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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Lindsey Watson on going back to work


Things to consider when going back to work.


Liability waivers.
I can’t believe I even have to write this, but there is no more important precedent to set with the industry than our refusal to sign away our lives (literally) for the privilege of having work.


The “standard” 60-hr workweek has to go.
More hours does not equal more output. And more importantly, the harder we work, the more compromised our immune systems become, and the more likely we are to not only contract but also spread Covid-19.

Kit fees should be standard for everyone asked to work from home.
If you provide equipment that the production or a facility would have provided before, you should be compensated accordingly. This isn’t just about your main workstation, this includes your laptop, your phone to manage calls (and endless text messages) all day long, and also includes stipends to cover faster internet, electricity, printer toner, etc.

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