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by ITSMILNER » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:52 pm

Quick question, my mums work are trying to get all their back into work to do ‘stock taking’ it’s a clothing retail store, the warehouse where she usually works is windowless and has zero ventilation. She also told me they have had issues with rat infestation over the current lockdown.

What are the rules with this, can retail stores force staff back to work for this type of thing?

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by Cuttooth » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:54 pm

Zilnad wrote:Really couldn't care less about who is the latest celebrity to get vaccinated. As if they matter more than us peasants.

You know, like "oh thank strawberry float Jo Brand is vaccinated! That was all I was worried about and thank God I can relax and get on with my life again"

Yeah it’s almost as if they’re promoting vaccination to ensure as wide an uptake as possible!

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PostRe: Coronavirus & stuff
by Zilnad » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:54 pm

ITSMILNER wrote:Quick question, my mums work are trying to get all their back into work to do ‘stock taking’ it’s a clothing retail store, the warehouse where she usually works is windowless and has zero ventilation. She also told me they have had issues with rat infestation over the current lockdown.

What are the rules with this, can retail stores force staff back to work for this type of thing?


She's definitely within her rights to say she doesn't feel comfortable doing so. Has she already told the employer this?

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PostRe: Coronavirus & stuff
by Zilnad » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:57 pm

To be honest, the rat thing alone sounds like a reason to pull out the "Section 44" clause.

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PostRe: Coronavirus & stuff
by ITSMILNER » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:06 pm

Zilnad wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:Quick question, my mums work are trying to get all their back into work to do ‘stock taking’ it’s a clothing retail store, the warehouse where she usually works is windowless and has zero ventilation. She also told me they have had issues with rat infestation over the current lockdown.

What are the rules with this, can retail stores force staff back to work for this type of thing?


She's definitely within her rights to say she doesn't feel comfortable doing so. Has she already told the employer this?


It’s all being discussed on her works WhatsApp group at the moment so she has not said anything yet. Thing is, she’s not comfortable going back but she’s not the type to say no if they ask as she’s worried saying no could cost her her job.

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PostRe: Coronavirus & stuff
by Jenuall » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:13 pm

Over 1,200 deaths again, more record breaking numbers. :dread:

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PostRe: Coronavirus & stuff
by Moggy » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:15 pm

Cuttooth wrote:
Zilnad wrote:Really couldn't care less about who is the latest celebrity to get vaccinated. As if they matter more than us peasants.

You know, like "oh thank strawberry float Jo Brand is vaccinated! That was all I was worried about and thank God I can relax and get on with my life again"

Yeah it’s almost as if they’re promoting vaccination to ensure as wide an uptake as possible!


Disgusting isn't it, how dare they publicise vaccinations by showing well known names getting it. :x

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PostRe: Coronavirus & stuff
by Moggy » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:28 pm

Patel telling us to follow rules with her history of rule breaking. :lol:

Patel telling us to stay local when her boss strawberry floats off on a 7 mile bike ride whenever he feels like it. :lol:

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by Victor Mildew » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:29 pm

Moggy wrote:Patel telling us to follow rules with her history of rule breaking. :lol:

Patel telling us to stay local when her boss strawberry floats off on a 7 mile bike ride whenever he feels like it. :lol:


He's doing his best! Where's your blitz spirit?!

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PostRe: Coronavirus & stuff
by Godzilla » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:30 pm

First question should be, "have you tried bullying the virus into submission?"

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by aayl1 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:33 pm

Moggy wrote:Patel telling us to follow rules with her history of rule breaking. :lol:

Patel telling us to stay local when her boss strawberry floats off on a 7 mile bike ride whenever he feels like it. :lol:


Please use her full title.

"Disgraced Former International Development Secretary Priti Patel"

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PostRe: Coronavirus & stuff
by Moggy » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:43 pm

aayl1 wrote:
Moggy wrote:Patel telling us to follow rules with her history of rule breaking. :lol:

Patel telling us to stay local when her boss strawberry floats off on a 7 mile bike ride whenever he feels like it. :lol:


Please use her full title.

"Disgraced Former International Development Secretary That I Hate Myself For Quite Fancying Priti Patel"


FTFY

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PostRe: Coronavirus & stuff
by aayl1 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:48 pm

I'd show her something she'd smirk at, alright.

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PostRe: Coronavirus & stuff
by Squinty » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:56 pm

She's no Kayleigh McEnany.

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PostRe: Coronavirus & stuff
by Mafro » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:58 pm

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jawa2 wrote:I'm super-glad that masks are becoming compulsory but I do feel for the staff who have to challenge the (barring medical reasons) plonkers who won't wear one.


I saw somebody on Facebook earlier say that all the nightclub bouncers are out of work and so should be put on the doors of supermarkets.

That’s literally what the security guards at my work are. They worked as bouncers part time for some extra cash.

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PostRe: Coronavirus & stuff
by poshrule_uk » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:32 pm

So I have worked in an office since March and finished my old job on Friday and today I get a message from an ex colleague asking me to refresh the NHS app which I do

Low and behold I have to self-isolate for 7 days (why didn't I get the notification, no message from my friend, no notification I feel)
I'm WFH now but it's annoying as I don't want to be trapped in all the time but hey I have no symptoms at the moment so I consider that a win for now (fingers crossed)

Also my old work place keep asking members of staff to turn there tracing app off as they are covid secure and they didn't send people home straight away
Can an office be classed as covid secure if you have perspex screens (the part of the office I was in didn't have any)
Though I do see in the guidance an employer can't force you to turn the app off

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PostRe: Coronavirus & stuff
by Zilnad » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:39 pm

I think an office can only be classed as "covid-secure" if HSE have come out specifically to check and award such a title. Otherwise, the company is just following the guidance (or not, in most cases).

Employers can't be telling people to turn the app off. No way.

Reading stuff like this makes me so glad I stood up to my employer right from the off and made it clear I wouldn't be pushed on this.

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PostRe: Coronavirus & stuff
by Wrathy » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:14 pm

Covid Secure is a massive strawberry floating meme about wiping tables and sitting a metre away from other people. It doesn’t mean actually keeping people safe from contracting coronavirus, a respiratory infection which transmits in the air.

Think about it this way: if you were in a pub, at the opposite end of the room from a chain smoker, would you have been able to smell their cigarettes even if you were say reasonably far away? Yes, after a certain amount of time you probably would have. Thats how coronavirus is actually spreading.

Many offices don’t require staff to wear masks at all and do not have windows you can open. It is overwhelmingly likely that it’s impossible for your workplace to be “covid secure”, not that our government advice (which is dangerous, ineffective, and incoherent) would tell you that.

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PostRe: Coronavirus & stuff
by Drumstick » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:05 am

aayl1 wrote:I'd show her something she'd smirk at, alright.

:lol:

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PostRe: Coronavirus & stuff
by Victor Mildew » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:32 am

Went to walk the dog early this morning, in the only person out there, except one old guy walking a dog, and I can see he's on an intercept course with me on the other side of the road.

Wait, he's stopping, surely he's realised were going to bump in to each other.

Nope.

Crosses and joins behind me so close he could have put his arm around my shoulder. Dog goes mad and I go "for strawberry float sake" and drag the dog with me on to the grass away from him.

"Oh your dog pulls as well does he!"

For strawberry float sake. Why don't people give a gooseberry fool?

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