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    Are you wearing a mask at work?
    32
    Yes, all the time
    12.50%
    4
    Only when around co-workers or customers
    37.50%
    12
    Only when I can't maintain 6 feet of distance
    12.50%
    4
    No
    37.50%
    12
    Amy Campbell
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    Inside Self-Storage
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  • #2
    I was but no longer and asap the spit screen is coming down. I am so done with this crap.
    "Never let the inmates run the asylum!"

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    • #3
      I am required by my boss (and now my county) when interacting with customers. Customers must have them to enter the office, but not the property.
      MamaDuke

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      • #4
        I work for a vendor so not at a facility but I am going back to the office for the first time since the craziness started - been working remotely. I am mask on, and my boss and co-workers will be mask on when we are in the office together. I have a high risk breathing condition I am being treated for and you wouldn't know it to look at me so I really appreciate them wearing the masks.

        Better to err on the side of safety imho because the cost of being wrong is not something that can be undone.
        Burt Abreu

        All From 1 Supply
        Building & Maintenance
        Products for Self Storage

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MamaDuke View Post
          I am required by my boss (and now my county) when interacting with customers. Customers must have them to enter the office, but not the property.
          Same, although im not always good about wearing it around my 1 co worker. He doesnt wear one either so not sure what punishment would be for that? I do wear one when customers come in, I offer them a mask but I dont make them have one on. #1 way to lose a customer nowadays in my opinion.I have a barrier, and a mask.
          You Laugh, I laugh. You cry, I cry. You take my coffee...may God have mercy on your soul....

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          • #6
            Last Sunday my mom went into the ICU and was put on a ventilator. As we waited for the Covid-19 results I had to call and warn 3 different customers and a camera repair guy. Because I was not wearing a mask around them.

            Luckily my mom did not have Covid-19 (she is battling a Staph infection) But this encounter has made me more diligent in this matter. Because we never know when it could be us that this is occurring to.

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            • #7
              No. Masks are ineffective, and in many situations give people a false sense of protection. Wash your hands, don't pick your nose, keep a sensible distance.

              https://nypost.com/2020/05/28/health...ents-who-says/

              “If you do not have any repository symptoms such as fever, cough or runny nose, you do not need to wear a mask,” Dr. April Baller, a public health specialist for the WHO, says in a video on the world health body’s website. “Masks should only be used by health care workers, caretakers or by people who are sick with symptoms of fever and cough.”
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Storman View Post
                No. Masks are ineffective, and in many situations give people a false sense of protection. Wash your hands, don't pick your nose, keep a sensible distance.

                https://nypost.com/2020/05/28/health...ents-who-says/

                “If you do not have any repository symptoms such as fever, cough or runny nose, you do not need to wear a mask,” Dr. April Baller, a public health specialist for the WHO, says in a video on the world health body’s website. “Masks should only be used by health care workers, caretakers or by people who are sick with symptoms of fever and cough.”
                I have allergies 12 months out of the year unfortunately so my nose never stops running. But you are right no masks can stop the air borne covid-19 virus. They just contain your sneezes or coughs, to prevent wider spread. They can also prevent you from touching your nose and mouth before you have washed your hands.

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                • #9
                  I only wear a mask if a customer comes in wearing a mask (as mask do not protect the person wearing it only prevents them from spreading germs to others). I am the only employee besides the owner. My office is huge and my boss has his own separate large office. I do have my customer chairs located at the end of the counter attached to my work area which is actually over 6ft away from me (again I have a large office and work area). I do have more customers now that are not wearing mask compared to the last few weeks. In CT we are essential and have been open full time (7days a week) through this insane pandemic.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by habreu View Post
                    I work for a vendor so not at a facility but I am going back to the office for the first time since the craziness started - been working remotely. I am mask on, and my boss and co-workers will be mask on when we are in the office together. I have a high risk breathing condition I am being treated for and you wouldn't know it to look at me so I really appreciate them wearing the masks.

                    Better to err on the side of safety imho because the cost of being wrong is not something that can be undone.
                    AMEN! I have chronic bronchitis and asthma. I sound awful sometimes, like I'm a 100 year smoker but i'm not. I wear the mask when I am outside of my home, outside of my car, if a client comes into my office, and when I go out onto the property.
                    Throw kindness around like Confetti - But don't get glitter in your eyes!

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                    • #11
                      Most of my customers are elderly, I wear a mask to protect them if I am an asymptomatic carrier. It's not all about what keeps me safe, I think of others. And by the way, we expect our customers to wear masks if they are around us. I am 59 and my husband is 65...neither of us would survive a ventilator. This may not be a problem where you live, but we have 300,000 tourists here at any given moment from around the country and can't get tested unless we are sick. There are only 2 full time workers here and 2 part time. If any one of us gets the virus, all of us have to go home and quarantine for 2 weeks, and no one will be working in the office. If we had tests, we could at least get tested and come back in a couple of days if the results are negative, but we can't even do that. If I was looking for a storage unit, I would not rent from people who didn't care enough about me to wear a mask.

                      I checked into the forum today to see what people were doing in regards to the virus and I was a little surprised at the cavalier attitude by so many. One of the two employees at my closest competitor passed away from the virus about 2 weeks ago. They were the only facility allowing walk in customers with no protection. Both Extra Space and our facility are doing business by phone or internet only.
                      Last edited by Lisa T; 29 May 2020, 02:29 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Lisa T View Post
                        If I was looking for a storage unit, I would not rent from people who didn't care enough about me to wear a mask.
                        This isn't a fair statement.

                        Wearing a mask has nothing to do with whether or not you care about the people you're around. If it was, then I assume you would have been wearing a mask LONG before Covid. Maybe you have been wearing a mask for the past ~40 years, I don't know. I suppose you could have put on a mask every year during flu season, again, I don't know.

                        It's certainly your decision whom you choose to do business with, but the appropriate comment is you won't do business with people that don't wear a mask. Fine. That's your prerogative. Leave your assumptions about their feelings towards you out of it.
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                        • #13
                          I just had a prospective repeat tenant call about a unit and wanted to make sure I was following all guidelines. I said I don't wear a mask but she certainly could and that if she wanted to see a unit we could walk there and keep 6 foot distance. She said she just wanted to come do paperwork and that was it. She is not getting a unit afterall.
                          "Never let the inmates run the asylum!"

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                          • #14
                            Thankfully my current job allows me to conduct business over the phone or computer from my home office.

                            However, I am wearing a mask by choice whenever I'm in public because I care about others around me. I have people whom I love dearly who are highly susceptible to any lung issue so I will not risk bringing anything home and infecting my loved ones.

                            I'm also the one who got coughed all over in my office in 1997 and got meningitis from an infected customer, it took me months to recover completely from that! I've spent my life around science and when you know the science, you protect yourself and others.

                            If in doubt about how far that cough or wet sneeze can go, fast forward through this documentary and watch just the experiment parts. GROSS!!!
                            https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/o...ip1-202003-001

                            I will state that yes, a simple bandanna offers very little if any protection. Wearing one improperly is a waste. However, I have been making masks that are resistant to particles as small as .01 microns for my family and friends. They also contain surgical material as a filter that increases their defensive properties. There's a reason why masks are worn in hospitals and doctor's offices. Until a valid reason surfaces with supporting data, I'll stick with the existing science and wear a mask.

                            I want all my storage peeps to be safe, do what works for you but I would encourage you to wear a mask for any prolonged 3-5 minute conversation or immersion in crowds for any duration. Trust me guys, wearing a mask is a lot less miserable than wearing an underwire bra every day, ask any woman.
                            Gina 6k
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                            You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough!
                            I am not an attorney, just an experienced manager who is willing to share what I have learned. Your thoughts, practices or opinions may vary and neither of us may be right.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Storman View Post

                              This isn't a fair statement.

                              Wearing a mask has nothing to do with whether or not you care about the people you're around. If it was, then I assume you would have been wearing a mask LONG before Covid. Maybe you have been wearing a mask for the past ~40 years, I don't know. I suppose you could have put on a mask every year during flu season, again, I don't know.

                              It's certainly your decision whom you choose to do business with, but the appropriate comment is you won't do business with people that don't wear a mask. Fine. That's your prerogative. Leave your assumptions about their feelings towards you out of it.
                              It is very much a fair statement. Health professionals including my own doctor have said that wearing a mask protects others around you in case you are an asymptomatic carrier, or are working the 4 or more days before symptoms show up and are very contagious.

                              I have caught bronchitis from several customers over the years, but that doesn't kill you at the same rate this virus does. If you don't wear a mask around others, you are definitely saying you don't care about he possibility of infecting them or what happens afterwards if you do. Also, we aren't even discussing the costs we could be forcing others to endure. How many people have the funds or the insurance to cover hospitalization due to this?

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