COVID-related work situation
I also understand that I'm in a lot better position than some folks, but in such a confusing time it certainly doesn't help to get into arguments about semantics about how a company memo reads and how it should connect to an application.
COVID-related work situation
Originally my workplace voluntarily shut down for 2 weeks. Employees were able to bring forward accrued vacation. Though not my ideal plan it did allow for pay while I took care of the lad, I was all good with that. Yesterday the shutdown was extended for another 3 weeks. This wasn't really surprising but the biggest issue is figuring out who is eligible for the CERB program. It's a hodgepodge compounded by lack of workplace info and interpretations of memos.
Here is hoping:
Manitoba researchers say they may have found a way to safely reuse N95 masks amid COVID-19 crisis
One of the things I'm trying to figure out is why the businesses here seem to be firing all their staff when they close instead of laying them off. If they were closing their doors forever perhaps I could see that, but both instances I heard they would "start hiring once they open again."
**The Wet'suwet'en crisis has exposed deep-seated racism in Canada**
"Native communities do not hurt the economy - they bear the hurt of corporations ruining the land."
Recently we "released" a designer that was working here, much to the relief of many folks. Now this is tempered by the knowledge that because I'm the Senior I get to help choose the candidates and do interviews. The latter definitely sits outside my general comfort zone, even if it isn't the first time I've done it. This time I know for certain there're going to be better assessment practices during probation!
"The Death of Designer Unicorns" a great article that pretty much sums up my opinion on the whole "should designers code" idea. TLdNR: building products has become too broad for anyone to be able to do it all, collaboration makes us stronger! https://brianlovin.com/overthought/death-of-designer-unicorns?ref=heydesigner
My day is predestined. My father-in-law's ISP disabled access to his email account due to suspicious activity. No other information provided and they won't restore access until the problem is fixed. Unfortunately it appears this happened while my FIL was in a different country and his laptops were left at home and hibernating/closed. So now without help or logs I have the figure this out. Or was it his cell phone? I dunno, but it looks like I'll be spending time with tech support. Yay.
why are people focusing on handwashing re: Coronavirus?
well first of all washing your hands regularly with warm water and soap is just good practice especially during flu season to limit the spread of disease. but there is an extra bit of virus science that makes handwashing particularly powerful against coronavirus.
Its considered an "enveloped virus" aka it has a lipid (fatty) membrane around it. Soap has the ability to dissolve that layer and kill the virus. good practice is 30+ seconds.
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