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comment by c_hawkthorne
c_hawkthorne  ·  220 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 16, 2021

Good news! Covid cases are down and, have been down for a few weeks, and vaccinations in my area are high.

The bad: There are too many cooks in the kitchen at this point. Not enough work for too many people. We're through the overnight cases in 30 minutes because there are 10 of us for 30 cases and 25 of those 30 cases are uploading errors that get closed immediately, and then it's just sitting and waiting for more to come in, and there aren't a lot coming in. And for some absurd reason, the fiscal team thinks we can only do Covid, even though that's not how the grant is worded and I'm trained and know how to do plenty more than that. So I'm spending a lot of time of my day sucking up your hard taxpayer dollars to dick around on my phone, which gets old after 20 minutes. I asked my boss what she needs help with, and she said she didn't and to just make a list of frequently asked questions for my replacement. There are none. They've all been asked and are in response to new guidance being released. So I can only anticipate guidance to come and questions for that, but that's about it. And that's an hour, not 30/week.

The other bad: finding a place to live in the south is going poorly. While I'm looking for jobs, right now I don't have one so I don't want to spend >1200/mo on rent but that's what it's looking like it's going to be. If you didn't see it:

And if you're thinking "hey c, didn't you say a few weeks ago you were trying to buy?" Well yes, I did, but that's going just as poorly. Fuck everything about this housing market. At this point I'll just live in my car for a few months while I figure out what to do.

And to end on a high note: I finally was able to close the outbreak that's been open for over 1 year and 2 months. They finally made it four weeks without a case. In that time, ~13,000 outbreaks have been open statewide based on sequential state-wide outbreak IDs.





Devac  ·  220 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'd wager you can average your current workload with one you had this time last year and feel like you're ahead of that 30/week quota. It's well-earned if you ask me.