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View Poll Results: Job status... what is yours?
Small biz owner - expect to soldier through 15 11.54%
Small biz owner - not sure I can make it through 1 0.77%
Work for a small biz - should be solid. 23 17.69%
Work for a small biz - worried about keeping my job. 6 4.62%
Already unemployed - 7 5.38%
Work for a large Corp - should be good 43 33.08%
Work for a large Corp - worried about being laid off. 5 3.85%
Retired - worried about making ends meet 2 1.54%
Retired - I should be good. 9 6.92%
Other - explain if you wish. 19 14.62%
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Old 09-17-2020, 06:57 PM   #241
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Fuck Rona... Fuck the wild fires.. 2020 can stick it...

Fuck it, let's ride!
Proper approach, Cabrito, I think.
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Old 09-17-2020, 07:20 PM   #242
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Great decisions on your part, and I am very glad you kept your benefits!

Take care of yourself and your sister....
Thank you! That's the plan! We're getting so close. Can't wait til it's over so we can get back to some semblance of normalcy in our lives.

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My employer paid out all of my saved up vacation at once and I got killed on taxes

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Old 09-26-2020, 05:39 PM   #243
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Just landed a 1 year contract gig with huge potential for continuing on after! The right move career wise, pay is where it should be, benefits in 60 days, stoked It is WFH, which means I can juggle some 1099 work that I still have (with more coming in October!). Such a relief, can't even begin to describe...
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Old 09-26-2020, 07:55 PM   #244
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Old 09-27-2020, 02:30 PM   #245
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We are debating on giving up our leases and going to multiple smaller offices.

Moving "everyone" remote and having a few satellite offices which you would book for day use / in person meetings.

The costs savings is incredible. We have large offices in 7 US states and 6 other countries.
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Old 10-03-2020, 12:20 PM   #249
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There's no talks yet of moving to a smaller office and there's also no talk of the entire office going back on a regular basis.

We're still in a holding pattern of, if you want to go to the office, you can, but aren't required.

I do every so often for a change of pace of the monotony of working from home. Maybe 15 people out of a usual 60+ are there on average.
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Wife's company just extended WFH till at least June 2021

and they're pursuing smaller offices with reduced capacity
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Old 10-14-2020, 06:52 PM   #251
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I'm a "required on-site worker" which has recently been clarified to mean I am highly recommended on-site at least 4 days a week.

Although I've always liked my job, it is really nice to going into work. Ironically the most risky thing I do IMO is the temp check in my ear before I'm allowed in haha.

It's interesting: My colleague/friends and I always talk, but definitely are talking more than normal. Maybe we're just comfortable with masks on, in a single-pass air filtered, very large room. But maybe we're just fulfilling our need for human interaction where we get the added safety of lab-setting protocols.

It's been real good to get back to a bit of normalcy at work, in a safe setting.
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Old 10-14-2020, 07:13 PM   #252
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The company I work for has implemented daily temperature checks for all employees. I am glad for this, even though if someone comes in with an elevated temperature I feel it will be too late, and we will be at risk for infection.

At least the owner, who was in complete denial when she returned in mid-May, is now taking things seriously. She listens daily to Rush Limbaugh and gets her "facts" from his broadcast.

Mods, if that is waxing political, please delete and accept my apologies. I am attempting to explain why she was off the charts in denial back in May. I went with her to select a television for her home last week, and we actually had a non-confrontational conversation about the pandemic. I summarized my position on protective measures and a path to ending Covid's stranglehold on us by stating I believe in the science. She actually agreed!
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Three weeks into the new gig and I'm finally coming up for air! Doing training and screen-share for 8 hrs a day is the big suck but I'm getting the hang of it. Managing lots of little projects. Like 80,000 of them (wireless telecom, all pre-construction work).

The corporate email that came out yesterday reinforced that they are not planning on having anyone come back to the offices through January. Most likely will be kicking that can down the road too. Funny thing is the guy that I interact with most has been working remote from the Big Island for the last 5 years, so nothing new there....
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Old 10-30-2020, 08:48 AM   #254
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Update at seven months since furlough. Hospitality, and events industries continue to be impacted by COVID. I'm in the events industry.

Still furloughed, but called HR to confirm this.

The company has been paying for most of our health insurance with me paying my usual deduction via COBRA, but that ends tomorrow.

My COBRA payment will go from $230 to $1100 a month so I canceled it, and went to look at my options at Covered California. I assumed I would get a descent deal since I have no income, but they go by annual projected income for 2020, and I've made enough the first three months at work combined with my unemployment payments to make it fairly expensive (to me) It's still cheaper than COBRA though. We're trying to get me on my partners insurance through her work as a domestic partner so we'll see.

The bright side is that the company is still paying for my company provided cell phone!!
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Old 10-30-2020, 09:00 AM   #255
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That sucks Michael.

I am sure many others are or have faced the same thing.

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