My main workplace was very unsympathetic when I told them I wasn't coming in. I told them I walked about 45 miles (72 kilometers) over 3 days and I was hurting from it and not feeling well (which was all true). I was angrily asked why I couldn't rollerblade or bike in as a response. (The attitude reminded me of what Marie Antionette said, "If the poor don't have bread, let them eat cake") Since suits are a requirement, any suit I biked in with would get ruined after biking for 14 miles. I couldn't even put it in a backpack, since that would have made it wrinkle horribly and therefore be useless. They could have temporarily lifted the suit requirement during the crisis, but they didn't even care.
They didn't even ask if I was OK. I've had it worse than anyone I saw on the news about the transit strike. I kept hearing about the people who had to walk 30 blocks (about 1.5 miles) and complain horribly. I wish I had such a small walk. That would have been easy for me. This is what the news airs as among the worst they can find? That's just pathetic.
I don't have to go back to work until Tuesday, and I won't miss them. They should be grateful I even bother to show up, since I don't really need them. I can make enough money to get by even without them.
I probably could have made it in if I pushed myself, but I'd rather do work for clients today that would actually treat me like a human being.