Friday Feedback: getting back into the groove after the snow
Some of this week's best reader comments from the most popular Federal Eye blog posts:
Regarding the reopening of the federal government on Wednesday and the challenging commute...
My commute was fine but I leave at 5:15 a.m. I think DC does a horrible job at snow removal. All day long yesterday, the news was reporting a "snow emergency" in effect and showing all the plows out in DC. So, I trek in this morning and as soon as I hit the DC line, I lost my lane on the 14th Street Bridge. Got it back again. Portions of the freeway are pretty bad. Once I exited onto what is normally a 3 lane thruway, it was still down to two lanes. Not one speck of improvement since Friday's commute AND there were no cars blocking that right lane to impede the plows. They just didn't show up and this is a pretty major thoroughfare. -- christineva
Well, I attempted! Got to the commuter lot but couldn't find any 'legal' parking spaces left due to the mountains of snow; therefore, I missed my bus. The next bus was at least 40-45 minutes which is usually an hour commute anyway; therefore, it was easier and more productive for me to return home and telework. It was a very productive and less stressful day! Especially after the horror Friday! -- martie917
Shouldn't [the federal government] open early for a few months to make up for the lost "work"? -- fireball72
On OPM asking federal managers to give leeway to snow-weary employees...
Glad to see this because my child's schools are still on a two hour delayed schedule. My job is really good about working with me when it comes to the school issue. I make it my business to always be at work and be the first one in everyday. So when situations like these arise they are really flexible with me. People forget we may work in the city or in northern Virginia but we commute from way out. The last 4 stops at the above ground subway stations by me were closed up until last Friday as well as Metro bus. My street is still full of ice and snow today. So I think it was smart to close the government last week. Not everyone lives in DC or near an underground subway station. -- enewton
enewton, that's great. work out your issues with your boss. the whole fed government doesn't need to be closed down because you want your McMansion 200 miles away. Try living within your means. Oh, i forgot, you worked from home 12 hours each day during the storm. and you also work more than 8 hours each day and don't bill the feds for that either. If 200,000 feds were out of work for a week and business went on as usual then they aren't needed. Bye bye. -- support6
Regarding Thursday's plane crash at the IRS building in Austin...
It is absolutely sickening to see some on the internet applaud this guys actions. They are basically encouraging terrorism by stating what he did was brave....flying a plane into a building trying to kill people. Don't like the IRS? Fine...killing people to fight back? Yes, that is terrorism -- Bious
| February 19, 2010; 12:00 PM ET
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