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Quincy

Member since Sep 2011 • Last active Mar 2020

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    does anyone know offhand how Asics shape up size-wise, do they come up large or small?

    I am a 9 generally. 9.5 in Adidas and Asics. I bought a pair of Asics Nimbus recently - possibly more expensive than you planned but I can't fault them. If they fit your foot shape and running style then I'd highly recommend!

  • in COVID-19
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    Yes I'm encouraging her to this morning. I wonder what it would take for them to stop of their own volition...

  • in COVID-19
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    I was surprised too...

  • in COVID-19
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    Yeah I was considering that too but wanted to see what the response was here without suggesting it. Cheers

  • in COVID-19
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    Yeah and as I said, she's new and she's not what you'd call outgoing - more of the suffer in silence type. However like I said, she's terrified. Lots of tears and random bleaching of door handles at home to try to make herself feel better.
    I think she needs to escalate it. One major issue is that her line manager and HR lead are two of the worst offenders. I don't think she really has a relationship with the GPs.
    It's fucking heartbreaking that I can't even go and give her a hug

  • in COVID-19
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    Please could I ask for some advice?
    My mum works in a GP surgery as a medical secretary. She's still required to go to work, despite the fact that there is very little work to do - which to be clear she is fine with (although would prefer to be busy)
    However, she is surrounded by colleagues who just don't seem to understand/care about the seriousness of the situation (which is frankly baffling given the sector that she works in). The practice manager and all other admin staff have a gung ho attitude saying things like 'It won't get me' 'If we stick together we'll be fine' and 'We're NHS we don't get sick'
    They make cups of tea huddled together and chat in the small kitchen in the surgery and go on group walks to the supermarket at lunch.
    My mum has only worked there for 6weeks or so but is totally uncomfortable with the situation. She was asked yesterday why she brought her own flask of tea in. When she said she didn't want to be in the kitchen as it wasn't possible to maintain a safe distance they all laughed at her.
    In addition, one of her colleagues has just been sent home with a cough and a temperature. They have wiped her desk with an anti-bac wipe and are just cracking on.
    She doesn't know what to do and I don't know how to advise her.

    She's 59, fairly healthy and lives on her own after my dad died two years ago.

    Any suggestions? Thanks so much

    EDIT - My Dad essentially died from flu so this is also hugely difficult for her and she's terrified.

  • in COVID-19
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    Mate, let it go. We've been asked to do minimal daily exercise. That might mean none to some people or a quick spin on the bike to others.

    No need to be pissy. Any of you.

    this

  • in COVID-19
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    Hi hi,
    Here's the most recent advice/guidance from Olio.
    https://help.olioex.com/category/206-upd­ates-on-coronavirus-covid-19
    Things have changed a fair bit there of late as many of their commercial clients (companies with surplus food) are closed up or working to different models now.
    If it's still helpful then great.
    Best of luck and let me know if I can be of any help. If it works out then I may be able to help promote through work channels. You and Jim both have my number if it all works out.
    JW

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    People on here are so classy. Thank you all. I put three people in touch with the nurse (to be clear I don't know her -she's in touch with my colleague) so I don't know whether it's resolved. I'll try to find out tomorrow.

    Thanks all for the show of generosity and supporting someone who I'm sure is doing a fantastic job!

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