Just days before Christmas, a TikToker says they’re stranded at work due to an extreme winter storm.
In the video posted by TikToker @716cargirl, they show them breaking down their office door during a powerful snowstorm. The text overlay reads, “POV: THE MANAGEMENT AT MY JOB AFTER THEY FAILED TO SENT US HOME BEFORE THE STORM GAINED SO WEAK AND NOW WE’RE STUCK HERE.”
@716cargirl 7pm update #buffalo #snowstorm2022 #fyp ♬ We screwed up – Patrik Farkaš
As of Sunday morning, the video has over 5 million views.
In a second video @716cargirl says they have food, water, blankets and pillows. The text overlay reads, “We’re staying here until it clears or we get a break from this wind.”
@716cargirl in reply to @lxnnx.mc222 12:30am update #screammovie #fyp #buffalosnowstorm #buffalo ♬ Original sound – 716CarGirl🏎
In the comments, users shared stories of similar experiences they’ve had at their workplaces. However, a large proportion of people encouraged @716cargirl to seek financial compensation for the situation.
“Keep everyone posted. That’s what they get when they choose profit over security,” said one viewer.
“Don’t clock out. Happened to my dad at the post office and had to sleep over night. They tried not to pay him but he won,” wrote a second commenter.
“#LAWSUIT,” said another user.
The Daily Dot contacted @716cargirl via TikTok comment.
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*Initial publication: December 25, 2022 at 10:38 am CST
Alexandra Samuels is a national political reporter and contributor to the Daily Dot, where she started as a politics intern in the summer of 2016. She enjoys all things Marvel, keeping up with the latest TikTok trends, taking long walks with her pup, and reading crime novels.
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