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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Now its lay it all out and she will, with tendering loving care, pack it for me.
    Exactly the same, apparently men don't know how to pack bags despite doing it successfully for their entire lives
    Then there's the clucking of the tongue after getting back from work too, as men don't know how to unpack either by all reports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I can't risk taking Covid back to my mum in the UK
    I'm sure you're following the news Mandip, it looks like vaccinations of the most vulnerable will begin in the UK next week. Perhaps there's a chance your Mum could be vaccinated before Christmas?

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    I agree with Willy on this one, stay put and milk the work for all that it's worth. I, as I'm sure you have, have spent many festive periods working, either offshore or onshore. Offshore is always a write off, though onshore in more normal times can be good with parties etc (making sure you're still getting the day rate of course). My last three years working, each Christmas/New Year I was in Luanda, Angola (warm/hot), and the year before those in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Far Eastern Russia (freezing). I'm sure there will be others in a similar situation to yourself so find out what social activities are taking place, and don't stint on treating yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Then there's the clucking of the tongue after getting back from work too, as men don't know how to unpack either by all reports
    OH Yeah. She opens up my suitcase and says "What's this, why didn't you put that in a hotel dirty clothes bag" then the "Did you wear this?" Its a complicated return process. I used to just pour it all out and toss in the dirty clothes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    it's been way too much work and I'm starting to feel a bit ragged, and it's not a nice feeling just now to be considering working through the festive season. A pretty shit feeling in fact.
    I feel ya Mendip. These are not ideal times. Its not like you can just grab a flight and go home. The entire process is complicated now. I was recently asked to fly to our other factory in Malaysia. I said "No can do". The path back home is likely twice as long as the trip to go assess the issues and I would have zero patience to be stuck in a hotel for 14 days, eating Bento box food watching crap TV.

    Strange world indeed. Hang in there buddy. As most know, Holiday time is silly time and many get depressed and stressed out. Never understood it but I know many that have been seriously impacted by it. Find a few activities. Taking up running naked in the park. That will get you some needed exercise and you will meet some new friends.....

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