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I hate this attitude that everyone should in the office as a default - and the implication those who arent are being lazy.

Its outdated and frankly unthinking and playing to the blue rinse, dinosaurs of the world .

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JonH comes home wrote:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-65621081

I hate this attitude that everyone should in the office as a default - and the implication those who arent are being lazy.

Its outdated and frankly unthinking and playing to the blue rinse, dinosaurs of the world .


 To take the opposing view, slightly. I know of (rather than "have heard of") a lot of people that are "working from home" - and are ardent proponents of same - that are 10% as productive (and to be honest 50% as in attendance) as they were when working in the office. Just because some people are honest and hard-working doesn't mean that everyone is. I have a deal of sympathy for office managers that have seen their company productivity sink enormously during working from home - especially as all of their workforce (by their own measure) is working "much better than they were in the office". It is a fairly hard circle to square.



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JonH comes home wrote:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-65621081

I hate this attitude that everyone should in the office as a default - and the implication those who arent are being lazy.

Its outdated and frankly unthinking and playing to the blue rinse, dinosaurs of the world .


 To take the opposing view, slightly. I know of (rather than "have heard of") a lot of people that are "working from home" - and are ardent proponents of same - that are 10% as productive (and to be honest 50% as in attendance) as they were when working in the office. Just because some people are honest and hard-working doesn't mean that everyone is. I have a deal of sympathy for office managers that have seen their company productivity sink enormously during working from home - especially as all of their workforce (by their own measure) is working "much better than they were in the office". It is a fairly hard circle to square.


 I think you have a point but my issue is the Hunts or Rees Moggs who seem to propose everyone should be in the office as default. 

companies know their people best and what makes them tick - let them decide. And Id say it isnt ministers who know civil servants best, it is the civil service managers who should decide what works for them. 

for most companies some sort of hybrid works best. This week Ive been at home Monday to Wednesday and will go to our office in London tomorrow. Friday Im not sure. Last week I had two days in the office/ at client site. Next week , Ill have one day at client site . we know ourselves best and cam judge best is our companies view. 



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JonH comes home wrote:
... my issue is the Hunts or Rees Moggs ...  

 Well, I'm not going to disagree with you there!

... but office workers working in offices is the default. With the exception of those few hired in the last three years, pretty much everyone (including those civil servants) were hired and contracted to work in the office, not at home. The fact that they have had a taste of working at home, and much preferred it, doesn't change that. And if the manager (or in the government's case, the MPs, as the de facto heads of department) want everyone in the office, then surely that is their call? I'm not sure that I agree that civil service managers should have the call, after all the career civil servants are there to do a job for and on behalf of the elected officials.

I agree that companies/ departments/ offices should have the ability to decide for themselves, but the decision makers for those entities shouldn't primarily be the workers, it should be the responsible adults. This extends to the government (and the elected officials, no matter how odious they may be).

(See how I resisted calling the office workers "the great unwashed". I can learn!)



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Last Tuesday Spain set a new record. From 10.00 hrs to 19.00 hrs, Spain was powered 100% by renewable energy.

www.businessinsider.in/science/news/spain-has-produced-enough-renewable-energy-to-power-its-entire-country-for-a-9-hour-work-day/articleshow/100400649.cms

Let's hope other countries follow suit and catch up.

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I was under the impression that the UK was one of the leading countries for wind farms and can support the national grid when conditions are favourable.

The issue I saw in the UK is the red tape around connecting the renewable energy to the national grid.

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Judging by the numer of wind and solar farms I've seen across Andalusia over the last two weeks I'm not in the least surprised that Spain has achieved this.

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I was under the impression that the UK was one of the leading countries for wind farms and can support the national grid when conditions are favourable.

The issue I saw in the UK is the red tape around connecting the renewable energy to the national grid.


I saw/heard something similar.  From what I heard, the problem is processing 'access requests'.  There is a huge backlog and many of those in the queue are projects that will never get off the ground anyway but they are blocking the administrative path for the more viable projects. I think they were saying that there was a 10 year administrative backlog.



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Some day in politics.

Firstly Donald Trump is indicted on federal criminal charges.

Secondly Nadine Dorries says 'the last thing I want to do is trigger a by-election' and then resigns with immediate effect triggering a by-election.

And finally Boris Johnson resigns with immediate effect after reading the latest Partygate report.

Wow.



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Wow, I had so not been following the news today 

At least a better day for the soon to be Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg and Dame Priti Patel 



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And now Nicola Sturgeon arrested. Hopefully sitting in a cell full of Women with penises.



-- Edited by emmsie69 on Sunday 11th of June 2023 02:49:03 PM

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And the hits just keep on coming

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For the record, Sturgeon has now been released without charge.

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Bob in Spain wrote:

For the record, Sturgeon has now been released without charge.


 I don't think any of us were expecting anything else but people like Nicola come up with all this TWAW bull that allows Men in Women's prisons safe in the knowledge that it will never impact them. For 8 hours today Nicola had a reality check and that is why those Women were celebrating.



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