Author Topic: Businesses the have acted the cnut during the Coronavirus Outbreak  (Read 6296 times)

Franko

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This will be a useful reference in a few months time when we need to remember who not to touch with a barge pole;

I'll start;

Virgin Airlines
Wetherspoons
Sports Direct

Fear Bun Na Sceilpe

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Re: Businesses the have acted the cnut during the Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2020, 11:55:52 AM »
This will be a useful reference in a few months time when we need to remember who not to touch with a barge pole;

I'll start;

Virgin Airlines
Wetherspoons
Sports Direct

Winemark

Ethan Tremblay

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Re: Businesses the have acted the cnut during the Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2020, 12:03:21 PM »
A separate thread for businesses that need commended for how they have reacted to this also. 

I will 100% changing my perception on using local businesses after we get through this, as they are the ones bending over backwards to sort people out.
I tend to think of myself as a one man wolfpack...

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Re: Businesses the have acted the cnut during the Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2020, 12:05:47 PM »
Halfords told staff they would close the shops and staff would be paid. 48 hours later they are planning on opening their stores again.

Think it might have been best to give the companies who are making an effort more publicity rather than waste of time on these clowns.

The guy at Gtech has created a ventilator within a week that is easy to build and cost effective. They have switched from making vaccum cleaners to ventilators. The company owner has said they will make the design public so other companies can produce them.

O'Neills have started making scrubs to protect NHS staff from Coronavirus.
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Re: Businesses the have acted the cnut during the Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2020, 12:11:34 PM »
Worth noting that O'Neills were being absolutely hammered last week for ceasing sports goods production. Give these companies a chance. Everyone is trying to manage an unprecedented situation as best they can.

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Re: Businesses the have acted the cnut during the Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2020, 12:11:50 PM »
Easyjet shareholder stelios ,after receiving his 60 million bonus , recommended that the board close up and sack staff.
Then had the brazen cheek to ask for a government bailout. The govt gave them the two fingers last night .what a cnut@

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Re: Businesses the have acted the cnut during the Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2020, 12:45:56 PM »
Gordon Ramsey has just sacked 500 staff with a months pay but no guarantee they will get their jobs back.

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Re: Businesses the have acted the cnut during the Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2020, 12:59:07 PM »
Randox - selling the testing kits at 120 a pop. Wonder what the profit margins are on them?

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Re: Businesses the have acted the cnut during the Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2020, 01:27:30 PM »
They have a fairly dubious reputation as well. (More from the employer perspective than anything).

If they can make them where else can?

GetOverTheBar

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Re: Businesses the have acted the cnut during the Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2020, 01:54:31 PM »
Worth noting that O'Neills were being absolutely hammered last week for ceasing sports goods production. Give these companies a chance. Everyone is trying to manage an unprecedented situation as best they can.

Rightly so to be honest, they couldn't wait to get rid of staff and they haven't needed the money in years truth be told.

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Re: Businesses the have acted the cnut during the Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2020, 01:58:28 PM »
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Re: Businesses the have acted the cnut during the Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2020, 02:00:19 PM »
They have a fairly dubious reputation as well. (More from the employer perspective than anything).

If they can make them where else can?

Almac possibly?

I was told the Randox test is about 12, but it is bundled with 10 other tests and you have to buy the bundle.
Not sure how true that is.

delgany

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Re: Businesses the have acted the cnut during the Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2020, 02:15:45 PM »
They have a fairly dubious reputation as well. (More from the employer perspective than anything).

If they can make them where else can?

Almac possibly?

I was told the Randox test is about 12, but it is bundled with 10 other tests and you have to buy the bundle.
Not sure how true that is.
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That was questioned by Stephen Nolan , spokesperson wouldnt concede that only one tested was needed .@ 12 only. Nolan pressed him without success.120 or do one !

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Re: Businesses the have acted the cnut during the Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2020, 02:17:11 PM »
Guinness stepping up to provide something - sanitizer maybe ?

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Re: Businesses the have acted the cnut during the Coronavirus Outbreak
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2020, 02:20:58 PM »
Gordon Ramsey has just sacked 500 staff with a months pay but no guarantee they will get their jobs back.

To be fair, he's acted like a cnut his whole life, not just during coronavirus crisis.