Plebe phone/internet privileges?

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  1. jsmom

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    I know the brigade reforms this week- does anyone know when the plebes start to get phone or internet privileges?

    DS survived plebe summer, in excellent spirits- but did not feel well Friday for PPW and basically had a fever all weekend- I went to CVS yesterday (I couldn't take not knowing) and got a thermometer- and he was 102F pretty much most of the day. Now I am stressed- I had to leave him to his detailers. I don't know if he is SIQ or what? :frown:
     
  2. SDMom2019

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    I get it. My son started getting sick on Friday. He spent all of Sunday just lying in bed in our hotel room with a temperature. When he talked, I couldn't even understand what he said. If he goes to medical, and his fever is high enough at that time, he'll be SIQ. If the temperature isn't high enough to be considered a fever, they will probably write him a chit saying no running and no chopping and give him meds like ibuprofen and mucinex to treat the symptoms.
     
  3. NavyHoops

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    The dreaded hack! Happens every single year. It sucks to get as a Plebe and detailer. Medical literally deals with 100s and 100s of cases of this stuff every single summer. They will give them Tylenol and stuff to help with congestion and cough. Usually with that and this week being a little scaled back will usually help them. Just head back to medical if the fever hasn't subsided in a few days and they will give them an antibiotic if they get a chest or sinus infection. The next few days are full of moving rooms, getting computers, book issue, school prep. So even if given SIQ not a big issue. They will actually be in their rooms a lot this week during this transition week. They will probably be allowed to hit up the mid store by themselves this week and can pick up drugs they prefer if they want them.

    Computer issue is usually right after they move. They move tomorrow so I suspect they will get computers tomorrow or Wed (unless they already got them but doubt it). Not sure what day is 'turnover'. Some companies might give phones back after they move or make them wait until the actual reform parade (not sure what day that is... Used to be Friday afternoon). I am sure he will shoot you an email once they get computers.
     
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    They have computers already. At least some do. Phones on Thursday but may vary by company.
     
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  5. jsmom

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    Thank you- makes me feel a bit better to know this is not uncommon.
     
  6. TSC Navy Nana

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    If photos of Plebes in a large hall with hundreds of individual stacks of computer equipment means they were issued their computer, then I think they got them about a week ago.
     
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    Computers have been issued (I saw the laptop in DS's con locker) but they don't have cables or chargers, so they aren't connected. They should get their phones back on Thursday.

    DS has the plebe hack now, was SIQ for two days last week, and his roommate was in the hospital for three days (well into PPW) with a particularly bad case with complications. They are well taken care of - they just need time to get over it, and some need antibiotics and strong cough syrup. Being SIQ has the advantage of giving them the opportunity to sleep, so it's not all bad!
     
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    Well sounds like they got the computers and they sit! Once they move there will be a designated time for them to unpack them. They usually have support staff running around certain company areas to help troubleshoot any issues, unless things have changed. Will probably be after they move tomorrow or later in the week. They used to time it better for them to move then get their computer so you don't have to haul it around it. If reform is Thursday it is usually a very busy evening for the Plebes getting acquianted with their new upperclass.
     
  9. LongAgoPlebe

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    Ah, yes. HELL-O Night. Remember it fondly. ;)
     
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    hahaha... i was trying to be nice on that one LongAgo! I do remember mine fondly also.
     
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    Just got a call from DS who said PS is officially over and he's been super sick since PPW. Glad that he was able to call, a little worried about the Plebe Hack.
     
  12. NavyHoops

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    He can head to the Mid Store and get drugs or go to Battalion sick call. They will give him drugs and can even make him SIQ. Then he can sleep today. The Plebes are mostly making boards and learning their new upperclass right now. 3/C and Plebes had Brigade PEP today so hopefully he went to sick call instead. The Plebes have done plenty of PEP at this point so it's not like he is trying to get out of anything. The good news is no classes yet and tomorrow is libo. He can get lots of sleep and rest before classes start. The majority of Plebes have/had the hack, it sucks.
     
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  13. THS

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    Thanks NavyHoops
     
  14. SDMom2019

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    I hope your son is better. I received a text from mine saying he was feeling much better.
     
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    Thanks SDMom, yes, DS is better. Good to hear your DS is feeling better, too. Here's to c/o 2019 and the start of the academic year. Good luck to them all!
     
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