We've been having fires in CA the past couple days. My work is VERY close to one of the sites. There's so much smoke in the air that the sun looks red all day long. When I walked out of a local shop I could see fires blazing in the hills in front of the store. On the drive to school, I passed a fire that was at the old El Toro base.
My work is retarded! The are obviously all about revenue and not the employee's health. The last two days we have gotten email that say
"We are continuing to monitor the current Santiago fire and smoke hazard with the Orange County Fire Authority. There continues to be no OCFA evacuation order in effect for any of our Southern California facilities.
While employees can't make it to work because the 5 Freeway is closed, school districts are closed, and employee either aren't coming in or have to leave early because their house needs to be evacuated. But hey, at least today they gave us mask. Of course with 2k employee they didn't want to spend too much money on masks, so there is a packet, YES ONE packet of them on the receptionist desk and no formal announcement has been made that they are there.
I was chatting with Cindy about them and she made me laugh with
i'm so sure if you go up in flames the mask will at least keep you
from smoke inhalation so you can burn to death instead of suffocate.