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View Poll Results: What is your current work situation?
Not Working - No pay 7 5.69%
Not Working - Still being paid 7 5.69%
Working From Home 62 50.41%
Essential Business - Working Onsite 42 34.15%
Non-essential but working as usual - No lockdown for my workplace in my area 5 4.07%
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      03-27-2020, 03:37 PM   #23
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I am unemployed for the first time (other than a couple weeks between jobs years ago) in 35 years. Also first time fired. Waiting for checks I guess, and then driving my BMW to the food bank line.
I'm sorry to hear it's been a rough time. I hope once this all clears up there will be something good that comes your way.
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Down here everyone who still has a job is an essential worker so my office is still open, for now.

Lots of closures in the hospitality and the retail space though.

I think we are going to have a full lock down very soon!

Be safe.
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I am unemployed for the first time (other than a couple weeks between jobs years ago) in 35 years. Also first time fired. Waiting for checks I guess, and then driving my BMW to the food bank line.
My thoughts are with you although I know tha5 doesn't help. Wishing you the best and that something comes up.
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Considered essential, so still in the office every day. 82 degrees here in TN today and finally no rain, so I drove the M for a change. Weird doing 80 and 85 on the interstate when it normally would be bumper to bumper!
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Lots of places get "essential license"

Both of us work as usual.
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I'm sorry to hear it's been a rough time. I hope once this all clears up there will be something good that comes your way.
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My thoughts are with you although I know tha5 doesn't help. Wishing you the best and that something comes up.
Thanks. 20 years at the job and a two week knockout. I'm not that down but it does feel weird in this time of weirdness in general.
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I wish I could work from home....

My business is shut down, mandated by Governor, 'to conserve PPE.' Whatever. Now I have 8 employees who are income-less, as am I. And of course, I have fixed operating costs that continue to deplete my bank account.

I'm almost positive I will not be one of the lucky ones to be fortunate enough to take advantage of this CARES act.

Bullshit.
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I'm part of field staff for a large insurer. I am considered a 'remote' employee (HQ is in Michigan, boss lives in KY).

As long as I don't have to interact with anyone, touch anything, or enter any structures it's business as usual for me. I can do the vast majority of my job from home, it's about an 80/20 WFH/out in field split for me right now.
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Considered essential, so still in the office every day. 82 degrees here in TN today and finally no rain, so I drove the M for a change. Weird doing 80 and 85 on the interstate when it normally would be bumper to bumper!
Where from Tennessee you from? Thatís how it was here too , weather was awesome all things considered
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Where from Tennessee you from? Thatís how it was here too , weather was awesome all things considered
Weather is supposed to be beautiful here today. We were planning to take the Vette to the mountains, but I'm working today.

I'm salaried....so no OT. But if my guys are having to work, I try to be here to show them I'm no better than they are.

They are the ones keeping the place together which in turn keeps products going out the door.

So I'm here to make sure they have anything they need.
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Weather is supposed to be beautiful here today. We were planning to take the Vette to the mountains, but I'm working today.

I'm salaried....so no OT. But if my guys are having to work, I try to be here to show them I'm no better than they are.

They are the ones keeping the place together which in turn keeps products going out the door.

So I'm here to make sure they have anything they need.
That’s completely understandable, little stuff like that makes the workers probably appreciate you more. We have had 2-3weeks of nothing but rain so if the world is going crazy around us let’s at least have some sun! Lol

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Thatís completely understandable, little stuff like that makes the works probably appreciate you more. We have had 2-3weeks of nothing but rain so if the world is going crazy around us letís at least have some sun! Lol
It definitely changes your mood! Makes things seem almost normal....or at least takes your mind off of things for a bit.
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Everyone in my company is now working from home... luckily we have very strong cash flow as it is our year end and we just made some serious sales... also our industry was deemed essential... hopefully the cash flow from this month can keep us in a good spot for 2-3 months until this whole thing dies down...
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Considered essential, so still in the office every day. 82 degrees here in TN today and finally no rain, so I drove the M for a change. Weird doing 80 and 85 on the interstate when it normally would be bumper to bumper!
Where from Tennessee you from? That's how it was here too , weather was awesome all things considered
Murfreesboro. 30 miles south of downtown Nashville. So far another pretty nice day today as well (weather wise)!
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