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Posted 21st Mar

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Arnold Clark has offered to help get NHS workers with lifts to and from work.

At a time like this, we are all realising how invaluable our NHS and its employees are, and we need to pull together as a community to support them. As a result, in the coming weeks we will try to help NHS employees struggling with transport to and from their place of work. Please email CSR@arnoldclark.com and we will assist in any way we can.

As well as this, we have set aside two free, insured vehicles at each of our UK rental branches to be used locally if anyone needs them to assist vulnerable groups within their community. Drivers must be over 25 and are subject to the usual insurance checks. Please contact rental.reservations@arnoldclark.com for more information.

Please take care of yourselves and understand that we’re here for all our customers, employees and local communities during this difficult time.
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deleted2138917
Well done Arnold Clark. Remember companies like this when all has blown over and give them your custom.

Forget the companies like Branson's. Demanding a government bailout having dodged paying tax his entire life. Never shop through Virgin again.
Edited by: "deleted2138917" 21st Mar
Unprecedented help from these guys, so fair play to them. All businesses banding together like this can make a big difference to those who need help the most. This isn't a time to be thinking about profits.
Even if I ignore the cynical voice in my head which says they are climbing on a populist bandwagon I still can't see the value in this. If staff could get to work before why not now - what has changed? Also compromises the social distancing advice.

They'd be far better off offering their delivery services for medicines and provisions to those in lockdown or the elderly unable to get to shops. Somehow putting 'NHS' on these gestures increases its marketing value!

I'm sure there are some good intentions here too but it's misjudged.
Besford21/03/2020 10:28

Even if I ignore the cynical voice in my head which says they are climbing …Even if I ignore the cynical voice in my head which says they are climbing on a populist bandwagon I still can't see the value in this. If staff could get to work before why not now - what has changed? Also compromises the social distancing advice.They'd be far better off offering their delivery services for medicines and provisions to those in lockdown or the elderly unable to get to shops. Somehow putting 'NHS' on these gestures increases its marketing value!I'm sure there are some good intentions here too but it's misjudged.


My cynical brain also wanders how altruistic this really is but in answer to your question. Many of my colleagues rely on public transport which has been reduced to a Sunday service. Its already tricky for them to find a convenient bus at times due to shift patterns but will now be near impossible. Also, would you want to be on a bus for any length of time at the moment, especially with someone who may well have been exposed to the virus at work. Saves on taxi fees and even if it only helps a few it will be very welcome.
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Unprecedented help from these guys, so fair play to them. All businesses banding together like this can make a big difference to those who need help the most. This isn't a time to be thinking about profits.
Can't fault this
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deleted2138917
Well done Arnold Clark. Remember companies like this when all has blown over and give them your custom.

Forget the companies like Branson's. Demanding a government bailout having dodged paying tax his entire life. Never shop through Virgin again.
Edited by: "deleted2138917" 21st Mar
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Thanks. If only everyone (companies and individuals) took this stance to help others...
You guys are brave.... Many of these people WILL be infected due to no PPE.
Very nice thought but bad idea, nhs staff should be trying to stay away from people not get lifts with random drivers who might be infected then spread it round hospital wards not currently infected and filled with the elderley
deleted213891721/03/2020 08:24

Well done Arnold Clark. Remember companies like this when all has blown …Well done Arnold Clark. Remember companies like this when all has blown over and give them your custom. Forget the companies like Branson's. Demanding a government bailout having dodged paying tax his entire life. Never shop through Virgin again.


Absolutely
It'll keep the wideboy salesmen busy at least.

Don't give them your business after this crisis. Known as one of the worst car retailers around
Edited by: "Cameron92" 21st Mar
Cameron9221/03/2020 09:28

It'll keep the wideboy salesmen busy at least.Don't give them your …It'll keep the wideboy salesmen busy at least.Don't give them your business after this crisis. Known as one of the worst car retailers around


Really? How are their practices as a business bad?
Edited by: "MildmanneredCalvin" 21st Mar
A from me. Better than Hombase, they emailed, trying to sell me DIY stuff because I am stuck in the house
Just don't sign anything as you will probably find they have sold you a car at a crazy APR when you get out.
Even if I ignore the cynical voice in my head which says they are climbing on a populist bandwagon I still can't see the value in this. If staff could get to work before why not now - what has changed? Also compromises the social distancing advice.

They'd be far better off offering their delivery services for medicines and provisions to those in lockdown or the elderly unable to get to shops. Somehow putting 'NHS' on these gestures increases its marketing value!

I'm sure there are some good intentions here too but it's misjudged.
Mark_Hickman21/03/2020 09:10

Very nice thought but bad idea, nhs staff should be trying to stay away …Very nice thought but bad idea, nhs staff should be trying to stay away from people not get lifts with random drivers who might be infected then spread it round hospital wards not currently infected and filled with the elderley


Worse than public transport?? OK
Tobi_Brodie21/03/2020 09:39

A from me. Better than Hombase, they emailed, trying to sell me DIY …A from me. Better than Hombase, they emailed, trying to sell me DIY stuff because I am stuck in the house



Fembase tried selling the wife some washing-up gloves too.
Edited by: "Erudite" 21st Mar
Besford21/03/2020 10:28

. If staff could get to work before why not now - what has changed?


The fact a hell of a lot of NHS staff rely on public transport, which where I am has been reduced to a Public Holiday service meaning no early buses for staff this means a lot.
All these NHS discounts are fantastic. Shame us other key workers don't even get a mention!!
Besford21/03/2020 10:28

Even if I ignore the cynical voice in my head which says they are climbing …Even if I ignore the cynical voice in my head which says they are climbing on a populist bandwagon I still can't see the value in this. If staff could get to work before why not now - what has changed? Also compromises the social distancing advice.They'd be far better off offering their delivery services for medicines and provisions to those in lockdown or the elderly unable to get to shops. Somehow putting 'NHS' on these gestures increases its marketing value!I'm sure there are some good intentions here too but it's misjudged.


My cynical brain also wanders how altruistic this really is but in answer to your question. Many of my colleagues rely on public transport which has been reduced to a Sunday service. Its already tricky for them to find a convenient bus at times due to shift patterns but will now be near impossible. Also, would you want to be on a bus for any length of time at the moment, especially with someone who may well have been exposed to the virus at work. Saves on taxi fees and even if it only helps a few it will be very welcome.
Used to work for Arnold Clark so this kind of gesture doesn’t surprise me. Great place to work.

Good on them
Wonderful!!!
As a test to my kids I asked, i think we should make a fake nhs pass, I raised my kids well enough they replied, how can you do that! The nhs are doing so much for the world right now, and your just sitting on your backside at home! 😬😷
Besford21/03/2020 10:28

Even if I ignore the cynical voice in my head which says they are climbing …Even if I ignore the cynical voice in my head which says they are climbing on a populist bandwagon I still can't see the value in this. If staff could get to work before why not now - what has changed? Also compromises the social distancing advice.They'd be far better off offering their delivery services for medicines and provisions to those in lockdown or the elderly unable to get to shops. Somehow putting 'NHS' on these gestures increases its marketing value!I'm sure there are some good intentions here too but it's misjudged.


Selfservative much?
Would never go to Arnold shark personally, and they're jumping on the bandwagon like most companies, bit for staff that probably took the bus or a taxi, it'll help them out.
AJT_PANDYA21/03/2020 16:11

Selfservative much?


No it's called VS. Very popular business practise since the social media influx as it's hard to argue it with a blind public backing without appearing like you are being discriminative against those who it supports.
Edited by: "DildoBagginz" 21st Mar
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Snuffy-laz21/03/2020 14:57

My cynical brain also wanders how altruistic this really is but in answer …My cynical brain also wanders how altruistic this really is but in answer to your question. Many of my colleagues rely on public transport which has been reduced to a Sunday service. Its already tricky for them to find a convenient bus at times due to shift patterns but will now be near impossible. Also, would you want to be on a bus for any length of time at the moment, especially with someone who may well have been exposed to the virus at work. Saves on taxi fees and even if it only helps a few it will be very welcome.


Thanks - makes sense.
Amazing arnold clark..absolutely amazing
Well done 👏👏👏👏
Are there limits to how many times this can be taken advantage of?
Well they won’t be SELLING any so may as well lend them out!
Fair play though...
Ever been a Nurse or Doctor or any NHS worker and tried to get a Bus on an early shift ...Never mind most buses are now running a Sunday service. If it works it works ...these are the people that'll be looking after your family members if they have to be admitted to hospital. They are pushed to the limit as it is ....never mind a Pandemic thrown into the midst of all of it.
How do i know ...My wifes been a nurse for 37 years now....Fair play to Arnold Clark at least they are trying.
Well done Arnold Clark
I hope this is valuable help to the staff that need it, but even if Arnold Clark discovered a cure for the virus I'd still struggle to shop there. A truly terrible company, but at least they're trying to help.
I read this as if they were giving away free lifts! Thought no more stairs for my house
Absolute legends, what a kind gesture!
I will never use Virgin again..longhaired OLeary.. Arnold Clark well done Even if no one takes this up the offer was there and in the right spirit.Bravo
Think I'll apply for a job as a nurse again.. I'm fed up climbing two sets of stairs to my house!

On a higher note however good on them! 👌
Besford21/03/2020 10:28

Even if I ignore the cynical voice in my head which says they are climbing …Even if I ignore the cynical voice in my head which says they are climbing on a populist bandwagon I still can't see the value in this. If staff could get to work before why not now - what has changed? Also compromises the social distancing advice.They'd be far better off offering their delivery services for medicines and provisions to those in lockdown or the elderly unable to get to shops. Somehow putting 'NHS' on these gestures increases its marketing value!I'm sure there are some good intentions here too but it's misjudged.


It's free advertisement. Good pr.
No1 is caring for the real ones struggling. The self employed that their salaries gone down to £0. All the NHS staff are still paid in full + overtimes.
They don't need free drinks at mcdonalds or free lifts.

Let them jump the queues, sure, but financially, more people need far more help than NHS workers. Nurses get 20k something a year, doctors get 70-100k a year and so on.

I get £0. No help from government. My landlord has 3 months free mortgage and I sti have to pay my rent with no income
Scumbags. Nobody is going to be calling arnold clark for a lift to work, and now they have free publicity
deleted213891721/03/2020 08:24

Well done Arnold Clark. Remember companies like this when all has blown …Well done Arnold Clark. Remember companies like this when all has blown over and give them your custom. Forget the companies like Branson's. Demanding a government bailout having dodged paying tax his entire life. Never shop through Virgin again.


Hear hear - I've already stopped buying his pickle too at the supermarkets.
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