that possible. I work at an old persons home.
They may be able to fire you; I know someone who is a nurse; if she leaves work before the next person comes to take over her shift she can be charged with patient abandonment and not only get fired but lose her license as well. It may be very similar in your case. A nursing home may be under the same category as a hospital.
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Aug 28, 2011
 
Bobby wrote:
If there is a state of emergency, and call out of work and they say i have to or i will get fired. Is that possible. I work at an old persons home.
Im not sure they could fire you. You should call them and tell them and tell them u cant be there just to he curtious. But i think it would be a liability for them to demand u ignore a state of emergency and be there. I would think that.would be a law suit and a half if ya wrecked!

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