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

Dec 25, 2019
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Haven't worked this week and can't see any constant work in the foreseeable future.Have one job that will last 5ish months but the client is looking to put on the back burner just now so will see.

Not overly fussed the now,getting stuff done around the house and garden but they jobs will dry up shortly and that's when it will become a wee bit harder.

Have sufficient funds to keep us going for a good while so it will be more mentally challenging if anything.

Do feel for those in worse positions but Boris is saying the right things imo to bring us through this once in a lifetime crisis.
 
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Jun 14, 2012
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Well my place won't be shutting down until the NHS says so. It's a pharmaceutical factory and management has ridiculously claimed we are front line workers. If that's the case then we should be compensated for it. One of the lads in the union said this to management and they said we were a disgrace for asking for extra money. So which one is it lads. Front line workers who have to risk their health and the health of others by making medicine and where social distancing is practically impossible or is it your greed trying to put off and scare people from taking time off.
 
Dec 27, 2015
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No fear, atm, of losing my job permanently. However, since the lockdown on creche/school has come in i've only been working from 7am - 10am each morning and then home to mind the kids. The covid payment helps but that's likely to be scrapped long before schools are back open. Things won't be back to "normal" until they are.
 

Deebo

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Jun 5, 2013
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I'm pretty sure I'm not losing my job but I know within a few months of understanding how much revenue UC lost because all of this, especially from the foreign students who pay way more to go to school here who will not be attending these next few semesters, a crap ton of my coworkers, colleagues and friends will be looking at uncertain futures. Fucked up thing is where I work over 85% of all staff are women. Most between 25 - 45. So many women already out pregnant or about to be out pregnant. You can't say it's discrimination cause the people who will be putting them on the chopping block are all women in power. I ridicule them here from time to time as banter jest but I wouldn't want to be in their shoes for any money right now. I couldn't fathom telling a person who just got back from maternity leave that they have no job. Heartbreaking.

It literally makes me feel terrible.
 
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Jul 6, 2019
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I should be fine. My company are well positioned financially, and we are managing well so far. We are pretty optimistic about the future too.

I could see us having to make some cuts in the future though, depending on how ongoing demand goes.

I know some people who were laid off already. Their company was struggling anyway, and they let people go right at the start of this.

My partner, dad, and one of my brothers are at risk. Their employers were making cuts before this kicked off, so there will almost certainly be more before this is over.
 
May 22, 2013
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Strange feeling around my place at the moment.

My mate who's a pilot I mentioned on page one is still out of work. He's getting the government assistance but it's not a whole lot with a newborn to support. Thankfully his missus will be coming off maternity leave and working from home soon.

The other friend I mentioned is staying with me and my missus now. She's been here about 3 and half weeks. She's picked up a day a week in some bakery or something like that. But other than that she's not got much work coming in. On a student visa as well so no gov assistance. The missus and I don't mind having her stay though it's a bit of an odd feeling around as at the moment both myself and my missus are working from home. Both in the same industry but different countries and we are both flat out. Up to our eye balls in work.. struggling with the work loads. Yet our friends, she's sitting with nothing and trying to find something.... On the plus side though... she's a chef and has been cooking us some heaps good meals!
 
Jun 4, 2013
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I'm self employed but the lockdown is absolutely destroying the metal/waste recycling industry (although their was a slight decline prior to the lockdown) this will wipe out a lot of small businesses.

Prices have crashed (in some case you have to pay them to 'sell' stock) and companies can't shift existing stock so are not buying it's pretty grim. I know of many who have 'furloughed' staff and looking to downscale operations. Unfortunately I know quite a few of those members of staff many who I've known for years, I'm definitely worried for them and their families.

Luckily for myself I have very little overheads (if any) and in a good enough position where I should be able to see this through.
 

Haggis

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May 16, 2013
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So....... a little more than 3 months later, how's the employment situation for you guys?

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Jul 15, 2012
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So....... a little more than 3 months later, how's the employment situation for you guys?

:hat
I made a thread a few weeks ago about my situation. This is a post copied and pasted from the bodybuilding forum a few weeks back...

I was a car salesman and had a bad month. Also went against the house mouse and bs system so that didn't help. Got laid off with 5 other salesman and 50 employees.

A good month for me was $5,000-6000, for reference I made $14,500 over a 10 week span. Was employed for nearly a year there.

Receiving almost $1000 a week in unemployment. Moved in my home last Thanksgiving, paid off my G37 and bought a new 5.0 in January. I pay the mortgage, new car, and still save $2,000 every month.

Bought a new dining set, chair and sectional for almost 3 grand and still save $2,000 a month. Bought a y pipe back exhaust for my g37 and still save $2,000 a month. Buying 3 or 4 liquor bottles every month and still saving $2,000 a month. Built a fence for my backyard and still saving $2,000 a month. Possibly putting drag springs and an mbrp exhaust and bolt ons soon for the mustang and still saving $2,000 a month lol.

I'll have received $20,000 cash from mid april until the end of July. Some idiot co workers went back because of no social life. I'm riding this unemployment bus until the wheels fall off.
 
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I have an undergrad in Geology, used my degree for about a year, but I love selling cars. I love automobiles in general and will go back to work when my second child is born in a few days or weeks from now.
 
Jul 6, 2019
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Still employed despite my best efforts.

My dad was worried about his job, but he's back in now and they think they might be OK.

Mrs Weaver is currently furloughed and slightly worried. One of my brothers is also worried about his job.

Don't know anyone who has actually lost their job, but my ever decreasing social circle has contracted further during this, so I might've missed someone.
 
Jun 4, 2013
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I was talking to a customer the other day he told me one of his staff quit when he was told that he was only going to receive 80% of his wages when the furlough scheme started (he was expecting 100%). He got quite animated about the situation no physical aggression or anything just a liberal sprinkling of profanities.

Work picked up a few weeks ago so they put an advert out for this job and had 6 candidates coming in for an interview,. Then on the day of the interviews none of the candidates turned up surprisingly.

On the same day the lad who quit begged for his job...The boss said he is going to make sweat for a while.
 

Haggis

CHB World Championship People's Champion
May 16, 2013
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The worse the economy gets, the safer my job is (or should be, theoretically). :lol:

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Jul 6, 2019
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I'm not police. I can't arrest anybody. :thumbsup

:hat
Are you from the same budget though?

Lucky you don't live in America. You don't want to be in a position where someone has to decide between funding your department or buying a tank, because they're getting that tank. :lol:
 

Haggis

CHB World Championship People's Champion
May 16, 2013
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Are you from the same budget though?

Lucky you don't live in America. You don't want to be in a position where someone has to decide between funding your department or buying a tank, because they're getting that tank. :lol:
:lol:

But who is telling them where to send the tank, and what to expect when it arrives there? :cheers

:hat
 
Dec 25, 2019
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Started that new job,steading conversion,three weeks ago and as the lad is happy with just me and the son doing the masonry work the super structure alone should keep us going till end of October.Usually knock back slabbing and such but was asked so said yes and hopefully that's us sorted till Xmas.

If this job hadn't came up the phone would be scarily quiet on the work front so very glad it's come up.

Have spoke to plenty others and many not so fortunate and i'm not very optimistic about next year.We have always been in our little oil bubble in the NE but pretty sure spending will be curtailed hugely.

Have worked for near enough the same 3 firms in the last 10ish years and never had to advertise but they are all struggling to keep their men on the books busy so can only hope things pick up.