If it's OK for teachers to have to carry on working....

(257 Posts)
jomartin281271 Sat 31-Oct-20 20:40:33

If it's OK for teachers to have to carry on working, why isn't it OK for MPs to go back to Parliament and work no PPE and no social distancing? These MPs know how dangerous it is out there and there's no way they'll put themselves in danger, but they're quite happy to throw teachers under the bus. And by the way, I'm not a teacher, I'm an appalled parent.

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1stV45 Sat 31-Oct-20 20:44:12

How many times? It's about reducing overall contact, so if people who can wfh do so, the risk is reduced for everyone.

I'm a teacher too and I'm really sick of hearing this now. If you don't think your role is important enough to carry on, go and do something else.

Kitcat122 Sat 31-Oct-20 20:46:34

Basically with the lockdown the government assume there will be enough icu beds for keyworkers if needed ie nurses, hcp teachers. Police etc... Sorry if I've missed you.

ilovebagpuss Sat 31-Oct-20 20:47:49

Lots of us have had to carry on working from the first lockdown. I work in Care homes in training wear a cheap mask still had Covid twice now. Lots of my colleagues are on bout number 2 even with correct PPE.
So yes teachers should be allowed to wear a mask and take correct precautions but I’m not appalled. It’s shit for many of us unable to work from home And no one should be in this position I’m sad for everyone thrown under the bus.
I’m really grateful my children can go to school just as families feel grateful for care continuing and other vital jobs.

Fridgeandkitchen Sat 31-Oct-20 20:50:16

So many employees have to carry on. Just to keep their jobs. Teachers aren’t the only ones
Posts like this make it difficult. It’s shit for everyone working. Not just teachers. You aren’t the only ones working in difficult conditions.

Ignoringequally Sat 31-Oct-20 20:50:49

It is not necessary for MP’s to be in the same room as each other for them to do their jobs, so there is no benefit in them doing so. It reduces overall contact/risk.
There is a benefit to teachers being in the same room as their students.
There is no comparison.

Freddiefox Sat 31-Oct-20 20:51:29

It’s not just teachers, it’s the working classes. It we are dispensable. Always have been always will be.

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OnlyFoolsnMothers Sat 31-Oct-20 20:52:25

It’s not just teachers- it’s up to everyone who can stay home to do so- sorry but teachers, police etc can’t.

BlackPetunia Sat 31-Oct-20 20:53:06

im an appalled parent too op

what can we do?

BlackPetunia Sat 31-Oct-20 20:54:11

OnlyFoolsnMothers

It’s not just teachers- it’s up to everyone who can stay home to do so- sorry but teachers, police etc can’t.

er...teachers CAN stay at home!! of course they can, they did!!

starrynight19 Sat 31-Oct-20 20:55:36

But the op isn’t a teacher. And yet again how many other key workers are being expected to work in a room of 30+ people without any ppe ?

Fridgeandkitchen Sat 31-Oct-20 20:56:27

Home school your kids? Take them out of school.

1stV45 Sat 31-Oct-20 20:57:52

"er...teachers CAN stay at home!! of course they can, they did!!"

If that was successful why are schools calling for this year's exams to be cancelled?

HokeyWokey Sat 31-Oct-20 20:58:02

I'm not a teacher. I still have to work.

Ignoringequally Sat 31-Oct-20 21:00:09

er...teachers CAN stay at home!! of course they can, they did!!

And it worked so well last time, didn’t it?

starrynight19 Sat 31-Oct-20 21:00:16

I'm not a teacher. I still have to work.

So does my dp and he did all the way through in an office with very few people.

Are you in a tiny room of 30+ people without any ppe / social distancing ?

yeOldeTrout Sat 31-Oct-20 21:00:18

Not sure how to reconcile

"Arrogant MPs keep breaking the rules!"
with
"MPs would never put themselves in danger!"

I mean, you can't have it both ways, can you.

Veryverycalmnow Sat 31-Oct-20 21:04:52

I'm a teacher and have been as careful as possible. Worn a visor, opened all the windows, regular sanitizing etc . It's been a really hard job this last few months. Harder than normal. I really needed half term. I have had Covid all half term obviously because I work in a school. To say it's shit is a massive understatement. 😔

BunsyGirl Sat 31-Oct-20 21:09:12

If you can work from home, work from home. If you can’t, get on with it. Is that really so difficult to understand? I would much prefer to be in the office but I will work from home because my job can be done for home and I am helping to reduce the risk for other people.

DonaldTrumpsChopper Sat 31-Oct-20 21:10:30

I usually have a huge amount of sympathy for teachers (from a family of teachers) but every single person I know in the private sector is desperate to work, to hang on to their job, to save their business etc.

And some of us had to work through the last lockdown, with no time off at all.

At least teachers have a job, which is valued and protected.

dollychopss Sat 31-Oct-20 21:13:01

Not this again

echt Sat 31-Oct-20 21:15:26

At least teachers have a job, which is valued and protected

It is not valued and they are not protected.

See these boards for the vitriol and contempt poured on teachers during the last lockdown and which continues to this day. As for protected, many are not even allowed to wear masks, the protections offered are pitiful and come out of shrinking budgets.

Waxonwaxoff0 Sat 31-Oct-20 21:17:34

I work in manufacturing, in the office of a large factory with no PPE. There are about 100 people there. We've had 4 cases of Covid so far, I haven't caught it yet. Not the same as schools, but not everyone is safely working from home. I can't work from home so I'm just cracking on.

Foobydoo Sat 31-Oct-20 21:17:47

Fridgeandkitchen

Home school your kids? Take them out of school.

This pisses me off so much! It's a bit like telling people who complain about bin services to outsource their own bin emptying.
Parents should not be threatened with fines during a global pandemic.

1stV45 Sat 31-Oct-20 21:18:27

Echt, the PP meant the job is protected. Which it is, compared to oh so many others. Ì have thanked my lucky stars every day of this thing that I don't work in any number of far less fortunate sectors.

I'm afraid much of the vitriol aimed at teachers has been brought on us by the attitudes of our colleagues, who refuse to recognise how lucky we are.

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