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Just now, Dreams of 1995 said:

The only benefit I thought is that after 10pm is when you are most drunk and most likely to flout rules

Are people not going to go out earlier and therefore just be drunk earlier? Evening drinks just becomes a day sesh.

 

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11 minutes ago, Dreams of 1995 said:

Hear hear. I knew there’d be a post you make I agree with one day. 
 

I think one of them sites is Parler. Get the man to join that, he’ll be loved. 

I think some of the comments I saw more recently wouldn’t have been out of place on 4chan tbh!

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4 minutes ago, RoverDom said:

Are people not going to go out earlier and therefore just be drunk earlier? Evening drinks just becomes a day sesh.

 

Which is what we originally planned to do when we heard the rules. 
 

That’s obviously out the question now because we can’t meet another household as far as I am aware. Which begs the question - what’s the point of pubs even being open now? You can’t even sit with the people from other households you go there to mix with!!! 
 

Stupid rules and not my only beef with this new update. I think you were in the same boat as me of giving the govt at least a reasonable benefit of the doubt at the beginning of this but they’ve had 6 months to get it right now....nowhere near getting there. Quite frankly we need a serious government to actually dedicate time and effort in adapting this countries methods to allow a degree of normality for the vast proportion of us. 
 

The one thing I will agree with the doubters of this whole thing is that the balancing of risk is not being done appropriately. There is absolutely no reason why, for example, a private uni halls in Dundee have all had to self isolate (in box uni dorm rooms) on the basis of a few potential cases where some symptoms are shown. Ever heard of freshers flu? It’s pathetic

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1 minute ago, K-Hod said:

I think some of the comments I saw more recently wouldn’t have been out of place on 4chan tbh!

Bloody hell is that place still allowed to be open? I thought it would have been shut down after that bloke live streamed a mass shooting on it or something. 
 

The internet is actually a disgusting place 

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1 hour ago, den said:

BTW @chaddyrovers

was it today you found out whether you were losing your job? 
 

I sincerely hope you haven’t,

Firstly, Thankyou for question and concern Den. Much apprenticed 👍 

I am my 1st meeting today and I put my points across I wanted to about the point scoring matrix. Got my final meeting next Wednesday for the final decision. I fully expected to be made redundant anyway. I have been for couple of interviews already this week and applied for some more jobs already, 

1 hour ago, den said:

It isn’t Chaddy. I was trying to point out to you that your mum and Dad aren’t in your bubble. Believe it or not, that was for your benefit. I had been trying to clarify that for myself and my own grandchildren that same day. 

around four attempts later you still haven’t even mentioned that point. Too busy fending off the point for some reason.

my point was that Grandparents can look their grandchildren in local lockdown areas. Thats was my point. This is allowed under the new rules. 

I used bubble wrongly and but in non local lockdown areas under the rule of six people can still mix as far as I know tho My mind has been other things in the last few days. 

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I’m not going to labour the point on the curfew, the data will be available nationally in a few weeks time, the local data and local test and trace shows pubs are driving the surge in infections. 

It’s no coincidence that millions of students returned to university last week, the infection rates are highest in 18-29yr olds and now we see pubs closing at 10pm and compulsory face masks in cabs. 

Big surge in infections today, if it continues we could well see a national lock down, but that’s the last thing the government will want to do.

 

 

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17 minutes ago, chaddyrovers said:

Firstly, Thankyou for question and concern Den. Much apprenticed 👍 

I am my 1st meeting today and I put my points across I wanted to about the point scoring matrix. Got my final meeting next Wednesday for the final decision. I fully expected to be made redundant anyway. I have been for couple of interviews already this week and applied for some more jobs already, 

Well good luck for next week and if that doesn’t work out fingers crossed that a decent job comes along for you Chaddy

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36 minutes ago, Dreams of 1995 said:

Stupid rules and not my only beef with this new update. I think you were in the same boat as me of giving the govt at least a reasonable benefit of the doubt at the beginning of this but they’ve had 6 months to get it right now....nowhere near getting there. Quite frankly we need a serious government to actually dedicate time and effort in adapting this countries methods to allow a degree of normality for the vast proportion of us. 

Yeah for me first lockdown was about getting prepared - building capacity in the NHS, researching treatments, getting a testing system that works, adapt every day life to be covid secure. Lockdown and restriction should never have been a permanent solution but something to buy a bit if time. 

Lockdown was to flatten the curve, we flattened it, we didnt breach critical care capacity yet we are walking into a second lockdown without question 

 

I'm more likely to die in a car crash than from covid but I'm not campaigning for 10mph speed limits. 

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23 minutes ago, chaddyrovers said:

Firstly, Thankyou for question and concern Den. Much apprenticed 👍 

I am my 1st meeting today and I put my points across I wanted to about the point scoring matrix. Got my final meeting next Wednesday for the final decision. I fully expected to be made redundant anyway. I have been for couple of interviews already this week and applied for some more jobs already, 

my point was that Grandparents can look their grandchildren in local lockdown areas. Thats was my point. This is allowed under the new rules. 

I used bubble wrongly and but in non local lockdown areas under the rule of six people can still mix as far as I know tho My mind has been other things in the last few days. 

Good luck with your job hunting - it can't be easy but you seem quite a laid back type.

Is the point scoring matrix part of a selection process to keep your job?

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Just now, arbitro said:

....the point scoring matrix.....

Sounds like an average day on BRFCS. 🤐🤐

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32 minutes ago, Gav said:

I’m not going to labour the point on the curfew, the data will be available nationally in a few weeks time, the local data and local test and trace shows pubs are driving the surge in infections. 

It’s no coincidence that millions of students returned to university last week, the infection rates are highest in 18-29yr olds and now we see pubs closing at 10pm and compulsory face masks in cabs. 

Big surge in infections today, if it continues we could well see a national lock down, but that’s the last thing the government will want to do.

 

 

According to BBC NW Tonight the current surge both in Blackburn & Manchester began on 3rd Sept, same time as schools went back with increased testing. I live close to a school and due to their staggered hours could hardly notice the school pickup congestion today. System's working ok.

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I didn't know where best to put this but anyone struggling for work, do consider supermarkets, especially their delivery services. We're hiring almost constantly as we expand (Waitrose), and this has happened at the accidental best time.

We could do with more Rovers on board.

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10 minutes ago, Mike E said:

I didn't know where best to put this but anyone struggling for work, do consider supermarkets, especially their delivery services. We're hiring almost constantly as we expand (Waitrose), and this has happened at the accidental best time. 

We could do with more Rovers on board. 

Back in another life, a mate of mine gave up his job as a precision machinist, making parts for racing engines, a job he hated, to be a delivery driver for Tesco. He absolutely loved it, but ultimately couldn't make it work as he couldn't earn enough

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13 minutes ago, Jimbo said:

Back in another life, a mate of mine gave up his job as a precision machinist, making parts for racing engines, a job he hated, to be a delivery driver for Tesco. He absolutely loved it, but ultimately couldn't make it work as he couldn't earn enough

 

The most enjoyable / satisfying / worthwhile jobs often dont pay well. 

 

I've lost job satisfaction with every promotion / pay rise. 

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1 hour ago, Cherry Blue said:

According to BBC NW Tonight the current surge both in Blackburn & Manchester began on 3rd Sept, same time as schools went back with increased testing. I live close to a school and due to their staggered hours could hardly notice the school pickup congestion today. System's working ok.

Freshers week in Scotland, a week or two ahead of England:


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-54268780

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1 hour ago, den said:

Well good luck for next week and if that doesn’t work out fingers crossed that a decent job comes along for you Chaddy

Thanks Den

1 hour ago, arbitro said:

Good luck with your job hunting - it can't be easy but you seem quite a laid back type.

Is the point scoring matrix part of a selection process to keep your job?

Thanks arbitro. Yes I am laid back type of person. 

The points scoring matrix is part of the redundancy process and people with the lowest scores are the ones to leave. The scoring Matrix includes attendance, behaviour, professionalism, work ethic, etc. 

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4 minutes ago, chaddyrovers said:

 The points scoring matrix is part of the redundancy process and people with the lowest scores are the ones to leave. The scoring Matrix includes attendance, behaviour, professionalism, work ethic, etc. 

You sound to me like you tick all those boxes chaddy, as many have already said, best of luck.

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9 hours ago, chaddyrovers said:

Thanks Den

Thanks arbitro. Yes I am laid back type of person. 

The points scoring matrix is part of the redundancy process and people with the lowest scores are the ones to leave. The scoring Matrix includes attendance, behaviour, professionalism, work ethic, etc. 

Do you know you have a right to access your scores from the matrix. I have seen a similar thing and it was just used as a process to get rid of people who, for various reasons, weren't liked.

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42 minutes ago, arbitro said:

Do you know you have a right to access your scores from the matrix. I have seen a similar thing and it was just used as a process to get rid of people who, for various reasons, weren't liked.

Yes I have my scores for around 2 weeks. I Challenge the scores given aswell as they abit low to me. 

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27 minutes ago, chaddyrovers said:

Yes I have my scores for around 2 weeks. I Challenge the scores given aswell as they abit low to me. 

Good on you for challenging them. There is also a right of appeal. I know you don't like trade unions bit Citizens Advice are very good or the use of free access to an employment law specialist might be useful. 

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33 minutes ago, arbitro said:

Good on you for challenging them. There is also a right of appeal. I know you don't like trade unions bit Citizens Advice are very good or the use of free access to an employment law specialist might be useful. 

If he's been there less than 2 years, not a leg to stand on.  No come backs.

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1 hour ago, chaddyrovers said:

Yes I have my scores for around 2 weeks. I Challenge the scores given aswell as they abit low to me. 

Sounds dodgy - what are the union saying?

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31 minutes ago, Sparks Rover said:

If he's been there less than 2 years, not a leg to stand on.  No come backs.

Sad but true

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9 minutes ago, oldjamfan1 said:

Sad but true

Conservative changes to the employment protection laws.

Good luck Chaddy!

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