Are You Working?

Discussion in 'The Backstage' started by axe4me, Apr 25, 2020.

  1. noxover

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    Essential here too, been working from home for a month +. Very fortunate that our owner has said several times to stay away from the office.
     
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    Barfly Expert bottle opener. Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm working. I'm an officer with the Dep't of Sanitation so, I'm out there on the streets, mother. I have built in job security. Garbage isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

    Wife got laid off but it's killer having her home when I get home, so... we're good. I'm pretty lucky as far as all of that ( the big things.) I work for some dicks but so what? I'm there to make money, not friends. LoL. I'm pretty sure some of my subordinates think the same about me! hahahahahaha
     
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    Without you guys society would have a serious issue!
    Thanks for what you do, I sure appreciate our locals...
     
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    I am working, yessiree...a full time expendable, essentially. I work on cars for a living. The hours were reduced at work slightly, now they are near normal in the shop again. We are not that busy, but I do get paid my full wage (thankfully). What I don't like is the fact we are dealing with the general public's nasty ass cars(as always; and believe me, some of them are real pigs), and who knows what.
     
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    Grocery industry. I have been working all the way through this, and it's been pretty exhausting mentally. There are a lot of different types of people in this world, and all of 'em go grocery shopping.
     
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    So far so good!
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Thank you
     
  9. Jethro Rocker

    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Nope. Retired a few years back. Not much change here, we dont rely on amy inverstmemts for our living expenses. So we are lucky.
     
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    I wish.
    I'm part-time musician, part-time live sound engineer, so everything's shut down for now and for God-knows-how-long.
    For now I'm hoping rules on social distancing relax a bit, so the girls can go back to school and I at least can rehearse with the band. But gigging is a distant hope for now. Only good thing is, I still have income (here in France, we have a special unemployment status for artists and techs which basically allows us to get paid for non-work days as long as we have raked up enough work in the previous year), so we can make ends meet, but not gigging nor pushing faders for 2-3 months is something I've not experienced in the last 10 years, and I miss it a lot.
     
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    Same here. :agreed:

    I retired last Sept., and was worried that it might have been a bad move..Turns out under the circumstances I did the best thing.

    I knew I was going to have to work part-time, at least for the time being, and landed one of the better jobs available in my area. But I was laid off when the shitstorm hit..I got an email today from one of my supervisors stating that orders were starting to come back in and we might get called back in the near future..Hope so! :fingersx:
     
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    Im "non-essential", so not working.
    The band split into two a few days ago, so that's over.

    Had a 90's hair band call and said they heard I was available.
    Dont know if I want to do that again, but lacking any other invites I might.
     
  13. axe4me

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    I'm fortunate to be working.

    I've been doing this for 35+ years and I'm at the age to say good bye.

    For all my experience, I know the current outfit that I'm contracting work from is a bunch of BS'er's.

    I'm doing it strickly for the $'s.

    It's difficult to talk to these people.

    I've heard their BS many times in the past and I know they're dispicable people.

    IMO, they're some of the biggest scumbags on the planet.

    I'm glad I'm closer to the end than the beginning.
     
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    Thank you so much.
     
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    Still working.
     
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    We have a 20% work time cut back through the end of May. Making hand santiizer and chemicals for bullet manufacturers so we are critical. Sort of slow, only 6 of us in the lab where there usually are 25. Love the commute, however.
    Brother in Law was road manager for Joe Diffie, he died of corona. He lost a friend, boss, and job in one fell swoop. Concert Music industry is pretty much done for 2020. Luckily he has a lot of paid for stuff so he isn't too bad off.
     
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    Was working from home daily, until Mid April when I learned 75% of my company were being placed on 90 day Furlough. I was one of them.

    Hey - Chit happens. On the bright side, this is the most I have practiced guitar since the 80s! I also had a chance to put some new power tubes in my JCM800. I will finally put that pedalboard together in the next few days as well.

    Did some fishing last week as well!

    Gotta spin the negative into a positive someway/somehow.
     
  18. marshalltsl

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    Still working too. I'm esential. But I can't go to fishing because the state of alarm in my country by covid19.
     
  19. SlapHand

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    Still working... I’ll hit 60 this summer. Can retire at 62 but as long as I’m ticking, I hope I can stay in my job.
     
  20. J Saw

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    Still working. Potable water plant operator for 25 yrs.
    Local municipality. The plant is producing just the same, but
    now we are pretty much making free water for customers.
     
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