How is The Coronavirus affecting your life?

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  1. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    You misunderstand me, I dont think mask wearing is being used in a way to control the masses, there's other ways controlling the masses is being implemented, just not with masks, IMO...

    I agree with you there, men should wear shirts in public too...

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  2. michael59

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    Okay. :)

    That used to be my argument, if women can't then men shouldn't be able to.

    Did you know that in Ontario, Canada women are legally allowed to go topless? Just because we can does not mean we are stupid enough to do it :D

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitc...ey-don-t-want-to-fearing-harassment-1.3171257
     
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  3. AD1184

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    I started working in the office again at the end of last week. We do not have to wear masks while at our desks, but we are expected to when moving around the building, in the restrooms, and in the cafeteria. We have a maximum of half capacity allowed in the building. We are not allowed to sit adjacent to one another, or directly opposite each other, and there is no hot-desking. If you turn up to work on the same day as another colleague you sit next to or opposite, one of you has to go home. I needn't worry because nobody else in my team is interested in coming into the office to work. Somewhat ironically, the office was remodelled last summer from spacious seating at least six feet apart from one another, to being elbow-to-elbow in opposing rows of desks to 'aid collaboration' (and the spread of pandemic diseases).

    Occasionally I see someone I know, but there is hardly anyone working there these days. The cafeteria serves a reduced menu and the food is handed to us in foam boxes with disposable cutlery. I don't know if the office will ever be the same again, even if the Covid measures are ever relaxed, because it seems that most now prefer to work from home. I can't stand to work from home any more, and have been struggling to adapt to it since I started in March.
     
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  7. nivek

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    Have they reduced any salaries?...I have heard of some businesses reducing the salaries of people who work from home since they are no longer traveling to and from work...

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    I haven't heard of that happening to anyone. I don't think the company has yet decided that the working from home is permanent. I am a contractor anyway, so I get paid an hourly rate. My team has actually expanded under lockdown, rather than contracted, but the work that we do is designed to save outsourcing costs.
     
  9. nivek

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    So now I have to change the veterinarian I've had for 8 years because of covid (thanks again and fu China)...I haven't taken my dog to his Vet at all this year, he didn't need to see the doctor until recently and called them this morning to set an appointment for some scratching he's been doing lately on his back...He's had this issue before and they gave him some Apoquel and antibiotics after an examination and that did the trick, however they said they need to reexamine him before they can prescribe those drugs again, okay no problem but there is a problem...

    Their lobby is closed due to covid and they will not allow me to accompany my dog into the examination room as I have done for the past 8 years...That's the problem...My dog will not allow them or any other stranger handle him without me being present, he will bite them and scratch them to hell if I'm not there, he won't even walk with them on a lead if I'm not present...There's a few people who can handle him without me but those people at the Vet office are not one of them...

    After discussing this for 20 minutes they refused to make any exceptions, I cannot enter the building with my dog, so I told them I am taking him elsewhere, I have no other choice...I called the next closest Vet in my area and when I called them I got lucky, the main doctor himself answered the phone...We talked a good 30 minutes, a most pleasant man and great conversation we had, I discussed my dilemma and my dog's issue and he said no problem...I can come in the office and exam room with my dog whilst they do their exams and whatnot...So Monday at 14:30 Kobi meets his new Vet...

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  10. The shadow

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    Our kids chose to stay virtual learning
    Samantha is still in person. This is very careful in what we do.
     
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  11. nivek

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    I did some follow-up reading on covid and veterinarians for North Carolina, which I had not done previously, and there was a statewide restriction on pet owners entering the veterinary clinics, however with NC in a phase one reopening that restriction is no longer in place statewide, each vet office can maintain that restriction or allow pet owners in their clinics...So the original veterinarian I used opted to keep the restriction in place whilst the new veterinarian I called today relaxed that restriction...

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