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I'm furloughed.....

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Just got word my company shut down for the duration. All nonessential personnel, etc. I figured I was in an essential industry and we'd shut down only if one of us tested positive. Nope. I have insurance and we'll get through this, but I'm still gutted. I know it could be, and is for so many worldwide, a lot worse.

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Being a musician, my works is virtually all gone. I recently sold some drums and percussion to get modelling stock. Happily I only spent a small amount.

 

I recently began watching the news again after not having done so since 2014! Now I see how everything is snafu. People are at odds all over. I hope this will bring allies and friends back together.

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16 minutes ago, Astro32 said:

Got word this morning we can retrieve personal belongings, and there's a possibility that we'll have a partial lift of the lockdown so we can work from home.

 

 

Good news!
Being a carrier Ethernet telecom engineer, most of my work is done all over the globe, remotely from my desk at the office. Ive been working home for a week now, and its likely they are going to let us come in and get monitors, docking stations ect, ect so we can all work from home for the duration of this crap.

 

Good to hear some positive news

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Glad you might be seeing some relief. I hope there will be some sort of financial help for those affected by this.

 

No changes as yet in my work life, so I guess that's good.

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I just grabbed all my work monitors, laptop, docking station, and my second laptop for another contract so I can work more effectively at home.  The governor of PA has closed all businesses as of tomorrow.  

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We are trying to get permission to bring all our equipment included monitors and docking station.......our company is making us fill out forms to take home the stuff we need to do our jobs.

 

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I feel for you Gentlemen.... but needs must right...

 

This song should uplift US all...

 

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace, you
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will be as one
 
Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul Mccartney

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Just got word today it looks like I’m going to be home until May working online.  Honestly, I’m lucky if I can find 2 hours a day to do at home.  As long as I try.....

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Sorry to hear about the furlough. I’ve been through it multiple times, courtesy of the airline and IT industries. I can’t really offer any useful advice, other than hang in there, you have people rooting for you.

 

Ben

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15 hours ago, MARU5137 said:

I feel for you Gentlemen.... but needs must right...

 

This song should uplift US all...

 

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace, you
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will be as one
 
Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul Mccartney

Ugh, not Imagine - it's an awful, turgid song.

 

If we want a song to uplift us, then I recommend this;

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFacWGBJ_cs

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