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10 reasons for missing work during the snowstorm

Metro has put together a list of 5 legitimate reasons for taking the day off and 5 less-than-legitimate reasons.
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As a blanket of late-winter snow was expected to cover the Northeast, employers were also expecting to hear from some workers who will not be showing up Tuesday.

The reasons for their absence vary depending on the snow accumulation in a particular region and the ability of municipalities to clear roads and sidewalks and keep mass transit running.

Managers tend to rely on an employee’s good judgment in making a decision to stay home because of the weather, say human resources consultants.

However, if you cannot decide whether to take a snow day,Metro has compiled a list of five legitimate and five not-so-legitimate reasons for telling your boss that the company must forge ahead without your presence on Tuesday.

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