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Had to go to the supermarket this morning - out of bread, milk, and a huge list of other stuff - so I stocked up for a long wait: couple of episodes of "Avenue 5", "Better call Saul", few Android games, big thick jumper, sleeping bag, you know the kind of thing.
Walked up to entrance, straight in. Walked round with shopping list, got everything on it. They had pasta (not on list, didn't buy), TP (not on list, didn't buy) - everything that they had run out of has been replenished. Had to queue briefly (just me, no-one in front) for a self serve till, paid and out.
Painless, and efficient. (Except for the "aisle campers" who make 2M / 6ft Social Distancing pretty difficult, of course.)
Maybe the panic stockpilers have run out of room to store TP, I dunno ...
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It's funny how people don't see the easiest solution.
A simple surgical mask is extremely efficient at stopping you from picking your nose.
And while they're fairly inefficient at stopping airborne infections from entering you, they are quite efficient at stopping droplet infections from leaving you.
I was once an astrophysicist and even though I recovered I find your comments are astrophysicistist.
It may be a funny joke to you but to those who are astrophysicists it is no laughing matter I assure you. What an Astrophysicist does in the privacy of their own home, or even outside it for that matter (though not right now unless as part of their official one hour of exercise or visit to the shops), should be respected.
For the record, technically I was a cosmologist I did of course do astrophysics at University as part of that but astrophysics is really, really boring, not as boring as astronomy mind you (it is mind numbing). Cosmology is the sexy option, so I took it. Sadly no-one wants a graduate cosmologist, they insist on you messing about in a monotone voice with telescopes first, so I ended up in IT. Hurrah!!!
After a tiresome meeting with the Great-Grand-Bosses, we are supposed to start our own internal team meetings. Me & my boss are part of the Great-Grand-Meeting. So we have to again schedule the meeting with our teams.
The first grand meeting has a fixed time. The second/other meeting moves based on when the 1st one ends.
After the 1st meeting. Me & my boss know we are drained. But my boss doesn't reveal it and asks me:
"Oh cool, We dial back at 11:00 am with the team"? (When the 1st (gruesome) meeting has happened between 8:00 am to 10:45 am.
I reply back saying "How about 11:15 am"?
Boss replies back "Okay, we'll keep it round - 12:00 pm"
Oh man he's very nice. He's quite older but still hard working. Our company is putting everybody into trouble. Our CEO is afraid that we would get into a slumber mode as everybody is working from home.
So he wants to ensure our minds are not tired with rest but with work.
But equating meetings to work , well we have spoken enough.
Perhaps, they want to make working-from-home much tougher than working-from-office.
That's exactly the strategy for some IT-Analphabets and prehistoric bosses...
doing home office a nightmare, people will be glad to come back to the office where they think they have more control.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
Looks more like a factory-mindset, rather than a software company.
True. Since all are working from home. The CEO doesnt want to take chance. He wants all the work logs of all the people visible to him. And conference has to be only Video chats. & So many other rules in place.
Once the lockdown is over, we'll be back to the normal slacking routine. It should not be a problem.