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And so the COVID-19 job losses and evictions begin

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Local TV in my area interviewed people who have lost their jobs. No surprise. Mostly relating to hospitality, tourism and restaurant workers. Some were holding generic canned letters from their apartment communities. Basically stating, sorry for your hardships, but rent is due on the 1st, not paid by the 5th, eviction process starts. Local sheriff says they will continue to carry out court ordered evictions, until the courts say otherwise.

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9 hours ago, hegemony said:

Most of those jobs will end up being temporary. Amazon's hiring numbers are always skewed in some way. 

 

Something is better than nothing though. 

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3 hours ago, TheVig said:

Most of those jobs will end up being temporary. Amazon's hiring numbers are always skewed in some way. 

 

Something is better than nothing though. 

I also wonder how much of the helicopter money will simply be funneled to Amazon as people will be shopping online and not in person

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1 hour ago, hegemony said:

I also wonder how much of the helicopter money will simply be funneled to Amazon as people will be shopping online and not in person

I've spent a lot of time in Amazon warehouses in regards to automation of their processes. Average turnover rate in their warehouses typically runs 2 to 8%............per week,  per warehouse in most cases. So yes they are always hiring, but the mass media doesn't relay the details of why.

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On 3/17/2020 at 1:20 AM, TheVig said:

Most of those jobs will end up being temporary. Amazon's hiring numbers are always skewed in some way. 

 

Something is better than nothing though. 

Most grocery stores in my area are posting help wanted signs.

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15 hours ago, creditmaze said:

Most grocery stores in my area are posting help wanted signs.

 

Haven't seen that yet, but expect to soon. When I visited a store yesterday, employees looked very tired, beaten up, stressed out, and not good. They are being overworked. So, grocery stores will need to start hiring quickly.

 

 

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1 hour ago, NorCalR1 said:

 

Haven't seen that yet, but expect to soon. When I visited a store yesterday, employees looked very tired, beaten up, stressed out, and not good. They are being overworked. So, grocery stores will need to start hiring quickly.

 

 

They are now the first responders.

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I am expecting an Amazon delivery today.

 

Aside from that, if not working in an industry deemed essential, you have a vacation of sorts, it seems.

 

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Final bell rang for us today, sooner than I expected. Our entire workforce is being laid off come Monday morning. I’ve been told I’ll be staying on awhile since there are things that still need to happen. Owners are holding out minimal hope they can keep afloat long enough to get past this. I feel just horrible knowing I still have a job while everyone else does not. On the other hand, I’m grateful I’m not them. This truly sucks. 

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Posted (edited)

Here in Charlotte many of our crisis assistance groups have closed their doors temporarily. 

 

Their reasons? Utilities and water are not getting cut off and evictions have been halted.

 

I suspect when cut offs and evictions return, they are gonna close shop fast. Waaayyyy too many people going to need rental help.

 

Edit--- In other news, our states unemployment site has been crashing left and right. Apparently the servers were only setup to handle about 3000 filers a week. Close to 20000 a day at the moment. IT is working on it. Lol.

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22 hours ago, Lander said:

Aside from that, if not working in an industry deemed essential, you have a vacation of sorts, it seems.

If you consider unemployment a "vacation", sure.

 

OK, not everyone in a "non-essential" industry is furloughed without pay - but a big chunk of them are. Judging by this past week's first time UI claims.

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16 hours ago, kaylee34 said:

Final bell rang for us today, sooner than I expected. Our entire workforce is being laid off come Monday morning. I’ve been told I’ll be staying on awhile since there are things that still need to happen. Owners are holding out minimal hope they can keep afloat long enough to get past this. I feel just horrible knowing I still have a job while everyone else does not. On the other hand, I’m grateful I’m not them. This truly sucks. 

Do they expect you needing to stay onboard for the duration however long that is or you just get a couple weeks after everyone else is gone?

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I'm lucky. My employer is essential. 

 

We are essential on different levels to the continuity of business for many sectors.

 

Finance (including banks that process taxes for US Treasury/IRS and state level tax departments.

 

Healthcare, Utilities, Insurance, and a few others.

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Especially in cities with limited housing and wide income gaps, this will have disastrous consequences if state and local government does not intervene

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1 hour ago, NorCalR1 said:

Especially in cities with limited housing and wide income gaps, this will have disastrous consequences if state and local government does not intervene

Trying to contemplate a response that avoids the *P* line ..............

 

Intervention is not required as this is the desired result. Means to an end.

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1 hour ago, NorCalR1 said:

Especially in cities with limited housing and wide income gaps, this will have disastrous consequences if state and local government does not intervene

Like in Routt County, CO. Most workers who work in restaurants, ski lofts, etc. commute to Steamboat Springs and live in Craig, Oakcreek and Hayden because they can't afford to live in Steamboat. Now they're laid off. My brother says Steamboat feels weirdly dead. There is only one fast food chain in Steamboat (McDonalds) and he said the line to get fast food is enormous.

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On 3/21/2020 at 12:13 PM, IndyPoolPlayer said:

Do they expect you needing to stay onboard for the duration however long that is or you just get a couple weeks after everyone else is gone?

Undetermined at this time. Weeks certainly in at least a limited capacity. Months, not likely. We will either diversify in some way or lock the doors. There’s simply no other choice. 

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Our grocery stores are hiring hundreds. The county I live in and the neighboring county have put a halt on evictions. The governor says piddly things like license tabs, license renewals, etc. aren't important at this time. My company sent out an email saying that, no matter what, all employees regardless of ability to work will still receive their normal expected pay as if this wasn't happening. The majority of us are working remotely, but most of our campuses throughout the world have commons areas with food service workers, janitorial staff, secretarial staff, etc. who won't be able to work. They will still be getting paid. 

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Owners held a meeting this morning. Not many questions asked. Paid everyone 2 weeks severance and any PTO on the books. Most of them had been there 20-30+ years. Everyone will be rehired if. A lot of if on the table right now.  

My long term status is still undetermined but it will probably be 30 days before anything else happens. I’ve offered to do whatever I can. 

 

I thought I felt bad last week when I heard. I was wrong. That was nothing compared to having to watch a bunch of good people sign for their last check, clean out lockers, shake hands and try to put up a good front. I know for some of them, the odds of finding anything else will be like winning the lottery.
 

I hope no one else has this come your way. It sucks. It really just sucks.

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1 hour ago, kaylee34 said:

Owners held a meeting this morning. Not many questions asked. Paid everyone 2 weeks severance and any PTO on the books. Most of them had been there 20-30+ years. Everyone will be rehired if. A lot of if on the table right now.  

My long term status is still undetermined but it will probably be 30 days before anything else happens. I’ve offered to do whatever I can. 

 

I thought I felt bad last week when I heard. I was wrong. That was nothing compared to having to watch a bunch of good people sign for their last check, clean out lockers, shake hands and try to put up a good front. I know for some of them, the odds of finding anything else will be like winning the lottery.
 

I hope no one else has this come your way. It sucks. It really just sucks.

that sucks. I'm sorry you're going through this.

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