Reporting for work

@rsa101 (28951)
Philippines
May 21, 2020 9:50am CST
This is literally my first day to see what the outside world has become after a 2 months long quarantine period. My boss ordered me to get to office to fetch some papers to bring to her house and let me do some errands to the bank to check on things at the office. Our company driver fetch me at my house this morning to bring me to places that I need to go to. My first glimpse of my place brought me back a lot of nostalgia seeing the place very empty and seeing less people that moved about. Roads had lots of blockages making our trip longer to reach our destination. almost every block has checkpoints that tries to check if we are on official trip or not. Something I am not used to being checked by police in every corner of the roads around. It is like there is war going around the place. After several hours doing my assignments we decided to go back home as we know that curfew are imposed in many places around the city, I felt physically drained since we brought my PC back home and we did a lot of walking under the sun to visit one bank to another and asking for approval to pull out my pc out of office. Am back home relieved but really tired from all of what happened today. Tomorrow will be my start to doing work at home again. Next week would be another trip outside to another bank again. Maybe this time I would not be that tired anymore since there’s not much physical work I have to do.
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@Alexandoy (66401)
• Cainta, Philippines
21 May
Welcome to the new normal. Just be sure to remember the safety measures.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
21 May
Wearing the mask was quiye troublesome. I realize that wearing it for several hours can become painful in your ears too. . I can just imagine how our medical frontliners are able to have it worn all the time all fay long.
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@Alexandoy (66401)
• Cainta, Philippines
21 May
@rsa101 from what I know, the medical people are given a break every hour just like our rule in the office to stand up away from the computer every hour.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
21 May
@Alexandoy Yes that might help them I observed that the back of my ears gets sored and after several hours you have to adjust as it becomes painful already.
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@eileenleyva (19421)
• Philippines
25 May
Glad you got through that all right. The fatigue is understandable because the two-month confinement can really cause physical disenfranchisement. The check points and the curfew are Martial Law-like, di ba?
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
27 May
Yes the first time I went out it felt like there is martial law being imposed around. The greatest challenge was really physical indeed I felt so easy to get tired after walking from one point to another place. Today was my 3rd day and we encountered a lot of delays as the building we were working at suddenly decided to deactivate all our access IDs so we have to wait for our bosses to email the security office to allow us entry to our workplace. I think the security did experience an influx of entry to the building and was afraid that infection might happen inside the workplace ao entry was restricted at the moment which caused a lot of us denied entry. It took us half days wasted because of that.
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@eileenleyva (19421)
• Philippines
28 May
@rsa101 Sigh! A harrowing experience that is, just when one has figured out how to hasten the movement, then comes a change in protocol. Double sigh! See, I could have spent time on mylot and have read your story instead of that inbox! This backlog is definitely more important and worth the time.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
28 May
@eileenleyva Yeah working at home has its perks but when you’re outside coordinations can be a challenge. It took half a day of work wasted just to send email to get us through.
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@ridingbet (67301)
• Philippines
27 May
that is nice. not for us though to work in our designated work areas, since we deal with patients in the hospital
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
27 May
Being an essential frontline worker didn’t enjoy much of the quarantine period since you were badly needed in the fight against the virus. We on the non essentials did have a very long quarantine period that we were locked up in house for a very long time.
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@ridingbet (67301)
• Philippines
28 May
@rsa101 if i am still the head nurse of the secondary hospital i was emplyed at, maybe I should assign my staff to be frontliners-those who are healthier and more fit. but i am now with the academe and it is still no work for me since duty might start this August as announced by the dean
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
28 May
@ridingbet I see goodlick on all of you who will be assigned there. I know there are limitations too when it comes to who can do the job and those that cannot.
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@DianneN (199015)
• United States
6 Jun
I'm sorry you had a hard time of traveling around for your job. Consider yourself lucky that you still have one.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
6 Jun
Yeah with the new normal I expected this already. The first day was extremely hard as you get used to being at home all the time.
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@DianneN (199015)
• United States
7 Jun
@rsa101 I understand completely. I felt odd just being out in my own yard l
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@Nakitakona (36417)
• Philippines
28 May
That's life. That's how a person lives in order to survive and feed his family.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
28 May
Yes but under this new normal situation it’s strangely different now. With all the checkpoints here and there and getting your number and declaring your health status like temperature reading and submitting declaration with whom ever you have contact with the bank/office your dealing with. No more handshake or hugs with anyone. This is such a different world already we’re living in.
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@Nakitakona (36417)
• Philippines
29 May
@rsa101 In your place but not in our small city.
@m_audrey6788 (34301)
• Germany
21 May
Sorry about the many troubles that you`ve been through doing your job. We all hope that this virus problem will end soon
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
21 May
Though I see that there is a longer path we will face this problem while our scientists are struggling to find a solution for this virus. For now we hve to adjust on this new normal in tue meantime and better to stay still in our homes so the virus will not be goven a chance to spread further.
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• Germany
21 May
@rsa101 That`s right.
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@JudyEv (223951)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 May
That all sounds very complicated. It's a strange new world in lots of ways.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
27 May
Indeed the place has changed a lot already. There’s no problem with the weather but people stays inside. There’s no war but the police and military are all over the place. You don’t see the enemy but you know out there it lurks and waiting its next victim. The place is really not good to look at.
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@Janet357 (60746)
21 May
my husband and you had the same.acticities today He always came home.tired. anyway, you will.get.used.to.it
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
21 May
I will not report to ofc today but will work at home since I was able to get my pc at work then I can do some work to be done.