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Who else lost their job due to the Coronavirus

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posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 01:59 PM
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originally posted by: Trueman
At least the virus hit your business and not you. Good health can be well capitalized now. Best wishes for you.


I appreciate your sentiments. However, I disagree. I would have welcomed a mild flu for a week, compared to the future I have.




posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 02:00 PM
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originally posted by: KKLOCO
a reply to: abe froman

I’m sorry for your losses. Amazing the auto loan treated you that way...

I’m anticipating the same for my loans.

The big banks will be more lenient, I believe. Bailouts for them coming.

I’m worried about the smaller banks. Which most my loans are through. They tend to operate just like the Maffia, as you mentioned.


Pretty surprised myself as I've never missed a payment in over a year and we are in the middle of a national emergency.



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 02:02 PM
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a reply to: abe froman

Do what I did. Refinance it. I was able to push the first payment out 90 days. And pulled over 8k in equity out.



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 02:02 PM
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I quit my part-time job the day COVID was declared as a pandemic.

I am a caregiver to an at risk senior (I myself, am at risk as well), and I did not want to take the chance of spreading the virus to my charge.

Normally I would not be eligible for unemployment, but I’m hoping that, under the current circumstances, an exception might be made.

If not, I am lucky enough to still have my pension, so I should be able to get by.



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 02:03 PM
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Talked to my car loan people and their response was like Paulie in Goodfellas- " F- you, pay me."
My phone bill is due in one week.
I have less than $200 as of right now to get through this.
I wish the government would suspend all repos and disconnections throughout the national emergency.
When this is over, who I do business with and buy things from will be majorly influenced by how corporations act in response to the crisis.
Don't be a douchebag corporate USA.



My husband and I went through the crash of 2008. We were dealing with 2 job losses and a medical emergency.
Scary times. We lived through it. There was a cc company that totally screwed us over. We had never paid late and never carried a balance, we had a very high limit. They yanked our credit even though we had been long time customers. We canceled. After we got back on our feet they sent advertisements two times a week. I send a letter saying that we would never use their services again, and if they ever sent us another advertisement we would sue for harassment. We haven't received a mailer since!



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 02:04 PM
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originally posted by: KKLOCO

originally posted by: Muninn
I see that too many people put all their eggs in one basket.



Well, after a nasty divorce then starting a business, what other options did I have? The business was doing excellent for a long time. It justified expanding and dumping everything I had into it. For the future. Now there is no future.


That's correct, the future doesn't exist. Neither does the past. The only existence is in the present moment, so take a breath and live in it as best as you can, there is happiness to be had. You don't have the virus. You are clearly skilled and talented enough to start a business again. Nothing beyond the present moment is guaranteed, so live every one like it's your last. Kiss your kids. Tell them you love them. Reach out to your friends and family and tell them you love them and care. Nobody is guaranteed tomorrow, and these are some strange times we are living in. There are things that are in your control, and things that are not. Since you can't do anything about a single thing that is not in your control, don't spend an ounce of your energy, time or happiness focusing on those things... focus on the things that are in your control. I would give this same advice to anyone that has to walk in similar shoes. Having suffered through one tragedy after another, I can assure you that this is sound advice.

~Namaste



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 02:05 PM
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a reply to: KKLOCO

What a nasty curveball.

That's a shame mate hope everything works out.



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 02:06 PM
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a reply to: KKLOCO
Sorry brother


On shakey ground here.



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 02:08 PM
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a reply to: KKLOCO

Oh dang, sorry to hear it.

Well I'm sure once this nonsense blows over you will be able to kick that back into gear.



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: SonOfTheLawOfOne

I appreciate your advice. I think that’s why I started this thread. To hopefully bring some type of closure for this situation. Hopefully talking about it, will do that.

It’s pretty embarrassing telling the world you lost your job. I hesitate to admit, I’m a prideful male. My pride is gone.



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 02:12 PM
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That blows, big time. To pour everything into your business and then have it suddenly scrapped in it's entirety through no fault of your own, that's some bulls# right there.

This entire mess has been handled wrong every which way from Sunday, it's not going to curb any spreads -- for christ's sake, people in my own neighborhood are already going stir-crazy and hosting family get-togethers to occupy their time, neighbors are not avoiding each other -- they're hanging out to kill a buttload of free time, and families are sending kids out to roam & play like it's a perma-weekend day. Normal people cannot stand being cooped up with nothing to do.

Most neighborhoods are going to end up doing this, it won't help in the end to keep everyone home. Ants in the pants is an understatement. All this shutdown crap is going to do in the end is kill businesses and make a massive expansion to the poverty class.



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 02:18 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah

Absolutely agree with everything you said.

Yes, literally 1.5 months ago, I went balls deep in the biz. Apparently, my timing was horrible....

Ironically, I literally spent several decades researching all the possible doom scenarios that TPTB could push on us. Immersed myself in it. Then I realized it wasn’t helpful me in my present time life several years ago. Stopped with all of it.

Now, here we are.

I think what’s disgusting me recently, is there seems to be no remorse or empathy coming from the top, in this situation. Yes, they have empathy for the airlines. Where is the fu##ing empathy for the common person affected by this. Your $1000 doesn’t mean sh!t!
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posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 02:23 PM
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originally posted by: KKLOCO
a reply to: Nyiah
I think what’s disgusting me recently, is there seems to be no remorse or empathy coming from the top, in this situation. Yes, they have empathy for the airlines. Where is the fu##ing empathy for the common person affected by this. Your $1000 doesn’t mean sh!t!


The fawning over the companies should tell everyone a lot. They don't give two sh#s about the workers TODAY, they give a damn about the company's stocks later. Can't let 'em fail, gotta prostrate at the feet of CEOs & shareholders before them pissant employees. They'll be covered and have loss compensation before you, Bob the waiter and Suzie the secretary will.
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posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: KKLOCO




I think what’s disgusting me recently, is there seems to be no remorse or empathy coming from the top, in this situation. Yes, they have empathy for the airlines. Where is the fu##ing empathy for the common person affected by this. Your $1000 doesn’t mean sh!t!


I realized that in 2008. So many people lost their houses and banks would rather a house sit empty and literally get destroyed by mold and time then to let people live in them. Fend for yourself my friend. I hope you can rebuild and add another notch to your business lessons learned. I know it is hard to be hopeful now but just look at how many times our president filed bankruptcy....(not a jab at him, just an example)



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 02:28 PM
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originally posted by: KKLOCO
a reply to: SonOfTheLawOfOne

I appreciate your advice. I think that’s why I started this thread. To hopefully bring some type of closure for this situation. Hopefully talking about it, will do that.

It’s pretty embarrassing telling the world you lost your job. I hesitate to admit, I’m a prideful male. My pride is gone.


There is NO shame in losing your job.

There is no shame in failure.

The only thing we should ever be ashamed of is in not having the confidence in ourselves to make the attempt, whatever it may be.

You made the attempt, THAT is what matters.

Bind your wounds. Scream out your frustration.

Review your contacts. Re-imagine your assets.

And get back in the game.



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 02:31 PM
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originally posted by: DictionaryOfExcuses
a reply to: KKLOCO

Believe it or not, because of coronavirus I have to get a job. Crazytown, my life.
Good luck
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posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 02:41 PM
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originally posted by: KKLOCO
a reply to: SonOfTheLawOfOne

I appreciate your advice. I think that’s why I started this thread. To hopefully bring some type of closure for this situation. Hopefully talking about it, will do that.

It’s pretty embarrassing telling the world you lost your job. I hesitate to admit, I’m a prideful male. My pride is gone.
Refinance and take a sabbatical and inform your suppliers and customers of your plans so they know you will be there for them when they need in future. Good luck



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 02:44 PM
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Losing a job is part of life. I've lost jobs, been fired. Big deal. Go get another one. The bigger problem is people thinking they are too good for certain jobs. Screw that. Go get a job as soon as possible.

Holding out for something better is usually not a good idea. Who really wants to hire somebody sitting around for 8 months. I wouldn't. If they worked at a car wash or delivered pizzas I would be more inclined to hire them for the better job. Getting a holdover job can also lead to networking for a better one. I had that happen once. Told me I was a hard worker and wanted me to go work for them. Eventually I surpassed all those jobs being relentless about circumstances I wanted. Go get a job and there is no time to feel sorry for yourself.



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 02:52 PM
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Sorry bud, hope all works out for you. You can blame the media for all the fear mongering IMO.



posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 02:53 PM
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originally posted by: Stupidsecrets
Losing a job is part of life. I've lost jobs, been fired. Big deal. Go get another one. The bigger problem is people thinking they are too good for certain jobs. Screw that. Go get a job as soon as possible.

Holding out for something better is usually not a good idea. Who really wants to hire somebody sitting around for 8 months. I wouldn't. If they worked at a car wash or delivered pizzas I would be more inclined to hire them for the better job. Getting a holdover job can also lead to networking for a better one. I had that happen once. Told me I was a hard worker and wanted me to go work for them. Eventually I surpassed all those jobs being relentless about circumstances I wanted. Go get a job and there is no time to feel sorry for yourself.



Cute. Telling someone to go get a job when everything is at reduced staffing or shut down entirely. Nobody's going to be hiring right now, Spiffy.

Didn't think that jab through too well, did ya?



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