This is a time of a pandemic. Some people are listening to the advice given to us by the Government. However, others are not. What I have seen are the that greed has over taken sensibility. There are shops in orange that are only letting 5 to ten people in their shops. At one supper market they are only letting ten in at a time for social distancing. but outside they are bunching up like sardines to get in. While I have seen a clothing shop letting in only 5 at a time and the people are standing queue with the 4 square meters isolation zone.
Also I have noticed that the younger people are taking all this as some sort of joke while those of 30 plus are being sensible. However there was one report in Orange that a family sent their kid to school after being on a cruse. Head line reads “Orange father’s anger at lack of communication over child’s classmate who holidayed on coronavirus cruise ship“
I am a member of two organisations. they are both using the internet to keep the organisations going. Creating social circles with Zoom, an internet service that allows multiple person conferencing. At church the same is done. The sermon is being done via Youtube and fellowship with Zoom.
My work place is also changing their mode of operations. At work I was a Drug and Alcohol worker in a residential setting. We have closed and decommissioned the unit ready and prepared to start up again at a moments notice. However, now we are planning to deliver Drug and Alcohol services via Distance Education. All that we did do in house will now be delivered via phone and what ever other form of communication that is available to our clients. SO if all our clients have are phones then it’s by phone, but if they have internet at home then we utilise it as well. We are also taking this time to up skill.
I have specific jobs that have been commissioned to me with this great change. It is nerve racking but exciting at the same time. For the first time in years I finally feel valued at work. I was trained for so much more and ignores just as much for so long, I will now utilise my Ba. of Social Science (Psychology).