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They Clean the Buildings Workers Are Fleeing. But Who's Protecting Them?
John Eligon and Nellie Bowles
The New York Times
March 19, 2020
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I get buildings have to be cleaned and sanitized by SOMEBODY but no excuse for an employer to at least keep their employees in the loop as far as their health is concerned at provide proper training and protective gear so they can be at least safe as possible.
Who's going to help the workers at walmart? We have thousands off people everyday come through our doors, so much to just 10-50 people.
“Janitors cleaning the Amazon headquarters in Seattle complained that a new disinfectant they were asked to use made their eyes and skin burn.”
Lol, welcome to my world. I’m a high school custodian and it sounds an awful lot like they’re using citracide or something similar. Most janitors slowly meander around from room to room with a cell phone against their ear and a spray bottle in one hand “spritzing” away with this stuff at full concentration like it’s windex. The problem is you CANNOT use this stuff in a spray bottle, you have to dilute it and most janitors and even custodians do not read the dang labels on any product. I 100% guarantee this is a case of them not respecting the chemicals they are using and assuming they are as safe as “soap”. Citracide and many other commercial virucides will cause damage to mucus membranes if inhaled, chemical burns if left on the skin and BLINDNESS if you get it in your eyes. I’ve had my head custodian tell me to use a spray bottle full of the stuff and I refused. Don’t just go along with things if you aren’t sure it’s SAFE! Check the label. Check the MSDS.
I'm at work right now. No temperature taking, no masks.
$22 an hour.. I get 13.25
That’s is so wrong. They deserve proper personal protective equipment and big wages
The unions doing the complaining are the ones being paid to protect these people.
What’s preventing Ms Santamaria from going home to Mexico, where there are few cases? Maybe she can get a visa before she comes back?
this is between an employer and their employees but thanks to the stellar "reporting" it is spun into a race thing and wealth gap thing not to mention the paranoia over being infected by just walking into an area where an "infected" person may have been. P.S. nobody can "guarantee" your safety, it's just not possible and you are the one responsible for your own "safety" defined by the choices you make.
$22 an hour???
I am also going into work in a very high risk area. But I know the risks because I don't live on a deserted Desert Island.
Well, THEY can go back home, and I promise there are American Citizens that need work right now.
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