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Old 26.04.2020, 08:15
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Re: Back to work, after covid-19

Our femme de menage has been working from home for the past month, at full pay.

We have asked her to come back as of Tuesday.

Government support measures do not apply to domestic workers.
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Old 26.04.2020, 08:25
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Our femme de menage has been working from home for the past month, at full pay.

We have asked her to come back as of Tuesday.

Government support measures do not apply to domestic workers.
So did we, if you can, please support those who cannot get government support?
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Old 28.04.2020, 09:04
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Re: Back to work, after covid-19

Just thinking ahead here...

It looks like my work will fully expect us to be back in the office on May 11th. Numerous articles have come out that shows the virus spreads considerably in crowded less ventilated places (common sense really). Considering trains are very poorly ventilated around that time of the year, it would be like a death trap getting into the trains for 3+ hours everyday.

I am at risk (asthma). My company has a strong aversion to firing people and instead push you to quit instead. I cannot afford to quit. I know that if you have to quit your job due to "illness", your doctor can write a note to get you on RAV right away without the typical penalty time. I wonder if that would apply in this case? I genuinely hate my job and have only stayed in it for financial purposes until I can find something else. I don't want to risk my health for such a cause and would like to consider all options before being forced to.
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Old 28.04.2020, 09:08
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Just thinking ahead here...

It looks like my work will fully expect us to be back in the office on May 11th. Numerous articles have come out that shows the virus spreads considerably in crowded less ventilated places (common sense really). Considering trains are very poorly ventilated around that time of the year, it would be like a death trap getting into the trains for 3+ hours everyday.

I am at risk (asthma). My company has a strong aversion to firing people and instead push you to quit instead. I cannot afford to quit. I know that if you have to quit your job due to "illness", your doctor can write a note to get you on RAV right away without the typical penalty time. I wonder if that would apply in this case? I genuinely hate my job and have only stayed in it for financial purposes until I can find something else. I don't want to risk my health for such a cause and would like to consider all options before being forced to.
I don't know what the rules will be after May 11, but right now I think you can get a doctor's certificate that says you're high risk and should be allowed to work from home until X date.
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Old 28.04.2020, 09:10
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Just thinking ahead here...

It looks like my work will fully expect us to be back in the office on May 11th. Numerous articles have come out that shows the virus spreads considerably in crowded less ventilated places (common sense really). Considering trains are very poorly ventilated around that time of the year, it would be like a death trap getting into the trains for 3+ hours everyday.

I am at risk (asthma). My company has a strong aversion to firing people and instead push you to quit instead. I cannot afford to quit. I know that if you have to quit your job due to "illness", your doctor can write a note to get you on RAV right away without the typical penalty time. I wonder if that would apply in this case? I genuinely hate my job and have only stayed in it for financial purposes until I can find something else. I don't want to risk my health for such a cause and would like to consider all options before being forced to.
Yes it would apply. Its always better to get fired though,for many reasons.
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I don't know what the rules will be after May 11, but right now I think you can get a doctor's certificate that says you're high risk and should be allowed to work from home until X date.

It should be fairly easy to get that certificate. I emailed my doctor and he sent it to me by email. It does not state till when though, but the company has accepted that and it will be valid until BAG declares that all can work in the office again.
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Old 28.04.2020, 09:39
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Yes it would apply. Its always better to get fired though,for many reasons.
hehe I know, isn't it strange? I'm sure I could figure out how to be, but I guess my conscience won't allow it unless truly desperate.
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Old 28.04.2020, 17:37
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Re: Back to work, after covid-19

My husband has been at home about 70% of the time, but for the other 30% has had to go to his office to upload software code, run certain tests etc. This has been done on a strict rota basis so the team do not come into contact with each other, also the cleaners come in and sanitise all the desks and keyboards every day (although OH keeps his in his locker as it's an English one he bought himself). The staff from Germany and France have been in the office more as there are cross border security issues about working remotely related to it being a bank.

Husband could have worked from home 100% if it wasn't for the fact the bank uses Microsoft (Drupal developers hate everything to do with it, I hate it as well and binned it off last year when I closed our UK company down - Windows 10 drove me nuts!)
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Just thinking ahead here...

It looks like my work will fully expect us to be back in the office on May 11th.
It seems a lot of places don't care if you are or live with a high risk person. I can't wrap my mind around this. My friend at CHUV said this is their official policy and CHUV is a hospital.
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