“It’s the same thing every day, Clean up your room, stand up straight, pick up your feet, take it like a man, be nice to your sister, don’t mix beer and wine ever…oh yeah, don’t drive on the railroad tracks.”
~Phil Connors~ Groundhog Day
It’s Day 72 of working from home during a pandemic.
I’m fine except some days I feel like Phil, on repeat, only as a woman with a brother.
While no two days have been exactly alike, there are a few things that remain constant throughout the work day:
- A hot cup of tea and protein bar to start
- Ziva cat snoring throughout the day
- Birds chirping as loudly as Ziva snores
- The furry kids begging for food
- Submitting a daily morning report on who’s in the office and who’s out of the office.
The last bullet point has been part of our emergency/safer-at-home planning since day one. Our 15 regional supervisors have to report status for their offices by 8:30 am, Monday through Friday. I compile their data and send it in to someone else, who then compiles the statewide data and sends it up the final rung of the ladder.
A few supervisors have recently expressed that they will be glad when this report is no longer needed and I’ve replied that some days it feels like a bad remake of Groundhog Day when we don’t want to live by their rules anymore.
We don’t want to file a stinkin’ report anymore.
We want to do something different, like mix beer and wine, and leave our bedroom a mess.
Know what I mean?
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