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Old 11-25-2020, 03:57 AM
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We don't do health check-ins at all; I think it's on the honor system. They know that anyone who doesn't get PTO is going to come in sick. Presumably if someone looks sick then they get grilled/sent home.
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Old 11-25-2020, 04:26 AM
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We are "required" to go to a supervisory-or-higher level person upon starting our shift and ensuring them that we feel well enough to work. Yeah, that disappeared pretty quickly (not that it was worth anything to begin with).
I can see why, and I'm glad it died on the vine. Pretty clearly an "[Employee] said they didn't feel sick! So what if they risked getting fired if they stayed home, it's THEIR fault, not ours!" type of situation
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Old 11-25-2020, 06:53 AM
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Our governor has again closed all restaurants and bars for indoor dining.
Ours hasn't done that yet, although we still have the extra restrictions with serving alcohol in place. While our cases are spiking along with everyone else's, we're still doing better than some of the other states. As far as total number of cases, I think we're number 13. But if you go by number of cases per 100K people, we're near the bottom -- number 46 last time I checked. They did add a few new restrictions. If you're in someone else's house, or even in your own house with guests, you're supposed to wear a mask. And they imposed a limit to the number of people you can have in your house, although they've even admitted both of these are pretty much unenforceable.

My family decided not to do Thanksgiving this year, and unless some huge miracle happens between now and Christmas, I'm assuming we're not doing that either. I think this is the first time in my life we didn't go anywhere for Thanksgiving or have anyone over. We picked up a turkey breast so we could have a small dinner with just us and the kitties. I'm sure the kitties will enjoy it.

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We don't do health check-ins at all; I think it's on the honor system.
My job deactivated all the entrance doors except for one at each end of the building. So if you park in the garage, you can't just come straight in through the catwalks anymore. At both of the entrances that are still active, they have a temperature checking station. So far, I'm still working from home until further notice, so my only dealings with this setup are when I go in to work out, or if something would happen that I would need to come in.

They also sent out a questionnaire about whether you're having any symptoms or were around anyone who was sick or may have been. I ended up failing the thing because one of the questions was about headaches, and I get migraines. Since it was just under 14 days since I had a migraine, I answered yes to the question about headaches, and ended up failing the questionnaire. It told me not to report to work onsite. I only answered yes about the headaches. I didn't realize it was an all-or-none situation. But then it kept telling me I still had to take the questionnaire. We have a wonderful system at my job. Once in a great while, it actually works. I ended up emailing HR about it, and they told me they were "working with the vendor to resolve the issue", and to ignore any reminders I got about taking the thing. But then I ran into another issue. I'm training a new guy who got hired after Covid happened, and doing it remotely is a bit tricky. At one point, he asked me if it would be easier if we came into the building together, and I wasn't sure if I was allowed to. I emailed my supervisor and explain what happened, and she didn't know the answer either. She had to contact HR, and they said that I was OK to come in if I needed to, and they were going to change the wording of the question.
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Old 11-25-2020, 12:08 PM
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MM - I technically have several of the symptoms they mention on those questionnaires, but I have them as chronic conditions that have been going on for years. I mention this whenever I have to fill one out (i.e., doctor visits for shots/physical exams), and they tell me that it's just meant to ask if the issues are something that is new in the past few months. YMMV, of course, and yeah, HR needs to clarify that.
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I went in on Monday to get tested, and thankfully got a negative result back this afternoon. It's still possible that I did catch the virus, but that it had already left my system by that time, and I'll have to schedule a blood test to find out for sure.

In any event, the county still wants me to wait out the 14-day quarantine, which means I'll be back to work on Sunday. This is the first time since I started working at the Store, almost ten years ago, that I've missed the week of Thanksgiving. I'll miss out on the extra holiday pay, but at least I'm still getting paid for the week.

Since I haven't really been able to leave the house, I've wound up deciding to throw together a hastily-constructed, unorthodox, quarantine Thanksgiving dinner for one for tomorrow, using what I have around the house and what I could get delivered - meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, canned cranberry sauce, canned peas, pickled vegetables, and Cheddar Bay biscuits.
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I've gotten two birthday party invitations for my five year old. Like, WTF guys? No, I'm not going to your kid's birthday party while there's a global pandemic.
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Since I haven't really been able to leave the house, I've wound up deciding to throw together a hastily-constructed, unorthodox, quarantine Thanksgiving dinner for one for tomorrow, using what I have around the house and what I could get delivered - meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, canned cranberry sauce, canned peas, pickled vegetables, and Cheddar Bay biscuits.
Sounds good. When's dinner?

Sorry to hear that you had to eat alone. We'll send some extra Thanksgiving wishes your way.
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