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Coronavirus

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by markysimmo, 27 Feb 2020.

  1. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 John Lacy

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    Work from home unless you can't was the rule. Im sure there were some social distanced tasks you could complete to keep things moving. I would see road and rail maintenence as essential work others might not
     
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    Legohamster Frederic Kanoute

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    work from home unless you can’t was the rule?

    I would also have them as essential workers.
     
  3. Parklaner81

    Parklaner81 Steve Hodge

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    There was a major roadworks project near me that sat totally dormant through lockdown. I remember thinking that strange at the time. Surely it was a great opportunity to press on with things like that, where they could be done relatively safely?
     
  4. MKSpur

    MKSpur Vedran Corluka

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    I can only see a lot of companies operating a policy of people coming in one or two days a week, perhaps within teams to encourage face to face meetings. I live 20 mins from Canary Wharf, so if I’m not made to come back full time there’s little point in me paying the premium to live here without a regular commute. So I think we’ll see less people in the office, maybe more personal expenditure on the days people are in as they may ‘treat themselves’ but probably still less than they’d usually spend over 5 days. I can think of a sandwich chain that didn’t even bother opening at the weekend in CW, but if people are doing 40-60% max of their time in the office than the rents would
    Have to come down accordingly to make these type of business’s viable.
    I honestly can’t think of a scenario where companies like mine (massive bank) will insist on people coming back full time, the only way around it would be the if a tax was applied to homeworkers, perhaps per day spent at home or a paycut offered as part of a wfh contract and even then I’d say people with families / long commutes will take the sacrifice for the time and work life balance benefits.
     
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  5. LutonSpurs

    LutonSpurs Mido

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    LutonSpurs Mido

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    This is under reported frustratingly for me. It's a key point. It shouldn't make people lax as we do not know what long term impact of having this virus is for younger folk. However it is encouraging
     
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  7. Legohamster

    Legohamster Frederic Kanoute

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    It’s not bad news

    I’ve just switched on the news this morning and they are camped out side the factory in Northampton and they asked 3/4 people that work there do they feel safe, they all said yes and explained the set up.

    you could tell from the reporters reaction that’s not the answer they wanted.
     
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  8. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Pedro Mendes

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    Get your arses back from France and Holland or it's two weeks indoors.

    And that includes you lot stoned out your box in your Amsterdam cafes:D
     
  9. Legohamster

    Legohamster Frederic Kanoute

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    It’s quite interesting to see some of the right turning in the gov and the decisions now.
     
  10. AuroRaman

    AuroRaman Milija Aleksic

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    In before @parklane1 with ‘tacos on Twitter, who’d have thought’
     
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  11. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Steve Carr

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    And it involves stats. :D
     
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    Trixster Nico Claesen

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    Even just getting a connecting flight from an exempt country is fOOked by this :/
     
  13. parklane1

    parklane1 Gary Stevens

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    Thank GHod more folks are starting to see that is true, shame some are slow at accepting it.
     
  14. Legohamster

    Legohamster Frederic Kanoute

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    sooner they ban Facebook and Twitter the better.

    fake news and scaremongering

    also seems gov policy is written on the back of twitter trends
     
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  15. parklane1

    parklane1 Gary Stevens

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    Amen to that, it worries /concerns me that there are a lot of folks who use the likes of Facebook T w a tt er as the way to think/believe. You would hope that the human race is not that thick but sadly it shows it is in a lot of cases.
     
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    Legohamster Frederic Kanoute

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    I binned Facebook 2/3 years ago, people sharing brick and then getting offended when you call them out on it.

    Twitter is still a useful tool for news stories you may miss, but if it went I wouldn’t be too bothered

    Full of idiots looking at headlines “cases rise” And crying for second lockdown without Looking into it.
     
  17. LutonSpurs

    LutonSpurs Mido

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    It's both ways. There's people refusing to wear masks as they believe the virus is made up. All from Facebook. On the other end you have people who haven't left their homes for 4 months as they are convinced if they got out they will die and kill all of mankind. Again based on their echo chamber.
     
  18. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Pedro Mendes

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    It's such a potent tool for reaffirmations and conformation bias that polarisation happens at an alarming rate due to sides/groups forming that will think what they think and refuse to budge an inch.

    And of course then the ugliness starts
     
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    Legohamster Frederic Kanoute

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    yep. I agree.

    I’m anti lockdown, but if masks help getting people getting back - great.
     
  20. LutonSpurs

    LutonSpurs Mido

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    For me the mask issue is about conforming to allow consensus to build. Even if you fundamentally disagree with them but it can help keep the economy alive and is recommended by experts then just wear one.

    At the same time if experts are saying reopening schools is essential to society and the economy being kick started and you want to keep your kids at home, then again I think you should conform or become permanent home schoolers.
     

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