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Day 2: The Day the Fleet Parking Lot Was Full

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

Six box trucks sitting idle during coronavirus outbreak Yesterday the employee lot had only one car in it; today the fleet parking lot is full.

The COVID-19 outbreak has created unprecedented circumstances for our businesses, families, and communities. Jeremy George, owner-operator of SERVPRO of West Pasco, Wesley Chapel and Hernando County, is documenting his experience as a small business owner in this daily blog. 

Day 2, 6:35 p.m.

Everyone is up and running from home, but I cannot help myself, I am at the office. Allegedly I can do everything from home, but I cannot feel the pulse of the business from afar. Perhaps it’s just me. I’m a routine guy; my wife pointed out this morning that I was dressed in my business attire but I could have worn flip flops for Zoom. (Maybe another bright side.) My comfort level has been pushed past limits and I’ve realized that the more sunsets I see, the more I prefer my routine.

As we try to maintain limited business operation while honoring social distancing, every expense is being monitored; six box trucks are sitting idle at 11am. On the bright side, our vehicles and warehouse have never been so clean.

I am also confused; I can only order my food in the drive-through at Panera Bread but I can walk into Home Goods and buy a rug for the living room. I know, the rug really ties the room together – dude. Might even save a marriage during quarantining so I guess I can see how it is an essential service.

Me, however - I’m also doing my essentials and I’ll be the only guy to show up in uniform at the office on Monday.

-Jeremy George

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