Topic: Hurricane Sandy

These 3 Women Braved Hurricane Sandy To Get Back To The Office

 These 3 Women Braved Hurricane Sandy To Get Back To The Office

Hurricane Sandy’s destruction made commuting and working in the tri-state area a nightmare. Flooded subways, blocked roadways and darkened offices with streets filled with debris were all obstacles-turned-headlines, covering Sandy’s wrath. Some commuters even walked two hours across the Brooklyn Bridge to work only to find that the conditions in the office were just as bad.

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Working After Sandy: Embracing The Awkward Carpool

Working After Sandy: Embracing The Awkward Carpool

After several days of Sandy chaos, New Yorkers have been desperate to get back into work these last few days. But getting there is no picnic: Subways and buses have returned only fitfully to partial service, and the city is requiring that cars heading over the bridges must carry at least three riders. As Bloomberg Businessweek reports, New York is getting its first real taste of carpool culture, including picking up random strangers to give them rides around the city. Eek. More »

RuffCity Founders Give Us The Truth About Working With Those Famous NYC Dogs

RuffCity Founders Give Us The Truth About Working With Those Famous NYC Dogs

If you’re a dog owner who doesn’t work from home, you know one of the hardest parts of your day is leaving your pooch to go off to work (personally I may have cried a bit the first time I left my puppy at home by himself.) And unfortunately, for most city dwellers, you can’t stick your pet in your nice fenced-in yard so they are stuck in the apartment. That is why in most cities, especially New York, you may find yourself crossing the street with a dog walker and one, two or six of their charges. With approximately 600,000 dogs living in NYC, dog walking is a pretty good business to be in. We were lucky enough to talk to two young women, Heather Doll and Stacia Anderson, who started their own dog walking business, RuffCity, in 2010. They opened up about the difference between New York City dogs (and their owners), the challenges of canine clients and Hurricane Sandy. More »

Hurricane Sandy Isn’t Going To Stop New Yorkers From Getting The iPad Mini

Hurricane Sandy Isn't Going To Stop New Yorkers From Getting The iPad Mini

Though I seemed to have forgotten that Apple is releasing a slightly enlarged iPod today, the New Yorkers who lined up for the iPad Mini obviously have not. Considering the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast, its quite surprising that an estimated 750 people, according to Fortune, made their way to Apple’s flagship store on fifth avenue to be among the first to own the new creation. The only lines I’ve seen over the past four days are at gas stations and for shuttle buses, which begs the question, how did these New Yorkers get to fifth avenue and how long did it take them? More »

Many Sandy Victims Who Can’t Get To Work Can’t Get Paid

Many Sandy Victims Who Can't Get To Work Can't Get Paid

Last night on NBC’s Rock Center, Alec Baldwin shared his horrifying Hurricane Sandy experience: He left his Lower Manhattan home to stay to a hotel with his 20-something wife because he didn’t want to take his dogs up and down the stairs, but then he returned to his building to volunteer “to stand by” for a few hours. The horror! The heroism! Meanwhile many areas of New York are in ruins, and non-millionaire workers are suffering financially, too. What do you do if you earn $10 an hour working at a coffee shop five miles away from home, but you can’t get to work? For many workers, it means you just don’t get paid this week. More »

HR Mistake Of The Week: Docking Employee Pay Because Of Hurricane Sandy

HR Mistake Of The Week: Docking Employee Pay Because Of Hurricane Sandy

Huge numbers of employees on the East Coast have spent most of this week working from home, or not working at all. More than three days after the storm hit, the New York City public transportation system is only beginning to return to functionality, so even employees whose homes and offices never lost power are finding it nearly impossible to make it in to work. This raises the question: Must employees be paid if their workplace is closed because of Hurricane Sandy? More »

7 Annoying Tips For Making Working From Home Just Like Your Actual Job

7 Annoying Tips For Making Working From Home Just Like Your Actual Job

Though Wall Street is back at work today, they were home yesterday and the day before. And for those of you that are still at home, waiting out the storm, you may be getting a bad case of cabin fever. On Monday we gave you some tips on how to work from home but now we want to help you so you really feel like you are at the office. Whether you know it or not, you may actually miss being in an office. That is why we stole a few tips from our friends over at New York Magazineon how to make your home environment more like your work environment. More »

Wall Street Heads Back To Work After Hurricane Sandy

Wall Street Heads Back To Work After Hurricane Sandy

After two days of The New York Stock Exchange being closed, it is opening today after the devastating Hurricane Sandy. The subways are still down as well as the path and lines of Metro North but trading will begin at 9:30 am. ”The world is used to seeing the financial markets through the lens of the floor of New York Stock Exchange,” said Larry Leibowtiz, chief operating officer of NYSE Euronext, which operates the exchange. “It gives them a sense of comfort.” Wall Street going back to the work will not only help fund managers and investors, but it will help the economy as well which will take a substantial hit from Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. More »

PHOTOS: A Look At The Destruction Of Hurricane Sandy In New York City

PHOTOS: A Look At The Destruction Of Hurricane Sandy In New York City

Ever since Hurricane Sandy hit the streets of New York, we’ve been bundled up in our cubby-hole Manhattan apartments looking at photoshopped pictures of our beloved city being ravaged (with a drink in hand, no less, to nip the cold). But, despite the danger, a few folks braved the whirling wind and rain to capture these very real photos of the infamous Hurricane Sandy’s damage. Then, they posted them on Twitter. More »

Hurricane Sandy Is Not An Excuse For Staying Home If You Work At A Tech Startup

Hurricane Sandy Is Not An Excuse For Staying Home If You Work At A Tech Startup

A little bit of rain (well actually quite more than a little bit of rain) isn’t going to keep the tech startup crowd from going to work. Though restaurants, Wall Street and other small business have all shut down, tech startups are still open. Due to cloud-based management systems, social enterprise tools and impenetrable servers, tech founders can work through natural disasters and even get ahead. More »

Jimmy Fallon’s Surreal Hurricane Sandy Monologue Delivered To Empty Theater

Jimmy Fallonâs Surreal Hurricane Sandy Monologue Delivered To Empty Theater

The New York City subway system is completely shut down, along with schools, many roads, and almost all offices. Broadway is dark. Jimmy Kimmel canceled a taping in Brooklyn, and The Daily Show and The Colbert Report took the night off. But that didn’t stop Jimmy Fallon from proceed with his show’s taping yesterday afternoon. The result was a surreal monologue developed to a completely empty theater. More »