- Dec 7, 2005
- Reaction score
- St. Johnsbury, VT USA
Yeah, on paper, it sounds great. Until you have the minimum crew manning the nuclear reactor and one of them has the sniffles. Then your choice is between increasing the risk of getting everyone sick, and then there being a meltdown, or trying to run with less crew than necessary, and there being a meltdown. Neither option ends up looking good for you if things go the wrong way.I don't think it will. A lot of these changes strike me as things we should have been doing already - like not going into work if you're sick. There's an unfortunate bit to that though, where I've heard of lots of places that did shift back to just showing up to work every day unless you're literally incapable or dead, and of course that's going to be the entry level, the poorly paid, the overworked, etc. crowd that bears the brunt of that. I've been legitimately annoyed with public spaces that have stopped putting up sanitizer at entrances - like 'rona or not, it was just a good and considerate idea.
I kinda wish his name was actually Schmoe. President Schmoe.
Maybe that's what we learned during lockdown. "Only strictly necessary employees" generally meant just about everyone. Whether you were responsible for keeping the water running or keeping the power on, or responsible for stocking the vending machines at the power plant so the employees keeping the power on could have snacks, or whatever, it all eventually seemed to distill out to everyone's job being necessary at some level.
After seeing how heavily Bush Jr. leaned into the identity of being just a regular average dude, and how well it worked out for him, despite being one of the most wealthy and privileged businessmen, I'd tend to think anyone with a legal name of Joe Schmoe would automatically get +5 bonus points running for US president.