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Old Mar 15th 2020, 6:06 am
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No worries. Here's a fun thing. My client doesn't have the VPN bandwidth to support everyone working from home so there's a value ranking; if you're important you can work from home, if not then you can go in or not be paid. Obviously, I'll be going in and available for lunch any time (not if dead).
Same for us, apparently we have a limited number of licenses. I’m critical unfortunately 😉
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Old Mar 15th 2020, 1:44 pm
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Same for us, apparently we have a limited number of licenses. I’m critical unfortunately 😉
I thought the statement from on high was clear enough but, of course, line managers have muddled it. If you're critical you can WFH. If you're not it depends on the reading comprehension of your manager; some non-critical people are laid off, some are ordered in. The latter is a brilliant move, imagine the PR resulting from ordering people to go into an office because the company didn't think them important and then having them drop dead!

For contractors an Unbilled Hour is, of course, a fate worse than SARS so the above only applies to employees.
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Old Mar 15th 2020, 1:51 pm
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I'll (hopefully) be heading home to the UK tomorrow to work from home. The concern isn't the virus, it's the risk of getting stuck here due to travel restrictions.
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Old Mar 15th 2020, 3:24 pm
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I'll (hopefully) be heading home to the UK tomorrow to work from home. The concern isn't the virus, it's the risk of getting stuck here due to travel restrictions.
Almost like people having their own personal Berlin Walls.
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Old Mar 15th 2020, 3:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Paul_Shepherd View Post
Nothing wrong with buying normal amounts of food, plus you have an underlying condition, so can appreciate you have a bigger concern than others.. Im more so referring to the toilet roll buyers..... don't get it, that is stupidity.



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Old Mar 15th 2020, 4:34 pm
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I normally keep a good supply of all sorts of things. Mum never ran out of things..always made sure she had a good supply of essentials and things we liked. I suppose that’s what living through WW2 did to her. A week ago I went shopping but only for bits and pieces. I have ordered some things to be delivered by Loblaws, sometime next week. Since Wednesday we have self isolated because I am at high risk, We go out several times a day for a walk by the lake, it is very quiet down there, but we keep our distance. We can also take a drive out somewhere and perhaps if it’s a very quiet location, get out and walk. Anything delivered will be sprayed best I can and stored in a downstairs room for several days, in the hope that any virus will be killed.

Our daughter arrived home from the UK last week. She is self isolating for 14 days along with her 5 yr old daughter. They live about 50 yards away. Just been stood chatting by her gate, while they stayed the other side of their patio door.
This is beautiful to read. Couldn't be better, good going!
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Old Mar 15th 2020, 4:55 pm
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The inevitable has happened, someone in the office where I work has tested positive.
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Old Mar 15th 2020, 5:11 pm
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The inevitable has happened, someone in the office where I work has tested positive.
There must be so many Business Continuity Plans being tested to the max right now. All those years of planning for a DR scenario are all slowly unfolding.
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Old Mar 15th 2020, 6:43 pm
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US centric but finally an article with some context

https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispa...mpared-to-what
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Another ski hill has announced they are closing, Cypress Mountain is closing until further notice, likely the rest of the season at this point.

I predict more travel restrictions are coming in the near future.

Pot stores in parts of the US are now as popular as toilet paper as people begin phase 2 of stock piling, stock up on the pot.

Looks like in Washington they may temporarily prohibit evictions due to inability to pay rent if affected by the virus.

This is exposing how fragile our society is.
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Old Mar 15th 2020, 7:01 pm
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Another ski hill has announced they are closing, Cypress Mountain is closing until further notice, likely the rest of the season at this point.

I predict more travel restrictions are coming in the near future.

Pot stores in parts of the US are now as popular as toilet paper as people begin phase 2 of stock piling, stock up on the pot.

Looks like in Washington they may temporarily prohibit evictions due to inability to pay rent if affected by the virus.

This is exposing how fragile our society is.
I was talking with some friends and if we had an earthquake in Vancouver in the next few weeks, we are done.
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Old Mar 15th 2020, 7:04 pm
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The inevitable has happened, someone in the office where I work has tested positive.
so what happens now? Do you all have to isolate, or just monitor yourselves?
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US centric but finally an article with some context

https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispa...mpared-to-what
i can’t be the only one sick of hearing this sort of thing. I am not particularly at risk but I don’t understand how throwing the vulnerable under the bus for the sake of the economy can be calmly described as’context’.
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Old Mar 15th 2020, 7:21 pm
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i can’t be the only one sick of hearing this sort of thing. I am not particularly at risk but I don’t understand how throwing the vulnerable under the bus for the sake of the economy can be calmly described as’context’.
Maybe not but there is certainly a debate needed around the fact that we do not risk the global economy to this extent for other far more deadly diseases or social issues.

what good is saving the vulnerable now if they end of dying anyway from not having the ability to earn a living or lack retirement savings?

what we need to do is look at the long term picture and not be driven into madness and irrationality by short term emotional reactions, as tragic and sad as the personnel consequences of that are.

for instance when Trudeau says stuff like; so far the evidence hasn’t shown a need to do [travel bans and closing birder] so, but that given people's concerns and "the shift in posture from the United States" that it gives the federal government "significant things to think about."

it is clear we are moving away from a scientific based decision making process to what ever the masses feel will help and tit for tat politics.


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Old Mar 15th 2020, 7:28 pm
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There must be so many Business Continuity Plans being tested to the max right now. All those years of planning for a DR scenario are all slowly unfolding.
Yes. It's interesting that people working entirely on cloud based applications are unaffected, they can WFH or wherever. The cloud may be expensive and insecure but it's handy right now.
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