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Contagion raging because employees not sent home: health chief

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It's no surprise since it's not mandatory and we all know that many people running companies in Thailand value money much more than they value their employees.

Also if Thailand could bring the 8,000 pending tests to one of their super lab with a 10,000 daily processing capacity we would maybe get numbers scary enough to be taken more seriously.

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1 hour ago, Boomer6969 said:

Work from home in Thailand? You gotta be joking! The Thai government is addicted to paper; can you imagine people ferrying trolleys full of photocopies from the office, to work from their 30 sqm condos? WFH would be simply disguised paid unemployment. And I refrain from commenting on the attitude of the unsupervised average Thai worker. There is no alternative to lock down and food stamps.

 

not only that but individual workers are often not given the authority or responsibility to make decisions or take actions, all has to be fed through the hierarchical structure - which means being at the office. take the example of my recent bank visit; every time the very helpful employee had to look at my account on her terminal she had to call the manager out of her office to input a password, this had to be done five or six times, what an inefficient waste of time. absolutely no trust in the employee.

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3 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

We are all missing the big picture, as we are not being told the truth but a pack of lies.  If the numbers are as low as they say, why the near total shutdown, and limited curfew.......please tell us

The numbers aren't low though, 1000+ cases is large, and easily enough to warrant stricter lockdown. They know full well without adequate testing coverage the numbers could be somewhat higher, so it makes sense to lock down, and then ease off in two weeks if the new cases have stabilized. Two weeks is a small ask, compared to what will happen if you go down the path of US and Italy. It makes a *massive* difference, I think estimates were 95% fewer cases if China had acted two weeks earlier.

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3 hours ago, Andy from Kent said:

I'm going to guess that its to stop the spread of COVIS_19.     But its only a guess.

I reckon there is a lot more to the story that will come out later! just a guess :whistling:

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3 hours ago, DrTuner said:

Would love to, but first they would have to test more than just a few hundred per day. Without that the numbers are just selective manipulation.

My point, exactly.

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2 hours ago, totally thaied up said:

It is all about money and food on the table.

Perhaps more than we know. Thailand should be careful what it exports over the next 3 to 6 months.

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7 hours ago, Moonlover said:

This 'work from home' directive appears to have become an international mantra. Yet I do wonder whether it is really a practical option.

 

Ok, there are the minority of people who do work remotely via their phones and computers. But for the great majority, they need to be at their workplace, be it desk, workshop, kitchen or whatever.

 

Life must go on. And for the most part that means, for the great majority, getting on with their job and accepting the risk that they may become a Covid casualty. And let's face it, for the great majority that simply means going through a few days of minor illness and a short period of isolation.

 

yeah tell the post office to work from home

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Those Chinese Thai owners couldn't give a fig about their employees. 

They are all expendable

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15 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

“The roads are still jammed and car parks are still full, which shows people are still leaving their homes as usual,” Thanarak said. “This means that both government organisations and private companies are not complying with the work-from-home measure, which is a very unsatisfactory state of affairs.”

Thainess...

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The most informaton you get in Thailand are either nonsense or not the truth as the government keep all the real datas, so far they have any, as a sectret. If i see how western countries inform their people in details about everything, looking on the social problems beside to fight the virus i know now more and more why this country and their people are in lethargy!

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A friend told me he's only allowed to work from home starting this week. And it was finally allowed when someone in the office - a member of the senior management at that - tested positive for CVD19. Prior to this, employees' appeal to the management to allow working from home has fallen on deaf ears. The VP of the company even said they cannot allow working from home because he was concerned employees would sleep on the job or do something else while at home, and that would be unacceptable, since they are still getting a salary. Seriously? And this was in an international organisation, not a half-ar$ed old-money empire like the ones you see on Channel 3 dramas.

 

This VP is yet another example of a reckless and irresponsible prehistoric ape who thinks nothing about people's lives and safety. He should be shot. In public.

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The Boss,s of these Companies are only following the lead set out to them by the Government

Money over Health

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Hmm. What about all those Immigration Office workers???

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15 hours ago, DrTuner said:

Would love to, but first they would have to test more than just a few hundred per day. Without that the numbers are just selective manipulation.

Hospitals are definitely testing more than a few hundred per day, each. Anecdotal evidence (from doctors from various hospitals) suggest that individual hospitals may be finding over 100 positive results daily. Unfortunately, the way testing and reporting is being done in Thailand is that only the government can release the numbers, and those numbers come from positive hospital results being confirmed independently twice. Given limitations in equipment, reagents and manpower, as long as this protocol is unchanged, Thailand will never officially enter a period where we see exponential increases in infection.

 

17 hours ago, realfunster said:

Brought to you by the same agency that late last week was predicting 3,000 cases by end of April. So which is it ? A slow increase or ‘raging’.

 

Finally, instead of a general ‘suggestion’, a clear and firm ‘lockdown’ order from the Big Guy for non-essential operations (with a definition) would obviously remove any confusion !

 

Given the above situation, where hospital testing is yielding growing numbers but officially confirmed results can only grow by a hundred or so each day, I believe there is a major disconnect between the information in the hands of decision-makers and the information that is filtered to the public. The public finds it difficult to take the situation seriously because the numbers will only grow arithmetically by a 100 or so each day. On the other hand, the actual hospital data may be showing a 'raging' outbreak. As long as the government feels that it needs to babysit the public with selective data, officials are going to have to keep pleading.

 

Also, yes, a suggestion does nothing. Most bosses will not easily let people work from home, especially when the numbers simply won't start growing like in Italy, UK or the US. A serious top-down order is required if they are going to go with this approach.

 

14 hours ago, totally thaied up said:

I am starting to wonder why as well for the near total shutdown and limited curfews. Are the numbers really bad enough to shut the full tourism of this country down as other parts of the economy. Something is not making sense. We got guys telling us in the press this is nowhere near good enough, yet my village does not give a damn. So what is really going on?

 

None of this is making sense to me. Yet I look at the UK, US and Italy and all I see is mayhem and I am worried that could happen here. Most my family are old and are at risk. My Father-in-law put a ban on all people coming to our house.

Your father-in-law, at least, gives enough of a damn. Good for him. 

 

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