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1:40pm Mon 23 Jul 12

Lefty Cyclist Type says...

Funny thing, Echo, but many millions of people don't work at a computer in an office, and have no choice but to travel to work.
Funny thing, Echo, but many millions of people don't work at a computer in an office, and have no choice but to travel to work. Lefty Cyclist Type
  • Score: 5

1:43pm Mon 23 Jul 12

I-say-you-say says...

I have no choice but to travel into work due to the sensitivity of what I do, I am unable to access the systems remotely for security reasons. However, I am totally against these Olympics - if it's going to cause that much havoc, surely it proves that we aren't capable of having the Olympics held here! I'm already sick and tired of it all and it's not even started!!!!!
I have no choice but to travel into work due to the sensitivity of what I do, I am unable to access the systems remotely for security reasons. However, I am totally against these Olympics - if it's going to cause that much havoc, surely it proves that we aren't capable of having the Olympics held here! I'm already sick and tired of it all and it's not even started!!!!! I-say-you-say
  • Score: 7

1:52pm Mon 23 Jul 12

emcee says...

It really is a silly poll as the only ones who can answer are the tiny, tiny minority who can choose whether or not they can work from home. Those who can make this choice would normally work from home anyway and only show their face at work as and when they need to. I know of very few companies who would change the working policies for their emplyees just to fit around three weeks of the Olympics.
It really is a silly poll as the only ones who can answer are the tiny, tiny minority who can choose whether or not they can work from home. Those who can make this choice would normally work from home anyway and only show their face at work as and when they need to. I know of very few companies who would change the working policies for their emplyees just to fit around three weeks of the Olympics. emcee
  • Score: 3

1:59pm Mon 23 Jul 12

leighsteve says...

Needs more options than yes/no!
I will try and get in, and if it's a nightmare, then I'll work from home a few days a week.
Needs more options than yes/no! I will try and get in, and if it's a nightmare, then I'll work from home a few days a week. leighsteve
  • Score: -1

2:10pm Mon 23 Jul 12

Barry Bas says...

I can't work from home but as I live in Basildon and work in Basildon I don't see it having any effect on me.
I can't work from home but as I live in Basildon and work in Basildon I don't see it having any effect on me. Barry Bas
  • Score: 0

2:54pm Mon 23 Jul 12

Richy don't shine shoes no more says...

I-say-you-say wrote:
I have no choice but to travel into work due to the sensitivity of what I do, I am unable to access the systems remotely for security reasons. However, I am totally against these Olympics - if it's going to cause that much havoc, surely it proves that we aren't capable of having the Olympics held here! I'm already sick and tired of it all and it's not even started!!!!!
I'm sure Ernst Blofeld will be using the Olympics as a cover for one of his fiendish schemes
[quote][p][bold]I-say-you-say[/bold] wrote: I have no choice but to travel into work due to the sensitivity of what I do, I am unable to access the systems remotely for security reasons. However, I am totally against these Olympics - if it's going to cause that much havoc, surely it proves that we aren't capable of having the Olympics held here! I'm already sick and tired of it all and it's not even started!!!!![/p][/quote]I'm sure Ernst Blofeld will be using the Olympics as a cover for one of his fiendish schemes Richy don't shine shoes no more
  • Score: -1

3:02pm Mon 23 Jul 12

Nebs says...

There won't be travel chaos any more than any other day. Loads of people will be on leave for summer holidays, more will take leave as they will be taken in by the scaremongering of travel chaos, no school runs, the roads will be clearer than normal.
There won't be travel chaos any more than any other day. Loads of people will be on leave for summer holidays, more will take leave as they will be taken in by the scaremongering of travel chaos, no school runs, the roads will be clearer than normal. Nebs
  • Score: 1

3:06pm Mon 23 Jul 12

howironic says...

emcee wrote:
It really is a silly poll as the only ones who can answer are the tiny, tiny minority who can choose whether or not they can work from home. Those who can make this choice would normally work from home anyway and only show their face at work as and when they need to. I know of very few companies who would change the working policies for their emplyees just to fit around three weeks of the Olympics.
I think you'll find that the majority of companies in London are either (i) allowing additional working from home or (ii) allowing flexible working, i.e work 7am to 3pm or 12 noon to 8pm.
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: It really is a silly poll as the only ones who can answer are the tiny, tiny minority who can choose whether or not they can work from home. Those who can make this choice would normally work from home anyway and only show their face at work as and when they need to. I know of very few companies who would change the working policies for their emplyees just to fit around three weeks of the Olympics.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find that the majority of companies in London are either (i) allowing additional working from home or (ii) allowing flexible working, i.e work 7am to 3pm or 12 noon to 8pm. howironic
  • Score: -1

4:03pm Mon 23 Jul 12

lost_scotsman says...

bit of a stupid poll is it not? Surely there arent that many people who have that opportunity to choose to work from home otherwise they would do that in the first place.
bit of a stupid poll is it not? Surely there arent that many people who have that opportunity to choose to work from home otherwise they would do that in the first place. lost_scotsman
  • Score: 2

4:11pm Mon 23 Jul 12

PJR-121 says...

What about people who work in shops, builders, police, firefighters etc.

This really is a stupid poll. Most people can't work from home, so what's the point in asking? What's the point in trying to find out?

Now if the question was - Do you have the option to work from home? That's a different matter.

I work from home most days, that's what it means being a freelance. But ironically, I will be working in London a fair bit during the Olympics for a contract, so no, I won't be, but I usually do.
What about people who work in shops, builders, police, firefighters etc. This really is a stupid poll. Most people can't work from home, so what's the point in asking? What's the point in trying to find out? Now if the question was - Do you have the option to work from home? That's a different matter. I work from home most days, that's what it means being a freelance. But ironically, I will be working in London a fair bit during the Olympics for a contract, so no, I won't be, but I usually do. PJR-121
  • Score: 3

4:30pm Mon 23 Jul 12

Elephantman2 says...

You can rely on the Echo to encourage a load of negative moaning.
You can rely on the Echo to encourage a load of negative moaning. Elephantman2
  • Score: 2

4:41pm Mon 23 Jul 12

PJR-121 says...

Elephantman2 wrote:
You can rely on the Echo to encourage a load of negative moaning.
If anyone ever asks me for the definition of irony, I'll save this comment and show them...
[quote][p][bold]Elephantman2[/bold] wrote: You can rely on the Echo to encourage a load of negative moaning.[/p][/quote]If anyone ever asks me for the definition of irony, I'll save this comment and show them... PJR-121
  • Score: 2

5:51pm Mon 23 Jul 12

little ray of sunshine says...

Work from home? Quite difficult to do if you are a taxi driver, bus driver, nurse, paramedic, bus driver, shop worker, delivery driver, factory worker, gardener, plumber, carpenter, window cleaner, firefighter, policeman, traffic warden......need i go on? We will be leaving our houses regardless as most of us must travel for work!
Work from home? Quite difficult to do if you are a taxi driver, bus driver, nurse, paramedic, bus driver, shop worker, delivery driver, factory worker, gardener, plumber, carpenter, window cleaner, firefighter, policeman, traffic warden......need i go on? We will be leaving our houses regardless as most of us must travel for work! little ray of sunshine
  • Score: 4

10:01pm Mon 23 Jul 12

EssexBoy1968 says...

I bet the MP for Rochford & Southend East won't be travelling to London during this time. Oh, sorry, I forgot, he never commutes anyway, hence the reason he sold his (recently renovated at taxpayers expense) one bedroom flat & bought one large enough for his family, as he claims it's too far to travel to & from Westminster to Southend on a daily basis!
I'm a contractor, I have to travel into London over this time, although the company I am currently working for is encouraging their employees to work from home if possible, even though Canary Wharf is not an Olympic venue.
I bet the MP for Rochford & Southend East won't be travelling to London during this time. Oh, sorry, I forgot, he never commutes anyway, hence the reason he sold his (recently renovated at taxpayers expense) one bedroom flat & bought one large enough for his family, as he claims it's too far to travel to & from Westminster to Southend on a daily basis! I'm a contractor, I have to travel into London over this time, although the company I am currently working for is encouraging their employees to work from home if possible, even though Canary Wharf is not an Olympic venue. EssexBoy1968
  • Score: 2

11:01pm Mon 23 Jul 12

mr_happy says...

I will have nothing to do with it. I will turn off the TV until it is over, and shut myself in at home.
I will have nothing to do with it. I will turn off the TV until it is over, and shut myself in at home. mr_happy
  • Score: 2

12:06am Tue 24 Jul 12

Trainman says...

WHY would I want to work from home, when I AM retired? Some people will make ANY excuse not to go into work, and I WAS one of them many years ago.
WHY would I want to work from home, when I AM retired? Some people will make ANY excuse not to go into work, and I WAS one of them many years ago. Trainman
  • Score: 0

5:44pm Tue 24 Jul 12

Major Incident says...

EssexBoy1968 wrote:
I bet the MP for Rochford & Southend East won't be travelling to London during this time. Oh, sorry, I forgot, he never commutes anyway, hence the reason he sold his (recently renovated at taxpayers expense) one bedroom flat & bought one large enough for his family, as he claims it's too far to travel to & from Westminster to Southend on a daily basis! I'm a contractor, I have to travel into London over this time, although the company I am currently working for is encouraging their employees to work from home if possible, even though Canary Wharf is not an Olympic venue.
Parliament is shut for the summer holidays so all the MPs will be off like all the other kids!
[quote][p][bold]EssexBoy1968[/bold] wrote: I bet the MP for Rochford & Southend East won't be travelling to London during this time. Oh, sorry, I forgot, he never commutes anyway, hence the reason he sold his (recently renovated at taxpayers expense) one bedroom flat & bought one large enough for his family, as he claims it's too far to travel to & from Westminster to Southend on a daily basis! I'm a contractor, I have to travel into London over this time, although the company I am currently working for is encouraging their employees to work from home if possible, even though Canary Wharf is not an Olympic venue.[/p][/quote]Parliament is shut for the summer holidays so all the MPs will be off like all the other kids! Major Incident
  • Score: 0

12:20pm Wed 25 Jul 12

Lefty Cyclist Type says...

I like the fact that Londoners are already referring to the Olympic lanes as ZiL Lanes.
I like the fact that Londoners are already referring to the Olympic lanes as ZiL Lanes. Lefty Cyclist Type
  • Score: 0

3:28pm Wed 25 Jul 12

AndyBSG says...

emcee wrote:
It really is a silly poll as the only ones who can answer are the tiny, tiny minority who can choose whether or not they can work from home. Those who can make this choice would normally work from home anyway and only show their face at work as and when they need to. I know of very few companies who would change the working policies for their emplyees just to fit around three weeks of the Olympics.
"I know of very few companies who would change the working policies for their emplyees just to fit around three weeks of the Olympics."

That's the complete opposite to me then because both my own company and my girlfriends company have done just that as have many of my friends.

In fact, the only people I know who have not had alternative location or working from home arrangements made specifically for the Olympics are those in jobs where they have to physically be in a specific location.
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: It really is a silly poll as the only ones who can answer are the tiny, tiny minority who can choose whether or not they can work from home. Those who can make this choice would normally work from home anyway and only show their face at work as and when they need to. I know of very few companies who would change the working policies for their emplyees just to fit around three weeks of the Olympics.[/p][/quote]"I know of very few companies who would change the working policies for their emplyees just to fit around three weeks of the Olympics." That's the complete opposite to me then because both my own company and my girlfriends company have done just that as have many of my friends. In fact, the only people I know who have not had alternative location or working from home arrangements made specifically for the Olympics are those in jobs where they have to physically be in a specific location. AndyBSG
  • Score: 0

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