Health

Air quality

Comcast LWKQ47
Nov 14

I can’t believe that our leadership is asking us to work outside all day in these unsafe air conditions. The smoke from the Camp Fire has completely blanketed this entire area. I cannot even see down the street because the smoke and debris in the air. I get that we have a monthly goal to make and a job to do, but c’mon Comcast, safety first!

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  • Y’all should be wearing n94 masks or better being outside! Please wear good masks!
    Nov 1413
    • Apple / EngSarcasmist
      Those masks are sold out pretty much everywhere.
      Nov 15
    • N99 or gtfo
      Nov 15
    • Uber ZombieZoo
      RTFM. N95 stops most particles up to 0.3 microns. PM2.5 means 2.5 microns.
      Nov 15
    • N99 still only stops particles, not gas. You will smell smoke trough it, of course.
      Nov 15
    • Google alumnius
      lolwut ^^^^ small particles are the problem
      Nov 15
    • VMware roffler123
      I don’t think the rating means it stops gas vs particles. There could be n95 particle masks, or n95 gas masks. I am really confused by it all as well...
      Nov 16
    • Nxx rating is not for gas but for particles. 3m 9332 is clearly for particles only. Gas-rated filters/cartriges have e.g. coal in them, so they are bulky. They are often also rated for particles. So you have something that says "organic vapors + N99". These would be used e.g. in painting shops.
      Nov 16
    • Visa Oooh 😯
      N95
      Nov 16
    • Uber ZombieZoo
      Ppl. Just RTFM.
      Nov 16
    • Cisco Avr1UsK
      I have an I-94.
      Nov 22
  • Juniper Nishit
    What about other folks that have to work outdoors? I can’t believe I have an expensive Comcast bill to pay you to whine. Put on a damn N95 mask.
    Nov 144
    • Pinterest JEJM77
      Because this guy working outside all day is definitely the guy setting your rates 🙄
      Nov 14
    • Intel UGeJ58
      What about me sitting my cube, smelling a bit of smoke all day! I can definitely understand an 8 HOUR shift in unhealthy / very unhealthy particulate smoke now.
      Nov 14
    • Workday SkjO52
      Jesus you're an ass
      Nov 15
    • Cruise Automation PYEX13
      Cancel your subscription then
      Nov 16
  • VMware / EngEeeeeek
    Get a doctor note.
    Nov 143
    • Nvidia Xhhp08
      For what ??

      Employer ahould let employees work from home tomorrow
      Nov 15
    • Google / Consultant
      memorable

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      memorablemore
      Comcast works on the street. If they are working from home, they aren’t working.
      Nov 15
    • Pinterest Bogos
      They do work at homes sometimes
      Nov 18
  • Compass / Eng
    FUPayMe

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    FUPayMemore
    Buy this. It helped my buddy when Vancouver was on fire: PD-100 Full Face Respirator by Parcil Distribution. 1 Year Factory Guarantee. Double Air Filter, Eye Protection, Gas Mask - Industrial Grade Quality https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076BSN5NH/
    Nov 148
    • Gusto Priusx
      Today I saw someone outside smoking with one of these around his neck lol
      Nov 14
    • Intel UGeJ58
      That's cool, but it's crazy for a field employee to front $200 for emergency safety equipment
      Nov 14
    • SAP Yurty10
      Down to $99 now
      Nov 15
    • New yee
      Limited time offer get it before you die!
      Nov 15
    • The one you linked is for industrial organic compound fumes. You need a N99 mask to protect against particulate matter / air pollution
      Nov 15
    • Oracle / Design#FFF
      Maybe the company requiring employees to work outside in bad conditions should buy the devices that would protect the employees for them.
      Nov 15
    • Compass / Eng
      FUPayMe

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      FUPayMemore
      Too bad they aren’t mandated by regulations...
      Nov 16
    • AdRoll / Engipopwc
      Yes - just got two of these and they’re fantastic.
      Nov 17
  • Oracle
    beEvil

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    beEvilmore
    welcome to new Beijing/New New Delhi
    Nov 1415
    • Facebook / EngfUoU43
      @089 ppl r used to it
      Nov 15
    • Microsoft / Eng089
      That's terrible. Be safe.
      Nov 15
    • Google YTBs33
      Yea we get that it’s worse than Beijing/Delhi *at this exact moment.* fuck, you people are dense in the head.
      Nov 15
    • Hired / EngmwLS21
      You should track Beijing’s air quality for the last 6 months. It’s being this good for that long
      Nov 15
    • Google YTBs33
      Why would I even care? Everyone knows that the bay areas air quality is normally way better than Beijing.
      Nov 15
    • TripAdvisor Wza
      Unfortunately the fact is that Beijing is way better now. China did commit to some serious transform this year.
      Nov 15
    • Facebook / EngfUoU43
      Delhi which is one of the most polluted cities in the world, the level of air quality that we have today is kind of a good day in Delhi this time of year," said Dr. Balmes.
      Nov 15
    • Uber ggcxjj
      Don't check air quality during your day time... It's night time in Delhi.. No traffic at all..

      Also it just rained in Delhi hence it came down from killer to very bad..

      Your worst air quality is probably comparable to best in Delhi .. It's not even a comparison
      Nov 16
    • Uber ggcxjj
      Today despite rain it touched 400
      https://m.timesofindia.com/india/amp_pollution-news
      Nov 16
  • Apple Wapple
    Safety third
    Nov 141
    • Zillow Group starcloud
      Love to make this joke too but usually people haven't heard of it (referring to dirty jobs)
      Nov 15
  • New / IT
    necrose99

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    necrose99more
    Could be extra fun (no, not really )
    HPE. Mmmmm mold spores
    (See HPE 2016 Flooded..HoustonTx.you tube vid )
    got hired shortly after, mold allergy lungs & throat on fire litterly couldn't talk.
    Post flood the air was rife of mold spores. In all of buildings for 3 weeks of Asthma, etc allergy hell.

    Camp fire , come'on that's a birthday candle compared to this... I'd imagine far shite worse air quality jobs than these.
    Nov 153
    • Google Methane
      Please write in English.
      Nov 15
    • New / IT
      necrose99

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      necrose99more
      Fixed got new screen glass protector, right edge bit frustrating till it takes on that side.
      Slight pesky air bubble makes hitting keys quirkier till it better adheres note9 could use bit better screen protectors 3rd 1.
      Nov 15
    • Airbnb Glib
      Complete sentences. Never learned them never needed them. Just type. Bozo sounds come from my mouth when I open it. Fingers spew drivel.

      English? No need. Sometimes just throw up random szlizzles just to fuck with peeps.

      Chump don’ want no help chump don’t get da help.
      Nov 15
  • Intuit Nulla511
    I used to travel to Beijing a fair bit... Meh.
    Nov 153
    • Airbnb CEODash
      How does BJ compare with now?
      Nov 15
    • LinkedIn Zeiwkf5
      BJ is definitely better than what I’m doing right now.
      Nov 15
    • Facebook Wert965
      Sf is way worse than Beijing right now
      Nov 15
  • Grab / Other
    bHgstu

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    bHgstumore
    Stop being so melodramatic. This is like fresh air back in Delhi. 😘
    Nov 150
  • Intuit / Eng
    j123x

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    j123xmore
    Minimum N95. N100 best. Today I saw mailman wearing a good N100 mask and impressed with USPS how they treat their employees.
    Nov 153
    • Bank of America contribute
      How do you know the employer provided it ?
      Nov 15
    • Intuit / Eng
      j123x

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      j123xmore
      Saw multiple mailmen wearing the same kind
      Nov 15
    • Bank of America contribute
      Does suggest in that direction, though not confirmatory. Colleagues who liked it can have same kinds based on personal reviews. Saying this coz USPS is known to not treat employees very well.
      Nov 15
  • Google Methane
    My poor Coworkers. Outside it's the smoke, inside it's the fumes from my rancid farts. Sorry folks!
    Nov 152
    • Google zsdskejd
      Username checks out
      Nov 15
    • Nextdoor / OtherLulu 🍋
      Man child confirmed ✅
      Nov 16
  • Uber / Engdaddy_tk
    We just need Elon to come in and give everyone cars! They've got HEPA filters! </s>
    Nov 151
    • SpaceX / EngSlaveX
      Every disaster, Elon is there to mouth shit propaganda.
      Nov 17
  • Intel UGeJ58
    I hope this comes to bite companies that do this. Do you have any contract clauses for job safety while working in the field?
    Nov 141
    • New / Ops
      wBuy58

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      wBuy58more
      Lots of clauses are implied by California Law in all contracts
      Nov 15
  • Uber Smoky
    I just farted
    Nov 152
  • Apple iPhoneXSXL
    Stay safe everyone esp those whose work require traveling. Got mail delivered to me via FedEx today and the delivery guy was not wearing a mask :( I felt so bad
    Nov 152
    • Nextdoor / OtherLulu 🍋
      Did you offer him one?
      Nov 16
    • Cisco Avr1UsK
      Never blow the delivery guy.
      Nov 22
  • SpaceX / EngSlaveX
    You work for comcast, do you really think they care about the employees given how they care about their customers?
    Nov 170
  • Overstock.com dvaN82
    Comcast? Well, what do you expect?
    Nov 150
  • Workday tech1024
    I have some of the masks mentioned above (N95 and N100) and I still wouldn’t wish working outside on anyone who has one. I don’t even work for Comcast but I agree and feel you shouldn’t have to work in those conditions. I would understand maybe being required to work 1-2 hours a day in this, for critical stuff that can’t wait. But not a full work day.
    Nov 150
  • Apple csOE05
    Welcome to Kommunist Kalifornia
    Nov 162
    • Airbnb Glib
      A private company so driven by profits that it makes its workers work outside in unhealthy conditions is communist? Huh?
      Nov 16
    • Uber Smoky
      He is saying it in pride, not in jest.
      Nov 16
  • Samsung / Otheralsowndn
    Airpollutionguide.net
    Nov 160
  • Amazon / Product
    logistics

    AmazonProduct

    BIO
    Formerly employed at 21st century buggy whip maker and now enjoying business at the speed of light.
    logisticsmore
    Drop a dime on them and call OSHA.
    Nov 160
  • Vertivco / Eng
    FastPapuan

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    FastPapuanmore
    Get out of the West Coast.
    Nov 150
  • New / IT
    methisguy

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    methisguymore
    I work in Northeast Ohio...I would be shivering before I'd be caughing
    Nov 150
  • New NilUser
    Stop being a little bish. Get a mask if you’re that bothered.
    Nov 150
  • You guys should be provided air 😷
    Nov 140
  • Apple iPhoneXSXL
    Also PLEASE bay area folks, drive with your windows UP and make sure you’re circulating air in the car
    Nov 151
    • Juniper Nishit
      Make sure the re-circulate function is set on your climate control. I don’t understand why many people have the fresh air on and windows rolled up.
      Nov 16
  • Agilent Technologies / Dataslfj4
    Unionized? Reps might help if so.
    Nov 150
  • Intel :-) :-)
    Class action lawsuit waiting to happen...they even closed the schools...
    Nov 150
  • Flagged by the community.

  • Dell Sfoi33
    Reminds me of working in Bridgestone tire factory as a maintenance technician.. I had to go outside to fix carbon black silo especially when it jams... Shitty dirty work, but it pays the bills
    Nov 150
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    • Apple csOE05
      Or install hospital quality filters in their HVAC
      Nov 16
  • Amazon / Mgmt
    Barking

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    Barkingmore
    I am sorry. I farted!
    Nov 190
  • Facebook NSnI12
    Fuck you Comcast! But seriously, don't do it. An entire day of this is like smoking some number of cigarettes. Have some dignity for your body and health and say no.
    Nov 180
  • DoorDash Lilies
    Just relax, I can lit a cigarette for you
    Nov 160
  • Microsoft HUyN72
    We need your internet
    To be smooth to WRH 🤣
    Nov 160
  • Microsoft
    ByTrevor

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    ByTrevormore
    Voted Trump? So enjoy it!
    Nov 160
  • Twitter Wax paper
    sue Comcast after you find out you have lung cancer
    Nov 150
  • Amazon Moveahead
    Thank god this time Washington is not impacted! Stay safe folks in CA.
    Nov 150
  • Intuit / Eng
    j123x

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    j123xmore
    Many companies still cut cost. For example, the electric company charges 3 times public owned electric companies and reduce employees to the bare minimum and how can you expect such companies to care for their employees?
    Nov 150
  • LinkedIn Pongal
    @OP you are such a lying cuck. Please see a doctor to address your low testosterone problem. At the end of the day nobody cares...sing it with me: Nobody Cares!
    Nov 150
  • Twilio yVPz86
    Boo hopo
    Nov 150
  • Intuit CowsRfuzzy
    P100 mask. $10. Get one at Home Depot ya pansy.
    Nov 150

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