Sports Direct staying open

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Fat Mike's rationale bring that everyone wants to buy exercise equipment so he is providing an essential service. And making money of course.

The brass neck of this utter chancer is really unbelievable.
 
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How does he expect customers to get to his store is what baffles me... “oh yes officer, this is an essential journey to pick up a running machine and a giant mug”. Bunch of nackers.

On a serious note, the govt need to issue more clarity on what is an essential service, companies seem to think there survival is essential. But also essential to what? Economy, public services, etc. I know of a few call call centres in the region classing themselves as essential such as banks, insurance companies and utilities. That’s understandable but surely they must try and get down to a limited skeleton staff or operate from those who can work from home. But it would appear not.
 
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How does he expect customers to get to his store is what baffles me... “oh yes officer, this is an essential journey to pick up a running machine and a giant mug”. Bunch of nackers.

On a serious note, the govt need to issue more clarity on what is an essential service, companies seem to think there survival is essential. But also essential to what? Economy, public services, etc. I know of a few call call centres in the region classing themselves as essential such as banks, insurance companies and utilities. That’s understandable but surely they must try and get down to a limited skeleton staff or operate from those who can work from home. But it would appear not.
My daughter has a part time job in a local bakers. They are staying open and she has been asked to work tomorrow. Their biggest sellers are sausage rolls and coffee. Is that really an essential service?

I know some people will say it is, but there is a large Spar within 50 yards selling all kinds of food. Her place is really just a take away. I was really surprised the company have decided to stay open.
 

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My daughter has a part time job in a local bakers. They are staying open and she has been asked to work tomorrow. Their biggest sellers are sausage rolls and coffee. Is that really an essential service?

I know some people will say it is, but there is a large Spar within 50 yards selling all kinds of food. Her place is really just a take away. I was really surprised the company have decided to stay open.
They won’t decide to stay open for long when their closure is enforced.
 
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Hopefully... Can't for the life of me fathom why some of the out of town retail sheds appear to have been given the opportunity to remain open... Positively encouraging retail therapy...
interesting thought - presumably sainsburys and tesco are still selling clothes. If SD start selling sandwiches, does that mean they can carry on trading?
 

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interesting thought - presumably sainsburys and tesco are still selling clothes. If SD start selling sandwiches, does that mean they can carry on trading?
Exactly... Sorely tempted to pop down to B&Q later to get what I need to complete my garden projects... Suspect I wouldn't be alone in doing so...
 

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He was told all his gyms had to shutdown Friday and shut them down he did however...
All full time gym staff have still had to go to work every day since, my Mrs manager of one and she was in yesterday and today. They literally have nothing to do at all as they did a deep clean over the weekend yet have been made to go in. So she has all the full time staff sat 2m apart twiddling their thumbs in an empty gym.
 
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