But, first, I begrudgingly realized, I would have to attend to my inbox.
And write that article I was supposed to have into my editor by EOD. I prayed that it would only go through one round of edits and not three or four as was sometimes the case when my boss decided she didn’t like my choice of imagery or the word I used to describe Beyonce’s parenting skills.
Odds are those you’re emailing about upcoming projects would also rather be sledding than answering your messages—meaning very few people are waiting by their computers for you to kick off a quarterly initiative that has no set deadline yet.
Think of a snow day like a hangover day—you know when you are supposed to be working, but you really don’t have it in you to make major headway.
Stacey Lastoe is the Senior Editor/Writer of The Muse.
She enjoys running and eating in equal measure and lives with her husband and dog in Brooklyn.
However, that doesn’t necessarily mean sitting in front of your computer—if you haven’t downloaded the app on your phone, today’s the day to do it.
By this, I mean, understand what your boss expects of you on this unofficial day off, and deliver it.
As is true with most jobs, there’s always something to be done—whether that’s on a snow day or at 6 PM on a Tuesday when you’re trying to meet your buddy at the gym.
Here’s how to handle working (read: hardly working) during a blizzard, even if your boss is the micro-managing type.