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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:56 PM

interesting thing at the grocery store yesterday

Parkland, Wa (between tacoma and spanaway)
after I went and browsed the half empty store - at check out the cashier said the military came, gave them all papers stating they are authorized to come to work - she said they were told they must keep the papers on them when they leave the house to go to work....

this is all just so nutz....

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TalenaGor Mar 2020 OP
pat_k Mar 2020 #1
Lars39 Mar 2020 #2
Sherman A1 Mar 2020 #3
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2020 #4
gratuitous Mar 2020 #5
Ohiogal Mar 2020 #6
PoliticAverse Mar 2020 #7
onenote Mar 2020 #8
ekelly Mar 2020 #9
Flaleftist Mar 2020 #10
Tipperary Mar 2020 #11
ellie Mar 2020 #12
customerserviceguy Mar 2020 #13

Response to TalenaGor (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:58 PM

1. Wow. First I've heard something like this.

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Response to TalenaGor (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:00 PM

2. Yes, no domestic travel unless authorized

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Response to TalenaGor (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:00 PM

3. Not surprising

I know our local grocery folks have been given something along those lines.

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Response to TalenaGor (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:00 PM

4. My dispatcher gave me a similar letter the other day,

along with the key to the truck I was going to drive.

It was from the Postmaster Generals Office in DC.

I work for a US Mail contractor.

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Response to TalenaGor (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:01 PM

5. My wife works in an essential industry

They issued authorization letters to carry with them at all times. According to my wife, that was at the request of the mayor. Maybe it's just getting ahead of developments, but maybe there's something else coming down the line.

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Response to TalenaGor (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:02 PM

6. Yesterday

My son came home from his job at the grocery store and showed me a sheet of paper hed been given at work, stating that he worked at xxxx and was authorized to be out. Signed by his manager.

I had the same thought. So crazy....

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Response to TalenaGor (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:12 PM

8. Pretty common

I represent telecommunications companies and their technicians, who have to be out in the field securing, repairing and maintaining the operation of networks are considered essential personnel. We've drafted letters for them to carry in case they are stopped in a stay at home jurisdiction to establish that they are permitted to be out and about.

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Response to TalenaGor (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:14 PM

9. My husband got a travel letter

from his employer, as well. They said its to minimize hassles in case employees are stopped going to or from work.

Maybe employers are anticipating stricter enforcement of the stay at home rules.

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Response to TalenaGor (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:15 PM

10. So if people are allowed to go to the store to go shopping,

why would employees need papers to get to and from work? Unless they set a curfew and they have to travel outside of curfew hours?

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Response to TalenaGor (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:15 PM

11. Sooo...the cops are just going to be stopping everyone to check for these papers?

 

Odd.

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Response to TalenaGor (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:17 PM

12. I work at

King Soopers and everyone received a letter saying it was ok to come to work because we are essential employees.

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Response to TalenaGor (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:24 PM

13. When I lived in WA state

they enforced laws. Letters like this help law enforcement to do their jobs quickly and efficiently.

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