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Power Outage

The power is out at my place and I have been wondering what am I going to do when tomorrow comes and the power is still out. We are still working from home so no one is at the office.


When your power goes out what do you do if you can't go into the office?


I could go to a cafe or a shared workplace, but I will be making lots of cold calls tomorrow. So those will probably be a no go. And since I use Outreach for all my calls, will I just have to buy a power converter, go to my car and spend the day making calls from there with my phone as a hot spot?


I've never been in this situation before, and the power has been out for almost 4 hours now and they have not sent a crew out to investigate yet. That's why I am wondering what I will be doing tomorrow if the power is still not on.


What do you do?

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fuzzy
Notable Contributor
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CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
Hotspot your phone with an inverter in your car to power the laptop.Β 
TheLaughingWolf
WR Officer
+7
Account Development Representative
That's what I think I will be doing in the future. I'm going to go buy a power converter today to get ready for the next windstorm.Β 
fuzzy
Notable Contributor
+21
CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
Idk how much you like to travel, but I pulled the trigger on a big one so I could power all kinds of things. You never know when you'll want to blend up a daiquiri ;).Β 
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funcoupons
WR Officer
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up in Fiji, under paddy
Would call my boss and tell him the power is out and I won't be working today. If he didn't understand why it was impossible to work I'd know I was working for a moron and would be finding a new job.
TheLaughingWolf
WR Officer
+7
Account Development Representative
The bosses would understand 100%. It's me who would be wanting to get working. Need to make those dials. lol Luckily it came back on, but it could have been a lot worse. Since there were outages all over the province. Usually they send out a crew right away but it took just over 4 hours to send a crew. They were swamped.Β 
WCK
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Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
This has happened to myself and a few reps before. I'd either call up a teammate/coworker and work there or do what another rep did and hotspot the cellphone internet, plug it into their car, and rip dials. It's LWOM, so it's time to pad the commission check in my department.
TheLaughingWolf
WR Officer
+7
Account Development Representative
Yeah. I haven't met any co-workers in person yet. ha ha I will be buying a power converter in case this happens next time and just work in my car I think.Β 
WCK
Notorious Answer
+11
Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
I actually had this happen recently and while I know most of my team in person from the office, we had two new hires at the time and when my internet went out one of them saved the day and invited me to her apartment to work. Saved my butt, and worked splendidly.
Sales4what
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Co-Founder & VP Sales @ PLURiTy
I mean, you can just tell them your power is out. Assuming you're in a place where covid restrictions are in place, then they should understand. Its a force majuer completely out of your control.
LordBusiness
Politicker
+7
Chief Revenue Officer
I agree here, I would assume there is a level of understanding with leadership in situations beyond our control.Β 

Sales4what
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Co-Founder & VP Sales @ PLURiTy
There is, and quite honestly if they do not have that understanding, they’re unfit to lead in my opinionΒ 
TheLaughingWolf
WR Officer
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Account Development Representative
They would be 100% understanding. But I wouldn't want to do that. Need to make the dials and send emails. It came on again, so that was lucky. The last big storm we had, it was out for a lot longer.Β 
TheLaughingWolf
WR Officer
+7
Account Development Representative
Thanks everyone. Power came back on and I'm all good now. I will be going out to buy a power convertor incase this situation happens again. Which I'm positive it will. I was kind of stressing last night because I had a meeting first thing this morning. And I couldn't go get a power converter last night, cause the stores close early on Sundays. lolΒ 
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