Ugh! That's so hard Robert!! Certainly sounds frustrating and as I was reading I was thinking to myself...but who do they call when something goes down? And then you said the same thing!
Don't think twice about the mask thing...that's the latest trend and you should be happy to wear one (curious, are they supplying them to you?). As states' cases increase, the action taken is certainly trending. We're not to go out side, anywhere, without a mask on - even for a walk.
However, when I went to the grocery store yesterday none of the employees had any protective wear on and I felt very badly for them.
Working at a large bank, and on the HR side, I've seen a lot that has been done for our employees. In the beginning it wasn't being handled logically as they were making a back to the office plan for everyone after 1 week of WFH but state regulations keep going further in the strict direction so they never came to execute with the entire population - which is good because what they had designed was embarrassing (when it was presented to me, I asked so many questions and they had no answers, but said 'we'll get back to you')!
Now they are right on track, I'm proud to say! Call Centers and branches in particular are the focus for supporting our customers and colleagues. The largest of the Call Centers, is in a new building in RI, and typically one story of one wing. They now have been spaced throughout the entire building and additional colleagues (anyone who has had any call center experience ever) is helping to support via WFH. Our branches have limited hours, meet customers by appointment only, and have clear plexi installed. We're really doing a lot for our customers (personal banking and we have a huge commercial bank so businesses as well) which is great to see and we've committed $5M to our immediate communities.
Here in MA we're being told the next 3 weeks will be the worst of it here so we're doing what we've done for 25 days now...staying home! Not even going for walks anymore...a nursing home near our house, on the route we walk, so sadly has it.
My heart just breaks over this all! Last night I made masks to mail to my parents in FL, my great aunt who will be 99 in June also in FL, and Jimmy asked me to make them for his family. It was the weirdest thing to write a note to my aunt sharing with her how to wash her mask.
If I don't laugh, I'll cry (which is a lie cause you can't stop the world's biggest crier during uncertain times!) so embrace the fashion statement!!
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