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Started by Barrister, March 24, 2020, 04:57:44 PM

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How is your employment been affected by Covid-19

I'm "essential" - I still have to go to work
18 (22%)
I'm working remotely from home
49 (59.8%)
I've been laid off
9 (11%)
I wasn't employed to begin with
6 (7.3%)

Total Members Voted: 82

Josquius

Easyish to WFH for me.
Though was meant to be in the midst of a move so getting started has been hard, my whole room is a mess. In this small flat too its not really possible to work when the girlfriend is home too.
Which will make things even harder from tomorrow.
She is working at a school so has been going to work so far, they've got a lot fewer kids though so are on a rota, she took the first shift.
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Eddie Teach

Quote from: Legbiter on March 25, 2020, 04:00:02 AM
Yeah and I started reading Thucydides last night. :mellow:

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To sleep, perchance to dream. But in that sleep of death, what dreams may come?

Josephus

Quote from: saskganesh on March 24, 2020, 07:24:39 PM
Essential and not in quotes. I work in a homeless shelter established by the patrician Massey family. Walking to work daily. I just got an extension and increase in hours. We've had staffing issues because of fear and illness, so we had six temps in the kitchen today. They are all good to great.

Happy I am not working at home. Very Happy. Bindir Dundat.

You're a good man, Sask, and not in quotes.
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Agelastus

Already worked from home (I've been in to the Office once in the last four months anyway.)

So, working from home waiting to see if the company is going to shut down for a while.
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The last of life for which the first was made."

Maladict

Working from home. All the ghastliness of the pandemic aside, it's very pleasant really.

The Larch

Quote from: celedhring on March 24, 2020, 04:58:53 PM
I am a freelancer so I technically haven't been laid off, but all my gigs have been suspended/cancelled.

Same-ish. Most of what I was doing has been put on hold or advances at a snail's pace, so I'm using this time to do some training courses.

Duque de Bragança

Quote from: The Larch on March 25, 2020, 06:25:28 AM
Quote from: celedhring on March 24, 2020, 04:58:53 PM
I am a freelancer so I technically haven't been laid off, but all my gigs have been suspended/cancelled.

Same-ish. Most of what I was doing has been put on hold or advances at a snail's pace, so I'm using this time to do some training courses.

Freelancer and/or short-term jobs, on hold for now given the situation. Helping my mom now and some elderly person who cannot go out alone in normal times, let alone now.

mongers

Quote from: Duque de Bragança on March 25, 2020, 06:38:31 AM

Freelancer and/or short-term jobs, on hold for now given the situation. Helping my mom now and some elderly person who cannot go out alone in normal times, let alone now.

Good on you Duque.
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derspiess

Wife and I are both considered essential but are both working from home.  I've been doing the WFH thing for years, though.
"If you can play a guitar and harmonica at the same time, like Bob Dylan or Neil Young, you're a genius. But make that extra bit of effort and strap some cymbals to your knees, suddenly people want to get the hell away from you."  --Rich Hall

Gups

Quote from: Sheilbh on March 24, 2020, 05:40:14 PM
Quote from: merithyn on March 24, 2020, 05:27:34 PM
I guess I should be proud that in general they're self-sufficient?  :P
My mum always says she wishes she'd raised me to be less independent and needier :lol:

I'm WFH - as is the entire firm I think.

I don't do litigation much but the courts here are experimenting with video conferencing. Seen some barristers say it's very weird to get a judgment in your favour handed down from the Court of Appeal while you're sat in you living room.

Which firm/speciality did you land with Shelf?

Gups

I'm a partner in a small, quite new specialist planning firm of solicitors (10 partners 20 others). We shut down last Monday within an hour of Boris made his announcement, so a week an a half in.

It's been going OK so far but cash flow and future business is a constant worry. The business was flying before this but we've had to suspend partner profit distributions, pay rises, recruitment and bonuses for now. Staff have been very understanding.

Sheilbh

Quote from: Gups on March 25, 2020, 11:17:28 AM
Which firm/speciality did you land with Shelf?
Information/IT - mainly data and cybersecurity lately.

So far it's still going but very much dependent on the client sector/business.
Let's bomb Russia!

Syt

Btw, can I just add that I shudder to think how this whole lockdown would have looked 30 years ago, in the days before widespread internet? :P
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Legbiter

Quote from: Syt on March 25, 2020, 11:33:23 AM
Btw, can I just add that I shudder to think how this whole lockdown would have looked 30 years ago, in the days before widespread internet? :P

They might have been more effective back then. No Schengen/EU politics, no scruples about acting "paranoid/racist" early, no spreadsheet wizardry to give a false sense of control. Effective control measures that have worked since the medieval age. A much more decentralized patchwork with internal firebreaks on movement. All the pharmaceutical/PPE industry not stuck offshore, etc, etc.
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Sheilbh

Quote from: Syt on March 25, 2020, 11:33:23 AM
Btw, can I just add that I shudder to think how this whole lockdown would have looked 30 years ago, in the days before widespread internet? :P
I don't even now how you'd be able to order books/VHS from the shops after lockdown :o :blink:
Let's bomb Russia!