Surviving Sandy: Some Hurricane Tweets From Your Employees

By Eric B. Meyer

To my fellow East Coasters, I hope this post finds you safe and dry.

Me? Hey, thanks for asking. Our Philly home kept power throughout and we otherwise made it through unscathed.

Still, Philadelphia remains in a state of emergency. The City is essentially shut down. Most of the major surrounding highways have been off-limits. And, for a second day in a row, for the safety of the drivers and the riders, there is no public transportation in the City.

That means that local businesses too opted to close on Monday, and remain closed on Tuesday. Well, most of them.

To the chagrin of some employees affected by the hurricane, they had to work. And they have vented on Twitter.

Not happy to be working

Here’s what your employees tweeted about working (or, maybe, not so much) during Hurricane Sandy. [Don’t shoot the messenger]

Those employees who braved the storm to get to work on Monday; not so happy.

Making the best of it

Meanwhile, some turned lemons into lemonade…

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Others got nostalgic

One shared way too much information…

What is it about natural disasters and booze?

And, finally, the worst sick excuse ever?

(Again, not my employees…)

In all seriousness, for those with questions about how to address the workplace implications of Hurricane Sandy, check out yesterday’s post.

I hope you and your workforce made it through relatively unscathed.

This was originally published on Eric B. Meyer’s blog, The Employer Handbook.

You know that scientist in the action movie who has all the right answers if only the government would just pay attention? Eric B. Meyer, Esq. gets companies HR-compliant before the action sequence. Serving clients nationwide, Eric is a Partner at FisherBroyles, LLP, which is the largest full-service, cloud-based law firm in the world, with approximately 210 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Eric is also a volunteer EEOC mediator, a paid private mediator, and publisher of The Employer Handbook (, which is pretty much the best employment law blog ever. That, and he's been quoted in the British tabloids. #Bucketlist.


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