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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

Syt

Quote from: Legbiter on March 25, 2020, 11:49:54 AM
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.

And more people going mental at home with limited entertainment. :P
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Valmy

So we have managed to get all the needed goods so far except for flour and dishwasher detergent. I guess people are baking and washing their dishes a lot during this pandemic :hmm:
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The Larch

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 was told by Polish friends that one of the side effects of the martial law of the early 80s in Poland was a massive baby boom in the following years.  :P

merithyn

Quote from: bogh on March 25, 2020, 04:33:43 AM
Non-essential, working from home. Officially due to last until after Easter and if the numbers keep reasonable, I suspect they will try to open up some schools or work places again.

I quit my job last week, as I have accepted a bigger job elsewhere, which is really awkward in terms of timing, but it all seems to be working out well enough.

We just hired a new person for our team. She starts April 6, and will be fully on-boarded remotely. I'm supposed to be pulling together the stuff to train her, and honestly, I'm not even sure what that should look like. It's really hard to do remotely. :blink:
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Caliga

Working remote from home.  Everything is essentially the same for me, except I'm on a lot of conference calls I can barely hear now and that people can't get on due to so many busy signals. :)
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Sheilbh

Quote from: merithyn on March 25, 2020, 12:53:40 PM
Quote from: bogh on March 25, 2020, 04:33:43 AM
Non-essential, working from home. Officially due to last until after Easter and if the numbers keep reasonable, I suspect they will try to open up some schools or work places again.

I quit my job last week, as I have accepted a bigger job elsewhere, which is really awkward in terms of timing, but it all seems to be working out well enough.

We just hired a new person for our team. She starts April 6, and will be fully on-boarded remotely. I'm supposed to be pulling together the stuff to train her, and honestly, I'm not even sure what that should look like. It's really hard to do remotely. :blink:
:lol:

Yeah I've been working with a couple of colleagues who started this week. Did their IT training/induction remotely - I imagine it's really weird for them.
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Pedrito

I work in wholesale and retail, so I closed shop and am working from home at keeping ties with some clients. And I'm working as social media manager of my company.

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Tonitrus

Quote from: The Larch on March 25, 2020, 12:12:50 PM
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 was told by Polish friends that one of the side effects of the martial law of the early 80s in Poland was a massive baby boom in the following years.  :P

I was going to say...either a lot more domestic violence or a lot more sex.

Or probably both.

Fate

Thankfully radiology is amenable to work from home, unlikely most other subspecialties. I have a full workstation but we still trade off working on site in our hospitals about 2 out of 7 days of the week.

Once shit hits the fan like in NYC I won't be suprised if they ask for volunteers to become frontline doctors in COVID-19 wards. If they're desperate enough to ask for a radiologist help I'll of course say yes, but it's been over 5 years since I've done general internal medicine. Better than nothing, I guess. :ph34r:

Legbiter

Quote from: Fate on March 25, 2020, 01:03:30 PMOnce shit hits the fan like in NYC I won't be suprised if they ask for volunteers to become frontline doctors in COVID-19 wards. If theyr'e desperate enough to ask for a radiologist help I'll of course say yes, but it's been over 5 years since I've done general internal medicine. :ph34r:

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Zanza

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
At least Eastern Germany would have had a lot of trained personnel on shutting down borders tightly.  :P

derspiess

Quote from: Valmy on March 25, 2020, 12:00:34 PM
So we have managed to get all the needed goods so far except for flour and dishwasher detergent. I guess people are baking and washing their dishes a lot during this pandemic :hmm:

After a few attempts I found flour for my wife.  She was happy, but now wants bread flour.  No trace of that stuff anywhere.
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fromtia

Quote from: derspiess on March 25, 2020, 02:19:53 PM
Quote from: Valmy on March 25, 2020, 12:00:34 PM
So we have managed to get all the needed goods so far except for flour and dishwasher detergent. I guess people are baking and washing their dishes a lot during this pandemic :hmm:

After a few attempts I found flour for my wife.  She was happy, but now wants bread flour.  No trace of that stuff anywhere.

I cant find flour or yeast anywhere.  :(
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Valmy

Quote from: derspiess on March 25, 2020, 02:19:53 PM
Quote from: Valmy on March 25, 2020, 12:00:34 PM
So we have managed to get all the needed goods so far except for flour and dishwasher detergent. I guess people are baking and washing their dishes a lot during this pandemic :hmm:

After a few attempts I found flour for my wife.  She was happy, but now wants bread flour.  No trace of that stuff anywhere.

Holy shit man! I have missed you :hug:

Yeah it is crazy I think about WWII films where people are scrambling to find shit on the black market.



I hear you gentlemen might know where I can find some flour...
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Quote from: mongers on March 24, 2020, 11:44:35 PM
Quote from: 11B4V on March 24, 2020, 11:33:03 PM
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