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DOOM: IT Engineers have "High-Vulnerability Jobs".

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    DOOM: IT Engineers have "High-Vulnerability Jobs".

    Bricklayers and restaurant staff are among the workers most likely to have suffered a pay cut due to the Covid pandemic, analysis suggests.

    IT engineers and air travel assistants are also on the list put together by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

    They are among non-key workers who are unlikely to have been able to work from home.

    The ONS classed these occupations as "high-vulnerability jobs".
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56296524

    #2
    WTF is an "IT Engineer"?
    "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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      #3
      Originally posted by SueEllen View Post
      WTF is an "IT Engineer"?
      Someone who worked in IT in the 1980s

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        #4
        Originally posted by SueEllen View Post
        WTF is an "IT Engineer"?
        Given the reference to them not being able to work from home, I suspect its the folk who replace keyboards from users who spill coffee on them.

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          #5
          Originally posted by SueEllen View Post
          WTF is an "IT Engineer"?
          Keyboard fitter. a.k.a. PsychoCandy
          See You Next Tuesday

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            #6
            odd they are on the shortage list for immigration if their wages have fallen. Bet its so employers can try to cut wages based on this.

            Agents contact me regularly and want to pay more than I am earning through the pandemic. Not seeing wages go down.
            "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

            I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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              #7
              Originally posted by vetran View Post
              odd they are on the shortage list for immigration if their wages have fallen. Bet its so employers can try to cut wages based on this.

              Agents contact me regularly and want to pay more than I am earning through the pandemic. Not seeing wages go down.
              Was there ever any other reason? When employers bleat on about "not enough skilled workers available" the unsaid part is always "..at the price we are willing to pay.".

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                #8
                Originally posted by mattster View Post

                Was there ever any other reason? When employers bleat on about "not enough skilled workers available" the unsaid part is always "..at the price we are willing to pay.".
                Agree completely, maybe our government should point that out and encourage training.
                "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

                I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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                  #9
                  Radiation leaks in engines are common, so pretty dangerous work if you can get it...

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by SueEllen View Post
                    WTF is an "IT Engineer"?
                    Well someone has to keep all those punch card readers working - The whole country would grind to a halt otherwise!
                    Work in the public sector? Read the IR35 FAQ here

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