This is a global initiative. ID required to pick up a free pair. Sign is posted in Mornington Victoria. Stay safe, and enjoy :)
Great initiative. Drone deployed!
Has anyone been to get a pair?
My wife (a nurse) picked up a pair about an hour ago. Line took over an hour to get through, and by the look of the photo my wife sent me, the social distancing was a bit below par from those in the line.
That said, awesome initiative from Bata. The pair my wife picked up had an RRP of $95.
Wish i wouldn't have to quarantine 2 weeks just to get a pair. Haha
Yeah good job Bata
I'd still rather not work in a health field when the borders open up again. Maybe that's why I'm not a health worker in the first place, too selfish.
why is it too selfish?
i guess in my idea of a utopia we'd all spend time helping old people and we'd all be taken care of when we are old ourselves
Why is JV not complaining about it yet?
maybe they now have a good sole
Why aren't health workers complaining how hypocritical of people saying our heroes, but where were they when we went on strikes asking for better conditions and pay. They didn't stand with us, shoulder to shoulder and support us, but now congratulate us from their nice and comfy armchairs, just as soon as coronavirus is gone, to be yet again forgotten.
I've seen Banksy's painting which depicts a boy holding a toy nurse. The framed picture, titled "Game Changer," depicts a young boy sitting on the floor playing with a nurse superhero toy. Batman and Spiderman action figures lie in a wastepaper basket next to the boy.
Yeah, I can see how long that will last. And health officials said it was a "massive boost to morale" for everyone at the hospital, which has seen at least two members of staff die after contracting coronavirus.
@bargainparker, you and Banksy are exactly right.
From what I've seen, no-one outside the profession seems to worry about the casual nurses. Some that I know are highly trained ICU and ED staff who have been working regular hours as casuals post mat leave because childcare centres can't handle new shift rosters every fortnight that come with being F/T or P/T. There's been hardly any casual shifts available since the permanent staff had their leave cancelled in mid-March.
Hospitals are government run, so no JobKeeper, no JobSeeker because they still have a job (just no shifts or pay) and the hospitals won't let them take on another job because then they might not be available if the hospital needs them.
No income for 6 weeks and no-one cares, but here, have a free pair of shoes.
May be he was 'printing' an ID out and is in the queue?
Wow that very nice intiative.for some reason I thought Bata was Indian shoe brand I was wrong
BATA = Buy And Throw Away
I kinda agree, my work provided us many different bata types and it took like 5 different styles and sizes. Even then it was super heavy
Agreed. The quality used to to be very good, when they were actually made in Malaysia. Now they're mostly made in China and barely hang together long enough to walk out of the store. Some of them are made in other countries (possibly India or Bangladesh — can't recall exactly) and may be better quality, but I wouldn't risk it.
I bought a few pairs of Bata shoes in Singapore a few years ago and they were literally the most comfortable shoes I had ever worn. I ended up wearing them every day even in rough terrain and tore them to shreds :’(.
Has anyone been there this morning yet? I tried calling and it says their opening hours are 8am-5pm M-F but their website says open on Saturdays 9am-5pm so I am confused if they are open or not today
Yes, my wife went there this morning.
Just wondering if this available to health workers
i used to buy bata shoes in India few years back but in the recent years the quality has degraded to worse. i stopped buying bata since last 5-6 years or more. in India they sell hush puppies which has also degraded in quality.