Who can't be late for work, even in the snow

6:52 AM, Dec 12, 2012   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - Winter traffic jams don't care who you are or where you need to go. If you're stuck, you probably will be for a long time. But for some people time is vital.

Zoe Lynch and Jennifer Milz are registered nurses at Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center. Being late for work isn't an option.

"We have schedules where we're all coming in at different staggered times. So, if one of us doesn't arrive at the right time it kind of throws our whole schedule off and we're here for the patients so we want to make sure we're on time," Lynch said.

Both nurses left earlier than usual for work. Both have been on time. What's even more is impressive everyone else at the center did too.

"Everybody made it safely yesterday and on time and as of today too," Milz said.

Some teachers took to Twitter to tell KARE 11 if they're late finding someone to look after the class, even for a few minutes, would not be easy.

It's not easy for bus drivers either.

"I was in the ruts. I was in the ruts yesterday I was in the ruts today," Tony Taylor, a bus driver for Metro Transit for the last 34 years, said.

He knows he needs to be on time because others depend on him to be on time. But he also knows sometimes the roads just get too dangerous.

"There's absolutely nothing you can do. You have to just remain calm and just ride it out," he said.

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