8 Jul 2020

Back to work!!

Well yesterdays plans were quickly derailed as my workplace has now announced we are to be back at work after next week. In a complete turnaround from the 'you must work from home' instructions for the last four months, including being told this again last Friday, they announced it with no warning at all.

So the day was spent trying to get my head around it and in team discussions about how will all be managed. Our area has not had any cases for weeks now so I know realistically that the risk is low. However our town has been filled with tourists over the last week which is a worry along with the fact that Melbourne cases are rising rapidly and the borders were been closed between NSW & Victoria yesterday. It is school holidays here so thousands of people had 24 hours to get back across borders, those coming back from Victoria to NSW could have been exposed so I guess the next 2-3 weeks will determine how we fare in NSW.

I'm not happy about it and I probably could get a medical certificate but on the other hand I do not want to be seen as being difficult. At this stage my plan is to return but not do any face to face work and I'll see how it pans out. If I think its too risky I'll take leave.

On a positive note its a lovely sunny day here and its also payday. Knowing I only have one week left at home I want to get a bit more cooking for the freezer done and a bit more decluttering.


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  1. You could wear a mask at work. Right?

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    1. Yes, at the moment they are saying we don't need them but I have bought some to take to work and I might sew a few also. I'm going to try not and see people face to face if I can.

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  2. It is a Topsy turvey world right now. Take care.

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  3. My company has voluntary "return to office" and has split into a red team and blue team. I"m planning to go in one day next week. They won't have a full return till after labor day - and even then it will be one week on (blue) one week off (red). Very odd how different companies are doing different things.

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    1. It is, and its changeable at any time if cases increase locally. Just had another meeting and I start back part time next week, building up to full time over the next month.

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