COVID-19: Non-Medical Effects (Responses; Disruptions; Etc.)

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Judith .. I'm going to get back to Judith ..

.. none of us were trained when all this started because nearly all of our trainers were signed off in self isolation. We we're sat in front of computer screens monitors instead to watch videos that we had to click on 5 white circles to illustrate our opinions on the level of importance of each scenario ... and you could even put three white circles next to D and 2 white circles next to B etc etc. This recruitment process was very strange to me, we even had an on screen explanation that the circle exercise was "Because we'd love to find out what kind of person you are!!" .. my first meeting was at a different store after their computer psychiatrist waved me through or how ever that works .. so it was air elbow bumps time.

Someone the Mrs coined as 'pink tie man' managed to have a row with his interviewer so he wasn't ever going to get in. We spotted him after that waiting to speak to our personnel manager at the customer services desk. Hopefully someone else has employed him by now but don't ever kick of at your interviewer the first time you meet them is a no brainer.

Some arsehole decided that all of us should be trained up in a completely different store that we would be working in that we'd also have to find the cash/method of transport to get to so everyone refused and/ or wasn't able to, or willing to use public transport anyway .. so the store we all now work in had a brain fart and realised it would make more sense all round to send and create a few boss's at where we all be together.

Judith .. don't tell the virus about Judith because the sheer amount of small tricks combined she's invented are impressive, more honestly, much more than I have. Pre-opening 16 plastic bags now done by middle management instead, Pre-opening the HHT pick list on our hand held terminals because we were all being sent to opposite ends of the store at the last 5 picks.. it isn't a problem anymore because Judith is also a freestyler so also uses the same old school idea .. which we share in common: a biro isn't ever going to computer crash and neither will scraps of paper .. or the back of your hand or writing on your wrist. It's the least sophisticated method but when you have to work fast, it's the best.
 
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Judith .. I'm going to get back to Judith ..

.. none of us were trained when all this started because nearly all of our trainers were signed off in self isolation. We we're sat in front of computer screens monitors instead to watch videos that we had to click on 5 white circles to illustrate our opinions on the level of importance of each scenario ... and you could even put three white circles next to D and 2 white circles next to B etc etc. This recruitment process was very strange to me, we even had an on screen explanation that the circle exercise was "Because we'd love to find out what kind of person you are!!" .. my first meeting was at a different store after their computer psychiatrist waved me through or how ever that works .. so it was air elbow bumps time.

Someone the Mrs coined as 'pink tie man' managed to have a row with his interviewer so he wasn't ever going to get in. We spotted him after that waiting to speak to our personnel manager at the customer services desk. Hopefully someone else has employed him by now but don't ever kick of at your interviewer the first time you meet them is a no brainer.

Some arsehole decided that all of us should be trained up in a completely different store that we would be working in that we'd also have to find the cash/method of transport to get to so everyone refused and/ or wasn't able to, or willing to use public transport anyway .. so the store we all now work in had a brain fart and realised it would make more sense all round to send and create a few boss's at where we all be together.
Have I missed something - where does Judith come into this?
 

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Have I missed something - where does Judith come into this?
I'm going to get back to is an English language expression used to tell someone reading that you will return to 'it' ..
 

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Go to bed, Swifty. Get some sleep, bro.
I've got two days off starting tomorrow .. and she's someone who'll never get any credit who's working under emergency conditions but won't be bothered about credit because she's improving how we're all getting food to people instead. And she also likes AC/DC. so she's a normal .. and I gave Judith a dead arm today when she was walking up to the clocking out machine.

 
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aren't these people abhorrent whatever crutch they use...But that isn't because they don't have any tertiary education is it? That is because they are knobs.
EXACTLY! Level of education or job description has nothing to do with it. People are people. Some great, others better forgotten.
 

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Here's the latest in social distancing furniture for your bar ...

Maryland restaurant unveils social distancing bumper tables

A Maryland restaurant preparing to reopen amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic unveiled its fleet of wheeled bumper tables designed to enforce social distancing.

The Fish Tales bar and grill in Ocean City, which is currently open only for take-out service, shared a video on Facebook showing employees testing out the social distancing tables the eatery plans to use once the governor's office gives the go-ahead for dining rooms to reopen.

The single-occupancy tables are outfitted with wheels to move along with customers as they wander the patio area. A large bumper surrounds each table to keep diners separated in accordance with social distancing guidelines. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/0...ocial-distancing-bumper-tables/3491589832539/
 

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Hospital beds which can be turned into coffins.
I have seen old prints of a Victorian custom of having bookcases built to double as coffins, when the time arrives. A memento mori on every trip to the shelves! I believe cradles were also designed for a double-use in those days of high infant mortality. :reap:
 

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Circa 90% of the world's 85,000 museums have been closed, cutting off their revenue streams and leaving some vulnerable to long-term or permanent insolvency.

UNESCO estimates circa 13% of the museums worldwide may never open again.
UN agency warns pandemic could kill 1 in 8 museums worldwide

Museums are starting to reopen in some countries as governments ease coronavirus restrictions, but experts warn one in eight worldwide could face permanent closure due to the pandemic.

Studies by UNESCO and the International Council of Museums show 90% of the planet’s museums, some 85,000 institutions, have had to shut at least temporarily.

“It is alarming data that we are giving,” Ernesto Ottone, Assistant Director General for Culture at UNESCO said in an interview with the Associated Press Tuesday.

He said the problem cuts across the board, affecting museums big and small, new and established, featuring art or science.

Museums that indicated they might well not reopen, he said, “have been closed for months and they have no revenues. And they don’t know how they’re going to get their revenues.”

And once they do reopen, Ottone said, “they (won’t) have the capacity to update their infrastructure” to conform with social distancing and other pandemic precautions.

Some costly blockbuster shows have suffered heavy damage this spring. A once-in-a-lifetime exhibit bringing together fragile paintings by Flemish master Jan van Eyck had barely opened in Ghent, Belgium, when it was abruptly canceled. It won’t be resumed, as many of the works were on loan and had to be returned.

In Rome, a similar supershow on Renaissance artist Raphael had to close after just three days, but was able to hold on to all 120 works and will now reopen June 2 through Aug. 30.

Overall, the picture is dark, more Munch than Monet.

“Nearly 13% of museums around the world may never reopen,” UNESCO and ICOM said in a joint statement, saying those in poorer countries faced a greater risk. ...
FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/64aef9a9f98dbb5ff20df60da8914cd6
 

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The WHO has a total annual budget of over $4.2 billion, and can confirm that coughs and sneezes spread diseases. Which we all knew already. I suppose the other $4.1 billion is spent on doing sweet bugger fuck all.
 

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That's a very high death rate.
I know some people firmly believe in fat cats and waste - but the reality of museum work is that you stagger from grant to grant on short term contracts. Capital tends to have gone some time ago :(
 

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The WHO has a total annual budget of over $4.2 billion, and can confirm that coughs and sneezes spread diseases. Which we all knew already. I suppose the other $4.1 billion is spent on doing sweet bugger fuck all.
To be fair though, they still need to stand around the coffee machines, spread gossip, slag off their husbands, wifes and kids and then find someone else to do their jobs for them? ..
 

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The WHO has a total annual budget of over $4.2 billion, and can confirm that coughs and sneezes spread diseases. Which we all knew already. I suppose the other $4.1 billion is spent on doing sweet bugger fuck all.
Ridiculous post. Do you work in public health? Were you there in Rwanda during Ebola outbreaks? Just because the mouthpiece of WHO dropped the ball doesnt mean it doesnt do amazing work. Don't slag off people who put their lives at risk over bullshit politics of the higher ups in the organization. This crap is as bad as the deniers.
 

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The WHO has a total annual budget of over $4.2 billion, and can confirm that coughs and sneezes spread diseases. Which we all knew already. I suppose the other $4.1 billion is spent on doing sweet bugger fuck all.
Yeah, that 4.2bn should go straight to the billionaires who have been feeling the pinch of late.
 

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The Pandemic Caused an 'Extreme' 17% Drop of Daily Global Carbon Emissions in April

Source: sciencealert.com
Date: 20 May, 2020

An environmental silver lining is emerging amid the coronavirus pandemic: Many people have stopped flying and aren't driving to work, leading to a drastic drop in carbon emissions.

A study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Climate Change reveals that global carbon emissions per day in April were 17 percent lower than the average daily emissions in 2019.

The results showed that average daily emissions decreased by 18.7 million metric tons of carbon relative to last year. That's an emissions level comparable to the year 2006.

"We'll see global carbon emissions drop at least 4 percent this year and possibly 7 percent or 8 percent," Robert Jackson, a co-author of the new study and chair of the Global Carbon Project, predicted for 2020 as a whole.

"Either way, it will be the biggest one-year drop since WWII, and possibly ever."

[...]

https://www.sciencealert.com/covid-...bon-emissions-to-17-below-last-year-s-average
 

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... not many clubs will be rushing to follow the example of FC Seoul. The top-flight South Korean side has apologised after fans accused them of using sex dolls in the stands FC Seoul insisted they were "premium mannequins" rather than sex dolls - but did admit they came from a supplier that produces sex toys. And some of the dolls were holding signs advertising x-rated websites - despite pornography being banned in South Korea.
The mannequins' manufacturer told the BBC they had apologised to FC Seoul. But they also reiterated that the dolls were merely "premium mannequins". ...
It appears the apologies may not be sufficient, and hardcore sanctions may be imposed for this incident.
FC Seoul faces sanctions after putting sex dolls in seats

A South Korean soccer club is facing penalties, including expulsion from its own stadium, for putting sex dolls in empty seats during a match last weekend.

The K-League is one of the few soccer leagues operating during the coronavirus pandemic, with games being played in empty stadiums.

FC Seoul’s attempts to increase the atmosphere at Seoul World Cup Stadium backfired despite its 1-0 win over Gwangju on Sunday. The club expressed its “sincere remorse” as public backlash intensified, but said it was assured by a supplier that it was using mannequins — not sex dolls — to mimic a home crowd.

About 25 mannequins were supplied by a local company and dressed in FC Seoul colors and wearing masks. The Yonhap news agency reported that fans posted suspicions about the life-size dolls on social media during the match and one banner showed the names of an adult toy manufacturer and of models who had inspired those dolls.

Such advertising is in breach of the competition’s rules, and K-League officials have referred the matter to a disciplinary committee.

If found guilty, FC Seoul could be fined about $4,000 or have points deducted. The club could also be punished for damaging the prestige of the league at a time when it had been basking in unprecedented international attention. ...
FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/85668689cc92ff23b008b112ec43584d
 

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Wasn't sure where to put this one but he sure was on a Highway to Hell.

A thrash metal drummer says he visited hell during a coronavirus-induced coma — and Satan wasn’t as cool as he thought.

Will Carroll, of the band Death Angel, was comatose at the California Pacific Medical Center for two weeks in March after catching the virus on a European tour earlier that month, according to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Datebook. During that time, Carroll, 47, said he had disturbing dreams of visiting the afterlife. There, the devil — a woman in this case — punished him for the deadly sin of sloth and turned him into a “Jabba the Hutt-like-monster” who vomited blood until he had a heart attack, the outlet reported last week.

https://nypost.com/2020/05/19/death-angel-drummer-met-satan-during-near-death-coronavirus-coma/
 

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You mean to say he isnt lazy? Thats mean.

As for football, it seems to be all encompassingly important and has to be kept going at any cost. Am I correct?
 

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As for football, it seems to be all encompassingly important and has to be kept going at any cost. Am I correct?
No. It is of infinitesimal importance.
 
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