Well lets say a happy hello to the new work week. Of course, I perhaps should leave out the 'work' since not everyone is working today, or has a full work week. I do work today. 4.5 hours. I have an odd shift: 0930 - 1400.
One of our flooring associates climbed up onto the shelving, a serious violation of safety protocol, to push a rolled up area rug into place and fell, hitting his head on the concrete floor, and knocking himself unconscious. Big gash on his forehead. He was out for 10 minutes (concussion), and didn't start to come around the EMTs had him on the gurney and were wheeling him out. This man was very nice. I enjoyed talking to him. The odds of him coming back to work are slim to none. Major safety violation. We have rolling staircases we call ladders. Instead of using one he chose to climb up onto a piece of shelving that was over 3 feet above the concrete floor, using another shelf for support. OSHA came into investigate. They looked at the CCTV feeds and watched him fall. The Orange Home Improvement retailer I work for will use this clip in future safety videos to illustrate what not to do. The last I had heard, this associate could not remember being at work the day he fell. As I said, he will not be coming back.
On a brighter note, I had my first cup of coffee since the arrival of the stomach bug. Interestingly enough, I had no nausea or diarrhea. My symptoms were: pain in my upper abdomen and headache. For a while, I had thought it might be the onset of an ulcer, but ulcers don't give you headaches. So, I Googled my symptoms and for some individuals, those are symptoms of Covid, so I did one of these: