Snow excuse for wasting time

snowAccording to the Daily Mail, Britain is bracing itself for a white weekend. For employers and HR staff this also means bracing ourselves for a blanket of hyperbole and grandstanding as the same few employees spend every day in which the temperature is below 10 degrees loudly fretting about whether they will be able to get home and whether they should rush out to stock up on tinned foods in case the snow rises above… well, there being any snow settled anywhere.

Guru suggests introducing a policy that anybody of this disposition be forced to spend the days where there actually is some snow on the ground shovelling snow outside in a t-shirt and shorts until they learn the value of a good day’s work. Guru is eagerly awaiting sign-off on the scheme.