By sonnyrosa - 09/02/2013 12:39 - Canada - Dartmouth

Today, I had to drive to my workplace in blizzard conditions. Now that my 12 hour shift is over, I can't get out of the building, as the snow has blown into large drifts in front of the doors. I have to stay overnight until my next 12 hour shift. FML
I agree, your life sucks 36 730
You deserved it 2 616

sonnyrosa tells us more.

I'm sure there are labor laws that are supposed to prevent stuff like this, but when the roads are closed, and no one can get in (even the buses have stopped running, and a lot of people reply on those to get to work), there's nothing that can be done. I'm stuck here, but I'm getting paid for it... hopefully, this snow crap stops before tomorrow morning, otherwise, I'll be stuck again. It's still coming down like mad :S

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I hope ur being payed overtime

That snow good :(

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I hope ur being payed overtime

Our work place actually made employees do this, and none were paid for staying overnight nor were they paid overtime. I feel for OP

Dude that sucks

Is that legal

I'm sure there are labor laws that are supposed to prevent stuff like this, but when the roads are closed, and no one can get in (even the buses have stopped running, and a lot of people reply on those to get to work), there's nothing that can be done. I'm stuck here, but I'm getting paid for it... hopefully, this snow crap stops before tomorrow morning, otherwise, I'll be stuck again. It's still coming down like mad :S

It depends on what your job is. I work for the entertainment business, so they can force us to work 12+ hour shifts without paying overtime and we must also work major holidays without being paid time and a half. I sucks, but someone has to do it

They will not and are not obligated to pay overtime or anything at all unless the OP is on the clock and actively working. Being physically present at the place where you work doesn't mean you automatically get paid for it. It does suck though... I wouldn't want to be stuck like that!

Hmm... well, I'm not scheduled to be working right now, but since I'm stuck here, filling in for another guard who couldn't make it in the weather, hopefully, I'll at least get paid for it! I guess I'll find out on my next pay stub!

When this happened to my stepdad when he worked at an old folks home he got paid double do go brave the storm in his built toyota 79 land cruiser and drive around town to pick up all if his coworkers

What will you ever do with all those extra snow shovels you're producing?

Well if you are actually WORKING while staying, then damned right, they better be paying you.

I think they would have to pay you for it since you are working and filling in for someone else!

Wow, im glad i started this debate

How is it funny to say you're as everyone writes ur too?

#74. If you left without your relief there, you could be fired for abandoning your post. If you're working, you will be paid.

Since you're on the clock filling in you should.

Do you live to work, or do you work to live? Or are you snowed in and can never leave work?

When I read this, I thought of Dr. Suess ... I do not like green eggs and ham!

2,obviously OP works to live or she would not be writing an fml about being stuck at work. And this whole situation is centered around the fact that she is, indeed, snowed in and cannot leave. I have no idea how your comment has a positive number of thumbs because it's pretty obvious that you saw an opportunity to post one of the first comments and swindled it by restating facts that we already knew.

#130 you must be new here

So you're telling me #2 always does this? And everyone thinks its hilarious? Okay, let me try: OP hates work and got stuck there because of a blizzard.

Well #130's name is definitely right!

Well, since there is a blizzard business will be slow

Could go either way

Depends on the OP's profession.

She could work at a call center or many of the other jobs that dont require other people to actually be present. There are jobs other than fast food and grocery stores..

That snow good :(

4 - Icy what you did there.

Ice one guys^^. Flake sure you give your boss the cold shoulder for making you come in op.

Get some warm water in a container and the snow will melt!

I don't know how many blizzards you've been in, but it takes a hell of a lot more than that to get your car out of a snowbank that's up to your head.

Can't warm water crack your windshield when it's snowing?

I think it can, but it doesn't matter... I can't find my car in the snow anyway HAHA

Congrats... finally an FML published after 30 attempts ;-)

Halifax hmmm... you may have to stay more than one night in the office then.

haha... I know, right?

Actually, warm water freezes faster than cold water. It caused by some of the corks of being a polar molecule as well as expanding upon freezing.

You'll have plenty of time to read FML

Dang. I bet ur cold.

Nah, he's toasty with that one container of warm water #5 mentioned.

39. She's, not he's :)

What a punk sign.

You can always phone in sick tomorrow, due to lack of rest.

Or maybe switch shifts with the current person

That really sucks OP

Construct the MEGA DESK! Or combine cubicles to make a fort!

Or the quad desk with only three desks!

If you were home, you couldn't do anything anyways. Plus, you are getting paid and you have no way to spend it. Come spring, you'll be rich!

#16, Fortunately, the OP is from Canada which is a socialist state with their fancy-schmantzy "free" health-care. She probably got a government assistance check for her improvised housing choice.

No, I earn my living, thanks

Shit its a joke. Don't take it so hard. I've been reading all your comments on this FML and you just sound whiny and bitchy.

Gee, I wonder why

#57, you couldn't tell by my outrageous verbiage that I was being facetious?