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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Online Flag Horsham 17 Apr 20 9.24am Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by Mapletree

Not really. Very early starts and pretty boring. Despite being let loose with a flamethrower.

Not sure I want to know about the flamethrower! I know the hours they work are long and the actual picking is back breaking work, Qudos to anyone willing to do it.
Having read this thread to my wife, she commented (jokingly) that she hoped you were not insinuating people from rural Essex May have webbed fingers . She did add that some of her Grandparents neighbours were borderline!

 

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Originally posted by Spiderman

Not sure I want to know about the flamethrower! I know the hours they work are long and the actual picking is back breaking work, Qudos to anyone willing to do it.
Having read this thread to my wife, she commented (jokingly) that she hoped you were not insinuating people from rural Essex May have webbed fingers . She did add that some of her Grandparents neighbours were borderline!

It will depend how far past rochford you live

 

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Originally posted by cryrst

It will depend how far past rochford you live

Very true although she does not count Rochford as Essex (London overspill!). She got out and now lives in relative “safety” in West Sussex

 

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Originally posted by braunstoneagle

why cant we make people who are furloughed to this work?

or why not conscript them while we're at it?

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 17 Apr 20 11.44am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by Spiderman

or why not conscript them while we're at it?

Good point. We could then start a war when other countries are in lock down. We have to be careful who we start on though. Perhaps somewhere nice, with a lot of room, and decent weather?

 


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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Online Flag Horsham 17 Apr 20 12.08pm Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

Good point. We could then start a war when other countries are in lock down. We have to be careful who we start on though. Perhaps somewhere nice, with a lot of room, and decent weather?

I always though the Maldives needed to be taught a lesson!

 

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View braunstoneagle's Profile braunstoneagle Flag the middle of bumf*** nowhere... 17 Apr 20 8.24pm Send a Private Message to braunstoneagle Add braunstoneagle as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

Been isolating?

nah not at all...been working like a dog, 60+ hour weeks...farkin’ knackered to be honest...prison sector doesnt stop.

was just a thought, there must be plenty of people who live near these areas who would love to be outside all day grafting...i would.

 


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Originally posted by Spiderman

or why not conscript them while we're at it?

hardly conscription tho is it...its picking fruit ffs.

 


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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 17 Apr 20 11.27pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

It will depend how far past rochford you live

For her next job it has been suggested the best place to live is Woodham Ferrers. Oh the ignominy for a Croydon girl.

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 17 Apr 20 11.41pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Mapletree

For her next job it has been suggested the best place to live is Woodham Ferrers. Oh the ignominy for a Croydon girl.

Safety first out there. Don’t shoot ‘til you see the whites of their socks.

 

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View Henry of Peckham's Profile Henry of Peckham Flag Eton Mess 18 Apr 20 10.11am Send a Private Message to Henry of Peckham Add Henry of Peckham as a friend

Originally posted by braunstoneagle

why cant we make people who are furloughed to this work?

You can't make people do anything but terms of the government scheme is that you can VOLUNTEER for work without penalty while you are furloughed. If crop harvesting is in the 'national interest' it could be promoted and potentially organised as such ... but no one in authority has bothered. The other problems are that no testing is available to reassure prospective workers and there's no overall plan to get people back to work.

 


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More stories of workers in meat factories developing coronavirus:

America:
Nearly 5,000 workers infected by coronavirus.
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Meat industry seen as source of most coronavirus hotspots.

Australia:
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Ireland:
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Think the workers need protection as a lot are being asked to work in very risky conditions.

Edited by sitdownstandup (03 May 2020 10.05am)

 


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