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Virus 'pingdemic' causes havoc for UK businesses

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I'm pretty sure people are downloading this app just to get time off work

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Sure they'll be some skivers, at the end of the day the app is way too sensitive, I understand it will ping if an infected person is in the next building

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Empty food shelves in stores. Essential workers to be given an exception to the ping.

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People are deleting the app as they get pinged so often. Inevitable after lockdown lifted, hopefully it will encourage refuseniks to get the vaccine.

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I wouldn’t bother downloading the app on my smart phone here-what a waste of time!

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Mass confusion over the covid pings.

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Havoc in the UK? So what's new?

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"We are very worried. I have a very good team, but if they decide to move on if they get poached, we struggle to fill up those positions," he added

Thats an odd way to spell “We’re worried the pre-pandemic crap wages we were paying won’t be enough and the plebs now have the gall to go to greener pastures”.

Capitalism at its finest.

Employers then: “If you don’t like it, you can leave.

Employers now: “Wait, no, please, you’re not actually supposed to DO IT.”

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Will involve key people taking daily covid tests.

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Empty food shelves in stores. Essential workers to be given an exception to the ping

"Essential workers" were treated "exceptionally" in many ways already. Given nominal bonuses or raises, working in customer facing businesses during the height of the pandemic, honored in speeches and given flyovers.

Then have already gone back to getting wages and benefits cut to coerce them back to work for non-liveable wages if they have health or lifestyle concerns and being treated as societal maladaptives for not being post-pandemic winners and for their interest in socialism.

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£37 Billion, for a ping-posterous app that has the potential to propel the UK into economic oblivion.

The vaccination programme prompted the so called freedom day.

Only for ping-psychosis to create absurdity from the ridiculous.

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Then have already gone back to getting wages and benefits cut to coerce them back to work for non-liveable wages if they have health or lifestyle concerns and being treated as societal maladaptives for not being post-pandemic winners and for their interest in socialism.

Wages going up as is inflation. What are you talking about?

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Wages going up as is inflation. What are you talking about?

Heres the funny thing, Wolfie, old boy: wages and normal inflation don’t inflate at the same rate.

Median household income has risen 29% since 1960 in the US

Median house price has risen 121% in that same timeframe.

The average US worker’s wage increases a little less than 3% a year

The average house price increases over 8% a year.

So, basically, mathematically, those ‘rising wages’ mean absolutely nothing when the things people need to buy rise in price faster.

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Interestingly enough, wage increases have been kept BELOW the rate of inflation while housing prices increase ABOVE the rate of inflation.

And you wanna know why? I’ll let you in on a secret. A house is a product; a wage is an expense. And more than JUST inflation acts on wages. You wanna know what else acts to keep wages down? Employer greed. In fact, employers paying wages are incentivized to keep wages suppressed while real estate owners are incentivized to increase house prices as much as possible.

And another funny fact. Remember all those people who want the US minimum was to be raised to $15/hr? Wolfie? Do you remember? They didn’t just pull that number from betwixt their quivering cheeks. That’s what the minimum wage WOULD be if it had risen at the average rate of inflation, without artificial suppression from employers.

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