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By georgeha (Tue Mar 24, 2020 at 03:06:10 PM EST) coronavirus, WFH (all tags)
than I was when I had a cube. Where's my coronavirus additional free time?

Plus full house, allergies, risk factors and less!

This has been a bad spring for allergies, I have an almost constant sore throat and sinus congestion. I've been checking my snot, it's clear, it's probably not coronavirus.

Mrs. Ha is back to work, she picked a bad time to get off disability and return to the grocery store. She worked a week when it was crazier (about two weeks ago), put in for a week of using her vacation, then went back and it's better. The managers are being supportive, and even letting them have water at the register.

She even got a fifty cents an hour raise!

The supermarket chain headquartered in Rochester is supposedly giving a $2 an hour raise.

Fifty cents an hour more to work a job with a lot of potential exposure to coronavirus. Ain't capitalism grand?

She's been kicking herself that she didn't find something else while she was on disability.

I've been WFH since July, with trips back to the corporate campus a few times a week. Sometimes you need to work on a real printer.

That shut down this week, but somehow our demo room is open. I may get back there.

In February I went to a customer site in Plano. I was waiting at the DFW baggage claim, called another guy from Rochester who went down a day early, only to be told the problem was fixed. I had three days of trying to look busy and seeing some of Dallas.

This was when coronavirus was bubbling up, and I even saw a few masked people going through O'Hare, DFW and Dulles.

I was able to bring a big ass PC home with me, and I should be able to load our sw on it and set up a printer emulator. That should help with my workflow.

Twenty_three_year_old has been off a few weeks, they cut hours at the JCC, then they closed it. They're paying her until the 27th, after that, who knows?

We've had a full house for coming up on three weeks. RIT's Spring Break began and eighteen_year+old and her boyfriend came home, for most nights. Then Spring Break had an extra week added. Then they were told the dorms needed to be cleared out. Eighteen_year_old is bummed, she had roommate trouble and ended up with her own room.

Tentatively he's going back April 5th, but we will see.

He's a good guest, he has a Costco membership, but sometimes he leaves the toilet seat up. At least I'm not quite as outnumbered.

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Our fearless leader ... by lm (4.00 / 1) #1 Wed Mar 25, 2020 at 09:28:09 AM EST
... sent out a note something to the effect of "since you don't have to drive in, you can work more hours".


Kindness is an act of rebellion.
I'm not surprised by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed Mar 25, 2020 at 05:19:56 PM EST

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Still at the office by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Mar 26, 2020 at 06:36:40 AM EST
There are starting to be reports in the pres that some people are less than happy at being considered "essential". I'm OK with it. I've been able to keep on my usual schedule, which helps with stress.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

The big boss was saying we were essential by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Mar 26, 2020 at 10:16:11 AM EST
because we supply grocery stores, banks, etc.

I think he was pitching it at the offshore folk in day 2 of their 21 day lockdown, saying 5% would be given documentation so they could go into the office.

I'm heading to our demo room later today, most of the campus is locked down, but the demo room and the software kit office are still open.

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