Thread for those who are laid off or worried about losing their jobs due to the virus.

Haggis

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Or those whose partners have been laid off.

Yeah another covid thread, but this is the biggest event of our lifetimes and has shut down pretty much every other current event on the planet, so fuck it, let's see how it impacts the employment status of our online community. I'm sure at least a couple of us will lose our jobs over this, we have a CHB Mental Health thread which is pretty supportive, maybe we should have a thread that's just people venting or expressing worry about their jobs. See how many of us are directly affected by the uncertainty. :conf

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I’m super lucky in I’m able to work from home without and major problems.

but it is super sad seeing what’s going on. I’ve got a mate with a like 8 month old who’s missus isn’t working and he’s just been stood down. Dude was making good coin around $140k as an commercial pilot. Now he’s looking to get the dole and is applying for jobs stacking shelves overnight at the supermarket. He’s still technically got his main job but until the corona is under control he won’t be getting paid from it.
I’m proud of him for doing what he’s got to do to keep any $ he can get coming in but it’s sad to see that’s his reality now.

Also have another friend who’s on a student visa working in the hospitality industry. Place she worked up closed as has the majority of the industry, and now she’s not got the $ coming in for school or rent. Pretty much left to go back to Brazil to ride the virus situation out which will be shit. But at least she can stay at with her parents who own their house and can help support her while she has no work. We’ve offered our spare room to her though for as long as she needs because it’s near on impossible to get the flights from Aus these days.

Almost unbelievable what’s going on. Couple months back I would never have predicted things would come to this.
 
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I'm working from home and have been asked to develop internal apps to give people info on the Corona Virus I may have the safest job out of 60 thousand odd employees.
 
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Just out of interest. This is the biggest thing to happen in our lifetimes. It will probably affect at least a few of us employment-wise.

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Nah the inevitable blowback from this is going to be 10x worse. The Western world could very easily collapse into a 1930's depression from which we never recover. Who's going to underwrite that US 1.8 trillion cheque? The 800 billion odd german & french? 2008 wrecked us bad enough.
 
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I’m super lucky in I’m able to work from home without and major problems.

but it is super sad seeing what’s going on. I’ve got a mate with a like 8 month old who’s missus isn’t working and he’s just been stood down. Dude was making good coin around $140k as an commercial pilot. Now he’s looking to get the dole and is applying for jobs stacking shelves overnight at the supermarket. He’s still technically got his main job but until the corona is under control he won’t be getting paid from it.
I’m proud of him for doing what he’s got to do to keep any $ he can get coming in but it’s sad to see that’s his reality now.

Also have another friend who’s on a student visa working in the hospitality industry. Place she worked up closed as has the majority of the industry, and now she’s not got the $ coming in for school or rent. Pretty much left to go back to Brazil to ride the virus situation out which will be shit. But at least she can stay at with her parents who own their house and can help support her while she has no work. We’ve offered our spare room to her though for as long as she needs because it’s near on impossible to get the flights from Aus these days.

Almost unbelievable what’s going on. Couple months back I would never have predicted things would come to this.
I don't want to seem like a cunt here because truly Sam you're one of those guys on this forum that's just super chill & cool but if your buddy was banking that coin he should have been saving or investing it for a rainy day....
 
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I don't want to seem like a cunt here because truly Sam you're one of those guys on this forum that's just super chill & cool but if your buddy was banking that coin he should have been saving or investing it for a rainy day....
...investments are down the drain. Investors cannot take money out now or it'll be at a massive loss. That type of money is easy to stretch thin with a wofe and kid anyway.
 
May 22, 2013
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I don't want to seem like a cunt here because truly Sam you're one of those guys on this forum that's just super chill & cool but if your buddy was banking that coin he should have been saving or investing it for a rainy day....
Nah all good.

He's got plenty of savings. But they are savings he's put aside for a house deposit. So he's not going to be in dire straits but it's just a case of trying to avoid having to bite into the deposit money
 

Vic

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This is not a financial crisis because of banks or something.
When people feel safe again things are going back to normal fast.
I know a lot of people will and are getting fired, but I feel like they are gatting jobs later, with more ease.
I hope.....Governments need to help in all countries though.
 
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This is not a financial crisis because of banks or something.
When people feel safe again things are going back to normal fast.
I know a lot of people will and are getting fired, but I feel like they are gatting jobs later, with more ease.
I hope.....Governments need to help in all countries though.
Your optimism is admirable
 
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This is not a financial crisis because of banks or something.
When people feel safe again things are going back to normal fast.
I know a lot of people will and are getting fired, but I feel like they are gatting jobs later, with more ease.
I hope.....Governments need to help in all countries though.
Hopefully, but I can't see it buddy.

We are already in a recession, jobs have been lost, businesses have been lost.

Confidence will be low for business and for consumers, so investment and spending will likely follow.

I also find it unlikely that public behaviour will go straight back to normal after this. Are people going to go straight back into booking multiple holidays etc?
 
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I did the maths and if I lose my job I can sustain myself for 4 years before I hit trouble
I haven't planned that far ahead, but we could easily last 5 years plus.

We own our place outright, and have a couple of rental properties. We also have good savings, good incomes, and modest tastes.

Mrs Weaver's family are minted too, which helps.

A lot of people will really struggle though, even folk with high earnings, as your expenditure usually goes up in line with what you earn.

One of my brothers earns decent money as an IT manager, but I don't reckon he would last more than 2 months without income.

My dad is worried too. He owns his place outright and has savings, but his employer is struggling, and if he gets laid off he will probably never work again.

He's in his 50's, is an ex con, has no qualifications, and has only ever worked in the one factory. He might get a job in a supermarket or something, but that's about it.

A lot of people are going to be very worried.
 
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I haven't planned that far ahead, but we could easily last 5 years plus.

We own our place outright, and have a couple of rental properties. We also have good savings, good incomes, and modest tastes.

Mrs Weaver's family are minted too, which helps.

A lot of people will really struggle though, even folk with high earnings, as your expenditure usually goes up in line with what you earn.

One of my brothers earns decent money as an IT manager, but I don't reckon he would last more than 2 months without income.

My dad is worried too. He owns his place outright and has savings, but his employer is struggling, and if he gets laid off he will probably never work again.

He's in his 50's, is an ex con, has no qualifications, and has only ever worked in the one factory. He might get a job in a supermarket or something, but that's about it.

A lot of people are going to be very worried.
Well to be honest the past 9-10 years have been pretty frugal for me, not much going out etc, the plus is this lockdown isn't really getting to me, it has taught me to enjoy life more

I've almost been tempted to apply for a supermarket job just because I can't handle not working for too long.
 
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Well to be honest the past 9-10 years have been pretty frugal for me, not much going out etc, the plus is this lockdown isn't really getting to me, it has taught me to enjoy life more

I've almost been tempted to apply for a supermarket job just because I can't handle not working for too long.
Good for you mate.

If you are bored then it might not be a bad idea to take a supermarket job. Help your country out and get out of the house.

Only issue would be if you felt you were taking it away from someone who really needed it.
 

kf3

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maybe i registered for the self employed help.

i def filled in a form on gov.com.

this new benefits system has bad reputation, i know the forms can fuck off, guess just wait and see if any money turns up.
 
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All my family are self employed, hoping gov help comes in soon, otherwise I will be very stretched
 
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