RE: Questions about the work day for the Whirlers

Subject: RE: Questions about the work day for the Whirlers
From: "Sweet, Gregory (HEALTH)" <gregory -dot- sweet -at- health -dot- ny -dot- gov>
To: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>, "'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:53:34 +0000

To answer these questions we need to split this into the following categories:
* "Days I have to drop the kids at school & wife at work" (DKW, about 90% of the time)
* "Days it is just me" (DJM)
* "Days with Public Health Emergencies" (PHE)

> 1. When does everyone get up in the morning for work?
DKW: Up by 5:00 a.m. Dressed & ready to leave by 6:00 a.m., then start working on the kids (dressing, breakfast, lunches etc.) leave the house by 7:30.

DJM: All of the above, but leave the house at 8:10 a.m.

PHE: Whenever the phone rings.

> 2. If you drive to an office, how many miles is your commute?
DWK: 15 miles, 31 minutes

DJM: 4 miles, 10 minutes

PHE: Who know's? The office could be 10 minutes away or hundreds of miles -- I go where I am sent.

> 3. How long is your work day?
DKW/DJM: Typically 8:30-4:30 (37.5 hour week), but it's quite flexible as long as you get 7.5hrs in every day. On call 24x7 to support applications (but that comes with an iPhone, iPad, mifi card and unlimited data).

PHE: On call for these 24x7, and work 24x7 whenever there is a public health emergency. And in case you are wondering, I don't necessarily do technical writing or training during these events. Our whole team is cross trained on roles for events and you do whatever is necessary, where ever it is required.



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