Julia is busy on a conference call at the moment. People are taking it in turns to talk about their “case load” on a poor connection. I use the word ‘load’ with my tongue firmly in my cheek – talking to people on the phone is not hard work. It isn’t very interesting for an eavesdropper and is far less detailed than the reports she submits each week. In fact, it’s useless, but I suppose, like weekly meetings, it makes management feel like they are doing things,
There are, according to the manager running it, three more people to report in, and then they will move to “something else”. Julia rolled her eyes at that announcement.
One of the manager’s kids is now being told to be quiet because mummy is talking to people at work.
Such are the pleasures of working from home.
One of them is currently answering questions from his wife about his lunchtime ham sandwich.
I’m glad I don’t have to do it, I’d probably end up being rude to someone. Instead of that I’m being rude about them on my blog.
I just had my telephone appointment with the rheumatology nurse about my new medication. It involves side effects and a lot more blood testing. They have, they tell me, reorganised the phlebotomy department to allow for social distancing. I’m dubious about this, as true social distancing would involve a three foot needle.
Somebody on the conference call has a dog barking in the background.
The telephone appointment was eventful.
First, they rang me early. I didn’t have my phone with me and they disconnected after four rings. Eventually they rang back. I had my phone with me. Unfortunately I had it with me in the toilet. We had to break that one off when they had a fire alarm. Finally we reconnected and discussed the new medication. Side effects may include loss of appetite, which would be quite useful. Two of the others are drowsiness and hair loss. I told Julia this and she just laughed.
The conference call is now suggesting weekly calls as a way of keeping in touch.
I can hardly wait…
The photos are from the free photo library – the reality is not quite so attractive and organised.