September 17, 2021
Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, FACEC
President, Chen Moore and Associates
Last week: This past week was the 18-month anniversary of us shutting down mandatory attendance at our offices because of COVID. Since then, we had our share of illnesses (not all COVID), we’ve had employees lose family members and we’ve had some clients put a freeze on all their projects. But we’ve also adapted – having onboarded over 40 employees virtually, with six employees working outside Florida. I’m not sure what the future will hold, but I’m very proud of the flexibility and resiliency of all our employees.
Looking ahead: I run a business. I’m proud that in my 22 years with the firm, we’ve grown from three employees to 105 employees. I’m vaccinated and everyone in my family that is eligible is vaccinated. What I can’t wrap my brain around is how the federal government thinks putting my business in some sort of supervisory role to implement vaccinations is a good idea. If the president wants to have people get vaccinated, then make it a mandate. If the governor wants to fine people for mandates, then so be it. Leave business out of it!