Cycle at sunrise.
Pandemic has increased work load and decreased available workers in essential supply chain businesses. The challenge was to produce 15% more work with 25% less resources.
Meet with staff, listen to concerns, this is a safe place to vent-let it out, determine needs, develop plans, ask for help, conference call, pose logistic problems, offer possibilities, wait for response, receive encouraging call from CEO, sort some boxes, build orders, eat, conference call, propose solution, flesh out plans, recap plans, finish lunch, microwave that whole cup of coffee that was fresh an hour ago, go back to sorting boxes, stack orders on pallets, talk with associates, one more check of emails, recap day for boss, drive home, walk the dog.
Run at sunset.
This is by no means a complaint. I am grateful to have meaningful work. Likewise it is not meant to compare in any way with the heroic work of those battling this crisis on the front line. Nor is it a dig at those flattening the curve by sheltering in place. It was just a Doublestuffed Oreo kind of a day for someone who likes the cookie better than the cream filling. Together we’ll get through this.