Yeah. Sicker than normal
And here at my work, at the Stockholm subway, we are still in chronically understaffed situations
, albeit summer is long gone (where the company often f***s up with vacations leading to understaffing). But people should have returned by now - at least since end of August !
For many, many months (at least a half year), you could/can get overtime as much as you like - which is mind boggling. I just got an sms minutes ago - again - asking if i wanted to work in the afternoon (nope, nix. I do not
) There have been days at the Green Line alone, during the most extreme days, 40 jobs where "hanging" (staff needed to fill in for those that were sick during a single day/24 hrs) We are around 250 drivers in total (at the Green Line), while a larger number of people are off duty any given day, therefore the active drivers during 24 hours, are fewer than 250 of course.
Train cancellations have happened more frequently during 2022 (which is extremely expensive for the company because they have to pay lot of money to the SL authority, compared to just let somebody work overtime on their free day, or letting them work longer which is even cheaper).
I do understand that several others factors also play in when it comes to understaffing; At my work many people are quitting - it's been like that for at least 15-18 years, since private companies took over with all their shady restrictions and games, eliminated all advantages and extras, while keeping salaries down and maximizing working hours down to the minute of what the laws permit maximally. And - it takes a while to educate new subway drivers, which can lead to understaffing in shorter periods - but not this extreme...
Summer time is also a traditional factor for lacking staff - we know this. BUT - now, there is this quiet presence of higher illness present (even after all restrictions nad been lifted in Sweden back in spring). I personally suspect, that a lot has to do with the high uptake of injections among the staff; and people have become sicker.
We have had two strange deaths at work
which I am aware of ; very sudden, in relatively young people, and one sudden cancer case which led to hysterectomy in a young woman. Since I am not a gossip boy extracting information, I am not very well informed of what more goes on behind the curtains. I never ask people.
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One death hit me hard
An ex boyfriend died very sudden, back in May 2021, which I accidentally stumbled across just the other day. The strangest thing is, that I spoke with my husband Sal about him around 5-6 months ago - that I had the strangest feeling of that something might have happened to him.
Healthy, handsome, strong body even at the age of 59 - still looking pretty much the same. How is that even possible ? Since I had no contact to him, it is speculation
from my side that he likely died from the jab(s). But... it just felt like that in my stomach. He was employed by the woke Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm - which means most staff had to take the jabs in order to continue their jobs... plus that i suspect his personality also would give in, choosing to take those jabs. He was a healthy city-country boy - and those do not simply die out of the blue (even if that can happen of course in rare cases).
The irony is, that I have still around 70 analog film rolls with him from the 90s, which need to get digitalized/scanned... (which i have been already working during 2022) Then suddenly, there he is... while at the same time, he is not.
When you are a photographer... digitalizing all the analog work from the past... many people come to life, in such a brilliant way, that you can almost touch them...
So, many emotions cross though one's mind and soul - and the experience is... indescribable
Then while at it, I "stumbled" across another ex husband, who now works as a high ranked boss, at the second biggest (Israeli) company fixing large congresses around the world for doctors and health care conventions... smiling in images from all around the world during dinners etc, stating "We at our company embrace vaccines" together with a red blood filled syringe as emoji. That's when I want to throw a bottle of cheap wine against his nuts... or something like that. (My mistake was, that i looked into his facebook page, for first time since many, many years - only digging shallow in it - but with the mistake, that I did this only an hour after i read about Olof's death).
So, there is this other, strikingly remarkably handsome, albeit slick man (the one who strongly resembled John F Kennedy Jr). A guy who always served well his masters, disciplined yet with the appearance of a genuinely wonderful, mild demure; With strings attached to embassies, the health care world, global aviation, and government/authorities as well the Israeli military (!)... So, i highly doubt, that he ever took a real jab - knowing pretty well, that what's in it, ain't anything good for human beings - while at the same time - in the position as a high ranking boss in a health care conference company, parroting to the world "we embrace vaccines".
It really ticked me off, mildly spoken ! (Which also revealed to me, that I still have some unpleasant strings attached in my psyche, which I need to face anew)
Who is the real criminal ?
The 'funny' thing is, that the same guy once called me a criminal; that I committed a "crime"
- because I refused to sign a paper at the Migration authorities in Stockholm, which relied upon that we officially lived together at the same address - but we where "temporarily" separated due to a time-out. In reality (and still unaware at that time) he filed already other plans, while pretending that we would fix our marriage together; he was already out to hunt for a new boyfriend/husband, so that he could stay in Sweden.
While at the Migration Center, I was supposed to sign that paper stating that we lived together at the same address (which we didn't for the time being) - and if untrue, it could give me 6 months in prison. When reading that - it kind of hit me, so i said slowly... "I am sorry Perry, I can't sign this paper, because if I would, it would be a lie". It wasn't that I wished to hurt him - I truly didn't (i wanted us to fix our marriage and get back). But literally signing a lie, also felt impossible to do - so, I said it straight out in front of him and the staff, like it was.
Now, I wonder; who is the real criminal
, supporting Crimes against Humanity, in a position of power, parroting to embrace lethal jabs - as long those are taken by others.
Please; forgive me for my lengthy rant.
I really had to get this off my chest.
The uncountable, extreme violations which have been committed in the name of "Covid, Vaccination, health and protection", are for me personally nearly unforgivable. A part of me still can't accept that most people at all levels support(ed) this crap, when I think of the deep and wide spread suffering it all has caused... (without much official consequences). So easily forgotten among daily life folks already. I know, it is a bit like "dwelling in 3D". But at the same time, I also can't pretend not to feel it.