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While us developers can work at home easily enough, what about our phone support people? I'm assuming that's not a problem, but we probably ought to make sure everyone has laptops and the proper software installed.
Do we want to start logging who our support staff is going to visit on site and who they have visited, particularly as different counties and their municipalities start to get affected more and more.
I work in a small company in Dutchess County NY, so this is not a big deal to put into place, but still, geez...as the subject line says.
Not as though you don't know these things but life is full of these "I never thought it would happen to me" and variations on the theme. In this case, the happening, at present, is living in a world where an epidemic is likely and fatalities will not be few.
Regardless of one's political leanings, the pendulum swings where one would rather it didn't go. Wars happen and people you know might not come back. Drunks drive. Maniacs shoot strangers.
There's something about a disease that seems alien to the attitude given us by a somewhat pompous medical community - basically they're just guessing, or, in some cases, you hope are skilled mechanics doing repairs. When the bubble of the ability to conquer disease bursts (the methods are much slower than on TV - how unfortunate) our true vulnerability is revealed. It's uncomfortable to realize we cannot rely on the system to respond in the nick-of-time.
It's uncomfortable to realize we cannot rely on the system to respond
Indeed. Despite genuine healthcare advancements and fantastic medical capability, disease still often remains beyond the ability of our doctors to eliminate. Because most of us barely graze the edges of "real" illness, and those who suffer are either hidden away as a result of their afflictions, or worse succumb and we so quickly forget (or at least forget the cause of their loss), there's a tendency to think that illness is a minor irritation. Or that our doctors will prescribe a pill or two, or a minor surgical procedure, and all will be well. Symptoms can often be suppressed and even those of us with health conditions can forget the seriousness of what's wrong, or potentially wrong. We're all susceptible, and the current fear and upset is partly about recognising our frailty, as well as the current threat from Coronavirus.
Looks like Berner Senner to me, except for the colour.
So, properly big then.
That excludes cars that people think has a large luggage compartment, but doesn't. Like Audi A6 and Volvo V90 and similar.
So if you want a normal car there are not so many to chose from: VW Passat (Maybe), Skoda Superb Combi, Mercedes E-class.
If you look at larger SUVs there are quite a few more to choose from: Audi Q7, BMW X7, Land Rover/ Range Rover, Mercedes GL, GLB, GLE & GLS, Porsche Cayenne (actually), Seat Tarraco, Skoda Kodiaq, Toyota Landcruiser, VW Touareg & Tiguan and Volvo XC90. (And any US SUV)
But the best bet if you want a practical car are among the people carriers: Citroën Berlingo & Spacetourer, Dacia Lodgy, Fiat Dobló, Ford C-Max, S-Max, Galaxy and Tourneo, Opel Combo & Zafira, Peugeot Rifter, Renault Grand Scenic and Volkswagen Caddy.
If you don't care overly much about reliability that is.