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I remember going to work at Ted Bates (in what's now the "MTV Building" in Times Square) and being sent home by the Media Director even though I was willing to sign a waiver a liability. Why was I so anxious to be in the office when everyone else was enjoying a spontaneous holiday? I had a Client presentation to prepare for and "telecommuting" was a totally unknown concept.


I believe I was working on the trading desk @ Cowen (sp?) & Co. in the financial district @ the time. As usual, I commuted to the city from Roselle, NJ on NJ Transit & PATH into the WTC. Only after I arrived was I told to go home. The office would be closing. Other than the city being very windy, nothing too much was happening. After returning home, it puzzled me how everything shut down for a relatively uneventful day. I was somewhat disappointed. Perhaps because I share genes with my weather geek brother. :)


I remember Hurricane Gloria because it was the first time I worked from home. I could not get to my news office because power lines were down on several streets around my apartment in Morris Plains. I called my boss at her house. She couldn't get to the office either so I spent the day calling sources and doing interviews over the phone. I remember it was creepy being isolated, not being able to go anywhere. Luckily, I had power but my neighbors down the street had no electric until late that night.

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