Thread regarding Broadcom Corp. layoffs

Temp checks

Can someone please explain to me the temperature checks when leaving the office? I get the beginning of shift, but why the end? Are there other companies operating this way? Legitimate and curious question regarding post shift check.

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@HeinrichMüller man you are dead on...no pun intended. emails to employees go out later this week...

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Post ID: @Qkzr+14RDchru

I came into the office this morning and they have a new process to check for temperature.

The have set up a stationary Trek-Segafredo bicycle with a custom thermometer on the bike seat. there is a video camera set up for a Zoom meeting with Brighton park Capital> They ask you to pedal as hard as you can and look straight into the camera until the temperature readout is achieved. Data is sent back to Jarvis for processing.

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Post ID: @wcho+14RDchru

HR looks at who scans in the offices and keeps track via phone on SEP mobile so they know who is doing what. Will be reducing more staff to tighten budgets. No raises this year....

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Post ID: @ghpb+14RDchru

get used to it as it will be around for a long time. as Broadcum sends more people back to the gas chambers..wait for the last week of June when they announce 30-50% back in office. HR is working on it. wait for it....

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Post ID: @fvub+14RDchru

@dosl+14RDchru chill out, everyone deserves a little grab a$$ pu$$y every now and then. at least Biden has a brain vid tRumpatard. The End.

no more political nonsense on this board. keep it to employee sheet please..

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Post ID: @eglc+14RDchru

Why are dumb political extremist posting on this board? This is for smart people that have something intelligent to say about Broadcom.

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Post ID: @duwo+14RDchru

Temps are not tied to employees.

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Post ID: @8kpa+14RDchru

The company I’m at started doing similar.

Are they tying your temp checks to individual employees in any way? ie, employee ID, time stamp, etc...?

Or are these separate things...?

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Post ID: @7fyk+14RDchru

@4qat+14RDchru sadly the sources Broadcom and industry are following have show to be significantly behind when warning of issues. HVAC has long been suspected of being a source of spread.

I may support peoples right to choose to go back to the office, it doesn't mean I trust Broadcom to be well informed and make the right choices, just like I don't trust people to be well informed either.

I can't put the responsibility for doing the right thing solely on Broadcom, we can all do our own research and make our own decisions.

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Post ID: @4pkf+14RDchru

@4qat+14RDchru Nailed it including timelines. Broadcom do not want you working from home and they will get as many people back in the office as soon as they can get away with.

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Post ID: @4mzk+14RDchru

@3thj+14RDchru “adequate precautions”. Two words, but an encyclopedia of meaning.

What does adequate mean? When anyone accepted the job it was based upon a known and expected work environment. Oil riggers get paid a lot, they know what they’re getting into. Their are well prescribed safety protocols in place.

Broadcom doesn’t understand what the issues are. A previous poster made an interesting point about office ventilation. Studies are now starting to be released that show this is the likely the real issue.

Density/Time/Diversity of people and space are the formulae of concern.

In my view, Broadcom has to commit this 4 team approach for a hell of a lot longer than what it appears to be. Something like thru end of the year. But I doubt they’ll do it. My guess is by July 1 they’ll be down to 3 teams. And by Sept 1st 2 teams. I suspect their goal is 100% occupancy by Nov 1. I also doubt they are doing anything with their HVAC. It’s not just HEPA filters, but how intake air flows as well. Short of any HVAC investments (no way they’ll spend money...), the right thing to do is keep on current plan until, let’s say February 2012. But o doubt that happens either...

Breathe..but don’t breathe too deep! Better yet, when you get to office grab a conference room and stay in that all day!

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Post ID: @4qat+14RDchru

@3vdd+14RDchru also people with certain pre-existing conditions also have a high risk of a poor outcome.

In general though, I agree. For otherwise healthy individuals that don't live with people who are considered vulnerable people should be able to return if they take adequate precautions.

I still don't see there being a legitimate reason why those who can work from home should be prevented from doing so, but I support those who want to go to the office being able to go back.

There are plenty of other companies that are much more accepting of working from home. Eventually the job market will pick up and people can make their choice to continue working at Broadcom or move to another company that they may feel is a better fit for them.

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Post ID: @3thj+14RDchru

What are you wimps worried about? Get your sorry a– back knit the office. It’s only the age 60+ that are dying. You’re OK.

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Post ID: @3vdd+14RDchru

Check this COVID-19 scientific study out!

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0869-5#Bib1

Estimates that 44% of people are shedding the virus and infecting people before they even have a temperature.
You are all going to get this. Just admit it and plan to quarantine when you do. If you or a family member suffer or die from this then sue Hock personally for damages.
Personally I am surprised Broadcom’s lawyers are allowing this to happen. Hock must truly hate his employees.

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Post ID: @3cks+14RDchru

they are checking to see if you might be flushed at the end of the shift. Rumor has it scrum masters have been shagging each other during daily stand ups.

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Post ID: @2vfy+14RDchru

+1 about air handling. Forget the stupid temp checks. Density and lack of decent air circulation from outside will get ya..

My sense is things get dicey when you’re at about 1/3rd of folks on a floor...let’s hope the leadership has half a brain and keeps to the current scheme until at least the fall..

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Post ID: @2hkk+14RDchru

I don’t mind the second check. But I was annoyed at the rectal reading from the other day. The private screening room had one of those big Cisco video conference cameras pointing right at me. It was so embarrassing.

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Post ID: @1vfe+14RDchru

I’d be worrying less about temperature and more about HVAC, air recirculating, and aerosols...

Just google it and you’ll see..especially as you guys move from 4 team rotation to 3 or less...

Unless everyone is using masks at all times...and they won’t...

That’s why many of the tech firms are saying WFH until Fall or 2021...

Glad I left this $#ithole. Tock Han must be cringing now having any percentage of people WFH...LMAO...

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Post ID: @1cgj+14RDchru

You might be asymptomatic when you enter the office, but could start developing symptoms during the day. This is one way to trace who you interacted with during the day and ask them to self-quatantine. Not foolproof, but one more layer of screening. Anyway, mandating people to come to office at this time s—s, so the extra check is a small consolation.

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Post ID: @1ubq+14RDchru

Honor system to make sure you don't have any COVID19 symptoms. If you do have a fever then don't go back to work until you've been cleared by a medical pro.

So the exit thermometers are to check if you have a high fever and don't know it. I'm not a doctor, so I don't know if that's even possible - if not then the exit thermometers are just a reminder.

I figure everything Broadcom can do to limit the spread of COVID19 w/o negatively impacting our work or lives then they might as well.

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Post ID: @1zhu+14RDchru

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