I am by no means an expert but i thought an employer needed to provide a means to make a hot drink and heat food if there is no canteen facility available, hence the question. I guess health and safety directives in a pandemic trump that sort of rule though!fat maradona wrote: ↑8 months agoNah it's cool FuB. Re the deep cleaning, this entails all staff being at home and the cleaners (local specialist outfit) coming in and effectively bleaching EVERYTHING. Any hard surfaces are disinfected and any carpeted areas are steam cleaned. Staff can't return to the office until at least 24 hours have elapsed. It's a fucking ball ache and ends up costing us a fair bit, not just the ££ spent on cleaners, PPE etc but also the down time in staff faffing about. My business sells advice and essentially we sell our time, so any down time is just a big opportunity cost to us. Think it costs around £250 each time.
What I have realised through all of this is that most people are pretty sensible, they think about what they are doing throughout their day and thinking of others. A handful of melts need a slap, they moan about the dangers of leaving their beds and coming into the office but then regale everyone about how long the queue was at McDonalds. Or what a pain it was to go Xmas shopping to one of the local mega-malls. I have been asked by HR to keep my mouth shut because my frank views aren't what these people want to hear.
Re providing kitchenette facilities, I've no idea. All I know is that we decided that the only communal areas to be available are the loos.
I agree that the vast majority of people are being sensible and are understanding the need to make sacrifices from their very privileged lifestyles. The sad fact is that it really only takes a tiny proportion of total selfish cunts to undo all the good they are doing. The nature of infectious diseases is you only need ONE person to start a cascade.
I wish you'd aired your frank views more in this thread.