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  1. #1
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    Who's still working?

    Out of curiosity wondering how many here are out of work because of the Covid virus?

    Without the need to give out "too much info" what do you do?

    Long term outlook if things don't change?


    I'm an audiologist and own my own practice. I have seen a very significant slowdown this week. Still going into work everyday. Mostly catching up on paperwork etc. My front office staff is still coming in as well. We were behind on our insurance and Veteran (VA) billing so they have been working on that. Hopefully those claims are processed quickly, if they are I think I can keep everyone working for a at least 3-4 months.

    Been paying local vendors in full but making minimum payments on goods from big manufactures. I'm able to pay them but more worried about keeping food on the table for my employees and myself if this drags out for a long period of time. I'm usually very laid back with no worries but have woken up in the middle of the night the three nights and not been able to get back to sleep because of all the worries starting to pile up.
    I'd rather die while I'm living then live while I'm dead

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    I work at a group home for developmentally disabled adults with behavioral issues, and mental illness. The work goes on, 24 hour staffing is state mandated. We have been keeping folks at home, and staying in their rooms for the most part. So far two residents have been tested for symptoms consistent with COVID-19 at the outset, but both tested negative.

    If I did get the virus, I have PTO, and extended PTO (for illness keeping me out of work beyond 40 hours) that will keep the money coming in for a couple months if need be.
    I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. -אלוהים אדירים

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    Who's still working?

    software engineer for a major infrastructure provider. if anything business is going to get a little better. (edit: been fully remote for almost 6 years)

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    Still going strong here. Lucky for us we are considered critical. Infrastructure - bridge construction to be specific. I am working from home but our crews are on the jobsite every day. We are taking all the precautions we can, taking temperatures every morning, wiping down equipment and tools, etc... So far we have had no one come down with it, knocking on wood. My company has come down with a no travel edict, but I fully expect that some disaster will come up soon and they waive it to get my ass there ASAP.
    My wife is a college professor, she is scrambling to transfer all her lectures and classes to online. We are lucky that we continue to be employed.
    Stay safe out there and be well, strange times indeed.
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    I have worked from home since 2014. Doing home loans from home is easy if you know what the hell you're doing and have a lap top, monitor and kick ass scanner / printer.
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    I think you'd have an easier time understanding people if you remembered that 80% of them are fucking morons.
    That is why I like dogs, more than most people.

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    I started a thread here for people that are in the types of businesses where referrals are functional. Didn’t figure it would get rolling for a while, but maybe when some people start to emerge from isolation, and or can do commerce online.
    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/...ferral-network

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    Just got furloughed today from my hotel sales job.
    Hope to be back in a few months.
    First time not working since 95...
    Its wierd.
    Spent afternoon with my son.

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    I'm still working from home.
    I do UI/UX design for a remote control company.
    I had to take a sick day on 16th, but I've been working everyday with COVID-19.
    I do worry about our company's future and I expect abrupt lay off any day.
    I also freelance architectural drawings (site plans, directory maps, floor plans... etc).
    Work's still coming in but not sure how long it'll last consider what it was like back in 2008-2009.
    But I am grateful I still have work to do and pay checks coming in.
    I do worry what'll be like months and years down the road.

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    Yep, still working. Seeing 8 patients a day in PET/CT, 3 days a week here. In nuclear medicine the number of patients has dropped off, but still doing quite a few what some would consider "elective" scans.

    Apparently oncology and cardiology medical imaging brings a lot of $$$ to the hospital so as long as they're telling me to show up to work, I do.

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    Technology lawyer. Was quite part time. But my client's "normal" lawyers (ie corporate/general etc) are having a harder time adjusting to working remotely than expected because there's so much dependence on support staff. So I'm filling in for a lot of people. Fielding quite a lot of contracts, employment, general, corporate, securities queries.

    Lots of emergency type situations too - as can be expected. Evacuating personnel from certain countries. Trying to get more bandwidth for cloud services. Developing healthcare-related apps on the fly under accelerate timelines

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    Quote Originally Posted by nutmegchoi View Post
    I do worry what'll be like months and years down the road.
    So I guess you're getting better? Update us on all that, please.

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    I have been encouraged to work from home for just over a week and as of this morning it is required. My field work has been restricted so I've been stuck working at home on my computer. It's not so bad actually. I miss the field work, but being able to start work in my pajamas is a plus.


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    I work for a real estate development and investment company. On week two of WFH. A portion of our portfolio is hotels, which are obviously getting hammered, like 5% occupancy. We were told last Friday to expect salary reductions of 5-10% and some partial furloughs to help close the revenue shortfall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    So I guess you're getting better? Update us on all that, please.
    Iím not better yet.
    Seems like take couple weeks to start feeling better with this thing.
    I expect to see some improvements maybe this weekend.

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    Thanks yeah I just saw your post in the other thread. Hang tough feel better.

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    Male Stripper/escort.

    Business is booming, lots of bored women at home.


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    B2B capitol electronic sales. Usually travel everywhere, meet in person, that all stopped 3 weeks ago. Our business started to slow Q3 2019, indicator of a slowing economy when that happens. When companies do not invest in capitol, economy will slow. Since COVID start in China it really slowed us in sales, we are way down now, all capitol funding has been put on hold. Layoffs pending for us or furlough, looking to see whats best for employees. Been working from home, hotel or plane for 16 years so I have a routine.

    China factory back up to 100% this week, down from 35% at CNY. US offices either spaced out or odd/even day shifts, work from home others. Alot of Eng's need to test equipment, design, etc... we moved machines and work spaces around from what I hear. Apps Eng buddy finally got his own work space/office for testing machines. Off in a corner cube area and he is happy, he hates everyone, thats why we get along.

    Hope I don't get the cut, survived 17 or 18 rounds through the years, been some lean times in past but this is new ground.

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    Never been busier. Wall Street analyst for hotel, cruise line, and ski resort industries. Completely overwhelmed with client project requests and media appearances. Not complaining.

    I got laid off in 2008 (sort of) so it's not always been roses along the way.
    All the years combine
    they melt into a dream

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    Commercial insurance broker here. Can work from wherever but am choosing my house right now. Still working. On the phone most of the day working through client layoffs, discussing business income, family first act etc. I'm projecting a 30-40% income hit in the short term. Not awesome but I personally have low overhead so not too bad considering. Better half is HR for a large waste remediation company and is also working from home. They are picking up the contracts to sterilize the cruise liners and they already deal with hazmat so their biz is booming.

    No kids, well stocked bourbon and wine shelves, and plenty of wild game and beef from a buddy's ranch in the freezer. Daily hot tub happy hour is about to start, then the dog walk, then time to grill. We're actually really fortunate right now. And hanging at home is actually really nice. I might shower tomorrow to conserve hot tub chemicals in case this thing drags out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasputin View Post
    ...developmentally disabled adults with behavioral issues, and mental illness.

    Sounds like you work for The Padded Room.
    °”rale, vato!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mall walker View Post
    software engineer for a major infrastructure provider. if anything business is going to get a little better. (edit: been fully remote for almost 6 years)
    Just started a new gig last week and wasn't supposed to be fully remote. Also tech as a technical acct manager. It's been a good onboarding and there is no threat or closure or layoffs, strong company. As mentioned, if anything, the upsell on the other side of this is huge.

    Still kinda weird. Can't really feel "productive" yet, as I'm still onboarding and don't have a client list yet. All companies being on lockdown, no client meetings to "shadow" and not much project work, again for same reasons. I don't really like not feeling productive. I'm a sys admin at heart and have been full time for 21 years, big change.

    Anyway still working.

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    We are down 7 guys from the start of the year. Today's list has 16 new names on it.

    Does firing people count at work? There are some good kids on that list.

    I figure it will cost about $300k-$500k to get to come to work this year.

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    not to be a downer, but being fully remote is hard to do even when your company is heavily invested in it outside of a disaster scenario. you need to use remote communication tools, you need to think remote-first (even people still on-site log into video meetings individually from separate spaces), and at home you need to get used to setting boundaries. I really recommend waking up at the same time, shower/shave/dress for work, go to wherever you work in your house for business hours only, then change and leave that space at the end of the day, at least as you adjust. it's really easy to work too much and it's even easier to work too little. of the last 3 places I've been fully remote, only the current gig has really done it right. I feel extraordinarily lucky to be where I am right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grange View Post
    I have been encouraged to work from home for just over a week and as of this morning it is required. My field work has been restricted so I've been stuck working at home on my computer. It's not so bad actually. I miss the field work, but being able to start work in my pajamas is a plus.
    Same here...I work from home when I'm not in the field though, so this isn't really a big deal for me.
    Damn shame, throwing away a perfectly good white boy like that

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    I work for a large company in a molecular cancer testing lab. Samples coming in have slowed a little, but we have been so overwhelmed the past two years that it is somewhat welcome. No way we will be shutting down, although I could be repurposed to do COVID-19 testing if things are dire.

    My supervisor is setting up a few laptops to do data review from home in case it is necessary, but I also have plenty of sick pay I can use after 2 days of PTO.

    Wife is in healthcare seeing patients so we are crossing our fingers that we can avoid this as long as possible, but she has a sore throat today. Ugh.

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