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Why aren't they closing down offices?

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While I do understand that life essential business like food distribution, supermarkets need to be open I don't understand why law firms, tech companies or other offices related stuff are not being shut down. Most offices have multiple people sitting in a room for the whole day so it's as infectious as sitting in a restaurant so why have restaurants close but offices are kept open even though there are confirmed number of office drones who are infected. 

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Couldn't agree more, with already known and confirmed cases....

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I would of thought tech companies are essential. Especially in this day and age.

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Just now, jimmjam said:

I would of thought tech companies are essential. Especially in this day and age.

essential yes but in this day and age a lot of that can be done from home office

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4 minutes ago, baansgr said:

Couldn't agree more, with already known and confirmed cases....

Well the Sino Thai owners of these office building usually not very keen to shutdown

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3 minutes ago, michaeltheR said:

essential yes but in this day and age a lot of that can be done from home office

Very true, i work from home. Have done for the past 3 years. No need for an office.

Maybe they dont have the equipment needed to complete tasks at home.

Or maybe they are being forced to work.

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Just now, jimmjam said:

Very true, i work from home. Have done for the past 3 years. No need for an office.

Maybe they dont have the equipment needed to complete tasks at home.

Or maybe they are being forced to work.

Forced to work is more likely

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I was surprised to see all the electrical appliances shops and TV shops open yesterday.

Not really protecting their staff are they?

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I suppose it depends on the office.

 

Are they dealing with critical information, and thus can not hold it on external laptop, or even allow VPN access in.

 

Are they dealing with resources that can only be accessed on-site.

 

Do the employers lack the necessary hardware/infrastructure at home to do the work.

 

And of course, the obvious, do the companies trust their employees to work at home as opposed to slack off.

 

But, there might be legitimate reasons.  For example, I don't think you can access most of the banking functions from home.

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Because my employer won't let me work from home. I guess there are many others like that as well.

 

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From what I gather the courts are still functioning. 

 

Amazes me that call centers are functioning worked in one and can tell you it is the worst place to work when it is cold season so really worst place t work for this. 

 

Then again I could not shop online if they were not open so what can yousay 

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I agree.  It's sad to see employees who can easily do their work from home, leaving their homes and interacting with other people while transiting to work, being in an office and returning home. I am also dismayed because, the people who cannot afford to lose their jobs are being forced to choose work over their health.  For example, people who are working in a 'snack food' warehouse who are told to come to factory, mingle with a large number of people to produce snack foods.  We have plenty of snack foods available to us in supermarkets, online and stored in warehouses.  It seems counterintuitive to ask people to meet in masses, work and then go home to their families after interacting with other people all day in a production facility.  These people need their paycheck. So, they are going to work.  We need to find a way to pay them and not require them to go to the production line now.  It's a community safety issue, its a nationwide issue and it is a universal, safety issue.  

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Thailand is not able to afford a complete Lockdown. It is too expensive and the max of 7500thb per month SSP is not going to help anyone. Especially as they are sky high in debt. 

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