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    Are you 'essential' or not?

    Was planning a work program for the house for the next 4 weeks yesterday when I got a message from the boss saying "We are essential ... keep coming to work". I'd sort of hoped DX posties might be essential because we deliver a lot of medical correspondence apart from a heap of other government department stuff. Kinda nice going from redundancy in 2018 to 'essential' in 2020.
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    Our company's staff consists of just me and my partner so not problem with processing orders for our online business. Our courier and their local agent, the farm supplies store up the road are both considered essential and the store is still accepting items for the courier on a 'leave them at the door' basis so it looks like our business is good to go during the lockdown. The biggest challenge is likely to be customers with money I suspect.

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    Because we service the transport industry we are deemed essential services, I'm picking a quiet few weeks though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    Because we service the transport industry we are deemed essential services, I'm picking a quiet few weeks though
    so does that mean the doors are open or you are on call?

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    Essential.....rubbish

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    I've been married for 35 years. Her Indoors wouldn't classify me as essential anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skippa1 View Post
    Essential.....rubbish

    ...I have accumulated more essential rubbish in 50 years than I ever really needed...


    ...alluding to the, are you essential question, nah, I'm completely superfluous to anybody...it's really cool ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MD View Post
    I've been married for 35 years. Her Indoors wouldn't classify me as essential anymore.
    Just "Handy sometimes"
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    I was surprised to find that heat pump installers aren't essential, coming in to winter and all.

    I'm aware of a few tradies who intend to work anyway, fucken scumbags.

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    Turns out tinkering with motorbikes & cars isint essential either. well, not away from home anyway.
    How about The Warehouse having a crack at it because they sell a few grocery lines.

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    Yeah I'm a bit surprised at just how loose the definition of essential has become. The Warehouse? Mitre 10? Really? Anyway, I'm not on the essential list. A shame really, work being cleaned out of everyone who could work from home would mean a breather from organisers of meetings and pushers of emails, I could have actually got some things done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    I was surprised to find that heat pump installers aren't essential, coming in to winter and all.

    I'm aware of a few tradies who intend to work anyway, fucken scumbags.
    really, aren't heatpumps a recent thing? electric heaters and jerseys have been around for a while now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    Turns out tinkering with motorbikes & cars isint essential either. well, not away from home anyway.
    How about The Warehouse having a crack at it because they sell a few grocery lines.
    so where your stuff is stored set up a stretcher and when they ask that's where you're dossing for a month

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    I was surprised to find that heat pump installers aren't essential, coming in to winter and all.

    I'm aware of a few tradies who intend to work anyway, fucken scumbags.
    direct contact is exactly what they are trying to avoid and this sort of work is exactly how it's going to spread. as an electrician i'm allowed to repair broken fittings that are dangerous, and hot water that is a sanitary risk, that's all, and that's all i'm available for. i see people posting jobs on line and people taking them on, they're cunts.

    anyone wanting a heatpump now has survived till now without one, maybe there's a few who've had some fuck out, find a jersey, tough it out.
    if this is not capped we'll have another month, then another and so on, it'll be a viscious circle simply

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