|Jared "back in the good ol' days"|
For me, I am part of less than 20% of the company who has to go into their normal building for work. Less than 15% of us deal with the public on a daily basis.
The drive to work is nice. Traffic has decreased dramatically. I do find myself driving a tad faster than normal with the chance of an open road.
We have made changes at work to help protect ourselves and the public. The lobby is closed except for appointments such as notaries, safe deposit box access, new accounts, change orders, and small personal loans, all which I can do.
Instead of opening an account or filling out a loan application when the person arrives we prepare everything ahead of time so we just have documents to be signed when the appointment shows up.
Transactions such as deposit, withdrawals, check cashing, and loan payments are done in the drive
thru, which is a fancy machine run by a department downtown (currently working from home). We also accept deposits in our night drop and is a majority of what we do during the day.
There is plenty of downtime to watch movies or play games right now.
We are discouraged from gloves as they can play a role in cross-contamination rather easily. Instead, we use heavy amounts of hand sanitizer and spend plenty of time washing our hands.
Due to our high risk of exposure from dealing with heavy amounts of cash and still dealing with people face-to-face we are discouraged from spending time with people outside of work. When visiting my parents I maintain a good distance apart from them, and I don't really see the rest of my family or any friends right now- just a lot of time alone at home.
It is nice with the change of pace at work and just having something different, but I would like to see things back to normal at some point, whenever that may be.
Personally, I would like to fast forward through everything to get back to the days where everything is normal. One day...
Please remember to stay safe and practice good hygiene.
Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!