Sunday, April 19, 2020
One week blending into the next ...
Last week was uneventful for the most part. Work has been less busy, a downturn in new bookings and a lot of delayed relocations. So of course the company I work for did have to take action to determine the best way forward to weather this storm and for all of us to come out of this relatively whole. So the current plan is to furlough employees in waves so for the next three weeks I will still be working but half of my team will be on mandatory leave so I'll be covering for people. Then the following three weeks (May 11 to 29) I'll be on furlough and will be applying for unemployment, back to work on June 1st. While of course it is not ideal, I do think in these unprecedented times that it is the right way forward to try and keep the company stable and for all of us to stay unemployed long term. They are also covering our health insurance premiums for the three weeks we are on furlough which is a big thing and definitely helps ease worries.
So ultimately I think the next three weeks will be relatively busy for me, covering partial caseloads for two of my co-workers plus my own files. Plus assisting the team with any issues as my position of Associate Team Lead. But then after that I will have three weeks with absolutely nothing to do. I'll have to see how to fill my time during those weeks. Will try to make the best of it, decluttering my closets and dressers and checking on things I have been meaning to do for ages but never got around to it. And well there will probably be a good amount of sleeping and procrastinating thrown in for good measure as well - who am I kidding?
This weekend, Saturday, we went to the grocery store & liquor store and picked up some breakfast from a local diner. The weather was pretty cold, windy and damp. But today, Sunday, the weather was quite a bit nicer so we took advantage of that and went for a hike a White Memorial Foundation in Litchfield, CT. Not a ton of people on those trails so there wasn't a big problem keeping your social distance.
And tomorrow is already Monday again. Let's see who next week plays out. Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!!
Letter/Mail Update: Received a letter from/owe a response to: Nina/WA.
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