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632 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 06 Apr 2020 at 9:50 AM (12 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-04-06 9:29:37 AM  
I would.

Sorry. I'm single, no kids to worry about, relatively healthy. A brother's gots to eat.
 
2020-04-06 9:32:18 AM  
Every person deemed "essential" should receive hazard pay. And that includes private entries like hobby lobby claiming their employees are "essential." Either they are, and they should be justly compensated, or the management is full of jerks and should have to pay for their decision.
 
2020-04-06 9:38:24 AM  
Depends if my job is really essential or not. As an accountant, there are vanishingly few reasons for my work to ever be essential.

If I was a firefighter or a nurse, well that's different obviously.

/if the bars ever reopen I suspect it will be quite a while before a nurse has to buy a drink
 
2020-04-06 9:46:31 AM  

Gubbo: /if the bars ever reopen I suspect it will be quite a while before a nurse has to buy a drink


Really? You can buy scrubs online for about $30....
 
2020-04-06 9:50:33 AM  

Mugato: Gubbo: /if the bars ever reopen I suspect it will be quite a while before a nurse has to buy a drink

Really? You can buy scrubs online for about $30....


That was your first thought? Really.
 
2020-04-06 10:19:32 AM  
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2020-04-06 10:20:33 AM  

Gubbo: Depends if my job is really essential or not. As an accountant, there are vanishingly few reasons for my work to ever be essential.

If I was a firefighter or a nurse, well that's different obviously.

/if the bars ever reopen I suspect it will be quite a while before a nurse has to buy a drink


I think any first responder should be exempt from having to pay for booze for a good long while.
They are putting themselves at risk daily and we don't do enough to say thanks to them
 
2020-04-06 10:21:46 AM  
I'm essential because I work at a non profit board and care. But obviously not that essential because our "Covid-Pay" was a one time payout of $100, less taxes. I work here because I have other income and my wife works here as well (and I get Kaiser), but I have about $18.75 an hour of loyalty,and that ain't much.
 
2020-04-06 10:47:43 AM  

Unoriginal_Username: ...any first responder should be exempt from having to pay for booze for a good long while.
They are putting themselves at risk daily and we don't do enough to say thanks to them
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2020-04-06 10:48:12 AM  
So. I work in a hardware store (considered essential), but not FOR the hardware store (for the nursery that supplies the hardware store, unloading, restocking, and watering plants). So I don't get any of hazard pay or other benefits that employees of the hardware store are getting. Instead of double pay for overtime or a $100 per-paycheck hazard pay bonus, I "get" to work fewer hours and come in at the crack of dawn to avoid crowds.

This is not my regular gig; I lost all my business in cancelled events as soon as covid hit my state. My husband lost his contract job so the business could give his work to regular employees to get them more hours. I feel like I'm lucky to have a job to go to, because we have bills, and we have kids.

But my parents also live with us, and they're in their sixties, and have been smoking weed 3-4 times a day for forty years. I don't want to think about what would likely happen if they caught covid. I'm taking all the precautions I can, but...Christ, there's only so much you can do.

I'm hoping relief checks come quickly because as soon as ours is on the way I'm done. We'll get $3,400 and that should last us a good while. But until then we've gotta keep up with the bills. I'm so jealous of people who can work from home. I don't want to die. I don't want to be responsible for my parents' deaths.
 
2020-04-06 10:49:39 AM  
The definition of "essential" is getting stretched pretty far....
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2020-04-06 11:03:12 AM  
The company I work for lied about their connection to "medical supplies" and even had another company vouch as such. Open for profit only. I work with 2 gentlemen who are insistent this is truly a liberal hoax. Which is why I am home.
 
2020-04-06 11:35:48 AM  

Mugato: I would.
Sorry. I'm single, no kids to worry about, relatively healthy. A brother's gots to eat.


I think I already had the death flu, so I'm looking for a job.  I'd be looking for a job anyway.

It's always been like this.  Why is everyone so shocked?  The richer people have always let the poors do the dirty work for them, and sometimes die.  That's how we keep our ECONOMY booming.  

That includes our entire country, living like kings while we kill poor people in other countries to maintain our lifestyles.

Oh but that's different.  You shouldn't have to look people in the eye while they're out risking their lives for your demands.
 
2020-04-06 11:46:10 AM  
Essential industries have been furloughing essential employees since the first round of stimulus. You figure it out.
 
2020-04-06 11:46:20 AM  

Gubbo: Mugato: Gubbo: /if the bars ever reopen I suspect it will be quite a while before a nurse has to buy a drink

Really? You can buy scrubs online for about $30....

That was your first thought? Really.


Of course not. Third thought. Second thought, tops.
 
2020-04-06 1:06:56 PM  
I work for a Federal Agency and at 53 years of age, I am the youngest of the employees in my office.  I volunteered to come in 3 days a week to take care of the what needs to be done in person.  The other employees telework all week and I do the other two days.
 
2020-04-06 2:08:14 PM  
Being in a technical support position, my last 3 weeks or so have been helping people who never thought they could do their jobs remotely get set up to do their jobs remotely.  Some companies are definitely handling things better than others.  My team's ability to do that would make us/me fairly essential but fortunately, I already was doing my job remotely.

I didn't think the bean counters would be checking the numbers this quickly, but I have some anecdotal evidence some larger organizations are not seeing the drop in productivity they expected even with schools also closed.  One of my friends that works for a company that fancies themselves as a global information provider that seems to be rethinking this make people come in when this is over.   They sold one building last year and consolidated.  I could see wanting to sell, lease or otherwise squeeze cash out of real estate as a way to make up for other virus related shortfalls.
 
2020-04-06 10:13:37 PM  
they tell you how essential you are every paycheck.
 
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