{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Do we think Omicron has peaked enough that there is no longer a 100% chance you contract it indoors? For reference, I have a baby, am in NJ, and have to report back to work on Friday this week. Nervous to give it to my son and then have no childcare for 10 days of quarantine.", "post_id": "61e6e2cc6a83b3002ce60f14", "reply_count": 32, "vote_count": 3, "bowl_id": "5e6fe1c31f5e51001d267e46", "bowl_name": "The Work-Life Bowl", "feed_type": "bowl" }

Do we think Omicron has peaked enough that there is no longer a 100% chance you contract it indoors? For reference, I have a baby, am in NJ, and have to report back to work on Friday this week. Nervous to give it to my son and then have no childcare for 10 days of quarantine.

likefunny
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at
Highlighted IconHIGHLIGHTED

My kids have been in school (ages 8 and 5), my husband works in the office (he has since start of pandemic), and we are out and about a decent amount (though we are wearing masks, avoiding crowds, etc). We haven’t gotten COVID yet (as far as we know!). I’m still working remote and will be for as long as possible - it’s risk/reward to me - it’s worth it to me to have kids in school; it’s not worth it to me to go hang out with my coworkers (for now). I wouldn’t want to go in to work if I had a baby. But, if I truly had no choice (is that your case?), I’d just mask and distance.

like

Yes- no choice. New-ish to my job and everyone is going in. I asked for them to give me another few days/week for cases to go down in the area..I got till Friday. I’ll be wearing a KN-95 at least.

Hmm... I'd be curious how much liability a company would be subject to if said child caught covid and had to be hospitalized. While it is rare, that would be the question I'd want to know the answer to. Now, if your child was older than 5, you had an opportunity to vaccinate - that would be on you. But with a child under 5, it would be interesting to understand this from a liability / exposure perspective. I mean... it isn't *likely*, but I'd be more interested in what the actuaries rank as the financial risk. As a last heads up, that downward trend is still over last year.

like

No liability since there is no way to prove where anyone catches COVID.

like
Recent IconRecent

We will be 50% lower by end of week. Covid is over

Post Photo
likefunnysmart

I heard "Covid is over" a few times these past two years. Hasnt happened yet

like

You’re going to get covid. So is your baby. There’s a good chance you’ve both already had it, even if you weren’t aware of it. Just go to work and move on. No one here has a crystal ball.

likefunny

We did. In March 2021. That was Delta. We can get omicron now and chances have been higher in the last month. I’m thinking you don’t have a baby or small child that is unvaccinated and are completely insensitive to the major disruption that is an unvaccinated person’s quarantine/daycare closures, etc. Thanks for your kindness.

like

It was never a 100% chance. But in NY/NJ, cases are declining rapidly, which is a good sign. For now, I’d say still wear a mask indoors (ideally N95/KN95/KF94), but in a few weeks we may not need to do that.

like

It’s never been 100% certain; that’s just what COVID advocates want you to think. I have been indoors with precautions, and I have several kids each in different schools. While I can’t conclusively say I don’t have it right now, none of us have any symptoms and have tested negative in the past few weeks.

like

I thought I chose a relatively neutral term to describe the people (some in this very thread) who think that more COVID is a good thing and that we should just stop talking about it. Using the more colorful but accurate terms could get me banned.

“100% chance” lol

like

Who was saying that it’s a 100% chance? That’s just as unreasonable as people who think we should just completely ignore COVID and let it run ravage.

like

I think you get where I was going with that. If you’re in NY or NJ specifically, literally everyone has had omicron in the last month. Curious if we’ve turned a corner. It was not like this the last two years with everyone you know getting it all at once.

I would wait until cases are low (~1% of what they are now) to go unmasked indoors in public if you don't want to catch it. I'm skeptical that these huge declines of 50% weekly are going to stay that strong tho. DC for instance has seen only a 20% decline week over week.

So you live in the street then

Folks- my 100% line was somewhat sarcastic. I know nothing is 100%. The question was more around everyone getting omicron all at once in the NY/NJ area in the last month, vaccinated or not. My question was around whether you think we’ve turned a corner. It will be disruptive and uncomfortable to wear an n-95 at work all day, especially in video meetings with clients, but I’m going to do this for the time being to avoid infecting my unvaccinated child and losing childcare for 2 weeks. I’m neither a psychotic hide in my basement person nor an antivaxxer. There are plenty of us that are in between and worried more about constant unvaxxed (my baby) quarantines, daycare closures, etc. Parents of small children get it. If I can avoid the above, life will be much less stressful.

Thanks for getting it! Hoping I can skip the mask wearing at work soon in the next few weeks. We are going back hybrid and a booster requirement was implemented 12/27. We were also testing once a week prior to shutting down before Christmas. Safe space!

Are there any parents out there that simply just dont gas about covid anymore because they realize it's now a cold and the chances of severe illness in their kid is slim to none. Like maybe it's cause I have immigrant parents who don't have the luxury of fear but they seriously would not GAS

Gas? See above- fear is around work disruption with daycare closures and quarantine time for the unvaccinated (aka, my baby).

Related Posts

Don't even care that I am going to be waking up at ungodly hours and that i'll be running a project for my least favorite client... because I'll be in Chicago baby!

like

Does Monday morning 8 am flight rituals turn you into a baby hater (on a plane?)

like

When you're at the office past 7 and feel like dinner should just be served to you on a mother f'in golden platter

like

Being at home with your mother... the ultimate room service.

like

Any moms out there? Finding it really tough to work in consulting and be with my kid for only a few hours a day. Luckily I'm local, but not sure how long that will last.

No idea when I'm quitting but I can't wait to send my ready-made "farewell" email draft. Had this baby ready for the last 3 months.

like

There has been a baby crying in the office for the past 10 min. Who. The fuck.

like

Lol you know he's the one when his dirty talk is "Baby, I'm from MBB." #nohate #allfun

like

If I sponsor a child for $1 a day, can I take 6 months off work? Serious replies only, please!

like

Note to self, dont have a baby during busy season again...

like

It's not Sunday, so I'm pretty sure the shouts to the Heavenly Father from next door means my colleague has a life... 😞 #hotellife #thinwalls #itsonlyMonday #cantremembermylasttime

like

Why is there always at least one crying baby or toddler on every red eye flight?

like

That moment of dread when a mom with a baby sits in your row. Guess I'm not sleeping this morning. 😨

like

For Deloitte, they cut the Adopt-An-Alumni and Culture Cash budgets. Anyone else nervous about their job security??

like

Fresh analyst joins the project. Attempts to school the team on how to do Vegas right. Im just too tired to give a shit on Monday night dinner, so enjoy the spotlight kid.

like

Kinda sick of boomers & gen xers hating on millennials. I'm 30 and value life over work. I'm not some lazy kid who lives with his parents. STFU old people. Your debt addiction fucked our country.

like

Do any of you have kids? If so do you find working for the big four manageable with a child?

like

I feel like a mother f*king zombie.

like

Sitting next to a baby on the plane playing with his moms iPhone. Little bastard is setting alarms... This tops em all.

like

Dear kid from middle seat who pulled up my window blind while I was dozing off, head resting right where the bright scorching sun started to slowly burn a hole.. Fuck you. I will steal your cookies.

like

Additional Posts

Make sure your hard work is protected. File or register with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or U.S. Copyright Office before it's too late. Complete our easy questionnaire and we'll help you quickly submit your application. Use your INNOVATOR code for 10% OFF.*

Living it up in the city.

Post new user

like

test post from test

like

Not seeing any other posts!

Just moved to the city any job postings in the lab arena?

like

Ahh it is posting but into middle of feed as opposed to top.

like

How many first year analysts here started as interns? What did you guys do to get those jobs?

like

Linda fjfhfjf djjfjd djjfjd djjfjd djdjdjjd djdjjdjdjdj djdjd. Fend id didn't dish hen djdjdjjd did dishes djdjd djdjdjjd dj djdjd s djdjjdjdjjdjdjdndh do djdjjdjdjjdjdjdndh djdjdjjd djdjjdjdjdj djjjd

like

Post to test

like

Post for tests 2

like

Comment on this to test rereply notif

Cl bl lb. l fot

Maybe we should implement something like automatic posts refresh? I got a notification about "someone like mypost" but it isn't displaying at the post title...

like

test on 1.1.5!

like

Testing a new post at 12:06PT 5.12

like

Hhjjndjjffjjddjdh dndbbdndjjdjdndnnf dndbdhjxjdjd djdjhdjdjdjhdjndndndjdjdjdjjcncndjdjnd dhdjhdjdjdjhddhhd ghhhhhhh ghbbbbb fghhhhhhbh cvhhhhhhbhbb ghhbb. Hjnxnxndbd vsbdbddbbxbdbbd dbdhdhdjjxndnbdhdh

like

Oh you sweltering New York summer heat... I hope most of you are on the beach somewhere (and on a project)

like

Any thawing on the finance side of F&EP at Deloitte?

like

You have 30 seconds to speak to your 20 year old self: would you still advise yourself go into consulting?

likefunny

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal