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State university tells workers to stay home and charges them a vacation day
Syracuse NY Post Standard ^ | February 05, 2014 at 11:10 AM | By Marnie Eisenstadt

Posted on 02/05/2014 4:59:48 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

BINGHAMTON, NY--Some state workers are being told not to come to work because of the snow. But it's no "snowday" for them. They are losing a vacation day.

According to Binghamton University's website, all non-essential employees are not allowed to come to work because of the state of emergency. But they'll have to use a vacation day.


TOPICS: Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: binghamton; snow; snowday; suny; vacationday

1 posted on 02/05/2014 4:59:48 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

good....no work....no pay...the way it should be


2 posted on 02/05/2014 5:06:49 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Big whoop! Would they rather be docked a day of pay?


3 posted on 02/05/2014 5:07:18 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
According to Binghamton University's website, all non-essential employees are not allowed to come to work because of the state of emergency. But they'll have to use a vacation day.

So? My job's like that.

4 posted on 02/05/2014 5:09:12 PM PST by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means.")
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To: Lee N. Field
I've never had a job that wasn't like that. I'm not sure I understand the point of the news story.
5 posted on 02/05/2014 5:10:43 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

The union will sue and they will get paid...


6 posted on 02/05/2014 5:25:49 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I’m glad everyone on here had the same reaction I had. So what? That’s me every day. No work, no pay! What a concept!!


7 posted on 02/05/2014 5:26:52 PM PST by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I’m only allowed to accrew 250 hours of vacation. I lose a day almost every month becase I’m maxed out, dedicated, and stupid.


8 posted on 02/05/2014 5:32:12 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Standard govmint bullshite. I was working part time for the state when 9/11 occurred. The governor put out the word that "nonessential" employees could clock out a few hours early to go home and be with their families. Of course, as many found out later, they were docked for doing so.
9 posted on 02/05/2014 5:39:39 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Yo-Yo
Use it or lose it? Use it dummy.
10 posted on 02/05/2014 5:41:04 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

If they don’t go to work, but they still get paid, how are they losing a vacation day?

I got a mandatory 8 days off at Christmas when the office closed. I got vacation days applied. I did not lose them.


11 posted on 02/05/2014 5:56:05 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
i drove to the City of Evil this morning, that's why they make 4-Wheel Drive...
12 posted on 02/05/2014 5:56:43 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Sacajaweau

I agree. Many places only give 3 snow days and then after that you are charged through leave or “Leave without pay”. It does stink that their was so much snow this year though. Most people have plenty of leave to cover some additional snow days. The worst are those who were just hired this year. Those poor folks don’t have much vacation days saved up. Hopefully they won’t have any further snow days.


13 posted on 02/05/2014 6:01:31 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: SampleMan

lol. I get what you are saying. However, wouldn’t you rather that annual trip to Hawaii instead of a day at home shoveling snow?


14 posted on 02/05/2014 6:03:35 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

I’d rather pick and choose, but if you don’t work, you either get vacation or no pay. They seem to think that they are 5th graders getting extra vacation days.


15 posted on 02/05/2014 7:03:58 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: napscoordinator

Who gets snow days in business? I’ve had 2 snow days in my life because 3 ft of snow in Baltimore paralyzed the city and they shut down traffic. 25 years of working in Michigan I never considered it. I had a few 4 hour commutes but such is life.

However, to be told to not come to work and be dinged for a vacation day is not right.


16 posted on 02/05/2014 8:03:12 PM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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To: hinckley buzzard

When I was active duty I would get notices for leave of “ use it or loose it”.
So I would apply for leave, and it would be denied “ due to Mission Requirements”. The next week I would get another “ use it or loses it “ letter....


17 posted on 02/05/2014 8:36:58 PM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: napscoordinator

However, wouldn’t you rather that annual trip to Hawaii instead of a day at home shoveling snow?
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Wife and I, along with our best friends couple, spent 9 horrible days in Hawaii in the early ‘90s. I’d never advise anyone to go there. ...Outrageaous prices on everything, horrible food, and locals hating all ‘mainlanders’ except for their money spent. ...After trying a couple of big restaurants, we ate mostly at non-franchised burger places and small places in the suburbs on Oahu and Maui.

Sorry for the little rant that is off topic. I couldn’t stop my fingers from speaking about how bad Hawaii is to tourists.


18 posted on 02/05/2014 11:20:54 PM PST by octex
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To: cyclotic

Hey I am in Annapolis (really Arnold). Are you off today due to lack of power? On the Baltimore station, they are making it like you guys are “crippled” due to no power. So if you are off today that makes 3 days…lol.


19 posted on 02/06/2014 3:55:16 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I had a boss tell me to take open heart surgery as a vacation day.
...after the fact to boot.
A word with the president’s assistant corrected their sick time policy.
...a big correction.


20 posted on 02/06/2014 4:13:50 AM PST by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: octex
Yes I know the feeling, was there about the same time.
Had a layover for 8 or so hours rode a city bus for a tour,one of the nastiest places I've ever seen or been.
21 posted on 02/06/2014 4:22:03 AM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: napscoordinator

I’m traveling this week but the office is open. I have a contractor at the house and he showed up.

Little bit of ice or snow is no big deal. Go see how many people manage to get their kids to a sledding hill. If they can do that, they can go to school or work. No power, that’s a different story.


22 posted on 02/06/2014 6:24:02 AM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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