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How has the virus affected your day to day life?

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    Re: How has the virus affected your day to day life?


    Along with the NH mask order, MA added ME and NH to their travel order, but students, commuters, and people headed for medical care are exempted.

    So now only VT and HI visitors to MA don’t need to test/quarantine.

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    Re: How has the virus affected your day to day life?

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    I am heading back to NY for thanksgiving. My wife and I just did tests this week, my sister did one as well. We'll get another when we get back to the state. Thanksgiving is just going to be my mom and stepfather, my sister, my wife and I, and possibly my brother who my mom baby sits for anyway. My sister spends a lot of time with the family already too. My wife and I are the only outsiders, hence the testing and relative isolation and the additional tests once we're there. Not as smart as just staying here obviously, but I think we're being pretty careful. Could be wrong. Hope we're not.
    Welp. As an update on this, we made it about 3 hours north of our house in Florida before my wife received an email that she had been in contact with someone who had tested positive. She was told because they were both in full ppe that she likely didn't need to isolate, or get another test, but we decided to turn around and head home anyway. We're back in Miami now, and will just stay until Christmas. We can isolate more effectively now that her classes are fully online, and in 4-5 days we'll both get tested again to verify we're not positive.

    Kinda sucks. Really wanted to hunt this week. Wanted to see family, and mountains. Also didn't want to have to cook for a week.

    Oh well. We're going to instacart our groceries and make a whole Thanksgiving meal here.

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    Re: How has the virus affected your day to day life?

    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    *googles*

    I knew it....



    Okay, Hesiod (but not really Hesiod... maybe Socrates... but maybe not...)
    No worries, there's more quotes just like it. It's almost as if every generation thinks the next ones are shite.

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    Re: How has the virus affected your day to day life?

    Quote Originally Posted by obsolete View Post
    No worries, there's more quotes just like it. Every generation thinks the next one is shite.
    FTFY

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM View Post
    FTFY
    Just added a little more certainty to it. It's not a blanket though. I don't begrudge millennials and Zers, I tend to hate boomers more. Whatever comes after Z is who I'm gonna really lay into though. Fucking babies.

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    Re: How has the virus affected your day to day life?

    Quote Originally Posted by obsolete View Post
    Whatever comes after Z is who I'm gonna really lay into though. Fucking babies.
    They can't fuckin do anything for themselves. Not even wipe their own asses. GET A FUCKIN JOB, BABIES!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    I've seen some of those videos of drivers getting fuckin screamed at or even "attacked" by insane customers that refuse to wear a mask... Like wtf!!! Fucking ridiculous... Glad you haven't had any issues of your own w/ that.
    Had that at my dealership the other day. guy pulls into the chevy side impala with tow hitch mounted trump flag and all that shit. the writer just asked sir can you place your mask on, dude lost his shit, then went to the your just signaling me out becuase of my trump stuff. didnt get physical but cops were called to remove the dude.

    few days later my coworker gets a survey back on the on mazda and i shit you not here is what the lady put on the survey:

    Feedback:
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    There was an irate customer who was screaming so loudly and profusely that the police were called. I did not feel safe in the waiting area.

    Service Additional Comments
    Training for staff on dealing with irate customers and the safety of other customers. I was afraid that the irate person had a gun.


    i fucking hate surveys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhawley View Post
    Had that at my dealership the other day. guy pulls into the chevy side impala with tow hitch mounted trump flag and all that shit. the writer just asked sir can you place your mask on, dude lost his shit, then went to the your just signaling me out becuase of my trump stuff. didnt get physical but cops were called to remove the dude.

    few days later my coworker gets a survey back on the on mazda and i shit you not here is what the lady put on the survey:

    Feedback:
    Service Overall Follow Up
    There was an irate customer who was screaming so loudly and profusely that the police were called. I did not feel safe in the waiting area.

    Service Additional Comments
    Training for staff on dealing with irate customers and the safety of other customers. I was afraid that the irate person had a gun.


    i fucking hate surveys.
    It's OK he had a trump flag. If he did have a gun he would have been a good guy with a gun
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    Aren’t dealer surveys so inflated that if you get anything but all five stars the manufacturers are on your case?

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    Re: How has the virus affected your day to day life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Aren’t dealer surveys so inflated that if you get anything but all five stars the manufacturers are on your case?
    Surveys are a complete and utter joke.

    We had one lady complain we had too many salty snacks and not enough variety. Its a service dept, not Whole Foods.

    I hung up on KIa when they called about it. F them.

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    On the other hand, I bought a Toyota recently and had such a terrible experience. I have to say that it was all millenials working there, and no one seemed at all interested in the customers! WTF, I'm spending 38k here, get off your ass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Aren’t dealer surveys so inflated that if you get anything but all five stars the manufacturers are on your case?
    yes. complete and utter bullshit that costs the writer money.

    the tech should be getting nailed on surveys as hard as the writers do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhawley View Post
    yes. complete and utter bullshit that costs the writer money.

    the tech should be getting nailed on surveys as hard as the writers do.
    I'd argue that bo one should be getting nailed on the surveys...

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    I have been always giving my mazda peeps perfect scores. Then I found out nobody cares. They don’t get bonuses or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcrew View Post
    Welp. As an update on this, we made it about 3 hours north of our house in Florida before my wife received an email that she had been in contact with someone who had tested positive. She was told because they were both in full ppe that she likely didn't need to isolate, or get another test, but we decided to turn around and head home anyway. We're back in Miami now, and will just stay until Christmas. We can isolate more effectively now that her classes are fully online, and in 4-5 days we'll both get tested again to verify we're not positive.

    Kinda sucks. Really wanted to hunt this week. Wanted to see family, and mountains. Also didn't want to have to cook for a week.

    Oh well. We're going to instacart our groceries and make a whole Thanksgiving meal here.
    You tested before leaving town, had been good about PPE between the test and now and you were already in the car, nearly out of state? I think it's impressive you were willing to turn the car around. I respect everything we're all trying to do right now, and I don't know if I would have been able to make the same decision. It's tough because your individual choice is a pretty low-odds risk. But spread across a couple million people, and that probably has some statistically significant effect. I guess the more I think about it, my initial reaction would be 'nope, we're still coming' and a half hour later, realizing that it was time to turn around.

    I think one of the more difficult aspects to this whole virus thing is it's real hard to know where the line is. But it's easy to know where it isn't. And that's on both extremes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    Surveys are a complete and utter joke.

    We had one lady complain we had too many salty snacks and not enough variety. Its a service dept, not Whole Foods.

    I hung up on KIa when they called about it. F them.
    I'd love to see major companies start taking a stand on some of the more egregious offenders.

    If I found out anyone I knew personally left such a review, I think I'd seriously question whether I wanted to ever speak to them again.

    Anyone know the ski mountain that did ads showing their one-star reviews? Believe it's out west. They had a couple. "Too much powder" kinda reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aldend123 View Post
    I'd love to see major companies start taking a stand on some of the more egregious offenders.

    If I found out anyone I knew personally left such a review, I think I'd seriously question whether I wanted to ever speak to them again.

    Anyone know the ski mountain that did ads showing their one-star reviews? Believe it's out west. They had a couple. "Too much powder" kinda reviews.
    From what I hear Toyota went to more of a retention based system. They're starting to understand it doesn't matter if assholes rant and rave about inane shit or even if they had a bad experience. It matters if they come back.

    Anybody who has ever worked in the auto industry has stories about surveys. You really can't make some of that stuff up.

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    Re: How has the virus affected your day to day life?

    If you worked for an OEM manufacturer and traveled to Ford and GM assembly plants in the late 70’s, (with a reprise in the late 80’s) you’d have some stories as well....

    If a dealer salesperson pissed me off, I’d start walking around the cars in the showroom, pointing out flaws (which they all have, though many fewer now).

    And was fond of saying “the worst quality car you can buy today is higher quality than the highest quality car ten years ago.” Sometimes it’s even less: cars are quite amazing. Ditto motorcycles. Cars in the 70’s were absolutely awful.

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    You tested before leaving town, had been good about PPE between the test and now and you were already in the car, nearly out of state? I think it's impressive you were willing to turn the car around. I respect everything we're all trying to do right now, and I don't know if I would have been able to make the same decision. It's tough because your individual choice is a pretty low-odds risk. But spread across a couple million people, and that probably has some statistically significant effect. I guess the more I think about it, my initial reaction would be 'nope, we're still coming' and a half hour later, realizing that it was time to turn around.

    I think one of the more difficult aspects to this whole virus thing is it's real hard to know where the line is. But it's easy to know where it isn't. And that's on both extremes.
    Yes, correct. My wife interacted with the person who tested positive in her only mandatory in person class, which is in a medical setting and included full ppe.

    We didn't want to turn around, she cried for a while. Traffic was a nightmare heading back south, so I just just kept driving north while we talked about our options and called family. We did have a plan in place to go back north anyway, but we did about the same as you said you would have around 30 minutes after hanging up the phone.

    Christmas is only a month away though and like I mentioned, with her being online only we can fully isolate this time. She may even have a vaccine by then, since she's in a medical field. Not sure how soon students will be able to get it, we'll see.

    It's impossible to know where the line is unfortunately. We both think we'd have been safe, but.. What if we weren't? Traveling 1500 miles up 95, pumping gas, buying food and using restrooms, then exposing family? Awful. Not worth the risk.

    We bought a turkey (it's 5lbs bigger than we ordered haha) and everything else we need to make our favorites and had all of it delivered and left at the door. It'll be our first time cooking a full Thanksgiving meal (I usually do the green bean casserole and pies) so it'll be an adventure. Should be fun.

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    A lot of the people I mountain bike with tested positive. I got tested and somehow am negative.

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    Re: How has the virus affected your day to day life?

    After 3 weeks off, Iím finally going back to work tomorrow. The first week, I was pretty sick with a variety of symptoms. Halfway into the second week, I was feeling good and back to normal. My work wanted a negative test before returning to work, but my doctors office said Iím not required to retest per CDC. It took me 3 days to schedule a test, and it took another 4 days to get the results, which were negative.

    On a good note, I had a week and a half off from work while healthy and made good progress on several projects around the house, and spent some time trail riding. Also got full pay from work the entire time I was out (donít normally get any paid sick time )

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    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    After 3 weeks off, I’m finally going back to work tomorrow. The first week, I was pretty sick with a variety of symptoms. Halfway into the second week, I was feeling good and back to normal. My work wanted a negative test before returning to work, but my doctors office said I’m not required to retest per CDC. It took me 3 days to schedule a test, and it took another 4 days to get the results, which were negative.

    On a good note, I had a week and a half off from work while healthy and made good progress on several projects around the house, and spent some time trail riding. Also got full pay from work the entire time I was out (don’t normally get any paid sick time )
    Glad you're feeling better!

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