Except it's not. It's baffling to me that everyone is behaving as if things ARE normal when nothing really has changed. But there's an election to be had and money to be made, so I guess those who have to will get to it!
np. we are at work and at school, but things are not actually normal. At work, I'm the only one there. At school our kids are in small classes, wearing masks. We don't take public transit. We don't meet up with friends indoors. Etc. But it still "feels" really normal compared to the past 6 months.
Yes, things have changed! Fatalities and infections are way down.
Correct. I should have said the virus hasn’t changed. Fatalities and infections have changed because we collectively stayed in and away from nyc. That’s also going to change too with everyone back in the city.
Lucky you. I feel like we are locked away in a prison forever. One kid in HCHS and one in a very lame public ES and both feel a million miles away from normality. I'm dreading the time when I have to go back to the office bc then WTF will I do with my kids.
Aren't they starting school soon?
Probably not in person, given the recent fracas with the HCHS teachers, and I have zero faith in DOE public.
Yes. You too?
Yup- I'm not on the desk or facing clients so no directives for now... keep us posted how it goes
Is your school in person and in nyc? I'm so jealous. Ours is remote. My midtown office is going to start in person rotations in a few weeks!
To the people who are headed back to the office: do you feel that going back in is important to doing your job?
Yes. First of all I miss the social aspects of my office. Secondly, I work in I banking and spend a lot of time brain storming with colleagues, talking to traders on the desk, research analysts. Much between the lines, not easy to get on a zoom call.
@Anonymous Will it really be easier on a socially distanced basis?
@Anonymous This is what I wonder. My office hasn't opened yet, primarily because we couldn't have meetings anyways, so there wasn't much benefit to have everyone come in via public transport to just sit by themselves at their desk and still zoom into all meetings. Obviously, some roles are different and might need special equipment, so I get going into work then. But can meetings really happen? Do you pod teams so you can only meet with a certain group of people in person and all other meetings have to happen via zoom?