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12-03-2020, 19:04   #1
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Is your company letting you work from home?

Just wondering are your office still forcing you into work, even if you can work perfectly from home?
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12-03-2020, 19:06   #2
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I've had the option since Monday, but only starting working from home today. The office is still open, but I doubt anyone will be in within the next week or 2.
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12-03-2020, 19:08   #3
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I work for two private sector employers, it looks like I'll be mostly working from home in both jobs, but with the option to drop in and out of the office to collect files etc.
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No, the nature of my job makes it impossible to work from home as I need access to work systems.
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I've had the option since Monday, but only starting working from home today. The office is still open, but I doubt anyone will be in within the next week or 2.
Same as. I know some companies arn't giving the option even though the infrastructure is in place.
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I can’t do my job from home. The ones that can, are.
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12-03-2020, 20:00   #7
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Yap working from home, company closed office as well,

My job is like 50 / 50 as a lot of the stuff I need to do in the office and a lot of stuff I can do from home,

We where giveing no time frame of when we can return so I brought a monitor to work from home as I be killed otherwise
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We were all given laptops and set up on networks to facilitate us working from home but our boss thinks it's just like the flu and everyone is being hysterical so we all need to be here...in reality, we could all do our jobs from home
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our boss thinks it's just like the flu and everyone is being hysterical
Flu R0 value: 1.3
Wuhan coronavirus R0 value: 2 - 2.5

Flu death rate: 0.1%
Wuhan coronavirus death rate: 2%

So it's about twice as contagious as the flu, and about 20 times more lethal.

Are some people being hysterical? Yes.

But it's only "like the flu" in the sense a hamburger patty is like an expensive steak. Both are beef, right?
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Flu R0 value: 1.3
Wuhan coronavirus R0 value: 2 - 2.5

Flu death rate: 0.1%
Wuhan coronavirus death rate: 2%

So it's about twice as contagious as the flu, and about 20 times more lethal.

Are some people being hysterical? Yes.

But it's only "like the flu" in the sense a hamburger patty is like an expensive steak. Both are beef, right?
I would also like to add that I am in complete disagreement with my boss
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13-03-2020, 11:17   #11
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A friends employer has given him two options: purchase more days off from the company in order to stay home or else take unpaid leave until business resumes. No option to work from office or home. Does anyone know if that’s above board?
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No official policy, just ensure remote access works.. Large state owned electricity company...
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My job are choosing to ignore the HSE about working from home There is a large portion that can, without difficulty do their job from home.

They are completely refusing. Other then taking leave, or speaking with your employer (already done), are there any other options? Company is adament that they are depending soley on HSE for guidance but actively ignoring said guidance. Really concerned that we are being exposed unnecessarily,
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Our IT Unit are working hard to get as many of us set up with remote access so that we can work from home, i work in the Civil Service so there was never really a plan put in place for something like that.
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I didn’t ask, I just emailed my boss and said I was following the government’s request and would be working from home.

She said she’d be doing the same and we’d reevaluate at the end of the month.

My job could be done from anywhere though so no need for me to physically be in the office. Some of my colleagues will be in the office now unfortunately.
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