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Posted by Greg on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:48 PM

fox

My job is very essential. I have to build all the models in my stash so I can order more from all the companies that make them in order to keep them in business. Those of us in this business need all the help that we can get. I'm putting in double shifts almost every day. How about a little help here.

Jim  Captain

(My poor attempt at putting some smiles out there.)Wink

Stay Safe.

 

I find all the responses interesting. Yours brought a smile to face and brightened my day.

Thank you!

-Greg

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Posted by fermis on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:59 PM

For my main gig...I was already off until May anyway.

My part time, winter gig, I suppose would be essential....keeping the runway clear of snow for UofM Survival Flight. Worked the other night. We weren't "grounded" yet...that happened last night at midnight. The other nights snow is likely the last bit we'll get.

It's still SOP for this time of year, for me.

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Posted by sprueman on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 9:45 PM

Mine is considered essential. I work for TSA. The airport I'm at has seen about an 80% drop, yet we'er still there working. Please no personal attacks. It's my job I do it well and believe in what I do.

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Posted by Striker68 on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:31 AM

My company is so I'm working my normal hours, just from home.

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Posted by damouav on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:29 AM

I work at a Community Radio station these days, I manage Sales and Sponsorship along with tech support. I'm not essential but working remotely from home. We have had a bit of Government work to inform the community of the current situation.

I hope everyone comes out the other end.

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:45 AM

sprueman

Mine is considered essential. I work for TSA. The airport I'm at has seen about an 80% drop, yet we'er still there working. Please no personal attacks. It's my job I do it well and believe in what I do.

 

Yes Yes

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Posted by mississippivol on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:03 AM
Just got parked for an indeterminate amount of time. Still receiving pay, but we're all gonna hurt when we get back from what the planning going forward sounds like. Sprueman, no worries! Brethren in plastic here!
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Posted by ikar01 on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:33 PM

Evidently I'm not that important, even though I have more senority than every one except the boss and his wife.  Last Wednesday I was told that I didn't need to come in the next day.  I was tha first one to fimd out from the so called production supervisor who was not supposed to hold that spot when he returned from not working out at a company in N.Y.  Odd, the first thing that happened was the replacement P.S. got fired and he moved into that slot.

Anyway when I was told that I could stay home for a while, he said that I could stop by now and then....but not on the clock.

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Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:38 PM

I drive a concrete truck. But, when I asked my boss if I could work from home ...... all I got was a blank stare.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:46 PM
Well I was told this morning that we are essential. And will be working normal hours. If the state locks down all we need is our badge to get out of trouble

 

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Posted by damouav on Thursday, March 26, 2020 5:00 AM

littletimmy

I drive a concrete truck. But, when I asked my boss if I could work from home ...... all I got was a blank stare.

 

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Enjoyed that, thank you.

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Posted by familyman on Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:14 AM

My job isn't essential as defined. But it is essential to the company I work for. I have been working from home for the past 5 months. Our company, a nationwide engineering company, went to working from home on March 16th as a safeguard and will continue to do so until further notice.

 

Stay safe and model on.

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Posted by PGBolt on Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:33 AM

I'm a structural engineer with particular expertise in heavy industrial and marine facilities. I work from the PGBolt World Headquarters Global Center for Excellence Campus located 23.7 feet from my bedroom.

About 90% of my work is in direct support of the global food supply. The balance, lately, has been related to infrastucture security.

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Posted by knox on Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:52 AM

    I work for Coca- Cola, so I was pretty sure we were going to be closed.  We were not, which seems odd, because there are a lot of folks who would like us to cease and desist.  

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Posted by PGBolt on Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:28 AM

knox

    I work for Coca- Cola, so I was pretty sure we were going to be closed.  We were not, which seems odd, because there are a lot of folks who would like us to cease and desist.  

I'm doing my part to keep the Coca-Cola lines running 24/7!
 
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Posted by Greg on Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:55 AM

damouav

 

 
littletimmy

I drive a concrete truck. But, when I asked my boss if I could work from home ...... all I got was a blank stare.

 

 

 

Heeeeeehehehehehe...

Enjoyed that, thank you.

 

Me too. Yes

-Greg

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Posted by WillysMB on Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:03 PM

I'm retired, so the draconion measures here don't effect me much. However, I'm a partner and chief instructor at a karate studio that's been forced to close. We are frantically working up online means of delivering content to our students.

I'm more concerned about my daughter who is a veterinarian in RI at a major Specialty Care and Emergency Clinic. Deemed essential, and rightly so, they have had to shut down all but emergency services, each vet is carrying twice the case load, working ridiculous hours, with half the Vet Techs out.  People at home with their pets are noticing "Fluffy's panting more" and bringing them to the vet, then getting upset when told they need to stay in the car and a vet will look at their pet there and decide to bring them in or not.

This is nuts, and the media is only fanning the flames.

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Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, March 27, 2020 11:08 AM

I am a non-essential as I work in an Ace Hardware store/ lumber yard. Our store is still open for now. Yet, our manager gave each employee the option to stay at home if they felt circumstances were a risk to us or family. I took the option to stay at home based on the fact that I care for my 94 yr old mother with COPD and my wife is a cook at the hospital. I felt that it was prudent to keep them as safe as possible. In addition, I'm 58 with diabetes. The other factor was that although, we did a good job of sanitizing, the customers just simply were not complying with safe practices. The safety of myself, my family and my community far outweighed any other obligations. Personally, I am taking advantage of the time to build models, work in the yard, take on home projects, hiking and catching up on some reading. And, oddly enough, due to the change in lifestyle I've lost 8 lbs.

Everyone please stay put and stay safe. It is worth it.

Godspeed, Joe

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, March 28, 2020 5:29 AM

sprueman

Mine is considered essential. I work for TSA. The airport I'm at has seen about an 80% drop, yet we'er still there working. Please no personal attacks. It's my job I do it well and believe in what I do.

 

my future son in law also works for TSA. He said they were given a choice of they had family members that were susceptible to the virus to stay home.  He is young so he stayed. But they went from 140+ to 50+/-

 

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Posted by Wirraway on Saturday, March 28, 2020 5:59 AM

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Posted by Wirraway on Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:00 AM

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My job is essential, but I’m not. I am officially retiring from 30+ years of law enforcement today. Thankfully there is no stop loss for us. 

 

End of an era Stik !

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Posted by D. Lindsey on Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:04 AM

We are still working. I am a diesel mechanic for a large food and beverage company. 60 plus hours a week for the last few weeks. Crazy busy, although I have noticed the store shelves have not looked as empty the last few days. Everyone's basement and garage must be full. 

Denny 

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Posted by ikar01 on Saturday, March 28, 2020 11:23 AM

My car is made out of plastics and some metal, not thick enough for my taste, but will have to do.  Now a concrete truck, that wouild be something to drive around here the way some of these people drive.  Imagine them bouncing off that layer of concrete when they hit it.

I've been debating going for unemployment but I heard the system is so overloaded it's almost impossible to do on the computer.  Besides at my age would it even be accepted or worth trying for?  I was only down to 3 days a week. 

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Posted by NucMedTech on Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:59 PM

I guess I am essential. I work as a nuclear medicine technologist at a large hospital. All of our patients are referrals from other docs or clinics with a few inpatients scattered in. During this crisis referrals have been low and we have been screening what is needed and what can be put off until this clears up which reduces patient load even more. If we don't have enough patients for our staff then we have to check in with our command center to see if they can be used elsewhere before sending staff home.

you all stay safe

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Posted by castelnuovo on Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:40 PM

My MRI scan has been delayed, similar situation as at your place as I am not an emergency case. But I have been relocated to a different part of the hospital as my word has been closed as non essential. If we get a corona patient, that patient will, to put it simply, die as hospital transfer is very limited and the population we have is very old end frail

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Posted by Echo139er on Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:04 PM

The company I work for is non-essential.  My job within that company is and all essential employees can work remote.  If this new-normal was to last over 90 days, I envisage our company will start to go belly up and do so at a pretty rapid pase.

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Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:20 PM

ikar01

My car is made out of plastics and some metal, not thick enough for my taste, but will have to do.  Now a concrete truck, that wouild be something to drive around here the way some of these people drive.  Imagine them bouncing off that layer of concrete when they hit it.

I've been debating going for unemployment but I heard the system is so overloaded it's almost impossible to do on the computer.  Besides at my age would it even be accepted or worth trying for?  I was only down to 3 days a week. 

 

Anything is better than nothing, plus the package passed supposedly has some $ in it to add to what you would normally get.

My mining claim partner's wife filed last Sunday and had her amount and stuff back in 3 days.  I filed on Monday and still haven't heard back.  They got buried in one day.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, March 29, 2020 10:06 AM

As long as they have Jack Daniels Black !

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Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:02 AM

Tanker-Builder

As long as they have Jack Daniels Black !

 

Here the liquor stores are run by individuals contracted to the state....as long as their warehouse holds out we're good.  Booze and pot considered essential by our governor.

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Posted by armornut on Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:03 AM

  My job is non-essential, however our bosses have come up with a plan for us mechanics to stay busy at home....edit our maintenance manuals. Since we are the only ones who have worked on these systems WE are now the experts. 

 I very much appreciate and understand why we are doing this, keeps people engaged in the program and helps the company produce a quality product. However if I wanted a dedk job I would have went to school for a desk job.

    I said it before 55 and independent wealth can't come soon enough.

    Stay safe EVERYBODY this to will pass. I just hope you small business owners and " non-essential" folks can hang on.

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