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5 minutes ago, Quark said:

And as if by magic, up pops another turd in the waterpipe. This is lifted from the BBC website as there's no way I'm paying the Times' firewall:

"The Times' columnist, Iain Martin, thinks a lack of after-work socialising may be what draws people back to the office - something he thinks might benefit "ambitious, young, white-collar Britons" - who go on to "prove themselves much keener" than the over-40s "wittering on about work-life balance"."

Wittering on about work life balance indeed. Get back into the office you plebs and work for your masters, stop being selfish and worrying about your own wellbeing.

c**ts.

 

I don't know...maybe for some younger people this is true...and maybe these people will more likely be back in the office. Won't be everyone though.

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4 minutes ago, Quark said:

And as if by magic, up pops another turd in the waterpipe. This is lifted from the BBC website as there's no way I'm paying the Times' firewall:

"The Times' columnist, Iain Martin, thinks a lack of after-work socialising may be what draws people back to the office - something he thinks might benefit "ambitious, young, white-collar Britons" - who go on to "prove themselves much keener" than the over-40s "wittering on about work-life balance"."

Wittering on about work life balance indeed. Get back into the office you plebs and work for your masters, stop being selfish and worrying about your own wellbeing.

c**ts.

 

Beside the subtly racism in his comments there, I’m 35 and care more about work, life balance than drinking with work people.

 

I know people are in those jobs in the sandwich shops in citie but you don’t see people selling cockles and mussels on street corners anymore so people and businesses will adapt to new ways of getting their services to where demand is. 

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At the end of the day, there is no legal way for the govt to force employees back into the office if its something neither the company nor the workers want. Only way would be a financial incentive to make it more attractive, part subsidy of travel or commercial property rates maybe? 

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4 minutes ago, steviewevie said:

I don't know...maybe for some younger people this is true...and maybe these people will more likely be back in the office. Won't be everyone though.

Oh don't get me wrong, for some it will be the right thing to do and more power to them.  It's the snide belittling of the concept of work-life balance as a concept, as if finding a way of earning your living without breaking yourself on the wheel is to be mocked and discarded. The targeting of that at those of us who've been dragging ourselves up and down those commuter routes for however many years is the cherry on that particularly shitty icing.

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1 minute ago, Ryan1984 said:

A friend works for the local council and they’ve been told to work from home for as long as they want to.

Can’t really add anything to that.

Wifey works in local government. They're having to sell their council buildings to stay afloat anyway - so theres nowhere for formally office based staff to go. Not enough desks to go round

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Thing is...they go on about we must do all this stuff to prevent a 2nd wave...but then expect people to pack onto trains and buses to go back into the office. Mixed messages all over the place. It is safe but it isn't safe.

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Considering the outbreaks at Gregg's and the M&S sandwich factory, it seems like pushing for more people to go back to the office so they can spend money on lunches might not be the best idea.

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Government simply can't give out a "you must return to work" message when offices can't return to full capacity due to social distancing rules anyhow.

Honestly the mixed messaging is utterly bonkers.

The most I could have back at the 6 offices i'm responsible for is 50% of usual capacity.

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16 minutes ago, steviewevie said:

Thing is...they go on about we must do all this stuff to prevent a 2nd wave...but then expect people to pack onto trains and buses to go back into the office. Mixed messages all over the place. It is safe but it isn't safe.

Yeah this is what gets me. Why not get schools back and give it a month or so and see how that goes before encouraging this. I used to get the central line into work two days a week and would be physically pressed up against several people the whole way. Sorry but I'm not doing that at the moment.

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24 minutes ago, steviewevie said:

when's the US election?

Wouldnt matter until the FDA gives a thumbs up anyway. And you know who would still take credit they had a hand in it happening, which everyone knows he didnt. Somebody is gonna cry for a Nobel on top of that.

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10 hours ago, dotdash79 said:

The next stage, these property owners are scared

What an annoying read that article is. Bunch of sociopaths- basically  "we're going to try lie and and scare and threaten people and their bosses into pressuring them to return to workplaces (that will end up getting closed down again when things flare up as a response to it)", trying to tell bosses "oh, they're not working as hard as you think they are!" and workers "oh, well you know if you're not seen at work, they'll fire you first!" as if there aren't employment laws.

This working from home thing can help solve a lot of problems we were facing (ridiculous price of commuting, time wasted commuting, loss of family time, overcrowded roads and trains, high rents, environmental damage, child care, etc etc)- yes it brings up new problems, but rather than focus on those and see what can be done, they just want to try and go back to the way things were (newsflash: they're not going to!). So we're just going to waste months doing some half-arsed threats rather than pro actively trying to adapt things and take advantage of the opportunities..

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1 hour ago, Quark said:

And as if by magic, up pops another turd in the waterpipe. This is lifted from the BBC website as there's no way I'm paying the Times' firewall:

"The Times' columnist, Iain Martin, thinks a lack of after-work socialising may be what draws people back to the office - something he thinks might benefit "ambitious, young, white-collar Britons" - who go on to "prove themselves much keener" than the over-40s "wittering on about work-life balance"."

Wittering on about work life balance indeed. Get back into the office you plebs and work for your masters, stop being selfish and worrying about your own wellbeing.

c**ts.

 

They're all shameless government stenographers- if the government was insisting people need to work from home to stop the spread of the virus, they would be knocking out an articles attacking the under 40s for being selfish and wanting to put their socialising and parties ahead of people lives (like they were pumping out at the start of lockdown to cover up for the governments atrocious handling of the situation), we have a completely corrupt print media.

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1 hour ago, Zoo Music Girl said:

The more I see this kind of shit, the less it makes me want to go back to an office. In fact it makes me want to double down just to spite them. So from that point of view it feels counterproductive!

 

Ha, me too! 

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I work in the Public Sector and our HR team recently carried out an audit on who is desperate to return to the office, who would be happy to continue working from home and attend the office on occasions, and those who wish to continue WFH full time because of personal circumstances etc. Out of almost 700 employees less than 10 said they want to get back to the office. The company are in no way forcing us back either. They're happy for us to continue WFH for the foreseeable future as there's no way they can have the whole workforce in and stick to social distancing. It's all that dynamic working/hot desking crap anyway which nobody in their right mind would want to do right now! 

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