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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 09-15-2020, 07:44 PM   #241
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Good luck on the job.

Hope you get it assuming you want it.
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Old 09-15-2020, 08:50 PM   #242
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Old 09-17-2020, 10:48 AM   #243
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There's been no change in our work from home directive outside of being able to go to the office if you need to, or just want to.

I pop in for a few hours every now and then just for a change of pace. I'm getting to comfortable with being like Golem in Lord of the Rings.
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Old 09-17-2020, 06:39 PM   #244
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Update:
6 months in, and we've been expecting layoffs after being furloughed all this time. They warned us in early August.

Monday we all received our Vacation pay with no communication (they've been holding it all this time) it was nice to get the 69 hours of pay, but it felt like the layoff was coming. (turns out it's CA law for them to cough up the vacation pay for furloughed people within six months)

Lots of speculation the past few days with various co-workers across the country that I've worked with, some for 17 years. We're all receiving emails for different webex meetings.

Today they laid off half of the sales team that I'm on at our branch, but they extended the furloughs for most of our shop guys and a few of us in sales.

I'm still biding my time to see if we can get back to work in the events industry, but also looking around to what I might do in another type of industry.

It's bitter sweet when your co-workers get laid off, but you are still on a lifeline via furlough.

Meanwhile I've been watching some of my long time clients close their doors permanently.

Fuck Rona... Fuck the wild fires.. 2020 can stick it...

Fuck it, let's ride!
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Old 09-17-2020, 06:57 PM   #245
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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   #246
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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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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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Great to hear!!

Kick some ass.
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Old 09-27-2020, 02:30 PM   #249
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Old 10-01-2020, 07:17 AM   #252
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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   #253
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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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and they're pursuing smaller offices with reduced capacity
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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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