I work as a pizza delivery driver in the UK. It feels very uncertain right now, at least to me. Boris Johnson’s virus statements come across as wishywashy, and so far, it feels like quarantine like Italy is inevitable, it’s just a matter of when. It feels like the calm before the storm.
Came back from my week’s paid holiday today, so was interesting to see how work is. Nothing has changed as of yet, really. Kindof amused we have one co-worker who still keeps skiving off work, getting closer to being fired at this point, seems like a bizarre time to pull this kind of nonsense.
The big thing is that we now doing “contactless” deliveries, designed for people who are in self-isolation. Basically, we call them when we arrive, we use an empty pizza box to put on the porch, we put the order on the empty box, stand 2 meters back, and then witness them take the order. Problem is, they screwed up the sticker system, and now it tells us a ton of deliveries are self isolation, rather than a few, meaning I had to make awkward phone calls going “yeah, sorry but are you in self isolation? No? OK, I’m just parked outside.”
I get paid every 28 days, so I do feel a little worrisome. I’m currently day 9 into my 28 pay period, wondering and hoping how far I get into it before something may happen. Even though I do basically live paycheck to paycheck, I do own my own home, so I don’t have too much to worry about, at least right. It’s just the stress I suppose, I doubt I’ll lose my job, but things will get difficult if I do have to be off for more than 3 weeks I reckon.
I am getting a Nintendo Switch very soon with my paycheck on Wednesday, as well as perhaps one more game and a controller. I am actually considering buying Doom: Eternal and Resident Evil 3 Remake, but after that, little else aside from bills and essentials for the time being.
I don’t know. I have no current illnesses, but I struggle to maintain happiness. I don’t want to get out of bed frankly, and I keep feeling exhausted. I just wonder how bad this could get.