@cinoclav The numbers are up here, too. What’s infuriating are the stories I hear about people who can’t get other serious treatment because of it, like a man who needs to have a cancerous tumor removed, and is vaccinated, but there’s no room in the ICU …
You all must be exhausted and disgusted.
@Kyeh Perpetually. I work in a two hospital system. They try to keep one as Covid free as possible. Any positive patients are moved to the other site, unless they’re in maternity or too unstable to move. Normally there’s zero + patients there. So the other location deals with all of it. I just spent two months cross training there. I really wasn’t thrilled to be in Covid central. Fortunately I returned to my home base, the ‘Covid free’ hospital this week. We’re much busier as it’s the flagship hospital so the only thing I miss is having some easy days. But, being busy is job security so I’m good with it. My site has been open 10 years and is really nice. This is the outside seating area for our cafeteria. That entire wall is a waterfall.
@cinoclav Oh, that’s marvelous - nice to have something like that to look at and listen to to de-stress a bit, I hope?
What I don’t get is - all the people who don’t trust vaccines or masks - why then are they even willing to trust any medical treatment, especially new stuff like the monoclonal antibodies - it’s the same science, after all. But I guess logic and rationality have no place in the deniers’ world view.
You commie bastard. You expect the rest of the proletariat to pay the taxes for your police, 911, healthcare, streets, sewage, and infrastructure forever just because you’ve paid the bank back (probably under a government loan program).
I didn’t hear you complaining all those years you took that mortgage deduction, or as it is more properly described, a socialized home ownership subsidy program.
@narfcake except, now I’m looking at some major repairs and will be taking out a small loan to get it done. But nothing as huge as the mortgage. Foundation repairs and sewer line replacement… such is life in North Texas.
Returned to playing guitar after mumble years… decades (ahemmm) after quitting because it seemed university was a better future plan and guitars are very jealous lovers. Just days before our state went into lockdown my amazing Spouse bought me my dream guitar. How did she know? No idea. But it’s like a suppressed part of my soul awoke!!
New company-wide system implementation took over personal life due to terrible mismanagement and preparations, despite switching to remote work (which made things worse).
Started watching shows, when I could, that I’d missed in the past including The Office, Parks & Rec, Community, Golden Girls, and Frasier, to name a few.
@kshayabusa This sounds familiar. Everyone on my project switched to remote work. Previously invisible middle management came out of the woodwork to show how just how hard they were working - which doubled my workload (which was already fairly heavy). I sat in meetings 6-8 hours per day. Had to do actual work during the meetings and then after “COB” to stay somewhat current with my workload.
Middle management had so many competing projects that the shared pool of engineers were LITERALLY working twice the hours and getting half the work done.
Went from a normal 8-ish hour daily schedule to working 12-14 hours every single day. I was totally mentally exhausted at the end of the day. Went from hitting the gym a few times a week to sitting upwards 15 hours per day.
…and that was completely beside the home-related work. Playing school tutor/lunch lady/tech support for the school system was not amusing, nor was the effort to figure out which store had meat, toilet paper, and cleaning supplies each week. All of that was done in between the never-ending meetings.
It’s almost 2022, and I’m still playing catching up. It’s a lot easier to push through physical exhaustion than mental exhaustion.
Other than being short staffed here in our hospital so I worked a lot of OT, I really didn’t do much different than usual. (Well… aside from masking etc) Don’t typically do a lot of crowd activities (sports events, concerts etc.) Did miss having theater options but we only go a few times a year usually so not a biggie.
Was disappointed to have to cancel a sail cruise over Christmas due to the unmanagable COVID restrictions at the ports of call so that was a bummer.
E. Other. I work from home to begin with, and the plague shut me down pretty completely. I still haven’t come close to returning to prior work levels. At this point, I doubt that I ever will. I might end up getting a day job again for a few years, just to put in some extra quarters at a better income rate to push my social security up a bit.
yeah, I hear you. I am at ‘full’ retirement, but with every year I tough it out being a lifetime 8% bump in my SS payments it’s hard to pass up. Mom is pushing 90 and Dad went to 93+ so I will go well past the breakeven “iff” SSI stays solvent.
What quarantine? Living in a rural area, day-to-day life hasn’t changed that much for me. Early in 2020, I began working from home (and immediately wished that I had made the move years earlier instead of just thinking about it). The transition to retirement mid-2021 was barely a blip. I only wear a mask in the fairly infrequent occasion that I enter a business or restaurant. Inside dining at restaurants has been resumed locally since early 2021. Family visits/gatherings have been conducted pretty much as normal. No one in my circle of family and friends has been infected (my wife knows a few, but she is more social than me).
Worked I had two weeks where I worked from home. Outside of that we all got a nice letter stating where we worked and to keep it in the dashboard saying we were “essential workers”. We making food containers and other plastic goods
Nothing changed for us. I continued to work, was never shut down. My kids were virtual schooled just from the end of March-June 202 but otherwise have been in in-person school as well. My husband has been attending college and his campus never shut down either, although some classes did go virtual for a little while. But other wise has been status quo aside from some masking.