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Positivity

londonblue

Topgun Pilot
Joined
Feb 18, 2004
Messages
14,652
I thought it would be interesting if people listed the positives of being in the situation we're in. I'll start:

I went for an off road bike ride today and realised we have some amazing countryside round here that I'd never really made use of. I'll be cycling and walking a lot more now.
 

Supershrimper

First XI
Joined
Feb 14, 2010
Messages
557
My lawn has never been cut so many times on a short space of time, although I'm now led to believe bin lorries won't be collecting grass cuttings so might have to reduce the frequency
 

Special Blue

Coach
Joined
Aug 13, 2010
Messages
1,046
Don't think dogs have had so many walks ever.
Going to be e few unhappy hounds when this gets back to normal(although may be grateful of the rest).
 

united we stand

Life President
Joined
Dec 4, 2008
Messages
6,535
Location
Wickford
Cleaner air and rivers
But From a purely selfish perspective- absolutely zero positives of any kind what so ever.
 

BriggBlue

Schoolboy
Joined
Feb 8, 2017
Messages
480
Longterm I think there might well be a shift in our working culture with more and more people working from home rather than just being present in the office.

Hopefully people who are classed as key workers during this period will be rewarded accordingly.

I also hope that people focus less on money, house prices may become more sensible and rents may fall.
 

BriggBlue

Schoolboy
Joined
Feb 8, 2017
Messages
480
And hopefully this shift can make a huge difference to those with disabilities who would have struggled for employment beforehand.
and that would be a major positive even before you start looking at the improved work life balances and environmental improvements.
 

Rootshallbloke

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Aug 14, 2009
Messages
18,893
Location
Westcliff riviera
This whole business of working from home is a bit of a mystery to me I must be honest. Back in the day one of my guys requested to work from home because of a temporary medical condition. Customs agreed to this but the hoops he and I had to jump through to make it happen where many. Security of data was one access to the Departmental security networks/database was another biggie and also keeping the home working space secure also wiggled its little head above the ground. Add a dash of health and safety and it was a hard old task to achieve. Admittedly that was 15/20 years ago, but now, it seems, as long as you have sufficient broadband width to your house you're in business. How times change.
 

The Big Dady

Light & Bitter
Staff member
Joined
Jan 20, 2007
Messages
5,996
Location
Sarfend-on-Mud
This whole business of working from home is a bit of a mystery to me I must be honest. Back in the day one of my guys requested to work from home because of a temporary medical condition. Customs agreed to this but the hoops he and I had to jump through to make it happen where many. Security of data was one access to the Departmental security networks/database was another biggie and also keeping the home working space secure also wiggled its little head above the ground. Add a dash of health and safety and it was a hard old task to achieve. Admittedly that was 15/20 years ago, but now, it seems, as long as you have sufficient broadband width to your house you're in business. How times change.
Were they using AOL Dial-Up with 56 kbit/s?

Remember it used to take about 5 minutes for a website page to load even ShrimperZone. :Angry:

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Luckily we now have Satellite and Fibre super fast broadband with encryption for added security.
 

Chrisb

Forever Blue
Joined
Dec 16, 2010
Messages
1,255
Location
Rayleigh
Went for a walk today and in a nearby road children had chalked a rainbow on the pavement and also a traditional hopscotch grid beside which they had written 'anyone who wants to can use this' - how lovely.
 
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