What if, and hear me out here, the people in power, Democrat and Republican alike, are just modulating fatalities at a level that keeps us from picking up pitchforks, but also keeps the gears of capitalism pumping money upwards as much as possible, while they wait this thing out with ample testing and healthcare.
Found some really old maps of town online today, and found out that the house I'm living in now was built in 1886, and had two additions put on by 1892 (reaching it's current size), and that within two blocks of here, there were a grocery, a slaughterhouse, a school, a large brewery/beer garden, and a wool mill.
This place was a lot more livable 130 years ago than today 😟
I think the WFHers are victims of some very successful manipulation of current events. Oh, here, we'll just make your job like 1/3 easier because we could have donethat anyway, and by the way everyone else around you is losing their job. Be a good worker bee for me because you are now atomized, comfortable, and /very/ replaceable.
Which is, folks, exactly why you should SFH (Strike From Home).
I'm sure this also intersects with various undiagnosed ADHD/ASD things, too, but just once I'd love to have a job that either gave me discrete and accomplishable things, or gave me enough time to do my work to the standard I want without interruption.
But from my first job, it was just ceaseless, endless. At <Grocery Chain> I was explicitly denied promotion because I worked too hard at my more-menial job.
At my first IT job, my bosses were astounded at how many tickets I'd take care of in a day, until I realized that no matter how many I took care of, there were always more.
And of course, that continues to today!
I don't think I've ever actually experienced a time when I haven't been complete disenchanted by work and capitalism. Which is in stark contrast to my experience of school and education growing up.
I'm not sure if it's always been like this, or if I'm more affected personally.
I think a lot of that is because work is never "done," while school can be. Homework finished, you're free!
Ugh, partner's roommate is working at an Amazon warehouse with know COVID transmission, and now the roommate is coughing and turning off the heat in the middle of the night, and not communicating about her health status.
Partner and I have been seeing each other even though we live apart as basically the sole consolation to distancing recommendations.
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