Our company is still in production on the Hull site but all non-directs (non production personnel) are working from home. Doesn't really make a lot of difference to what I'm doing, for example I'm on a call with with our factory in Costa Rica this afternoon - that would be remote anyway.Other way for me, I think, not been out for 3 weeks, been to ill to work from home, and tomorrow they are going to tell those who are being furloughed, company well rich enough, but will go to high value out put only, letting the tax payers pick up the 80%, this will help maintain the yanks overall profit? Or am I just cynical?
A load of the 'remote' workers are going in to aid production of the ventilators as the normal operatives are going to be required manufacturing our normal range which is in greater need by the NHS during this time. Think IV Ported dressings, soft foam dressings, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy kits and the like.
At no point in all our communications from Head Office has 'furlough' been mentioned.