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18 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

For a while I tried to avoid telework by saying I didn't even have an office. That worked for awhile. Then the question became "but you have a kitchen table, can't you use that?"

 

That's when my answer became "no elf u". That was an adequate answer until I furloughed myself. I assume I will have to return to "no elf u" when I return to real work because the telework wave had been getting ready to crest again when I left. I don't care if I become the only person in the building, work stays at work and home stays at home and that is a hill I will die on.

Best of luck with that.  I made that threat once;  they offered to put a couch and a cot in my office.

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44 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

For a while I tried to avoid telework by saying I didn't even have an office. That worked for awhile. Then the question became "but you have a kitchen table, can't you use that?"

 

That's when my answer became "no elf u". That was an adequate answer until I furloughed myself. I assume I will have to return to "no elf u" when I return to real work because the telework wave had been getting ready to crest again when I left. I don't care if I become the only person in the building, work stays at work and home stays at home and that is a hill I will die on.


Tell them you’ll need $xxxx extra per month for a stipend to obtain extra space. (Either a bigger apartment/flat or a second apartment.)
 

What if ‘going to work’ meant going out the door, down the hall, ride the elevator down one floor, short walk to a space right in your same building that perhaps is meant to be apartment but you use it for an office?

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16 minutes ago, TGP said:


Tell them you’ll need $xxxx extra per month for a stipend to obtain extra space. (Either a bigger apartment/flat or a second apartment.)
 

What if ‘going to work’ meant going out the door, down the hall, ride the elevator down one floor, short walk to a space right in your same building that perhaps is meant to be apartment but you use it for an office?

 

A studio apartment in my building is an extra $1400. Given the number of people moving out I could probably get it. Of course, that requires work to actually pay for it and my work only pays for Nice Things if you're an appointee and I'm career professional.

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Now where have I seen the expression that Alfie has in that last panel?

 

Truly, a mystery. :lol:

 

(Brown eyes instead of blue, curlier and frizzier hair... yeah, I know where I have seen that face before. :wub:  And Brigid is starting to look just like her.)

 

*EDIT* A clean page from a dirty comic. Seek out Alfie at your peril - fun, a good plot, but porn. Only two chapters to go.

 

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1 hour ago, NebulousMissy said:

For a while I tried to avoid telework by saying I didn't even have an office. That worked for awhile. Then the question became "but you have a kitchen table, can't you use that?"

 

That's when my answer became "no elf u". That was an adequate answer until I furloughed myself. I assume I will have to return to "no elf u" when I return to real work because the telework wave had been getting ready to crest again when I left. I don't care if I become the only person in the building, work stays at work and home stays at home and that is a hill I will die on.

Preach it!!

 

I'm actually kinda glad that what I do is hands on; there isn't really any way to work remotely. 

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2 hours ago, NebulousMissy said:

For a while I tried to avoid telework by saying I didn't even have an office. That worked for awhile. Then the question became "but you have a kitchen table, can't you use that?"

 

That's when my answer became "no elf u". That was an adequate answer until I furloughed myself. I assume I will have to return to "no elf u" when I return to real work because the telework wave had been getting ready to crest again when I left. I don't care if I become the only person in the building, work stays at work and home stays at home and that is a hill I will die on.

No.  MY kitchen table is for food preparation and food consumption. Period, Full Stop.

Using it for a work surface introduces issues with cleaning and sanitation I am not willing to deal with.

>Particularly if the use of a laptop is involved.  That thing is constantly sucking in whatever is floating about in the air and whatever germs are hitching a ride on the dust particles will find the innards of the laptop a relatively friendly environment,  It's warm, depending on local humidity levels it may be moderately moist, and there is a constant supply of fresh germs and nutrients being swept in and then blown out all over the room, and in particular whatever surface the device is on.  You don't know what has been incubating inside that thing since the last cleaning with pressurized air.<

I'm not aware of any studies that have been done of laptops as a disease vector but there should be at least a Masters Thesis and possibly a PHD dissertation in this area available for whoever is inclined to do the research.

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3 hours ago, NebulousMissy said:

For a while I tried to avoid telework by saying I didn't even have an office. That worked for awhile. Then the question became "but you have a kitchen table, can't you use that?"

Man, I'd be lucky to dodge that one... I could easily, and honestly answer with "no, I don't have one, and I don't have the space for one". 

 

.. I just wouldn't tell them about the almost 4x6' gaming table.... 

 

And nope, I definitely don't have a spare surface to dedicate to a laptop that I don't have, and I'm so not accepting one from work. Government workers get newer kit than our company gives out...  And yes, I'm referring to the government workers that get stuff that's like seven years out of date and barely runs things but "works fine" according to IT. 

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Bah,  I ordered more some more of the soffit vents that I found make perfect platforms and walkways for 40k and they sent some metal ones instead of the plastic.  The description of the actual company that is selling through Amazon doesn't inspire confidence and I can't seem to find these particular vents  for sale elsewhere. 

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10 minutes ago, lowlylowlycook said:

Bah,  I ordered more some more of the soffit vents that I found make perfect platforms and walkways for 40k and they sent some metal ones instead of the plastic.  The description of the actual company that is selling through Amazon doesn't inspire confidence and I can't seem to find these particular vents  for sale elsewhere. 

Quite the first world problem. But still ::(:

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1 minute ago, TGP said:

Quite the first world problem. But still ::(:

 

Yeah, I wouldn't be so frustrated except that I picked up the railings that go with them just today and I have a few ideas bouncing around in my head.  In other news I found them for super cheap on alibaba but with a minimum order of 300.   That would be a lot of 40k terrain.

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Just now, lowlylowlycook said:

 

Yeah, I wouldn't be so frustrated except that I picked up the railings that go with them just today and I have a few ideas bouncing around in my head.  In other news I found them for super cheap on alibaba but with a minimum order of 300.   That would be a lot of 40k terrain.


Sell the excess you don’t need on the Bay of E or the River of A. Relabeled as 40K terrain components for scratchbuilders with a suitable markup.
 

First world problems require first world solutions   :B): 

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Household update: everyone seems to be doing ok. Dad's full cast gets put on tomorrow, Molly is doing well (though still having to fight her rambunctious-ness), and Dixie is still loveable. Mom seems to be holding up, very worried about her and the stress, but reinforcements (for a few days at least) are en route; sister from another state is coming (not happy about coming from another state, another source of the contagion's possible entrance into the house), but we need the help because now I am awaiting Covid test results.

 

Why did I have to get a Covid test? Last Friday my ear started going wonky periodically; a lot of crunching noise started in my ear after I laid down on my side next to Molly. Not trauma to it, just bizarre; the normal air and anything just barely touching my ear was crunching and sounding like someone tapping on a microphone to test if it worked. I finally got it to stop after applying pressure behind the ear, but it's been flaring up intermittently for the past few days, and kept me from sleeping last night.

 

Since Dixie has surgery next Friday, and Dad is laid up and can't help with her, I figure I need to see the doctor before Dixie's surgery because I won't be able to leave the house for long once she gets home from the animal hospital (Mom can't move her around if she needs help). I call this morning to make an appointment, and they have to ask the obligatory screening questions. And as it turns out, I had a sore throat this morning and a runny nose (the weather has been shifting between hot and cold and it's playing havoc with my sinuses), so I was honest and said "yes." That flagged me for enough Covid symptoms for the doctor's office to tell me I couldn't get in to see the doctor without a test (hospital and associate site policy).

 

I got to talk to the doctor about the ear, and it might be a small puncture in the ear drum; no way to know for sure without him looking at it. It could heal on its own, but sometimes it needs antibiotic drops. So I had to go get a test, and now have to isolate even further and somehow still take care of Molly and Dad while wearing a mask and keeping as far away as possible until I get results back. And even then I'll stay masked and keep my distance until 14 days passes. I might get the results tonight, doctor said they had been usually get same day results (and it's the PCR test, not a rapid test). At least my sister will be here to take my dad to get his cast (which I currently can't do).

 

Not mad at the doctor or the office, I understand, but the timing is just horrible... and it's like opening Pandora's box... and the swab test, while not the worst thing I've ever experienced, certainly is not a lover's tender caress.

 

Someone or something in the universe must really hate me.

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3 minutes ago, ManvsMini said:

Not mad at the doctor or the office, I understand, but the timing is just horrible... and it's like opening Pandora's box... and the swab test, while not the worst thing I've ever experienced, certainly is not a lover's tender caress.

Having had the swab a couple times in the last couple weeks, can confirm. It is a very weird unpleasant experience. 

 

Currently making some sausage stew. The IP is very full, but it did build pressure so, should be good. We've made it before, according to our sheet, and we liked it. Fingers crossed it comes out well again. Made a few changes this time... More veggies, and sausage chunks rather than just the meat.

https://meaningfuleats.com/instant-pot-sausage-lentil-stew/

 

Hamsterling is being a bit fussy tonight. Mrs. Hamster is grumpy thinking about the feeding/pumping schedule. Don't blame her. Sadly that's one chore I *can't* do for her.

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14 minutes ago, Crowley said:

Having had the swab a couple times in the last couple weeks, can confirm. It is a very weird unpleasant experience. 

 

Currently making some sausage stew. The IP is very full, but it did build pressure so, should be good. We've made it before, according to our sheet, and we liked it. Fingers crossed it comes out well again. Made a few changes this time... More veggies, and sausage chunks rather than just the meat.

https://meaningfuleats.com/instant-pot-sausage-lentil-stew/

 

Hamsterling is being a bit fussy tonight. Mrs. Hamster is grumpy thinking about the feeding/pumping schedule. Don't blame her. Sadly that's one chore I *can't* do for her.

Ya Know, cant is such a strong word...  with dedication and a little hormone therapy, you too can experience the thrill of breast feeding. 

 

be warned or you too could start receiving pamphlets!::D:

2 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

No.  MY kitchen table is for food preparation and food consumption. Period, Full Stop.

Using it for a work surface introduces issues with cleaning and sanitation I am not willing to deal with.

>Particularly if the use of a laptop is involved.  That thing is constantly sucking in whatever is floating about in the air and whatever germs are hitching a ride on the dust particles will find the innards of the laptop a relatively friendly environment,  It's warm, depending on local humidity levels it may be moderately moist, and there is a constant supply of fresh germs and nutrients being swept in and then blown out all over the room, and in particular whatever surface the device is on.  You don't know what has been incubating inside that thing since the last cleaning with pressurized air.<

I'm not aware of any studies that have been done of laptops as a disease vector but there should be at least a Masters Thesis and possibly a PHD dissertation in this area available for whoever is inclined to do the research.

GEM

 

The problem with all of these solutions is that your work has to need you more than you need your paycheck.  the typical conversation goes:

work:  you will work from home

me: I refuse and you cant make me!

work: okay but we can make you collect welfare.  Pick up your final paycheck on Friday

 

It doesnt work for a lot of us.  I work because I need money and medical insurance to keep me alive so when they tell me to do something, i can complain but I am going to do it.

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