Ah, I was right. It was still raining when I woke up in the morning, and what’s worse, the flooding didn’t quite subside. While my father mentioned that the rain actually stopped for a bit (which allowed the floodwaters to go down), by the time I woke up it was raining strongly again. At that point, I decided it wasn’t worth going to work.
So tried calling workforce to say I wasn’t able to go to work for the day. The only problem was that when I called the usual landline for workforce, no one was answering, and after a few tries, I was given an automated message saying that the number I was calling was no longer functional. Uhm, what? So I tried sending an SMS to the workforce cellphone number I had… Only to receive a message telling me to try contacting my supervisor instead, as the cell number I tried to send a message to was an admin number, and as such NOT supposed to receive text message.
Uh, okay. The thing is, I never did get the cellphone number of my new supervisor. Oops.
So here I am. Since technically I never called in, it meant that I perpetrated the dreaded “No Call, No Show” offense. That means, at the very least I’m going to get chewed out by my supervisor, on top of the written warning I’m certainly going to have to read and sign when I come in to work tomorrow. Sigh.
The big irony to all of this was the rain started to weaken around mid-morning (while not quite going away), which meant that any kind of excuse I have won’t be as good anymore.
Oh well, I’ll just have to take it. This is the first time I’ve ever had a non-announced absence though, so I hope that will factor in somewhat. Anyway, it looks like it’s back to normal normal, floodwaters aside. Hopefully they’d receded enough by the time I wake up so that I’d be able to just walk on the sidewalk without having to worry of getting my feet submerged more than the height of my shoe soles and heels.