Coronavirus — beetwen bullshitjob experts and real life heroes
This global crisis shows us what are the real important jobs our society depends on
I broke the 1st day of the official quarantine in Vienna. My mother, who is in isolation at home already 4 weeks in Milano, told me she can’t find some of her medicines. I run to different pharmacies through the city. Luckily after finding them I went to the post office and shipped them to mother. I hope that my package will arrive. Actually, I know it will arrive because there are some invisible heroes that make a lot of things possible. (Update!!! the package arrived today 20.03.2020 just 4 days latter)
The city was a ghost, the central train station, the big intersections, the undergrounds, the roads, the parks… scary and still.
I came back home and I opened my laptop. And there I found everybody. Complaining/ analyzing/ criticizing/ evaluating/forecasting /selling/ offering advice/ all for free.
And although everybody, who is important, is at home, the city still works. Perfectly!
All the very busy people. Including myself. All the wellpaid people, the wellbehaved ones or not could finally do remote work.
Most of the people who can take work home and do remote office are the ones that our society today needs last.
Ask yourself regarding all the tasks you took to do at home. If you don’t do it today will someone care tomorrow? Will someone even notice? What if you don’t do it at all? Most flights canceled, most deadlines postponed, most borders not opened, most schools empty, most offices closed, most hospitals full, most…., most…., most….
But those who can’t do home-office or remote-work are the real heroes of our time. And guess what?? Our existence depends on them, our safety depends on them, our life depends on them, our comfort depends on them and they are probably the worse paid and the less visible and often the less respected of all.
Also, they are the ones that can’t be home with their children and complain that home schooling sucks.
Who are these invisible heroes?
Let’s start by the people who work at the local supermarket, yes those who also filled the shelves with toilet paper, while some were rushing to buy 4 packs.
Or the people working for the post office and delivery services
Or the train, tram and bus drivers
Or the underground traffic workers
Or the ones who cleaned the streets during the night
Or the garbage collectors and the waste treatment workers
Or the energy workers
Or the utility workers that keep the lights on and the water running
Or the farmers and agricultural workers who milked the cows today and collected fruit and vegetable and every day grow, catch, raise or else contribute to provide our food
Or the truck drivers and loading workers that made possible that food comes to our supermarket
Or the police officers that work on our safety and still are often unpopular
Or the soldiers and the army
Or the firefighters and civil protection that are willing to risk their lives to protect ours
Or the person who cleans the public toilets — specially at the train stations or at the hospitals
Or the pilots and the flight attendants
Or the airplane technicias
Or the air traffic controllers
Or the school teachers
Or the field correspondents
Or the refugee camp workers
Or the crematorium workers, the funeral and cemetery workers
Or the doctors
Or the nurses
Or the technical workers at the hospitals
Or the caregivers
Or the pharmacists
Or the ambulance drivers
Or the first aid responders
Or the medical researchers
Did I forget anyone from our invisible heroes….? (Please help me and add them in the comments)
Enjoy your remote work!
And be thankful to our invisible heroes!
P.S. Very often all of them together earn as much as one soccer player/one fashion designer /one influencer alone.
Did we lose a bit the connection to reality???
Is our biggest problem today postponing the European soccer championship?
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