Yesterday, the northeast got pounded by another snowstorm. The day before, someone sent all of us an e-mail telling us our office would be open hell or highwater. One of my coworkers joked about how we didn't even have the non-essential personnel rule.
It reminded me of my time with my prior employer. We got an e-mail indicating that because of storms, non-essential employees could stay home for the day. After reading it, I decided I was going to work no matter what. The last thing I wanted was anyone thinking my job was not "essential."