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NFT: Who is still going to work?

Gary from The East End : Admin : 3/24/2020 12:21 pm
How many other "essential personnel" are hanging out on BBI between shifts?

I'm still covering my shifts at the lab, despite the fact that were in a "min safe" configuration with pretty much everyone working from home.

We're running the entire accelerator for one experiment which is, as you might expect, related to COVID-19. Normally we have dozens of experiments going on at the same time.

Even if we shut down the accelerator, I'm still going in to work because we need to keep an eye on things and monitor systems.

So, what are you guys up to?
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Both wife and I working  
Payasdaddy : 3/24/2020 2:16 pm : link
She is a physician so pretty obvious (she expects surge soon in bay area)
I am a CPA so there is always a deadline (hence "essential")
Knock on wood  
SCGiantsFan : 3/24/2020 2:21 pm : link
Walk from home, doing residential designer and drafting. Typical day, here, more or less.
So far one client have been okay to proceed to a point the plans are ready for permitting and construction. Then once things pick back up, they will be good to go. Revising and tinkering with the floor plan and elevation on a second project. No one is hollering for anything, but no one has said stop either. Trying to get plans to a billable stage.

Wife still going into the office as she is HR. Thing is she could be working remotely. She has a office to herself and only one other closed office near by. Thankful to that. Adhering to basica practices and staying to ourselves.

Time to walk the dog and back to it. Not for seeing many new projects in a month or so. Time will tell.

Hang in there y'all.
I am still going to work  
NYG07 : 3/24/2020 2:25 pm : link
in downtown Denver. Essential business. We are in the process of getting laptops and dual monitors to work from home but it is taking forever.

On the plus side, there is zero traffic and they shutdown the parking meters for 30 days so I can park a half a block from my building in the middle of the city. Also, out of the 52 stories in my building we are the only group still here and they dispersed us around the open space on the floor until we go remote so I have not been concerned.
There is some debate if my job is "essential"  
Mike in NY : 3/24/2020 2:29 pm : link
But where I work everybody has their own office and we have a parking lot in front of the building that belongs to just our office so I am likely more of a risk staying in my 600 square foot apartment and walking the hallways for exercise than I am going to my office.
I sell cars.  
Steve L : 3/24/2020 2:35 pm : link
Non essential can’t do work from home. Thankfully gf is wfh.
I go part time  
superspynyg : 3/24/2020 2:35 pm : link
I am on maternity but still do 5-10 hours a week
Still working, substance abuse counselor in a hospital  
j_rud : 3/24/2020 2:36 pm : link
Grateful to be working but its stressful. I suspect as the numbers rise our wing of the hospital will be converted to treat covid patients, in which case Ill be laid off. Have a little money set aside but not a ton, enough for 3 months or so of mortgage/bills. Stressful but in truth its a better position than most. Strange days man, strange days. Stay safe everyone.
I'm in a branch office in central NJ  
cjac : 3/24/2020 2:43 pm : link
Last time i was in NYC was March 4th

they are getting me equipment to work from home but i DO NOT WANT TO WORK FROM HOME

the thought of that is horrifying.

One of my coworkers son is getting tested now, if that kid ends up positive i'm fooked
WFH/in office 50/50  
J : 3/24/2020 2:44 pm : link
The factory I work at is essential. I WFH the first half of the week, and go on-site with my wife (same company) the latter half.
Always WFH one or two days per week  
TJ : 3/24/2020 2:44 pm : link
Switched to all days from home ~ three weeks ago. I'm still supposed to go in if a system breaks down that needs me to be hands on.
So far no need but if it comes to that I could probably be in and out of the data center without seeing anyone else.
RE: RE: I work for Golf Galaxy/Dicks Sporting Goods  
GiantGolfer : 3/24/2020 2:47 pm : link
In comment 14848374 pjcas18 said:
In comment 14848275 GiantGolfer said:


We are closed but offering “Buy Online, Pickup Curbside”, so I’m going in everyday to fulfill orders.

Got a recommendation for an advanced beginner set of irons? I have an ancient set of Tommy Armour 845's - grips are worn and heads are nicked. Probably 30 years old.

Depends on how much you want to spend. Shoot me an email if you like and I can help narrow it down for you.

You definitely need to get out of those old 845’s though.
I work ine marketing/customer service for a large insurance carrier  
GiantBlue : 3/24/2020 2:52 pm : link
I have been working from home for better part of a year as they have downsized the space in our office and I volunteered to work from home.

So no real change of habits or pace. Business is at times crazy and quiet depending on the hour.

I wish you all well! We are a wonderful community here at the BBI!
I'm seeing patients  
rmc3981 : 3/24/2020 3:02 pm : link
but only orthopedic emergencies. Infections and non elective surgeries. Not bringing in any staff. Just the physicians to keep staff safe. God, I hate calling people from the waiting room into a treatment room :)....just kidding....somewhat :) (in truth, not using waiting room so that people aren't around others. They are going right into treatment rooms directly).
mitch300 : 3/24/2020 3:02 pm : link
essential. Luckily I am taking a lot of vacation days scheduled before this started due to retirement in a couple of months. So, only working 3 days a week.
Work for the city  
KevinBBWC : 3/24/2020 3:17 pm : link
so still working regular schedule.
We are "essential" however  
Bubba : 3/24/2020 3:21 pm : link
my staff and I all have laptops and have been and will remain working at home until this situation clears up.
Still going into the hospital  
Rico : 3/24/2020 3:22 pm : link
I'm an anesthesiologist, and we're only doing emergency surgeries. But after the ICU staff goes down, we have the most critical care experience, so I'm expecting to get called to the ICU sometime soon. :-(
week 2 of working from home.  
Bubba : 3/24/2020 3:27 pm : link
Basically all we are doing is telling our clients to be patient and prudent that this will pass. I sure sure as $hit hope it passes sooner than later.
Working a normal schedule  
JFIB : 3/24/2020 3:29 pm : link
As a PM for a custom builder in Naples FL.
I wish. We're all on WFH now since NYC is bascially closed.  
Victor in CT : 3/24/2020 3:31 pm : link
I'm in my basement working so much that I'm thinking of changing my name to Igor (eye-gore?).
NDMedics : 3/24/2020 3:31 pm : link
I own an ambulance company so there's that! :)
someone sent me this today:  
Victor in CT : 3/24/2020 3:33 pm : link
How long is this social distancing supposed to last? My Wife keeps trying to come in the house.


Sorry I couldn't upload the photo.
I'm in IT, so working from home..  
TheEvilLurker : 3/24/2020 3:35 pm : link
Wife is essential, and is at work.
rmc3981 : 3/24/2020 3:47 pm : link
lol. Very good sir.
Man In The Box : 3/24/2020 3:47 pm : link
The organization that oversees us deemed us mission essential. However our base closed down all flight operations so we're stuck in limbo until one of them gives in.
Still working full time  
WideRight : 3/24/2020 4:09 pm : link

I’m going in to  
Earl the goat : 3/24/2020 4:33 pm : link
Treat dental emergencies. Had about 15 today. Need to keep these patients out of the ER
I work  
noro9 : 3/24/2020 4:46 pm : link
In long term care. Three residents have passed away in the last two days. This is no joke
Fortunate to be WFH  
Mike from Ohio : 3/24/2020 5:02 pm : link
GM of 4 wine/beer shops  
Aaroninma : 3/24/2020 6:33 pm : link
We are essential. Had to shut down one of our stores this week for the time being, but plugging along OK.

Today was a little rough, first day of Stay Home Advisory in MA. I expect slow days until Fri/Sat.

I am always WFH  
PA Aggie : 3/24/2020 7:13 pm : link
I am a cabinetmaker, lucky to have a nice shop in my basement in PA. So things haven't changed much. New construction home I am doing a large bar and wall unit for has no one living there yet so I can come and go to do installation, taking obvious precautions. Some other small projects I can catch up on. Getting material is another story. That is drying up quickly as places close. Will probably be dead in the water in 2-3 weeks. (I know, bad wording there...)
WFH as company scrambles for new business & new products.  
81_Great_Dane : 3/24/2020 7:28 pm : link
Super busy, tons of conference calls/ video conferences. I suspect the to-do list will be exhausted in a week or so. But I thought so last week and we're still busy a week later, who knows.
The worst inconvenience  
pjcas18 : 3/24/2020 7:35 pm : link
I have is now that everyone is working from home, a lot of people request we turn video on.

So, now I have to wear pants and make sure I'm presentable.
I've been work from home pretty much for years (IT)  
ChathamMark : 3/24/2020 7:42 pm : link
My company announced today everyone will work from home until end of April and be reassessed then. (original date was end of March)1500 employees worldwide.
Work for local phone company  
yankeeslover : 3/24/2020 8:42 pm : link
Outside technician, phone and Internet. Business as usual for us.
Howdy, fellow essentials.  
flycatcher : 3/24/2020 8:44 pm : link
We’re obviously more important to society than “nons”.

There will be no living with us after this is over.
stretch234 : 3/24/2020 8:49 pm : link
Our Manufacturing plant is open as we are a critical manufacturer. All travel is basically done however. Nothing but phone/email for at earliest 2 weeks
Federal government attorney  
Hammer : 3/24/2020 8:50 pm : link
Our office is closed because the VA administration building where it is located is closed.

Everyone is working from home and just asking someone to pickup the office mail from the post office gets people angry enough to committed murder.

I’m pulling what’s left of my hair out because my 10 yr old son wants to take the short road through his school work and my wife has early onset Alzheimer’s.
Kings Food Markets  
sober297 : 3/24/2020 8:59 pm : link
Seafood Manager(floater)
still working, got a 2$ per hour raise for the duration, and 25% in store shopping discount.
running into the fire every morning  
spike : 3/24/2020 9:01 pm : link
in a Brooklyn hospital.
fkap : 3/24/2020 9:16 pm : link
I'm mostly a hermit anyway, other than volunteering at a local off broadway theater house, which is now shutdown for the virus. Live out in the country, so have no problem social distancing when outside.
The lab I retired from (semi-conductor/MEMs research) is still open, though, being deemed essential. Don't know how they managed to come up with that designation. The nature of research is that results are years in the making. Nothing that demands staying on for a couple weeks while the world is trying to save itself.
Been working from home for 25 years  
EricJ : 3/24/2020 9:30 pm : link
But also travel every week. Been home now more than i have ever. Feels strange not to be in airports
Still working  
Tom in Kzoo : 3/24/2020 10:03 pm : link
Infectious disease doc. Covid just starting here in west mi . IAm spending e more time in meetings drafting pathways than ID like . Amazing how many iv drug abusers and others still have infections that do not defer to covid . Seriously - not buried yet - but I fear coming . Am planning to quarantine from family when i am back On hospital next week . A lot of people have their hair on fire- but tmost are soldiering on . Tough bunch I work with - very proud.
Still working  
Tom in Kzoo : 3/24/2020 10:04 pm : link
Infectious disease doc. Covid just starting here in west mi . IAm spending e more time in meetings drafting pathways than ID like . Amazing how many iv drug abusers and others still have infections that do not defer to covid . Seriously - not buried yet - but I fear coming . Am planning to quarantine from family when i am back On hospital next week . A lot of people have their hair on fire- but tmost are soldiering on . Tough bunch I work with - very proud.
Retail wine and Spirits sales for now.  
BlueLou'sBack : 3/25/2020 1:19 am : link
Clearly essential in these times and especially before Passover for Jews...
How about a huge KUDOS to all you  
BlueLou'sBack : 3/25/2020 1:21 am : link
health professionals tackling this thing head on, putting yourselves at risk of infection daily.

Huge, huge props to you guys and gals.
I am  
GMAN56 : 3/25/2020 7:04 am : link
fortunate enough to still be working during these rough times as I work for a lab, so yes, we are essential. Would I mind being quarantined? Not at all but I also like money. Stay safe out there BBI.
I manage a DevOps team.  
Heisenberg : 3/25/2020 7:34 am : link
We were work from home 60% of the time before, now 100%. Biggest change for me is having teenagers stomping around the house bored off their asses.
solo IT guy  
Platos : 3/25/2020 12:27 pm : link
the last 2-3 weeks have been nuts. now that everyone is mostly settled I go in about half the day to do some physical stuff thats hard to do from home.
RE: How about a huge KUDOS to all you  
TDMaker85 : 3/25/2020 7:35 pm : link
In comment 14848963 BlueLou'sBack said:
health professionals tackling this thing head on, putting yourselves at risk of infection daily.

Huge, huge props to you guys and gals.

This. Can't say it enough! Thanks to all on the front lines of this mess.
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