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alfs barnet 10:18 Fri Mar 20
Covid-19 Job thread?
Looks like there well be a lot of jobs lost over the coming weeks, and months.

Is it worth pinning a thread at the top to see if we can help each other out? I seem to remember this happening quite well back in 2008.

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Spandex Sidney 6:57 Wed Apr 1
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Yes, it applies to any employee anywhere

Manuel 2:20 Wed Apr 1
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Do these same rules apply at private care homes? I assume yours is private?

Spandex Sidney 2:20 Wed Apr 1
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Yes, She can take 2 weeks sick and then resign or wait to get sacked.

We can't get masks for love nor money. CQC are overseeing the distribution, we got 300 which lasted us about 2.5 days. Some clients do not want us wearing masks because they don't like it and find it scary but we are regardless. But we can't get them. They are all going to the hospitals

Country should have been prepared for this

Spandex Sidney 2:18 Wed Apr 1
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It's not an oxymoron. It is ridiculous HMRC rules that excludes health and social care staff from being furloughed, even when they should be sat at home safely.

They get sacked instead. Having dealt with the HMRC for the last twenty years I know they won't be interested. They are not the best at admitting their guidance is a pile of shit and would rather defend it to the hilt. Wankers.

My best bet is getting a politician to take notice of this. If that doesn't work we are going to let these front line workers fall between the policy gaps.

Manuel 2:15 Wed Apr 1
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Spandex - My sister works in a care home and she hates it right now as they are told they cannot wear masks as it may frighten the oldies. She has just taken 2 weeks off, so assume under the current rules she has to go back then or get sacked.

Manuel 2:12 Wed Apr 1
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No not really, the gov can't have it both ways, they can either work or they can't. Get to the bottom of it as it's an oxymoron.

Spandex Sidney 2:12 Wed Apr 1
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Oh, as an aside, heard today of a local lady who works in the local hospital as a cleaner. She also has been in receipt of a liver transplant a few years ago and is therefore in the 'extremely vulnerable' category as she has to take immunosuppressant drugs to stop her body rejecting the transplanted liver

She has been told she can have ONE-week sick pay and then she will be dismissed if she doesn't turn up for work. Even though the government that employs her, via her GP, has told her to stay home for 12 weeks!

Because she is health and social care, she can't be furloughed. They better fucking change this.

Spandex Sidney 2:08 Wed Apr 1
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Manuel 1:57 Wed Apr 1

Health and social care are NOT covered by the furlough rules. They have to keep working. Which is fine given we are front line.

However, some of these staff have been told by the very same government, via their GP, to stay home for 12 weeks because they are in the 'extremely vulnerable' group and as they are 'front line' they can't be furloughed.

They can have 2 weeks of sick pay then sacked as they can't attend work. Understand?

Spandex Sidney 2:05 Wed Apr 1
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Westside 8:05 Tue Mar 31

Yes, we can pay SSP at 96 quid a week for a fortnight. That's it. Then we sack them or they go unpaid for the next 10 weeks or whenever this is lifted. These are people that have given their lives to caring for others, even though they are dealing with their own health issues. If they had worked in McDonalds for the last 6 weeks they would be sitting pretty at home on about £350 a week for the next three months. Utter wank

Fo the Communist
Emailed him last night asking for immediate clarification from the treasury. Their 2 weeks of sick pay finishes next week whereupon we will be starting dismissal proceedings BECAUSE THIS IS A PILE OF WANK.

Plus Martin 'Know-nothing Cunt' Lewis is going around telling people they can lean on their employers to do this. 2 carers didn't turn up today to vulnerable clients because 'Martin Lewis says we can make you pay us 80% for sitting at home'. No you can't ladies. They will also be started on the disciplinary process next week too.

What a fucking time to be doing this. If you see Martin Lewis, kill the cunt, he doesn't know what he's talking about.

Manuel 1:57 Wed Apr 1
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I read Spandex's post 3 times to try to understand it, but it's just gave me a headache.

Fo the Communist 1:43 Wed Apr 1
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Spandex Sidney 7:39 Tue Mar 31

Have you spoke to your MP? Irrespective of your politics (whatever those might be) he has been pretty good at taking up issues like the one you raise.

Darby_ 12:00 Wed Apr 1
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Link, bruuuno?

smasher. 11:42 Wed Apr 1
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Is she female?
Does she squirt?
What size feet is she?

bruuuno 8:36 Wed Apr 1
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I have a family member who can’t cope with lockdown and needs to be doing something, anything voluntary over the next few weeks. Anyone got any ideas? All the usual volunteering stuff takes too long they need to start pretty much immediately

Westside 8:05 Tue Mar 31
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we can't pay them sick pay because they aren't sick!

Is that because you are a care business?

Other businesses can claim SSP for staff who are isolating but not ill ( Not that SSP is a fortune, but better than nothing)

Spandex Sidney 7:39 Tue Mar 31
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This furlough business is a load of bollocks.

If I had a pub, I could shut it and keep all my staff happily at home on 80% of their wedge.

I have a care business and 5 of our staff have to shield for 12 weeks because they are in the super vulnerable group and have a letter from their doctor telling them to stay home for 12 weeks. We can NOT furlough these staff as we are a care business it doesn't apply to us and we can't pay them sick pay because they aren't sick!

Been told by a lawyer to either send them home unpaid for 3 months or sack them because they can't work! Those are our options.

If they worked in McDonald's they would be safe on 80%. Because they are carers they get 0%. Wankers

. . 1:50 Tue Mar 31
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Forget What you see on the news most of it I find a bit over the top. Below are some links to real information that may help. All .Gov websites

Links to sign up for alerts and information video available from tomorrow


COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses



Westside 1:48 Mon Mar 30
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The recently self-employed

Given the failure rate of new businesses even in normal times (20% in one year, 60% in three), people who made the switch, should have had some reserves put by, before taking the plunge.

maverick180 12:05 Sun Mar 29
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Exactly Alfs

At the end of the day, if anyone wants some form of compensation they should be pointing the finger at China
The woman I was talking about was in her late 20’s and part of the give me something for nothing generation
I can imagine there was a lot of self employed people who are gonna be in real trouble as they’re gonna get nothing during this time, watching her and thinking what the fuck is she complaining about

Alfs 10:24 Sat Mar 28
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I hate the Tories but I must admit that the packages they're offering are incredibly generous. The recently self-employed aside, anyone complaining about it needs to take a look at themselves.

Working from home I'm not really affected but I'd happily sit on my arse for three months and get £2,500 a month.

maverick180 12:26 Sat Mar 28
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She was a complete cunt

These are 2 comments she made
“Some self employed people will be making as little profit as £500 a week and the government are expecting them to live off 80% of that”
She clearly has no idea what the minimum wage is, but there’s no workers in that category getting any news time

The 2nd comment was my favourite
“I actually have quite a lot of money saved up but I don’t think it’s fair I should have to dip into that”

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