Ah here.

Maria writes:

Great job scaring people into going into work during a storm…

This morning.

Location unspecified.

Stephen Hanlon writes:

When you don’t like the look of those Opheila storm clouds and can’t decide to open or not!

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25 thoughts on “Decisions

  1. Bern

    RTE are reporting it differently:
    “ISME has said that employers have a duty of care to their workers under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act “

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      Exactly. Some employers will chance their arms. Point them to the relevant section of the Act. Which I can’t be bothered to google.

    2. Listrade

      The two statements aren’t exclusive to each other. Employers have a duty to employees while at work (not including travel to and from work), but shutting down an office isn’t protected leave, so no obligations to pay.

      1. martco

        at last someone who gets the conundrum.

        you paying attention Harry? Per your comment below I’m having a very specific go and you know it unless you have difficulty reading today. tell me Harry because I’m sure you have a degree in employment law.
        I have a small business. do I close my doors, yes or no? do I have a duty of care to my employees while they travel to or from work, yes or no? do I pay my employees who can’t come to work today because of the knock on of the schools, yes or no? does my insurance cover my losses for the day, yes or no?

        A declared public holiday would have clarified all of this. Why not do that?

        1. Harry Molloy

          can you not use your own cop on and discretion or do you need a nanny state to hold your hand doing everything?

          who should know your business and drive your business and decide your business – you or the state?

    1. martco

      to second that I’ve just passed a petrol station which I see on a daily basis with a queue right out onto the road


  2. Milo

    You’re right Maria, all the employers are rubbing their hands in glee cos they get a chance to fupp their staff. Get out of here you commie scrounger. No chance of offence will pass you!

    1. Warden of the Snort

      lol, about time they clipped your wings

      Got any more desperate tales about migration ruining Ireland?

      Or what about the one about liberalism making puppets of us all?

      1. Milo

        Im a big fan of migration and how we have responded brilliantly in welcoming all who come here. Always have been, so sorry about that kid. As for the manic faux liberalism we are slaves to, yes, I think its a total pain in the hoop and getting us nowhere fast.

        Now whats your excuse?

  3. martco

    ah I’m sorry but govt has lost the complete run of itself here in all the desperation to show everyone what a great disaster plan they have….to top it off the one thing they didn’t do has everyone at work in a spin – why didn’t they declare a public holiday???? all utter confusion dealt with there and then

    instead we have citizens now (workers, employers, schoolchildren, elderly…) panicking & frightened in all sorts of ways & not knowing whether they are coming or going

    all ably abetted by a media itching for disaster porn event, ridiculous like something you’d see on an episode Family Guy

    stay safe everyone

    1. Harry Molloy

      what are not actually moaning about? I can’t make it out? is it just a general fupp the government moan?

    1. Bertie Blenkinsop

      Just replying here to check the edit button and say get well soon :)

      5 minutes to edit, cool, good stuff BS

      1. Brother Barnabas

        Thank you, Bertie.

        I may change this within the next 4 minutes and 59 seconds.

        Curious to know if you get a second 5 minutes to edit your edits.

        No, you don’t – it’s 5 minutes in total. Assume you can do as many as you like so long as it’s within 5 minutes. And the countdown continues while you’re typing.

  4. curmudgeon

    If you wanted the day off you should have got a job in the public sector and semi states. Meanwhile everyone in my place got in early since there was sod all traffic.

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      Or Dunnes, or Penneys, or Ikea, or Peter Mark…

      Let’s hope you manage to get home without a tree blocking the road, or a slate taking the head off ya

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