Things I observed close to 3 weeks working temporary.
1. I don't like elevators (do you??). I work on the sixth floor of a building with 33 floors. There are 2 sets of elevators. One from 1-10; the other from 11-33. I am glad I'm only on the 6th floor. I always am hesitant to get into an elevator. Perhaps it was because I got stuck in a few over the years and always alone.
2. Which brings up my second observation. People in elevators these days.
The elevator probably can hold about 10 people pre Covid days. Now if you are waiting for an elevator with someone, once it arrives, the "new etiquette" seems to be "is it okay if I ride up with you?" All of the time I've said yes. A few times I've asked, I've been met with looks of horror by people wearing masks saying "NO" or "I'll wait for the next one." I'm fine with that and don't take offense though I always prefer riding an elevator with someone else. (Have you been stuck in an elevator?)
3. I work for the State of Arizona as a temp. From what I can figure, there are about 15 temps trying to help them catch up with the massive amount of paperwork that has happened with unemployment. My first observation. Before the powers above decided to close the state and so many industries and businesses did they bother to check with how the unemployment office would be able to handle it???? Apparently not because the website to apply crashed the first weekend of everything closing.
4. My second observation for working for the State of Arizona is the amount of Hispanics that work there (I have no problem with any race) but at times Spanish is the language of choice to communicate. Shouldn't you, if you work in the United States, speak the English language at work???? (For the record, I'm not bilingual in any language).
5. People are very eager to get out to get their haircut (waits of over 2 hours at some salons) but slowly returning to restaurants. Mentioned this in some comments on other people's blogs. Perhaps those who are getting haircuts want to make sure they look okay in case the country closes down again. For the record, I need a haircut but I'm not waiting 2 hours to get one (it will slow down I imagine in the next few weeks).
6. Saw an article someone shared on Facebook that a strip club was opening in California but churches were not yet allowed to open...........
7. You might have seen it on the news but in Glendale (next city over from Phoenix) at one of the entertainment centers they had an active shooter situation. Westgate is about 30 minutes from where we live and we have been there often to eat or walk around. Thankfully "only" 3 were shot and "only" 1 has life threatening injuries. Such a sad situation and I feel for the shooter's family.
8. Just be safe and sane out there, okay???