Companies Have Now Invented “Climate Leave”

Because, obviously, Bad Weather never happened prior to fossil fuels and whatever time frame Warmists deem important for the conversation. It’s rather serendipitous that this article is in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Firms size up ‘climate leave’

Even the workplace has to adapt to the warming world. As climate change creates more intense storms, companies have started preparing for work disruptions because of extreme weather.

Of course, there has been no real world increase in so-called extreme weather. In fact, “The world is presently in an era of unusually low weather disasters.” But, the Cult of Climastrology never lets facts get in the way of a good narrative.

In a sign of the times, Fog Creek, a software company based in New York City, recently announced that it would provide up to five days of paid “climate leave” for employees who can’t work because of extreme weather events. If there’s a declared state of emergency, the company will give affected employees even more time.

During previous hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters, the company let employees take time off on a case-by-case basis. One Miami-based employee had to evacuate during Hurricane Irma, and the storm Sandy displaced most of the company’s workers back in 2012. Throughout the storms, Fog Creek continued to pay its staff.

But after seeing reports of people losing their jobs after missing work during this year’s particularly devastating hurricane season, Anil Dash, Fog Creek’s chief executive officer, wanted to formalize paid time off for his workers. The company, which fights for talent with bigger technology firms, such as Google and Facebook, offers its 35 employees generous benefits. Fog Creek claims that it was one of the first to offer free lunch to its workers.

That’s so woke! Climawoke!

Stack Overflow, another Manhattan-based technology company with more than 250 employees, will consider the policy, said Dash, who sits on the board. The company says it hasn’t formalized its policy yet, but it accommodates employees affected by climate-related occurrences.

Like pretty much most companies, who have policies about weather incidents, whereby they do not want employees to put themselves in harm’s way. This usually is when winter weather occurs. Oh, right, I forgot, Warmists blame winter weather on warming not.

Regardless, if some companies want to virtue signal and pay their employees for not working during weather events (rather than allowing them to take sick days, paid days off, etc), that’s on them. It’s just more silliness from the juvenile minds of the Cult of Climastrology.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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5 Responses to “Companies Have Now Invented “Climate Leave””

  1. Dana says:

    Private companies can do what they want, and I have no problem with that. Actually, having spent 15 years in the Poconos, it seems like a good idea to me, to formalize a policy which, in the northeast, is going to get used mostly for snow days.

    It was 1999, and I was the newly-promoted production manager, when a hurricane was bearing down on the area. The general manager was away from the office — for what I cannot remember — and I was the ranking ‘executive’ at the company. The satellite plants were all closed down, when I sent everybody home early at the main plant, which included all of the offices. The hurricane hadn’t gotten there yet, but the roads were getting jammed up, and I figured that they’d get even worse at 5:00 PM, when most businesses closed, and it would be beneficial to everybody to just get home. The truth was that everybody was talking about the weather, and no actual work was getting done anyway.

    The GM busted on me the next day, telling me I had taken the wrong decision, but I was right: nothing productive had been getting done, and now the safety of the employees was the bigger concern. We’ve all seen it: when big weather events happen, productivity takes a nosedive.

    There are certain days when, were I in charge, the place would be closed. The Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, productivity is very low, and the potential for accidents increases, because nobody wants to be at work, and employees’ attention is divided.

  2. jl says:

    “As climate change causes more intense storms…..”. As said, ridiculous. If that was true, then they’d be able to tell us in detail how strong the storm would have been.

  3. Jeffery says:

    Do you believe that major corporations are part of the “cult of climastrology”? Major corporations and even governments (including the US military) have started evaluating and preparing for disruptions in functions from climate change. Even fossil fuel companies have programs to evaluate the effects of global warming on their businesses.

    TEACH typed (citing Climate Depot)

    there has been no real world increase in so-called extreme weather. In fact, “The world is presently in an era of unusually low weather disasters.”

    Both citations are The Climate Depot).

  4. Rotterdam says:

    Well It should not be a problem for 199 countries to all drastically cut their emissions and solve the climate crisis. With the US continuing to work on its on economically friendly reductions and the slow but steady increase in green energy the problem is solved.

    See this is why the communist agitators like Jeffery are furious that the USA corporations and government will not severely penalize the US economy for the sake of a fake climate crisis. Because their are two targets in the communist cross hairs. The USA and the EU.

    The EU was easy. They would cave to a bully with a club on almost any issue if he pressed one of the hot topic issue buttons.

    The USA on the other hand collectively is a nation that understands more than the stupid voters are given credit for. But no matter how much each individual corporation or company or state turns green it will never be enough until that economy crushing TAX is imposed which will then send trillions to those third world countries run by dictators who could for the most part give a care about their own people.

  5. Jeffery says:

    Rot,

    With Deniers it is a chicken and egg scenario. What comes first, the disdain for taxes (especially carbon taxes) or the disdain for the fact of CO2-caused global warming? Of course you oppose a carbon tax since you consider global warming to be a hoax, in fact, a communist plot to gain world dominance.

    Your doom and gloom scenario is that regardless of what we Earthlings do, 50% of the human population will die inside of a century because we will consume oxygen faster than Brazil can “manufacture” it. Should Brazil save humanity at great expense or are you and yours going to chip in?

    It’s an absolute lie that a carbon tax will cripple the US or the world’s economies, but a it’s a lie common from Science Deniers.

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