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1st time posting. Found out that plans are being discussed to house employess and their families. This will be part of the contingency plan at my job. At my level of management, I will probably be expected to be there. No vacation time will be given during the last week of Dec and 1st week of Jan. I hadn't considered a bug out bag at work. All my prepartions have been for home. Is anyone else experiencing this?


-- luker (, April 01, 1999


Gee Lurker -

This sounds sorta omminous...can you give us a clue as to sort of work you do?

-- Valkyrie (, April 02, 1999.

Lurker, Yeah, that does sound ominous. What business are you in, and do you live in an area that will be real cold? My real question is why would your company feel that it had to house employees and their families? Don't they have houses of their own? Thanks.

-- Nother lurker (noone@nowhere.bud), April 02, 1999.

Sorry, I didn't mean to sound ominous. I work in a hospital in a large city. It's felt that if we provide for families of employees they will feel better coming to work during this crisis. I understand that this has been done during a natural disaster too. (I wasn't emlpoyed there then) Families will be given meals and lodging. Yes, we have homes :-) I've enjoy this forum, just been alittle timid in posting.

Quietly Lurking

-- quietly lurking (, April 02, 1999.

Thank you for sharing, quietly lurking. Keep us posted.

-- Linda A. (, April 02, 1999.

Eventually corporations and large organizations will "get it" that their employees, AND families, will have to feel secure, IF they hope to have employees work rather than call in sick.

Gives Y2K "bug" a new meaning.


-- Diane J. Squire (, April 02, 1999.

My company is suspending all vacation time from December 1 to January 31 for all IT employees. They are also requiring representatives from each department to be on hand New Years Eve for a "rollover party". Seems upper management has little faith in the fixes and wants the techies on site in case something breaks. This is a multi billion dollar Financial corporation.

-- Lurker (, April 02, 1999.

Lutker, like your company, our's is planning to have key managers and of course clinical staff on duty. "Rollover" party minus the champagne. We're ordering water, MRE's, etc. and will have y2k practice in the near future. This is a federal facility which might be safer?? if there is civil unrest. We have perimeter fences and gates at each entrance. For a "bug-out" bag...I'm thinking of a shortwave radio, extra change of clothes, flashlights, any other idea folks? Thanks

-- quietly lurking (, April 03, 1999.

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