Beware Backwards Logic with Coronavirus
What is the best way to prevent spread of coronavirus? Stay away from other people, wash your hands and don't touch your face. Our office has decided to close to the public so the doors inside the building (a high rise) are closed.
That may sound like a good idea except our office has very little public traffic anyway. We may go all week and not have a single member of the public come in! We are a state govenment office in a very specialized field.
The powers that be have decided to close the interior doors. So now we all have to use the dirty door handle to open it every time we go to the breakroom to get our food, go out to go to the bathroom, go out to get to the elevator to go to a different floor of the building, or even go around the corner to our file room etc.
So an office full of people all need to use the same door handle all day long. This is so dumb. With hardly any public members coming through anyway, we are a much larger threat to each other at this point...especially since people in the office have been traveled for spring break and for work.
This is a well intentioned policy that is totally backwards.
In the midst of all this we are supposed to clean out our offices for new carpet to be installed as well. So I need to go in and out of that door a lot to move files to the file room, move my plants out to take them home etc.
This is why I want to work from home and be my own boss!