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kittens

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who else is still at work
« on: March 22, 2020, 11:19:38 PM »
going in to work tomorrow. completely inessential job. seems silly. who else has to go in?

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Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 11:25:49 PM »
I will be next week, I’m a secondary school teacher.  This week I’m on jury service which, frankly, has removed what little faith I previously had in the CPS, the police and barristers, none of whom are what you might call Perry Masonesque.

Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 11:30:55 PM »
In tomorrow to help get people sorted out for remote working etc then I think the plan is for a working from home trial for 1 week, after I put a strong case forward as "I work in IT, I'm sat at the computer doing project work most of the time and most problems can be solved over the phone" and "I live with parents in an at risk category and don't want to bring the virus home".  They basically want to be reassured we're actually working from home and not just shitposting on CaB or whatever.

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Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2020, 11:33:04 PM »
I’m working tomorrow. All sorts of stuff to sort out and I have to give another press conference to the nation at 5pm again. Getting really blinking tired of it.

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Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 11:39:52 PM »
all my shit is already freelance from home so im wanking as much as normal

Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2020, 11:43:13 PM »
Not in for a few days but even if the place closes completely I'll still have to be there to stop randos walking in and nicking shit.

Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2020, 11:49:18 PM »
Yeah...they were threatening to send me into the office tomorrow as IT is apparently an "essential service" despite the rest of the organisation being completely closed down and all administrative staff working from home. I think they assume the VPN is operated by hand crank or something. Luckily, they've relented and only the poor Service Desk guys now have to venture into No Man's Land. I pray for them.

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Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2020, 12:02:49 AM »
going in to work tomorrow. completely inessential job. seems silly. who else has to go in?

Most of my place is on 50% in, 50% working from home. I'm in the latter category for next week. Work in a Council, but not every fucking job in the place is essential.

The office is still open to the public when it doesn't need to be.

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Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2020, 01:42:20 AM »

Will go in and work at cars as usual. Barely any jobs will come in and I won't make any money (paid on piecework).
Will probably sit in my car inside the shop and watch netflix on my tablet, Bluetooth'd to the car radio. 8/10

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Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2020, 04:38:54 AM »
Will be working again later this week.  One of my jobs is cleaning for a doctor, so I'll be doing that again now I'm better.  Glad to do it, a tiny contribution towards making their life a bit more liveable at the moment, though it will be very weird, going out of the house and stuff.

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Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2020, 04:46:02 AM »
Started working from home at the beginning of the month, before it was popular, because of the looking corona threat. Going to keep doing that indefinitely. I live in the US and I wouldn't get 80 percent of my pay from the government, so I'm quite happy that I won't be out of work, as much as I'd like to doss around for a month.

Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2020, 05:41:09 AM »
Yes. Despite being a high risk group with my compromised immune system, I can't afford to self isolate. This is what is going to be my end.

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Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2020, 06:34:39 AM »
Yep, work as usual today in the office.

The mid term plan is to move to get 3 quarters of people working from home. Some rumblings about a full closure but they are nowhere near in position to do that yet.

I can walk in (though it is 50 mins walk away) and am not at risk.

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Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2020, 07:27:02 AM »
Stay safe at work people.

Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2020, 07:56:50 AM »
Theoretically I can keep going and encounter no one, but I'm reliant on buying petrol/diesel for the van and garden machinery, so I 'unno how well that's going to work out.

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Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2020, 08:09:53 AM »
Been wanking working from home since last Tuesday. My work have been pretty spot on. A few people still have to go in, but the rumour is that the building will shut very soon.

Alberon

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Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2020, 08:22:27 AM »
I was supposed to start working a half-day from today, but Mrs Alberon has some virus (whether THE virus or not we dunno) and while she is not badly ill it means I can't go in. So I'm on lockdown for two weeks.

Talking to a colleague who is in the whole place is empty anyway, so I'd probably meet less people if I went into work than if I stayed home.

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Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2020, 08:26:51 AM »
boss now self isolating. i'll be the only one in work for 2 weeks. taking the switch.

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Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2020, 08:37:25 AM »
Working from home which is fine (university lecturer, now switched on online lectures/seminars).

It's my colleagues who are driving me crazy by sending out 25,684 emails every day. It was awful last week, as we were instructed in midday to shift to online teaching with no time actually to sort everything out. Just DO IT NOW, CLASSES ARE NOW ALL ONLINE - GO!!! from senior management.

Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2020, 08:39:56 AM »
Working at home as we were ordered to a week ago, despite that, there were still plenty of swotting types going to the office and risking spread for absolutely no reason

Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2020, 09:15:45 AM »
At work as we provide a semi-essential service to the NHS and we need operators on specialist equipment. In fact, we're likely to get busier as hospitals are struggling to keep staff for non-medical work, and any in-house work they can't cover will come our way.  It would take a government order or for our clients to stop sending us work for us to close.

I don't technically need to be in, nor do most of the management team, but we need to be seen so as not to spook people so they all fuck off home. I don't mind too much as we're taking very sensible precautions in terms of cleaning and distancing.

My 64 year old mum works at a card shop and it's business as usual for them which is absolutely ridiculous. Said the shop was heaving on Saturday as people rushed out to buy last minute Mother's Day cards. She's hoping her boss will shut, but until the laws are passed to guarantee the SME financial assistance, he probably won't. Genuinely terrified for her.

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Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2020, 09:27:50 AM »
The private hospital me mam works at has been taken over for NHS dolescum patients.

No more arabs and hyper-rich Chinese patients for you, mum!

Imagine being a normal everyday guy on the street and getting sent private. Cor... You'd be thinking you'd won the pools.

Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2020, 10:24:36 AM »
Most of my place is on 50% in, 50% working from home. I'm in the latter category for next week. Work in a Council, but not every fucking job in the place is essential.


We're doing the same. I'm at home this week but am then expected to be in the office next. Fucking daft.


Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2020, 10:43:28 AM »
I work in a museum that's been closed to the public for a week now. Our hours have been reduced, but there were staff stood around pointlessly in empty galleries all the rest of last week, though we're assured that this week will be used to deliver training. Every day more of our staff go into self-isolation leaving an ever-more nervous, dwindling work force.
Really all my team is doing is answering emails and the odd phone call, and frankly I could cover all the emails from home if I were given remote access.
Every day that this goes on I get angrier, for some reason especially when I saw my head of department and one of the senior managers popping out for lunch on Friday and demonstrating their complete ignorance and lack of care over the whole situation.
Many of my staff are agency workers and most are young and from mainland Europe: they're still nervous about their wages despite the government's announcement because they know that they can still be dismissed, and they're worried for their families from whom they're especially isolated. I'm trying my best to support them and even just cheer them up a little and have told them that they can contact me any time if they need to talk to someone, but of course I don't have any answers to give them.
Apologies, this turned into more of a rant than I'd planned. Still, back to work tomorrow!

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Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2020, 10:47:50 AM »
I've been reduced to doing admin work for the estate agents I work for as my property inspection department was predictably shut down. My office has about 30 people in it, each group of us sits about 1 metre from one another. The surfaces and equipment are not regularly disinfected, and the place is not well-ventilated (no windows).

Everyone there (property managers, accounts, renewals, admin) could work rom home if the company would grant us remote access, but they're being extremely tight-arsed about data security and nothing has been implemented yet and no one has told us a fucking thing. We are a very sizeable company and frankly I'm appalled right now. I have the day off today as annual leave for my partner's birthday but I'm going to call the head of HR today as I'm sick of it now.

My colleague, also from the inspection department, whom I sit next to and hang out with frequently in the office, called me today and says she's off sick. She sounded absolutely horrendous, coughing constantly and saying she has shortness of breath. They told her to "take at least 7 days off". ARE YOU FUCKING MENTAL? Honestly I'm raging about this right now. I've spent the last 3 days in total isolation out of simple common sense and tomorrow I'm going to be expected to commute 7 miles across the city and back into that office? What's the fucking point of isolating at all then?

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Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2020, 10:55:05 AM »
Financially screwed if we don't keep our shop open.

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Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2020, 10:55:58 AM »
Working much as normal for ambulance service and in a GP practice.

I’m 100% guaranteed to get covid-19 so am basically not seeing any family and friends (apart from girlfriend) for the next 12 months.

Alberon

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Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2020, 11:00:59 AM »
I was supposed to start working a half-day from today, but Mrs Alberon has some virus (whether THE virus or not we dunno) and while she is not badly ill it means I can't go in. So I'm on lockdown for two weeks.

Talking to a colleague who is in the whole place is empty anyway, so I'd probably meet less people if I went into work than if I stayed home.

After two hours of the new arrangement our boss has decided we're all working from home from now on as there is no other bugger at work.

alan nagsworth

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Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2020, 11:08:15 AM »
Working much as normal for ambulance service and in a GP practice.

I’m 100% guaranteed to get covid-19 so am basically not seeing any family and friends (apart from girlfriend) for the next 12 months.

You're a hero to me pal, ditto shiftwork2 and anyone else putting themselves out there for this thing. You have my utmost respect.

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Re: who else is still at work
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2020, 11:12:57 AM »
You're a hero to me pal, ditto shiftwork2 and anyone else putting themselves out there for this thing. You have my utmost respect.

Thanks Nags. Nothing heroic about it. It’s been weirdly quiet in my patch so far. Just enjoying it until the shit hits the fan.

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