Texans who couldn’t go to work because of the winter storm, they were told that they could either burn vacation or forfeit the pay for the days that they didn’t work. They are incensed, and I don’t understand why.

When a Hurricane hits in Florida, we have it the same way. Not getting paid when you aren’t at work isn’t anything new- why would you expect to get paid when you aren’t working?

Why should their employers pay them for days they were off work? Expecting the company to do that is expecting your employer to insure you against lost wages for acts of nature. Isn’t that what insurance is for?

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Miguel GFZ · February 25, 2021 at 8:23 pm

Yup, we have done that plenty times. Are they expecting Covid-Type relief?

joe · February 25, 2021 at 8:42 pm

i am considered non essential and put it “admin” time and until i’m told different, i should get paid for it…shit, i don’t care, i’ll burn some comp or vacation time for those days if i have too…

TechieDude · February 26, 2021 at 8:56 am

Good lord we’ve become a stupid people.

Until I was salaried, this was the case. Can’t bill time? don’t get paid. So you burn vacation. Most companies I’ve worked with have decent vacation accumulation, so it’s really not that big a deal.

That said, my company added 2 days vacation for Texas employees to deal with it.

AC47spooky · February 26, 2021 at 10:01 am

My employer has been more than fair to us employees. If there’s a hurricane warning and the mayor asks everyone to stay off the roads, our office closes and we still get paid. Central FL

I think the company that added the vacation days – @TechieDude – is doing the tight thing. I mean after all, sometimes you gotta show people you appreciate them.

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