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Travel after Hong Kong typhoon a work in progress

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18.09.2018

Forgive me if I am not too sympathetic to those who had to work the day after a monster storm left the city.

Unlike most workers, the standard contract for reporters usually stipulates we have to work even under typhoon signal No 10.

The unspoken understanding is that you are especially expected to come to work during the worst typhoon hits, emergencies and disasters.

The perk of the job is that we can usually take the next day off after reporting on a disaster or a typhoon hit. So, yes, some of us do skip the long queues in the MTR, or waiting for buses that never come.

But for others in more fortunate lines of work, travel times to work may have doubled. Many roads were blocked by debris and toppled trees. Some traffic lights were out and bus services........

© South China Morning Post