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Re: The Rona

Postby wraith » Tue May 05, 2020 10:20 am

Lockdown around here was well kept to start with but recently I see a lot more people and cars now. I do wonder about a second wave starting.
My company was quick to adopt home working and emptied the offices sending all 1500 staff home, including our service desk, which was impressive. No impact to service and everyone paid normally so it doesn't get better really.
Carole and I sailed through the last recession as we worked for the Inland Revenue, looks like we will see this one through painlessly too so I am grateful for that.

I do wonder how long before we recover both as a country and as a world. I think it could take quite a while for confidence to return globally, so airlines and travel companies will likely go to the wall around the world. Is that bad, or good, I really don't know. I guess we will see.
How will this affect Brexit, bored with that discussion but I would have thought all possible trade is good now so there must be more pressure there for a deal.
Life as always is interesting and like an NFL game, just a case of making your way through it taking as few hits as possible!
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Re: The Rona

Postby Trig » Tue May 05, 2020 2:02 pm

Sat on my arse at home, being furloughed is ok in one sense, we've pretty much redecorated the entire house, I'm getting 80% of my wages and doing nothing, well, there's some Dante stuff that I'm going to look at, 3 exams worth, so I'm going to start that shortly.
The downside is the job I've been at for 7 months is doing very little work at the mo, the joys of working in motorsport, we're good to the point they're not paying people as the Govt. are picking up the 80% thing, but if that stops then they'll have to start laying people off, and having not been there long, I'd probably be one of the first to go..

Still, we'll cross that bridge when we get to it, I'm hoping that as soon as events start taking place again that we'll ramp up and I'll be off jet setting again, already missed Germany, France, Italy and should be in South Korea at the mo..
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Re: The Rona

Postby Claw » Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:37 pm

Vomit wrote:im still working

in a company that pretty much disregards health and safety laws as they see fit.
A lot of machines 50 years old have only just had safety guards fitted, only 2 years ago started obeying noise at work regs
(mostly because i claimed against them)


No job is worth your health... ever... not saying quit, but keep it in perspective. If they want a fight and you're gonna fight, you have to use the H&S reg's like a whackamole bat and document everything.

Just fighting an intransigent management over H&S can cause more problems though, such as stress, potential isolation, and then there's the knock on effect if you bring that home to your family, which can potentially amplify all the above.

All this said, it can't be any easier for management either... why not just do their best to get it right in the first place? :unsure:
Just be a nutter... life becomes much more exciting, and people won't expect anything more of you...
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Re: The Rona

Postby Vomit » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:44 am

all you say is true.

was waiting to see what fallout was going to happen from Brexit, but then along came covid, but was keeping half an eye for a new job.

as it is though i am still on furlough, until the first of august at the moment, so with my length of service and a guaranteed income, i think im best
off doing nothing at the moment.

Their is a new boss though, and asked me to go back to go back to work, with face masks and social distancing, pointed out to him that i would not be able to communicate at 6 feet with noise, hearing protection and face masks. He says im a health and safety issue and now looking into getting me more suitable hearing protection, a glimmer of hope their after all.
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Re: The Rona

Postby Trig » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:35 pm

I know a very good H&S consultant if you need to have a word with someone..
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