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2 hours ago, Innovindil said:

Just had another of our job suppliers go under. Absolute shitshow for engineering out there right now. 

What jobs?

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2 hours ago, Innovindil said:

Just had another of our job suppliers go under. Absolute shitshow for engineering out there right now. 


Shit. Are you Leicester based? 

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I know there was something on the previous thread, but has anybody been unfortunate to test positive for covid or know somebody who has?

 

What was your/their experience?

 

I had a really rough case of tonsillitis last week and tested negative, no idea how I caught it though as I hadn't been out in days.

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14 minutes ago, Lionator said:

I know there was something on the previous thread, but has anybody been unfortunate to test positive for covid or know somebody who has?

 

What was your/their experience?

 

I had a really rough case of tonsillitis last week and tested negative, no idea how I caught it though as I hadn't been out in days.

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27 minutes ago, Lionator said:

I know there was something on the previous thread, but has anybody been unfortunate to test positive for covid or know somebody who has?

 

What was your/their experience?

 

I had a really rough case of tonsillitis last week and tested negative, no idea how I caught it though as I hadn't been out in days.

My mate's parents tested positive. Just said they had flu like symptons but had no energy at all. They're in their 60s and fine now. Mate's sis lives with them and didnt have any symptoms so wasnt tested.

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41 minutes ago, Lionator said:

I know there was something on the previous thread, but has anybody been unfortunate to test positive for covid or know somebody who has?

 

What was your/their experience?

 

I had a really rough case of tonsillitis last week and tested negative, no idea how I caught it though as I hadn't been out in days.

No and no, I’ve carried on working and have not met anyone who has had a confirmed case.

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40 minutes ago, Tuna said:

I was never tested.  If I’d accepted the paramedics offer to go to hospital then I possibly wouldn’t have been but back then I wasn’t keen on going ! 
 

it’s possible that me and four other family members had a different viral infection late March ......

 

I’m not convinced that the tests are reliable, especially those performed by yourself ..... I mean, sticking a swab far enough down your throat or up your nose doesn’t come naturally !

 

and we’ve heard of plenty of cases where several tests were needed before a positive came back

 

there are a lot of symptoms for this thing but if you wanted one thing that seems to be talked about across the board it’s feeling really knackered for a week or two.  And it’s not until you’re no longer knackered that you realise how knocked out you actually felt. 

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1 hour ago, Lionator said:

I know there was something on the previous thread, but has anybody been unfortunate to test positive for covid or know somebody who has?

 

What was your/their experience?

 

I had a really rough case of tonsillitis last week and tested negative, no idea how I caught it though as I hadn't been out in days.

I didn’t have a test because tests weren’t available. But exactly a week after Cheltenham I’d been working from home for a couple of days at this point and started to get real bad back ache and pain in my upper thighs. I put it down to working on a dining room chair at first. The next day I had a fever and started to cough, although the cough wasn’t the worst cough I’ve ever had to be fair. I then had flu like symptoms for the next week and continued to have pain in the kidney region and leg ache. I also took afternoon naps, although working from home I had no energy to do so so I didn’t bother working. Couldn’t even muster up a game of Call of Duty. 
 

The aches and pains were the worst of it for me though and unlike anything I’ve had with a typical cold. To the point that it was uncomfortable to sleep and no matter what position I was in, it wouldn’t shift. It seemed to hit me in waves through the week so was at time’s feeling better than others.

 

Was a bit worried because at the time as I can’t remember there being much said about the ages of people in hospital and I recall the message being “it can affect all ages, anyone can be hospitalised” etc. Which of course is true. But yeah, I spent much of the week scared of it moving on to my lungs, which fortunately didn’t happen. 
 

Half way through the week I lost all sense of smell and taste, which took 2 weeks to come back.

 

Pretty certain I had it, especially as I’d gone to Cheltenham the previous week. Interestingly though, my partner didn’t get it or at least had no symptoms. We didn’t self isolate from each other in our home, we just battened down the hatches for 2 weeks as instructed - but she was sound.

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1 hour ago, yorkie1999 said:

What jobs?

Just machine parts. Nothing fancy but still, one less fish in the sea.

 

1 hour ago, stix said:


Shit. Are you Leicester based? 

Yep.

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1 hour ago, Lionator said:

I know there was something on the previous thread, but has anybody been unfortunate to test positive for covid or know somebody who has?

 

What was your/their experience?

 

I had a really rough case of tonsillitis last week and tested negative, no idea how I caught it though as I hadn't been out in days.


 

My uncle has died of the corona virus. absolute top bloke he was too. just loved people  and was kind to everyone.  He was a die hard socialist but never fell out with anyone over politics. he’s actually made a few local papers.. he was a counselor in Wales and used to be a school teacher in Leicester. Was battling lung cancer too at the same time - never smoked a cigarette in his life. bill Chapman was his name-  you can find articles about him on google. It’s hit our family quite hard actually. Such a wonderful uncle.

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10 minutes ago, Innovindil said:

Just machine parts. Nothing fancy but still, one less fish in the sea.

 

Yep.

Are you after a supplier?

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13 minutes ago, Wet Trump said:

I didn’t have a test because tests weren’t available. But exactly a week after Cheltenham I’d been working from home for a couple of days at this point and started to get real bad back ache and pain in my upper thighs. I put it down to working on a dining room chair at first. The next day I had a fever and started to cough, although the cough wasn’t the worst cough I’ve ever had to be fair. I then had flu like symptoms for the next week and continued to have pain in the kidney region and leg ache. I also took afternoon naps, although working from home I had no energy to do so so I didn’t bother working. Couldn’t even muster up a game of Call of Duty. 
 

The aches and pains were the worst of it for me though and unlike anything I’ve had with a typical cold. To the point that it was uncomfortable to sleep and no matter what position I was in, it wouldn’t shift. It seemed to hit me in waves through the week so was at time’s feeling better than others.

 

Was a bit worried because at the time as I can’t remember there being much said about the ages of people in hospital and I recall the message being “it can affect all ages, anyone can be hospitalised” etc. Which of course is true. But yeah, I spent much of the week scared of it moving on to my lungs, which fortunately didn’t happen. 
 

Half way through the week I lost all sense of smell and taste, which took 2 weeks to come back.

 

Pretty certain I had it, especially as I’d gone to Cheltenham the previous week. Interestingly though, my partner didn’t get it or at least had no symptoms. We didn’t self isolate from each other in our home, we just battened down the hatches for 2 weeks as instructed - but she was sound.


 

Glad you are feeling better!

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Just now, yorkie1999 said:

Are you after a supplier?

Honestly got no idea what we're doing atm, gaffers usually keep the goings on among themselves. Think we're okay for work for now though. Just hoping not many more go under, sucks to see people you've been working for/with for years suddenly out of jobs through no fault of their own. :(

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1 minute ago, Innovindil said:

Honestly got no idea what we're doing atm, gaffers usually keep the goings on among themselves. Think we're okay for work for now though. Just hoping not many more go under, sucks to see people you've been working for/with for years suddenly out of jobs through no fault of their own. :(

We should be okay once the F1 starts back up but we've got a lot of capacity now. God knows how it's going to end up in the engineering sector though especially with rolls royce struggling, although i did hear a rumor that things weren't exactly honky dory there anyway and they have been making big redundancies over the last few years. 

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55 minutes ago, brucey said:

Bit early to tell but maybe initial signs of a second wave in London? @z-layrex?

 

 

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Is the admission rate a percentage or actual raw data

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1 hour ago, Mark 'expert' Lawrenson said:

No and no, I’ve carried on working and have not met anyone who has had a confirmed case.

Same as this. 

 

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2 hours ago, Lionator said:

I know there was something on the previous thread, but has anybody been unfortunate to test positive for covid or know somebody who has?

 

What was your/their experience?

 

I had a really rough case of tonsillitis last week and tested negative, no idea how I caught it though as I hadn't been out in days.

My friend and his mum tested positive for it the other month; he works in a care home down in the South east. Think he said him and his mum both just felt flu like symptoms and a bit run down.

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One of my neighbours is the exact reason Boris should hold off announcing updates to the restrictions until the day before. The number of people she's had round her garden for lunch or food in last day or so is stupid. 

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18 minutes ago, yorkie1999 said:

Is the admission rate a percentage or actual raw data

The y-axis looks like numbers of COVID admissions per 100k population.

 

Not quite sure what they mean with the asterisk comment at the bottom, if not all samples are back, surely that means the actual number is higher? Or maybe they mean not all hospitals have reported their figures yet. 

 

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40 minutes ago, yorkie1999 said:

We should be okay once the F1 starts back up but we've got a lot of capacity now. God knows how it's going to end up in the engineering sector though especially with rolls royce struggling, although i did hear a rumor that things weren't exactly honky dory there anyway and they have been making big redundancies over the last few years. 


Our main customer is RR. We do provide machines for Pratt & Whitney & GE as well, among other smaller customers. We have a maintenance team up in Derby at their blade facility but as far as I’m aware they’re not really needed at the minute as hardly any of the machines are running. Half the shop floor were furloughed at the beginning of May, and us that are left are now on a 4 day week for the next 6 weeks at least. 
 

Things are going to get even worse when business have to start contributing to furlough money. That’s when you’ll see a big increase in redundancies in this sector I think. 

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3 minutes ago, urban.spaceman said:

IT'S HAPPENING. 

 

 

 

This sounds like the plot for a terrible sci fi movie... 

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Someone fetch Charlton Heston quick and tell him to bring his NRA buddies!!

 

(He is not dead yet is he? :unsure: )

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