Quarantivity (or how to stay sane while working from home forever)

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    3clipse wrote: »


    A glimpse of light in these dark times. What we're doing is having a measurable effect.

    yeah but hear me out

    what if everyone died so that billionaires could pack their moneybins and swim around in it like scrooge mcduck

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    How long ago did NYC go on lockdown?

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    How long ago did NYC go on lockdown?

    Relative time or actual time.

    Because I would say it's been about ten years but my calendar disagrees.

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  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Official shelter-in-place was 5 days ago. Encouragement to stay home, a couple weeks.

  • JayKaosJayKaos Registered User regular
    Yeah things were starting to shut down a couple weeks ago, I personally have been working remote for two weeks as of yesterday. Official government policy ramped up a bit slower, restaurants/bars, gyms etc closed last week, and the full "Not calling this shelter in place but everyone stay the fuck home" was only as of this Monday.

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  • chromdomchromdom Why do bad things keep happening to me? Oh yeah, because of the things I've done.Registered User regular
    Diary, day...10?
    Went to the grocery store this morning.
    Got some veggies, should help keep me alive. No TP on the shelves, though. I did buy some flushable wipes. I know, I know, they're not flushable and they're not good products. But I thought that if I interspersed them with my standard toilet paper, I could delay descent into barbarism.

    However!

    On the way out of the store, the man next to me had a pack of toilet paper!

    !!!

    I asked him if it had gotten stocked up, and he said it was pretty low when he got his pack. We had a little more discussion than I was entirely comfortable with in regards to how fast I go through bog roll. The long and the short of it is that he gave me a roll out of his 12-pack!*
    I suspect the supply chain is re-establishing, and that my roughly 10-day to my roll (possibly extended by wipes) would see me through, but that was damned nice of him, and I promised to pay it forward should I find any packs.

    People can be all right.

    *
    I'm not complaining, and I am very grateful, but I do acknowledge that it looks to be a smaller roll of thinner ply. So I don't think I can count on as much use out of this as out of my go-to Cottonelle

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  • PeasPeas Registered User regular
    Use water

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    Peas wrote: »
    Use water

    Gross.

    Fish fuck in that, you know. Don't trust the stuff.

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  • mightyjongyomightyjongyo Registered User regular
    Dear Diary,

    Last week I tried to wire transfer some money to my wife's family because we're on lockdown and they can't work and still have to pay bills because lol, america.

    hooowever --

    It's been "under review" for a week and today not only was it cancelled, they also locked my account!
    I've been on hold for half an hour so far and the music they are using is not of the best quality (loud, static-y, horrible) and my ears are quickly bleeding to death while I listen to Satan being summoned through my phone.

    On the bright side we've been told we're allowed to go back in to work and take monitors home so we can continue working from home. I won't be doing that because I have enough at home, but it's nice of them to lift that restriction.

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Sounds like @Bucketman 's boss is on the case

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  • mightyjongyomightyjongyo Registered User regular
    Some of these songs wouldn't actually be that bad if they weren't downsampled to hell

  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    Dear Diary,

    Last week I tried to wire transfer some money to my wife's family because we're on lockdown and they can't work and still have to pay bills because lol, america.

    hooowever --

    It's been "under review" for a week and today not only was it cancelled, they also locked my account!
    I've been on hold for half an hour so far and the music they are using is not of the best quality (loud, static-y, horrible) and my ears are quickly bleeding to death while I listen to Satan being summoned through my phone.

    On the bright side we've been told we're allowed to go back in to work and take monitors home so we can continue working from home. I won't be doing that because I have enough at home, but it's nice of them to lift that restriction.

    Oh shit, they’re probably going to tell you to go in to a branch because bank customer service is fucking stupid

  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    edited March 25
    Here, learn why hold music sounds so bad while you wait:

    Jedoc on
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  • GrisloGrislo Registered User regular
    Bedlam wrote: »
    I was going to mention the Taskmaster home tasks as well.

    And if you dont know what Taskmaster is, they have the full first four seasons up on their youtube channel for free:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT5C7yaO3RVuOgwP8JVAujQ/playlists

    Its now my favorite British Telly show since it has a bunch of creativity and they spend a good deal of time roasting each other and having fun. Each season is 6/5/5/8 episodes!

    Also, Greg Davies is a ledge


    I've used the system he's talking about, and while I could turn it off, I always took my microphone off completely when I left the room.

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  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    Well looks like work might actually be slowing down. As long as I can maintain roughly 36ish hours I should be ok.

  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    Sounds like @Bucketman 's boss is on the case

    Nah sounds like their bank actually reviews shit.

  • Schmimpy Pim- no god what am I sayingSchmimpy Pim- no god what am I saying Registered User regular
    edited March 25
    I found a glass alchemical sun orb on the railroad tracks and now Im gonna make a wizard stick

    Lookit me orb...
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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    I found a glass alchemical sun orb on the railroad tracks and now Im gonna make a wizard stick

    I feel like this was only the middle of the story

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  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    edited March 26
    And by slowing down I mean we might be about to shut down completely.

    Just found out somebody on my sister crew popped positive.

    Juggernut on
  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    I found a glass alchemical sun orb on the railroad tracks and now Im gonna make a wizard stick

    Lookit me orb...
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    I’m not falling for “lookit me orbs” again

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    Eat 40 pizzas in 30 days

  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    3clipse wrote: »


    A glimpse of light in these dark times. What we're doing is having a measurable effect.

    yeah but hear me out

    what if everyone died so that billionaires could pack their moneybins and swim around in it like scrooge mcduck

    I'm not a billionare yet , but I plan to be, so I approve this plan

  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    My lawn's getting pretty overgrown, so I thought I might go out and get some fresh air and exercise by mowing for the first time this spring.

    Turns out that everything's still soaked from last week's rain. So I just picked up sticks and branches for twenty minutes.

    That seems like about enough productivity for one day. Time for beer and grilled cheese.

    You can mow wet grass. Just makes the catch bag heavier.

    Well it might also leave giant troughs and mud holes from the mower and my fat feet splooshing around out there

    Your ground's waterlogged! Fix your drainage!

  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    #pipe wrote: »
    My wife works in the Central HR department of a large university. One of the largest in Canada.

    Her office has about 100 people in it usually. As of today, all of those people are working from home except her, her direct supervisor, and the Vice President of the University who runs HR.

    She and her boss have been trying desperately to explain to the VP that they can do all of their work from home (their entire computer system can be remotely accessed via VPN) except a handful of things, and it would be best if one of them came in once a week to check mail, receive deliveries etc. The VP, for who knows what reason, insists that she herself needs to be in the office, and she needs the help of the other two.

    I'm getting seriously peeved about it. The VP doesn't want the hassle of hooking up her home computer or taking meetings online and because of that she's insisting on putting my wife and me and our 2 year old at much higher risk.

    Update to this, my wife and her boss worked out a system of deferring duties to other folks enough to appease the VP so as of lunchtime today she's working from home. She still needs to go in once a week to check mail and do a couple of things that require physical presence, but at those times I'll drive her so she doesn't have to bus.

    It is a big relief.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    Oh I forgot to mention! I did a quick grocery shop today and it was totally fine except for the fact that two old dudes almost threw hands at each other!

    I heard raised voices coming from the next aisle so I went to check it out and one 60+ year old was telling another one to "stay the fuck away from me or I'll beat your fucking ass" and the other one said "I'm nowhere near you but if you talk to me like that again I'll be a hell of a lot closer"

    then the 19 year old cashier kicked them both out and said they weren't welcome anymore.

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  • NightDragonNightDragon 6th Grade Username Registered User regular
    #pipe wrote: »
    Oh I forgot to mention! I did a quick grocery shop today and it was totally fine except for the fact that two old dudes almost threw hands at each other!

    I heard raised voices coming from the next aisle so I went to check it out and one 60+ year old was telling another one to "stay the fuck away from me or I'll beat your fucking ass" and the other one said "I'm nowhere near you but if you talk to me like that again I'll be a hell of a lot closer"

    then the 19 year old cashier kicked them both out and said they weren't welcome anymore.

    Oh good, so there was one adult there besides yourself.

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator mod
    that 19 year-old has likely seen some shit in the past few weeks

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  • MulysaSemproniusMulysaSempronius but also susie nyRegistered User regular
    #pipe wrote: »
    #pipe wrote: »
    My wife works in the Central HR department of a large university. One of the largest in Canada.

    Her office has about 100 people in it usually. As of today, all of those people are working from home except her, her direct supervisor, and the Vice President of the University who runs HR.

    She and her boss have been trying desperately to explain to the VP that they can do all of their work from home (their entire computer system can be remotely accessed via VPN) except a handful of things, and it would be best if one of them came in once a week to check mail, receive deliveries etc. The VP, for who knows what reason, insists that she herself needs to be in the office, and she needs the help of the other two.

    I'm getting seriously peeved about it. The VP doesn't want the hassle of hooking up her home computer or taking meetings online and because of that she's insisting on putting my wife and me and our 2 year old at much higher risk.

    Update to this, my wife and her boss worked out a system of deferring duties to other folks enough to appease the VP so as of lunchtime today she's working from home. She still needs to go in once a week to check mail and do a couple of things that require physical presence, but at those times I'll drive her so she doesn't have to bus.

    It is a big relief.

    Oh thank goodness.
    My husband was in a similar situation. Schools closed last week, and I stayed home with the kids. But his work ( he works for the NYC DEP) decided he couldn't work from home for some reason. The mayor is telling businesses to transfer to wfh, and he won't even make city agencies implement it. My husband does plan review, with some paperwork, but mostly on the computer. At most, he needed to go into work a couple hours once a week to drop off/ pick up paperwork.
    His office said they would transition last week, but his bosses who were supposed to set it up kept staying home while saying he had to go into work. And not setting anything up.
    Finally, Cuomo put in the stay at home mandate, and Friday they finally made a plan for him to stay home this week. He's going in tomorrow morning for a little bit, but he's been able to be home this week.

    If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing
  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    that 19 year-old has likely seen some shit in the past few weeks

    Just read an article today about some 69 year old lady punching a 19 year old store employee in the head after she was told items were limited per person. So, yeah. They have to put up with a lot lately.

  • BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
    Home Tasks Two is up and its even better then the first (imo)



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  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    honovere wrote: »
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    that 19 year-old has likely seen some shit in the past few weeks

    Just read an article today about some 69 year old lady punching a 19 year old store employee in the head after she was told items were limited per person. So, yeah. They have to put up with a lot lately.

    In times like these retail employees should get a grace period on falcon kicking people through the sternum.

    Like, maybe they can 5 Point Exploding Palm Technique 1 rude ass bitch ass customer a day without any charges being levied against them. Order would be restored and maybe everybody would stop hoarding the fucking toilet paper.

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Bedlam wrote: »
    Home Tasks Two is up and its even better then the first (imo)


    Beer on tap made me lol

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  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    Ok I’ve reached my limit on neck beard itchiness this fucker is gone in the morning

  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    #pipe wrote: »
    Oh I forgot to mention! I did a quick grocery shop today and it was totally fine except for the fact that two old dudes almost threw hands at each other!

    I heard raised voices coming from the next aisle so I went to check it out and one 60+ year old was telling another one to "stay the fuck away from me or I'll beat your fucking ass" and the other one said "I'm nowhere near you but if you talk to me like that again I'll be a hell of a lot closer"

    then the 19 year old cashier kicked them both out and said they weren't welcome anymore.

    This is some grade A old people smack talk here.

    I had some lady try and run me down in her trolley the other day because I had the nerve to walk in a straight line and she wanted to turn. So her solution was to speed up and walk into me, rather than slow down and turn. She got very indignant when I suggested for her to maybe just slow down and turn.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    #pipe wrote: »
    Oh I forgot to mention! I did a quick grocery shop today and it was totally fine except for the fact that two old dudes almost threw hands at each other!

    I heard raised voices coming from the next aisle so I went to check it out and one 60+ year old was telling another one to "stay the fuck away from me or I'll beat your fucking ass" and the other one said "I'm nowhere near you but if you talk to me like that again I'll be a hell of a lot closer"

    then the 19 year old cashier kicked them both out and said they weren't welcome anymore.

    This is some grade A old people smack talk here.

    I had some lady try and run me down in her trolley the other day because I had the nerve to walk in a straight line and she wanted to turn. So her solution was to speed up and walk into me, rather than slow down and turn. She got very indignant when I suggested for her to maybe just slow down and turn.

    Applying Perth freeway driving techniques to the supermarket aisle, she's a pioneer!

  • VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    Just got straight up told by the bosses today that all employees are being deemed essential and that they have no intention of letting us work from home unless we are, or live with, a person at risk, in which case wfh applications will be considered but not guaranteed. Their excuse is "bandwidth issues".

    If nothing changes in the next few weeks I'm considering just using my own leave.

  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    edited March 27
    It's so pretty out today.

    It is so pretty... outside. In the open world. Out.

    Outside...

    Juggernut on
  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Outside! Ha. You still believe that fairy tale, Jug?

  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    I seen it I swears I seen it honest no fibbin'

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