Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Mar


This has been a crazy month for everyone across the globe. So much has happened and in such a short period of time.

I had a lot of other things that I had written but honestly, it all seemed so insignificant so I deleted those paragraphs.

Work

There was a scare early in the month and our building was evacuated. We had two days of forced WFH. A mere week later and we were all advised that there was no requirement or expectation for us to be in the office until further notice.

I am thankful I still have a job. A job where my company allows us to work from home. However, I am in an industry that is facing significant impacts due to lockdown rules in countries. Due to the lockdown, our BPO was completely shut and unavailable. Subsequently, I was informed to 'have a crack' at taking inbound calls with 0 experience, knowledge or skills. It is not even remotely similar to my actual role.

This is always relevant but particularly in this current climate: please be kind to call centre staff. They are just people. Doing the best that they can.

(Yes, I just took one call and then cried).

Highlights



  • I found a rocking chair on the side of the road. Honestly, I love looking at things people discard. Heck, my dining table and chairs were from the side of the road. 
  • Moss Family TV YouTube channel
  • Ticket to Ride: Europe 
  • The postie that actually buzzed the apartment.
  • Peaches and nectarines for ~$1/kg. In other news, the fruit and vegetable market that we go to is now closed for the general public. This is sad news as the prices of fruit and vegetables at the supermarkets are exorbitant due to increased demand, the ongoing drought and the bushfires that the media has now forgotten about. 



Reading

For a few weeks, I struggled with my reading. My mind was too busy and I was unable to focus on something else apart from COVID-19 and the stress of my job.

Read:  4 (audiobooks) + 1 (physical) + 4 (ebooks) = 9 books
Abandoned: 1 (audiobook) + 1 (ebook)
Favourite: A Constant Hum by Alice Bishop

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