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Old 11-04-2020, 03:31 AM
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From the ads on TV here, at least some call center employees are working from home. The final moments of one ad involve a child, walking in on his dad expounding on what a great employment opportunity the Y Company is, and child asking if Dad is going to wear pants at work today
My office is a call center and we're all working from home except for people who have internet problems. Thankfully I rarely take calls. We're in the customer service dept. but our team is its own little thing.
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Old 11-05-2020, 02:26 AM
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So my store has decided on a bold new strategy to help keep workers and customers safe during this pandemic.

What is this awesomely brilliant new strategy, you ask?

It involves ... having incoming employees tell a supervisor or shift manager that they feel fine and are able to work.

That's it.

That.

Is.

ALL.

No temperature taking, nothing of that sort.

Am I the only one who thinks this is less than effective? I mean, speaking for myself, if I were NOT feeling well, I wouldn't be there in the first place. If I am there, I feel fine.

And if I were an employee who couldn't afford to lose wages, there's always the possibility that I wouldn't admit to being sick (although hopefully none of our employees will use this gambit if there's an actual chance they have COVID ....)

I wonder what brilliant suit thought this up.
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Old 11-05-2020, 03:20 PM
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I smell some classic blame shifting here. If someone gets sick in a way that can be traced back to the store, they'll just say that "The employees all said they were healthy and feeling fine! This is on them for lying to us and to you!"
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Old 11-05-2020, 08:58 PM
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"I feel fine" is also how the damn thing spreads. A body can be infectious LONG before the first symptoms get noticed.

Typical, minimal, CYA and blame others tactic. Don't actually DO anything about a problem, but make some not-even-halfassed attempt that almost looks good on paper.
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Old 11-06-2020, 01:17 PM
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I just tried to like Pix's post lol. This isn't twitter.
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Or Facebook.

I've tried to hit Like on posts here myself.
I've done the same


FWIW: That is very true; we're not FB nor Twitter. We'd like to keep it that way. That is basically WHY we don't have that feature enabled
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Old 11-06-2020, 02:12 PM
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I smell some classic blame shifting here. If someone gets sick in a way that can be traced back to the store, they'll just say that "The employees all said they were healthy and feeling fine! This is on them for lying to us and to you!"
This is what ExJob is doing, and AFAIK the store does that as well; but we're union, so the union probably (hopefully) has something in place. I've seen a rep stop in fairly frequently to check on things. All employees are wearing masks correctly, so it would seem if anything happens it can be traced to one of the idiots roving the aisles.

I think I'm the only person who actually thinks to wipe down the SCOs (and any resgister I happen to be on). If I have to I will close my lane down to be able to clean it.

(I also realized that per state order, every business must display an official BOH sign at the entrance stating what measures they are taking to ensure customer safety...ExJob is not doing that)
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Old 11-06-2020, 07:16 PM
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FWIW: That is very true; we're not FB nor Twitter. We'd like to keep it that way. That is basically WHY we don't have that feature enabled
And some of us appreciate it.

The only time I've clicked a "like" button was for a Kickstarter project that added a stretch goal for the number of "like" clicks.
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Old 11-07-2020, 11:01 PM
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I retired before the world-as-we-knew-it ended, but I still visit the people there at the food stamp office on an almost weekly basis.

When I am there on a personal matter (like bringing extra produce in or cheese in), they smuggle me in the back door. If I ask a question for a friend, I get kicked out the back door and sent to the front door, where I have to stand behind a line OUTSIDE the door to ask question and get or hand in paperwork. I also have to be masked and if I am giving them paperwork, they have to glove up. This is so the cameras can see all clients to back up their counts.

Its a good thing the cameras don't record sound very well or they would all be in trouble cause we spend more time making fun of the rules than we do the info/paperwork exchange.
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Old 11-08-2020, 07:00 PM
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I might be working from home forever. Fine with me!
It is 99% certain that me and everyone on my team will be permanently working from home... the nature of our work is remote no matter where we are (seriously, everything I do is through a secured web portal, what is the difference between doing that in an office and doing it in my spare bedroom) and we've been pushing to allow work from home for months before COVID hit anyway. Now that we have proven that we really can work just as well from home (and the agency is looking for ways to increase staff without having to spend more on office space) it is all but a formality that we are declared a permanent work from home team.

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I don't quite understand wearing a mask on Zoom as I've seen some people doing.
There are a few people I have regular Zoom calls with that keep their masks on. Where they work requires that once a mask is removed, that it be discarded and a new one be worn... so even though they are allowed to remove their mask at their desks, they most often choose not to so they don't have to go through multiple masks per day.
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Old 11-11-2020, 06:47 PM
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I found out through second hand gossip today that the manager of one of the stores we service has or had covid. And I cannot find out any other information like when. I have only been to that store once lately but I have been to two of their other stores several times. So if it spread to them through our person who services those stores or one of their upper management/owners I could have been exposed. They are not careful at all either. And no warning at all from the supervisor of our dept that works those stores.

I sent an email off to our VP about this. This is the second time a store has had someone get covid and we were not warned then either. Last time my wife was pregnant and now we have a newborn. And they show no concern at all for our health.
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