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For many workers, there’s no such thing as a "snow day"

Dan Gorenstein Feb 23, 2015
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For some of us, the recent run of freezing temperatures and snowstorms has made getting to work rough, a frustration, and certainly an inconvenience. The lucky ones can work from home for a day or two, distracting cooped up kids with screen time.

Some of us aren’t so lucky, even when public transportation has shut down and all the cabbies stay home.

New Jersey-based wood worker Kelly Conklin says when the weather turns nasty, he tells it to his 13 employees straight.

“Use common sense. Our general policy is we are not asking anyone to risk their lives for this,” he says.

Productivity suffers a bit, says Conklin.

But after 30 plus years running his business he says he’s learned a simple lesson: The day after the storm, without any prompting from him, everybody puts in a little extra for a boss who is reasonable.

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