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PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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we're technically not on a wfh policy but all of our clients are enforcing it on their own so we effectively are :coffee:

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PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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not gonna lie this poo poo is starting to look scary and a lot of my coworkers are in the 55+ bracket. i donít think weíre getting through this without losing one or two people :/

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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Shaggar posted:

very comfortably

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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ceo just emailed the whole company. wishy washy on the wfh policy with 'use your best judgement' but also banned all travel until further notice. i'm remote anyways so :toot:

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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we are completely hosed in the US

i also find it hard to believe that china's cases have completely flatlined. what's going on over there?

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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PCjr sidecar posted:

dearest martha,

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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Kind Friend posted:

wfh has made it impossible for me to ignore that i absolutely do not care about my job. scheduled a meeting with my manager to let him know im quitting.

dude at least haul in the free checks until this blows over and you have to go back in

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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maybe itís because iím so used to working from home that this hadnít sunk in for me yet. i just realized my options on the weekends are going to rapidly become more limited while the weather is simultaneously getting better and itís going to make me go crazy

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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yeah weíre going to get some very interesting information out of this similar to indiaís car crashes plummeting during that two week RIM outage

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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THE MEETINGS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVES

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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Sagebrush posted:

i tried several times to teach them the real power-user "hold spacebar to temporarily unmute, like a radio PTT button" feature but woooooooosh

holy poo poo i had no clue you could do this

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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Shaman Linavi posted:

company sent out an email today that said anyone planning a flight/cruise after march 9th isn't allowed to use wfh and can only use unpaid sick time

harsh but fair imo

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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Jonny 290 posted:

I'm going to be completely honest with my feelings here

anybody that still voluntarily goes on a cruise in this hellworld, with this corona, and this global climate shift, and this unemployment, and this exploitation of brown people, deserves whatever they get on said cruise. And they should not be able to spread their idiot illness on others. thus i propose a government subsidy to bring all cruises down to $99 and mandatory 1 year quarantines on said megaboat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBWw68AjweA

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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echinopsis posted:

lol iím not working from home

well yeah your job is actually important

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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Jonny 290 posted:

just DO ITTTTT

I dont want to spend the next three years hunting raccoons for food and learning how to make my own soap out of raccoon fat and mcmansion ash just to be told i still don't qualify for a mortgage, keep renting, oops they all do credit checks hope you got a bed in your truck

i hate to break this to you but this disease mostly targets the unproductive members of our society. we're not going to lose any capacity to produce food. if it really comes down to it the powers that be will let go and just let the olds die

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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Trimson Grondag 3 posted:

the only previous experience they have with this is when they did a pilot for about 500 staff a few years ago. now we have 150k+ people WFH.

holy moly the admins must be full blown :sludgepal:

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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who's voting this thread one :confused:

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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uncurable mlady posted:

at first i was thinking we'd peak in may but now i think it might be earlier because it seems that for as lovely as the federal response has been, states are pulling their head out of their rear end and doing the right thing

yeah i think italy scared the poo poo out of everyone. i'm cautiously optimistic that we may get through this with minimal casualties. can't wait for all the contrarian shitlords to talk about how it wasn't necessary once it finally blows over

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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fart simpson posted:

im not. if anything im cautiously optimistic that this disease might shine a bright light on the fundamental rot inside our economy. i dont see how it ends any time soon.

oh yeah absolutely. when i say cautiously optimistic i mean we're ONLY going to be hit with a century-defining depression with massive economic misery that will last over a decade. at least we probably won't have mass graves on top of that

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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just got off the phone with my dad. his quote, 'the history books will look back at this in the same light as h. g. wells 'war of the worlds'. biggest unnecessary panic ever'

fortunately they're out in the middle of nowhere and hate crowds anyways. he told me that if everyone would just listen to the cdc and who then we'd all be fine. i was going to point out that both entities are telling people to shelter in place but gently caress it

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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President Beep posted:

kind of a neat representation from the washington post about how the coronavirus spread can be slowed down by staying home. share it with your stupid relatives and other acquaintances who think they donít have any social responsibility to help mitigate this thing.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/

what if your parents will see washington post and yell fake news hysteria

those are good models for educating anyone willing to be educated though

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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also thread theme song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQs54Jb8Uh4

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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triple post: it'll be real tempting to do this but do not do this. yeah gently caress work i don't care about that- you'll feel like poo poo. get out of bed at the same time, take a shower, get dressed, use your lack of commute to cook yourself a nice breakfast. it makes a huge difference in your mental well being

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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boss just sent out a meeting invite for tomorrow. we're all distributed and totally travel/remote anyways. message was, 'just want to talk to you guys and see your faces. hope you're all doing alright'

:unsmith:

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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Sagebrush posted:

no one wants to come out and admit it but the rumbling behind the scenes is that the 2019-20 k-12 school year is just over. it only had three months left anyway and 2 of those at least are gonna be shot.

it's theoretically a bit different for post-secondary because college students at least in theory can sit through an online course but idk. idk

yeah everyone who's been saying this is gonna be over in a couple of weeks hasn't been paying attention

i admire their optimism but no way this is over before june. and that's me being extremely optimistic. imo everyone should be mentally prepared for this lasting into autumn

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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Jonny 290 posted:

wfh without a strong social support network is absolute death from madness. Don't be too excited about it unless you are planning to take specific steps to see other humans on a regular basis.

yup. i lived this life when i was in dc with almost no friends and i regularly idealized suicide. moving back to pittsburgh where i actually have a social life again was the best move i ever made.

i remember what it was like being cooped up for weeks at a time and i am not looking forward to it. at all.

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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Stereotype posted:

and itís making me go crazy because if you listen to us all now I need to go get a gun.

it's not going to get that bad. there's never mass violence during a plague. everyone hunkers down and is generally miserable. the next few months are going to suck but that's about it

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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Achmed Jones posted:

yeah but it's nice to have something that's blatantly false in there with the believable-ish doom and gloom that yospos loves. it helps me remember that this forum is pessimistic beyond what is reasonable and treat its apocalyptic predictions appropriately

idk i've been telling myself 'well the next two weeks will be interesting' since december and so far every prediction has come true right on schedule

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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Kazinsal posted:

in fairness, the last time a plague like this hit america, half the nation hadn't been brainwashed by fox news and the NRA, and social media hadn't whipped millions of chuds up into a frenzy where they're just itching to mow down "liebural democrats"

i know a few of these types. theyíre scared shitless of the infected hordes invading their remote suburbs. theyíre repulsed by cities as if there were a magic miasma force field. they wonít be doing poo poo

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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welp. day three and webex has already poo poo the bed for us. our entire company is basically dead in the water lol

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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PCjr sidecar posted:

the ambiguity of Ďstreamer or cammerí when one of your students/coworkers zooms in with a very good camera setup

you can tell if they have a gamer chair

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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fart simpson posted:

itís ww2 bad, op

yeah i finally read that report that scared the poo poo out of our state governments and actually got them to act for once. itís uh... not good

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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ya

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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TerminalRaptor posted:

While my gaming variety has gone down, I find myself playing more of the same stuff over and over. Anything coop interests me because it's the easiest way for my social circle to get together in any capacity considering everyone's schedules these days. Deep Rock Galactic is currently the choice.

On the WFH front, I got myself a nice lap desk and it's helped tremendously in that I can sit anywhere in the house now and work.

we've been playing a shitload of prominence poker, especially during the day. it's real easy to sit around a poker table bullshitting with friends while still getting your work done

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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Midjack posted:

little ethnic food stores beat the poo poo out of supermarkets 100% of the time as long as youíre on board with that particular type of food.

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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lancemantis posted:

wake up at 4:30
run
breakfast
log into computer and start spinning things up
shower
coffee
work
lunch
walk
work
coffee
work
dinner
childcare
work
bed

x5+

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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wonder who amongst us will be the first to get the chop and also how many of us. not gonna lie i feel like iím gonna be one of the first since my job depends on both travel and companies willing to make long term strategic investments

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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Powerful Two-Hander posted:

drat there are no cheap headsets for sale like anywhere right now, I ended up getting gouged on some mid range plantronics thing as it was that, an insanely expensive ~*~executive*~ jabra deck thing or a ridiculous game headset

i could have been convinced by the razer header with integral cat ears if work were paying though :catstare:

afaik the LA ports still haven't opened and at this point probably won't even if China starts shipping us stuff again. you're probably looking at a legit supply crunch here

PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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Mahatma Goonsay posted:

CEO basically told us we can handle 2-3 more months of this before layoffs

we already furloughed 10% of the company and there will definitely be more each month this goes on :/

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PIZZA.BAT
Nov 12, 2016

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DuckConference posted:

john ionnidis (of "Why Most Published Research Findings Are False" fame) wrote an editorial:


https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/eci.13222

Other epidemiologists seem to disagree with his outlook, though.

god fox news is gonna get whiplash. last week this was no big deal, this week it was a big deal, and it looks like they're going back to this isn't a big deal. can't wait to see how they handle the city of new york's healthcare system collapsing. probably blame those loving liberals. this is so god damned tiring

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