There’s a 100% chance of snow around noon here in Michigan. We’ll be getting 5" to 8" of snow. So...tough decision...do I travel an hour to work just to be snowed in and travel back on bad roads at 5? Or do I just lie and tell my manager that it’ll be unsafe to drive, despite the fact that the roads aren’t even bad yet?

I hate lying, or stretching the truth, so the latter option is squeamish to me. I’d like to follow the rules and be in the office, but I have to look out for my own safety. Work wants me in the office, but I can also clearly work out of my own home, work just doesn’t want me to because it’s the rules. And they got more strict as of late too.

Also, I leave for work at 7 and arrive at 8. Work doesn’t send out a “work from home, bad weather conditions” message until 8:30. So....I’m not really sure what to do. I know I can traverse the snow, but I won’t be on the roads alone and frankly, I don’t trust other drivers.

I know I’m overthinking this, but I’m trying to be a good employee here, and I’m not sure what to do.... Ergh, sometimes I wish I can shut off the honesty part of my brain...

Update: weather.com just gave an advisory for bad road conditions. I’ll work from home. Hopefully work won’t get upset...

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Update #2: work sent out a email saying “use your own judgement in commuting. My judgement is that it’s unsafe. They sent it out at midnight, I’m proud of them actually.