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While I'm working, I wear surgycal gloves and wipe my area down every couple of hours with clorox wipes. My wife is so afraid that I will bring it home to her, since I'm taking care of her since her cancer treatments. She has breathing problems, is elderly and all of that. So, we're just waiting it out until this is over. She just goes to her appointments, which have reduced except examinations and blood work. I'm the only one coming and going.
 

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Well, as of today, my wife will now be sharing some "vacation" time with me.

Kelly works in retail, for a chain that has 865 stores across 49 states, approx. 50-75 employees per store.

I really value the time we get to spend with each other, hope we have someplace to go to enjoy it.

Looks like I will now have a supervisor for that "honey do " list. :)
 

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I'm the only one coming and going.
Krakatollah works retail and had to be in the store. Today she told her management she's working from home preparing quotes and taking care of online inquiries as she's not going to risk exposing her husband. They weren't happy. She's their most senior and experienced employee.
I'm breathing a bit easier, so to speak, and hope to keep it that way.
No one knows yet the impact this will have on our economy and the way people conduct business from now on.
 

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Bad way to start a thread, but I just got laid off.

Second time in my life this has happened, 2008 was the last.

We will be O.K.

Thought I would open a new Thread for others that may be in the same boat, that could use some help/support.

If there are folks in our SS community that need help in any way, I will do what I can to make a difference, feel free to send me a PM.
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What industry do you work in?
 

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Krakatollah works retail and had to be in the store. Today she told her management she's working from home preparing quotes and taking care of online inquiries as she's not going to risk exposing her husband. They weren't happy. She's their most senior and experienced employee.
I'm breathing a bit easier, so to speak, and hope to keep it that way.
No one knows yet the impact this will have on our economy and the way people conduct business from now on.
My wife works in a hospital, and does not want to retire.

Just a matter of time before she, or we get the virus.....
 

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What industry do you work in?
I was working in the printing field (prepress specialist) for a little over 30 years.

High quality print shop, one of the best on the east coast, with clients worldwide.

Unfortunately, much of our "gravy" work is provided to colleges, healthcare, financial institutions, New York auction houses, and many others in areas that are severely effected right now, so basically not much new work coming in to keep the presses running.
 

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So our friends in the media are now using the term "life-sustaining" instead on non-essential when talking about what businesses will need to be shut down Monday morning.

Here in PA., I guess we mostly make our own rules, so it will be scary to see what is closed tomorrow.

Either way it falls, we are well stocked and will be O.K., I've kept tabs on my neighbors to see what I can help them with and make sure they have essentials.
 

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Guess I am one of the lucky ones and grateful for it. Working for a government contract building aircraft carriers I can draw from home, which is where my boss ordered me to work because of my age. I was told not to come back to the office until told. Meetings? No problem Skype! Deadlines? No problem, I have 24 hours in a day. No 90 minute round trip drive to and from work. Actually I am getting more done at home except for the occasional vacuuming. HEY, I'M WORKING HERE!! Of course cabin fever is starting to set in. The only time I have been out of the house in the past week was to sit on the front porch for a few hours on afternoon. Susie does all the running around and shopping. However cabin fever is much better than the other fever so here I sit locked onto my computer waiting for this to pass. Good luck to all of you that you come out of this unscaved. Remember, this too shall pass.
 

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Hang in there, people have moved mountains when necessary. My mom told me stories about
people in the community leaving food outside the farm gates in time of epidemics. This included
Flu, Pox, and both Yellow and Red Fever. All this quarantine is really, old fashion medicine. They
will get a hold on this thing. Anyone of us may wind up on this list, and it can always be worse.
After the dust bowl Gramps had to move the family California and start over.
 

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My wife works in a hospital, and does not want to retire.

Just a matter of time before she, or we get the virus.....
Wilikin, I wanted to "like" your post but I really don't like very much the prognosis you offer....
 

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Technically ... aren't all jobs "life sustaining"? Gotta work to pay the bills to live! Anyway... I'm also one of the fortunate in that I can do my job from home. But it's not the same. I get distracted easily and not having coworkers to chat with is a downside. There's a lot to be said about taking a break for what a former coworker called "F.O.T.". (Fk off time) and just BS'ing with a coworker for a few minutes. My cat would likely just glare at me for disturbing his nap.
 

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Well there is some good news if you are a health care worker at one of the big Philadelphia hospitals ...

Every employee got a $10/hr raise effectively immediately until further notice. They did not label it as "battle pay" however.
 

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Melbourne is starting to have lock downs but we don't if we will be affected yet. If we can keep our machine running for another 24hours then we can arrange for our people to finish product at home. We have a couple of jobs we are doing which will end up in hospitals so we might get a weeks grace.
the big problem is a lot of people are not taking it serious enough so the Victoria Police has just announced they are setting up a 500 member squad to police the situation. Pity it has come to that but it has to be done (the shut-down and the squad!).
Stay safe everyone and remember your best defence is washing your hands. Soap strips the fat from the virus and kills it. Sanitisers are OK for when you can't get soap but they just stop the virus from reproducing -they don't kill it.
Our federal govt has just increased the unemployment benefit for the duration of the crisis and got rid of any waiting time before you receive it -I am unsure whether an asset test applies but I would imagine it does but if so I hope they only take cash in to consideration.
 

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Wilikin, I wanted to "like" your post but I really don't like very much the prognosis you offer....
I understand, and thanks. We are both over 60, so not a good time to be taking unnecessary risks. She knows how I feel, and doesn't really want to talk about it.

All I can do is hope for the best, for us all.....
 

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We just got the email from HR we are considered essential.

personally I am not wired to stay home but scared I will bring it home.
 

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I work in plant operations in the petrochemical industry so my job is considered essential. Very thankful to have my job, but I am starting to get nervous that I will be exposed to the virus at work and bring it home to my wife. We have a couple big projects going on at my site that have not slowed down because of this - hundreds of contractors outside of our normal maintenance crews being on site. My company has done a lot as far as preventative measures, but there is only so much they can do. The show must go on...
 

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I work in plant operations in the petrochemical industry so my job is considered essential. Very thankful to have my job, but I am starting to get nervous that I will be exposed to the virus at work and bring it home to my wife.
I share your same concern. My wife works at a major hospital, and I am very concern we will be exposed.

All we can do is be careful, and try to get thru this......
 

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Bad way to start a thread, but I just got laid off.

Second time in my life this has happened, 2008 was the last.

We will be O.K.

Thought I would open a new Thread for others that may be in the same boat, that could use some help/support.

If there are folks in our SS community that need help in any way, I will do what I can to make a difference, feel free to send me a PM.
We got the same problem in Australia. Something will come along your way. Best of luck to everyone in the US 🤞🍻🇦🇺
 
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