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ifonly4 Sun 12-Apr-20 14:16:22

DD works in a shop

I have two jobs, school and pharmacy/store, so I'm working 50% at the moment

DH totally working from home.

So as a family, 50% of our work is still away from home. Trying to give DD a lift to avoid buses.

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namechangemania Sun 12-Apr-20 14:20:05

Yes me. Civil servant in an office usually open to the public (obviously closed for now). We’re busier than usual due to corona so I’m actually working longer hours than my regular full time hours.

RedRiverHog Sun 12-Apr-20 14:21:31

Yes. Supermarket worker.

guest2013 Sun 12-Apr-20 14:22:54

Yep. Two civil servants here. Working more than full time hours.

paradisefalls Sun 12-Apr-20 14:23:04

I work for Royal Mail so still having to go in 6 days a week. Dd works in retail but isn't working because the shop is closed. So just me confused

Sennetti Sun 12-Apr-20 14:23:08

Yes me. On overtime too

Government need to enforce the essential items only rule as its driving thousands out unnecessarily

DowntonCrabby Sun 12-Apr-20 14:23:49

I’m in healthcare and DH is in the oil and gas industry, I’m still in full time and he’s in maybe 25% but otherwise wfh.

Ughmaybenot Sun 12-Apr-20 14:25:19

Yea, me and DH are still working. I’m a receptionist at a GP surgery and my DH is an agricultural contractor (own business, and we’ve just expanded massively) so we’re both busier than ever!

Mangofandangoo Sun 12-Apr-20 14:26:54

I was until last week and I have since been put on reserve (Police)

HadALockdownMeltdown Sun 12-Apr-20 14:27:03

Shared house. 3 out of 4 are still working

Lamentations Sun 12-Apr-20 14:27:18

Yes. Incredibly grateful to have a good reason to not be stuck in the house and to be able to talk to other people.

Aroundtheworldin80moves Sun 12-Apr-20 14:40:30

DH is (Army). They have moved from a 8-5 5 days a week pattern to a 7 day pattern with everyone having 1/2 days off a week, but random days not weekends. Plus taking it in turns to be on call at night. He's part of a HQ team coordinating things rather than feet on the ground type of job.

I am a SAHM so just staying at home a lot more than normal plus having the children around a lot more than usual. My volunteer job is not currently operational. I feel guilty I can't do more.

SuitedandBooted Sun 12-Apr-20 15:24:06

I work for a niche manufacturing company that employs around 100 people. They have kept a skeleton staff on since the lockdown started to answers phones, pack stuff and so on.
We will all be going back from the 15th of this month, in stages, and using social distancing. There has definitely been some people with Covid (ended up in hospital), but all areas will be cleaned etc.

Its just not possible to keep the whole economy on hold for much longer.

DartmoorChef Sun 12-Apr-20 15:24:45

Me. Chef in a factory.

PicsInRed Sun 12-Apr-20 15:29:12

Me. Critical paper pushing in the office.

Harryevie1 Sun 12-Apr-20 15:48:32

Me - I work as an Occupational Therapist across 3 wards in Adult mental health hospital

Blueberry2020 Sun 12-Apr-20 15:53:53

DH, own business employing 20 people. If they stop now then there won’t be a business to come back to. Insurance wouldn’t pay out as the government haven’t said they must close.

I am working from home for myself but about to start maternity leave.

trumpisaflump Sun 12-Apr-20 15:54:17

Me-hospital ICU pharmacist. DH is WFH and going into his office (he's the only person there, rest are WFH) when I'm home. He's an accountant and has never been busier with advice for all his clients re furlough etc.

Jigsawpuzzle Sun 12-Apr-20 15:55:05

Me and DH retired. DS is an engineer in food manufacturing 👨‍🏭 so key worker . My DD and her DH who are teachers abroad are on lockdown and have strict curfews, so doing videos for students.

bluetongue Sun 12-Apr-20 15:55:58

Civil service office worker (not in the UK). Not public facing so fairly low risk.

I live by myself so I’m actually happy to still have my ‘work family’ that I can see.

NurseJaques Sun 12-Apr-20 15:57:29

I'm at work (more than) full time in a hospital

DS (25) and his GF (24) are staying with us due to buying a new build (that's now on hold) and they are both working full time for NHS

DH is a bricky and is home with DD (19) who is back from uni

ch3rrycola Sun 12-Apr-20 16:06:51

Me, plus over time.
So glad I can get out 5 days a week and talk to my co workers

RuthW Sun 12-Apr-20 16:12:22

Me. I'm a manager in a gp surgery. Dd is a teacher and doing a bit online for her students so 50% at home in our household.

wlv12 Sun 12-Apr-20 16:13:21

Yes. I’m a midwife.

Husband is shielding due to severe asthma.

missmeg3leg Sun 12-Apr-20 16:17:07

Me, ICU, OH is working (drawing) from home as a graphic artist

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