21 May Three Cheers!
Mindy McInturf, Ohio Parks and Recreation Association:
“You know it’s bad when engineers miss people!”
Working remotely is a challenge for many reasons, but an unforeseen challenge for Choice One was that many of us surly, introverted engineers and surveyors sorely missed each other and our office. And believe it or not, we aren’t too proud to admit that we didn’t just miss the office because we no longer had opportunities to bring in doughnuts to share (except Jeff Kunk) or suddenly had to remember long division while homeschooling.
Ms. McInturf hit the nail on the head, though, and put the situation into perfect perspective. Thankfully for those who’ve missed each other, Choice One is mostly back in the office and can rejoice, albeit with a little more distance between each desk. Thankfully, that space certainly won’t stop us from our usual bantering or rocking out to Kenny Rogers and John Denver—we just have to speak and sing a little louder to compensate for distance and masks. (Until our office dad Brian Barhorst reminds us to keep it down…)