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#20460

OMG: How was today not a snow day?! We are like the only school in southern Ontario to stay open. I picked the wrong school....

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  1. Western, U of T, Ryerson, to name a few, were open today.

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  2. Queens, Fanshaw also stayed open. Its winter people it snows.

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    1. ^^^ This. Honestly, you all need to start acting like adults, most people who have normal jobs had to go in to work today. And ya'll complain when employers don't hire you...

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    2. @2a All of the major employers in the city (except UW) closed their offices today in the interest of employee safety, and had people work from home.

      See: Economical Insurance, etc.

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    3. Who cares that school was open, it's not like profs will cover less material over the course of the term if there was a snow day..

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  3. 2a here. I don't believe that "all major employers" closed their offices today, and I'm not sure where people are getting this information from. CHYM 96.7 certainly doesn't announce closures for "all major employers" lol.

    Your so called source refers to only one "major employer" and putting "etc." doesn't impress me.

    Every working adult that I know went in to work today. My father was in a meeting with someone who came into town from the GTA, and they arrived on time. I can only assume there were others who were doing the same.

    A large percentage of students live within walking distance of the University, not to mention that many are not responsible for shoveling their own driveways because they live in apartments. If any major streets need to be crossed to get to campus, these streets were plowed by the very services that are in place to deal with this kind of weather scenario. It does not warrant to close a university just because students don't want to get their boots wet on campus.

    Just my opinion though. I woke up early to deal with the expected delay of getting to school, and I live in Kitchener. Anyone with a sense of responsibility should do the same.

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    1. While I agree with your perspective, how does one refute anecdotal evidence by providing more anecdotes to prove a point??

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    2. Well, my original point was to call out UW students who complain about not getting a snow day. It was a comment made to challenge the sense of entitlement that many students have nowadays - which I find concerning, but that's besides the point. 2b made a statement which was clearly wrong (ex. City of Kitchener is a major employer of the people who drive snow plows, and they had to come to work today), so I wrote why it's wrong. The rest, I agree, is anecdotal and based on my own experience today (so what?). Which is also why I put "Just my opinion though".

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  4. I'm just waiting for University of Waterloo to change their slogan to "We Don't Close for Shit."

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    1. Clearly... or the geese would have closed the school years ago

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  5. From what I saw, heard, and read attendance at Waterloo employers was generally quite poor. Many workers across KW were not able to leave their unplowed neighbourhood streets. Commuter traffic trying to make it into the city from either direction of the 401 was snarled. This delayed many workers from reaching their employers for several hours. UW workers were not spared. Those who could worked from home. Waterloo garbage pickup that was scheduled for Monday was rescheduled for this weekend.

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