School is not out forever. Well, it is for me because I’m not going back, but mostly that’s just the song stuck in my head right now. Reason being, work feels like it’s out forever. That’s right, we are also on the ‘work from home indefinitely’ train. Which means I still have to, like, work, but I also gained an hour and a half of my day back from commuting and I don’t have to wear pants.
It also means since I live 16 minutes from the barn (8.6 miles exactly, thank you very much) I can squeeze in trips between calls and work and that’s just awesome. Today I went out to give him his Adequan shot, smear goo on his feet (scientifically accurate), give him lots of snoot kisses and insert cookies into mouth. I wanted to ride, but then I came home and COVID-19 proceeded to (continue) to take over my life and I didn’t come up for air until 8:30pm. Have I mentioned how much I love working in emergency medicine?
Right now, we’ve got daily “COVID-19 Incident Command” calls and I’m on the “Action Task Force”, which makes me feel like a Power Ranger or an Avenger or something, but also means phone calls 7 days a week at 8am. That’s cool M-F, but like, couldn’t COVID just operate during business hours and let everyone have a break on the weekends?
APPARENTLY that’s not how viruses work which is really just rude. So, despite day 1 of home office and making to the barn, no actual riding took place. Luckily I’m still riding the high of two great rides this weekend and tomorrow… well, I have no idea. As much as I’d like to schedule rides and make plans, the truth is this is emergency medicine and things are day-to-day right now.
But they will NOT take my CT (which will be entered as soon as I decide on a show name… tick tock…) and Sharon White clinic from me! (UNIVERSE THIS IS NOT A CHALLENGE BY THE WAY)
YESSSS gaining time AND not having to wear a monkey suit. Bummer about the early calls every damn day.
They told us it’s gonna be a marathon, not a sprint so hopefully things will calm down slightly!
I’m so jealous. They’ve already told us that IF our company goes to a WFH protocal, my department will be the only one required to continue coming into work.
UGH…yeah our place too has gone to wfh mandatory…but my poor husband (who is a director at a bioscience company) has also been told that he has to go in no matter the directives to come out……
Enjoy the wfh and more Iggy (Pop) but sucks about the 8 am calls! 🙁
Crazy effing world right???
Not commuting is the literal best.
Will be working from home effective this afternoon. Also shortens my commute time considerably to the barn. Which I’m excited about.
But ugh, I hope this is all over soon. I can’t imagine how crazy your job is right now. I sell personal protective equipment, so we’ve been nuts too.