Day 49 of Lockdown
When quarantine is over, let’s not tell some people.
Blimmin' 'eck it's cold out!
A strong wind from the North East is brining Arctic air down across the country with the wind chill making a seemingly nice day rather frigid. A "Feels like" of 6°C. Brrrrr
Five years ago today, in 2015, I became the Chief Engineer of a FTSE100 company. I was Chief ILS Engineer, or Chief Engineer - Equipment Management (depending who/what day you asked). I later went on to become the Chief Software Engineer, becoming the first person in the company to hold the Chief Engineer post in two disparate disciplines.
What's Wrong With Your Cats?
COVID-19 Lockdown Easing
So, from Wednesday this week, an easing of the lockdown rules comes in - yet the messaging has been so muddled that nobody actually knows what they are supposed to do.
My employer had to send out a rapidly concocted message via email and text to say to everyone to NOT COME IN
unless your line manager has specifically told you to attend work - despite what the
Minister of our country says!
I'm fairly sure that I'll be working from home for the foreseeable future and then I imagine we'll have maybe a "meeting day" once a week (or more) to attend the office and then return home - once it's safe to do that, of course.
I was just reading about a poor young mum whose husband is away in the army. Her boss has told her to be in at 0800 this morning and she asked about her 6-year-old with no school and her 2-year-old with no nursery - and no childcare for them both. She was threatened with the sack if she didn't turn up.
Face Masks Advised
From Wednesday, wearing face masks will be advised. Advised? So is it mandatory? Will we be refused entry to do our shopping? Oh, it's "urged"! WTF does that mean?
What kind of face mask do we need? Will the government be issuing them, or do we have to pay the profiteer's prices on Amazon to get our own? If I make one, who judges it to be sufficient to gain me entry to the Supermarket?
If only our government had some sort of plan for dealing with pandemics - oh, wait...
Your Country needs lerts joke here)
To quote Nicola Sturgeon,
What does that mean?
All Part of Our Plan We don't have a Plan
And then Boris outlined his plan by saying that he didn't have a plan - he's going to suck-it-and-see if we get a spike in deaths from this lockdown easing. Brilliant! Well done Boris! Let's see how many poor bastards die!
Only a couple of people have died in this burning building in the last few minutes, so let's all traipse back in and see if anyone else dies!
What if Boris Johnson isn't just lazy? What if he really is this bad? | Tom Peck https://t.co/b4AFgLD8PH— Mr #WeNeedToWorkTogether 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇪🇺🌍 (@MrRemain) May 11, 2020
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