Work condition in the midst of an outbreak

@rsa101 (28951)
Philippines
March 10, 2020 10:05am CST
As the CoVid started to spread amongst the local population in our capital city. Several schools decided to close schools to avoid movement in the students and let them stay at home in the meantime it is creeping around. Our office started discussion on finding ways to minimize our exposure to as office workers. We found out that as we travel to work and go to our daily commute to work we are vulnerable to getting infected. The management has started coming up with ways on how we can commute safely. One way was work at home schemes and for those that could not do will be adapting flexible time in and shuttle pickup for some employees. Our management hasn’t finalized it yet and we will know this by tomorrow how things will go.
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@LadyDuck (306716)
• Switzerland
10 Mar
The north of Italy is planning to close EVERYTHING during 15 days, they cannot stop the virus, they want to contain the number of contaminated.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
10 Mar
Yeah that’s our ultimate goal. We don’t want to lose job over this impending virus invasion. But the way its going on is crippling our office to be confined so the virus won’t Be able to spread further. It solely relies on human movement to transfer from one host to another.
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@LadyDuck (306716)
• Switzerland
10 Mar
@rsa101 It is important to avoid that it spreads, I think we must all be prepared to a little sacrifice.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
10 Mar
@LadyDuck Restraining movements is one that can cripple our organization to operate normally.
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@simone10 (54107)
• Louisville, Kentucky
14 Mar
I think that is great that they are trying to help their employees.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
15 Mar
Everyone is now home bound at the moment. Our place is literally on community quarantine now.
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@simone10 (54107)
• Louisville, Kentucky
15 Mar
@rsa101 Are you happy to be home?
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
16 Mar
@simone10 well technically this is the first working day at home. I am not used to this arrangements yet.
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@DianneN (199015)
• United States
13 Mar
That seems to be a better solution than taking public transportation. My son is allowed to work from home and is grateful that he doesn’t have to take the subway in NYC. My grandson’s school closed.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
13 Mar
Yeah I am sad to know that even your vibrant city like yours is taken hostage by that virus. . I saw your place as very nice place but I couldn’t imagine it that city would be stopped or slowed down by this virus outbreak.
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@DianneN (199015)
• United States
13 Mar
@rsa101 Lots of things have shut down such as sports, Broadway, etc. What a mess the economy is going to be in.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
14 Mar
@DianneN That is true tourism is the first casualty in this crisis. Entertainment industry follows as the world become restrictive most concerts, live gatherings and even shootings are postponed to apply the social distancing being encourage at this point.
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@ZedSmart (12281)
• Philippines
10 Mar
That's a very nice strategy.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
10 Mar
Were still work in progress on that since we have different roles have different needs in our work so it’s difficult to create one size fits all policy for everyone.
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@ZedSmart (12281)
• Philippines
10 Mar
@rsa101 I hope you can come up with a conclusion soon. Designs that would fit for the individuals role.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
10 Mar
@ZedSmart yup we’re hoping that we can find a cost effective ways to maintain what we have right now.
• Philippines
11 Mar
We all have to be cautious and its' better this way.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
11 Mar
Yes our commuting employees are at high risk of exposure to the virus. That is what we want to address to right now.
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@allen0187 (41685)
• Philippines
28 Mar
Currently working at home since the 10th. Stay safe man.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
29 Mar
We starred earlier than you are. I was hoping to work on a shortened work hours a day but then the community quarantine was implemented so here I am at home. We do weekly updates since we don’t have any control over what is happening the meeting just becomes more and more personal meeting than a formal ones.
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@allen0187 (41685)
• Philippines
30 Mar
@rsa101 our meetings are very informal unless there is a global manager around. Entering the third week and I'm getting the hang of it. WFH isn't so bad at all and given the choice, I'll pick it over reporting to an office every day.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
30 Mar
@allen0187 That is really a good working arrangement withoutbyhe usual inconveniences like no public transpo and easy access to supplies.
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• Calgary, Alberta
23 Mar
I am a voice actor and I can't go studios. I am suppose to be in an audition but it got cancelled.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
23 Mar
Yeah everyone is affected by this virus. The only solution for this is really quarantine and stop human movement since yhe virus relies on that to spread itself. With the absence of vaccine and medical intervention to stop them we have come to this kind of situation that we have to stop.
• Dallas, Texas
23 Mar
@CaptAlbertWhisker You can't record lines from scripts and send them to the studio via e-mail?
• Calgary, Alberta
23 Mar
@Hanyouyomi i can but i want to audition to bigger studios and join the union
• Philippines
14 Mar
Good thing that I work at home and online most of the time.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
19 Mar
It’s good that you’re used to that kund of work. This is the first time I have to work like this no travel to and from my workplace. Looks very relaxing but I am not used to this.
• Philippines
20 Mar
That's a temporary situation anyway but for me, it's always best to work at home. I'll have more time for my family.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
21 Mar
@hersmart4ever That is true. Not used to this arrangement but it’s really cost effective but there is something missing always.
@JudyEv (223951)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Mar
That's really nice that your bosses are doing what they can to help you all stay safe. Some in Australia look like losing their jobs at least in the short term.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
11 Mar
Yes, our boss is very concerned and is thinking of ways to let the operation slow down but the employees continue to work. But that is for the short term period if this goes for a much longer time we really do not know how we will cope with that. We might adopt a much harder policy to stay afloat.
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@JudyEv (223951)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Mar
@rsa101 It's going to be the same all over the world. It's a real catastrophe. I wonder what would happen if they just let it take its course? I don't really think that is an option - certainly not a good one.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
11 Mar
@JudyEv Yes that is sad to know.
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@Hanyouyomi (2063)
• Dallas, Texas
23 Mar
It's like that in the Phillipines too? Because that's how they've been doing things where I work in Dallas Texas too. We janitors have to stay and clean up after the IRS agents, but apparently layers, judges, and FEMA agents got sent home on leave...
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
23 Mar
Yes were on our eight day already. The government had made it to a month long copying what they had done in Wuhan where they have entirely lockdown everyone in their houses. Outs is just lighter since we can still go out to buy our groceries and supplies and the banks, groceries and pharmacy remain open.
• Dallas, Texas
30 Mar
@rsa101 Yeah, banks, groceries, and supply stores are still open here in the States too, and everyone's shopping like it's the Apocalypse which is annoying. But I'm not surprised by the lack or rationale... Americans were bred to panic at the site of disaster, though I'm certain I'm not alone in feeling at ease amidst this madness.
@CarolDM (98435)
• United States
10 Mar
Many schools and colleges have closed here.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
10 Mar
Same here. major events cancelled already especially those that involve human crowding.
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@CarolDM (98435)
• United States
10 Mar
@rsa101 Take care.
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@KnehKnah (3613)
• Philippines
19 Mar
Oh! But if I will be made to choose, I'd rather work at home.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
19 Mar
It’s something new to me since i feel I am doing nothing and just waits for any updates from my work. Although office is not expecting anything from me at this point in time.
@Tonietta (1207)
19 Mar
Be safe always.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
19 Mar
We are taking all that we can to be safe here. Proper hygiene and avoiding social contact is the least that we can do right now.
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@jstory07 (96346)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Mar
I hope they can stop the virus real soon it is still out of control.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
15 Mar
Slowing down the movement of people should make it hard for the virus to spread further.
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@florelway (14843)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
14 Mar
One advantage of working in our comfort zone is that our place of work is walking distance from home. We have adapted the 4 days work too. I just feel sorry for those working in private company who's working days are cut off, this would mean no work no pay.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
19 Mar
Our company promised to pay us full salaries for the month and even scheduled early release of 13th mo to make employees have money for the duration of the quarantine period. We just hoe this would not last longer.
@jobelbojel (19146)
• Philippines
12 Mar
We answered surveys about the possi ble work from home. Questions like, do you have a laptop or desktop? Do you have an internet access? What is your ISP provider? My answer to the first question was no. My brother does have a laptop and I am not borrowing just in case. He has work as well that might plan to let them at home.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
12 Mar
We have finally have a work a home agreement settled but the condition is that he/she must always be available anytime online. They may be required to report to work if necessary, the cost of internet will be shouldered by the employee, any damage incurred on the company equipment will not be shouldered by the company and will be charge to the user. No overtime may be requested during WAH arrangement even they spent over eight hours period. A written accomplishment report will be submitted to HR to use as basis for their attendace failure to do so will imply that they are on awol and will be sanctioned accordingly. This agreement will be signed on a written contract approved by their supervisor and submitted to HR as well for attendance monitoring purposes.
@averygirl72 (23393)
• Philippines
11 Mar
That is important you are planning ways to protect yourself and manage to continue working not needing to be absent or to stop everything
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
11 Mar
Yeah but its hard to really formulate since not all are fitted to a certain working condition that can be applied to everyone.
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@Corbin5 (206627)
• United States
10 Mar
Our son commutes by train to the city of Chicago to reach his office. I do wish all in his building could work from home.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
10 Mar
That’s true everyone would want to avoid getting out to crowded places.
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@rappeter13 (8571)
• Romania
12 Mar
It seems that countries copy each other. They all do similar moves to try and stop the spread of the corona virus.
@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
13 Mar
That is because there is no way to stop the spread. If you lwt people keep on moving they will continue to spread like wildfire. I right mow at the supermarket and there is a long line already. This is the first time I experienced this in my life living here.
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• Romania
13 Mar
@rsa101 Yes, it is a madness in the supermarkets. But, if you don't close supermarkets down, you did nothing. That is the place where everybody wants to go.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
14 Mar
@rappeter13 Yes I was hesitant to go there but we need to have our supplies for the week. So we have no choice but to join in and get our supplies needed. It took us 1.5 hours to just pay in the cashier. That was the longest shopping we have there:
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