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View Poll Results: How are you holding up?
10 - Life is good. Not sure what everyone's freaking out about. 26 10.97%
9 12 5.06%
8 36 15.19%
7 29 12.24%
6 18 7.59%
5 - Eh, it's fine, but not great. 64 27.00%
4 24 10.13%
3 9 3.80%
2 6 2.53%
1 3 1.27%
0 - Dude. This sucks hard. 10 4.22%
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The Lounge>How are you holding up?
DaFace 09:22 PM 03-21-2020
Just curious how the community at large is holding up these days. That's all.
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InChiefsHeaven 07:38 AM 03-22-2020
A melancholy 7 I guess.

It's been a weird last 2 weeks for sure. Wife is working from home, but as far as we know, her job is safe. I still go in to work, it's a probation office, and so far the criminal industry is up and running, but we've had to make serious adjustments to the way we do things. Still, I'm the System Admin, and as long as we are "in business" I'm good to go.

Personally, I'm a devout Catholic, and today is the first Sunday that I can't go to Mass and receive communion, which to us is pretty paramount to our faith. I'll be watching Mass on line this morning, but still, it's far from the same. I'm involved in a few ministries at Church which have all shut down as well. I was supposed to go on a 3 day retreat this weekend...and that's out. Basically, my wife and I find ourselves having a TON of time on our hands.

Started prepping the garden yesterday. Really wish we had gotten that acreage we looked at a few years ago. I work out at Orange Theory, and they shut down but provide daily "at home" workouts, which I'll do today and then take a run around the neighborhood.

We started binge-ing "Justified" last night and next week Ozark comes on...and next month The Last Kingdom comes back, so TV wise we have some stuff to watch I guess. But I feel like a couple of weeks of this and the lack of doing anything meaningful will really start to take it's toll.

But, God is Good all the time, and we will get through this. It's just surreal, annoying, and a little scary. But it makes me think of how many people around the world live like this kinda all the time. We're quite spoiled in America, and we're finding out that all our diversions are a luxury...and we've gotten quite fat and happy indeed. I don't watch the media other than for a few minutes here and there to get information on what's what. But I don't watch it, the fear mongering and sniping and blaming are nothing I want to get into.

God Bless you all, and I hope this ends soon. But if it doesn't, I hope all who are inclined will turn to God for wisdom, strength and peace. And those who are not inclined to, well...I'm praying for you anyway.

-Pax
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Munson 07:51 AM 03-22-2020
Put me down for an 8.

Everything was going fine until mid-February. I had just paid off my car loan 2 years early, my retirement account was on track for another great year, and just got seniority at my new job. I was looking at getting a newer car (or possibly even brand new) since things were going so well.

Then the Coronapocalypse happened.

My biggest gripe is losing so much in my retirement account after the stock market took a nose dive. I'm sure it will eventually recover, but it's still frustrating. And I won't be getting a newer car, or any big ticket item, until things return to normal.

One minor inconvenience is that the casinos are shut down. I usually go there on the weekends to hit up the buffet and penny slots. This was how I got my entertainment fix.

The biggest positive is that my employer was deemed part of the "critical infrastructure industry" by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which means that business will carry on as usual. We might even see a temporary spike in business with more people ordering shit online. So for the time being, I'm not worried about missing paychecks. I had to turn down an extra day of work for next week because I'm so physically worn out.

***And if anybody is looking for a job, we're still hiring.***

https://www.jobs-ups.com/


I recommend any of the driving jobs. They're full-time, and the pay is nice.

:-)
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KC_Lee 07:52 AM 03-22-2020
Put it at an 8. I can work from home so I am not losing any pay, my company is almost recession proof & actually does better with economic downturns (professional services and financial consulting primary business), but the people I love are getting hit with some financial challenges due to furloughs and lack of business.

My girlfriend flew down from KC last week (trip was planned before everything went nuts) and we weren't able to do anything we had planned; hockey game, dining out at a couple of my fav places here in Nashville, and night out on the town. We decided to fly her back a day early, she was getting worried that her 16 year old daughter was starting to freak out a bit so we changed her flight.

I recognize that I am lucky and I am grateful that my income and job are secure and that those that I care about are safe and in good health.
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Why Not? 08:02 AM 03-22-2020
7 I’d say.

Family and friends are all healthy as far as I know. Work is stable for now and won’t totally go away but I could lose some income for a period of time(I’m not complaining. I’m very grateful to have an “essential” job). Had some extra $ so we took advantage of cheap rates to invest some and to max out our IRAs for the year. We have food and supplies. Kids are adjusting to home schooling. The Mrs and I go for at least one long walk per day.


Sounds good. Why not a 9 or 10?

I feel awful for people losing their jobs and businesses. They’re people out there who worked their whole lives to, for example, start a restaurant that they opened in January of this year. Now, they’re ****ed. I don’t like the amount of government control being doled out. I’m not saying it’s inappropriate or not. I just don’t like it. And, while it ranks low on the big picture scale, I really miss sports. We’re all supposed to be watching the NCAA tournament with our buddies, not dealing with this shit!
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PAChiefsGuy 08:05 AM 03-22-2020
10
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Spott 08:15 AM 03-22-2020
Probably a 9. I definitely miss the gym, but I’ve just had to bundle up and start running outside. I’m lucky that I get to continue working and be outside all day and that the other members of my immediate family get to keep working. I went out yesterday and swept the water off of the ramps at the local skatepark in case some kids wanted to get out and ride. Of course I also take a few turns on the mini ramp once it dried up.

My credit card bill is probably going to be an all time low this month. I didn’t buy a single thing yesterday, which is has the be the first Saturday in my adult life that has happened.
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Rasputin 08:24 AM 03-22-2020
Actually i put 6 although not in dire strait but I'm being garnished from an old hospital bill I've been paying on for 10 years though 50 bucks a month for my back surgery. I've dwindled it down over the years (at the time no insurance) but still owe aprox 3 grand and they took 25% of my check after having 93 hours of overtime and i wanted to use that money for my daughters wedding in April. So this puts me behind a curve ball and a swing and a miss. Right now back ache and head ache like a fast ball & I dodge but kiss the dirt. This Mighty Casey at Bat needs to hit a home run.



Missed one or two payments because this dumbfuck forgot to renew the direct billing because like milkman would say Dumbass
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Spott 08:24 AM 03-22-2020
Originally Posted by Why Not?:
And, while it ranks low on the big picture scale, I really miss sports. Weíre all supposed to be watching the NCAA tournament with our buddies, not dealing with this shit!
No doubt. I donít really follow college basketball, but it would have been great to have had that going on the last 4 days. At the time the idea of playing the tournament in empty arenas sounded silly, but I damn sure would be watching it if it was on now.
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notorious 08:29 AM 03-22-2020
The weather has sucked so the kids and I have been stuck inside.

Once the weather improves I will bump my 5 up.
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Why Not? 08:34 AM 03-22-2020
Originally Posted by Spott:
No doubt. I donít really follow college basketball, but it would have been great to have had that going on the last 4 days. At the time the idea of playing the tournament in empty arenas sounded silly, but I damn sure would be watching it if it was on now.
Amen.
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BigRedChief 08:42 AM 03-22-2020
Originally Posted by Discuss Thrower:
Haven't heard anything from the jobs I had interviewed for earlier in this month.

Safe to say I never will hear back from them.
Same here. Had 3rd or more interviews with 4 companies. One even flew me out to corporate to meet the CIO/CEO on their dime. Silence from all.

We are just going to have wait till we come out of our houses and businesses access their companies new reality.
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Buehler445 08:46 AM 03-22-2020
Originally Posted by BigRedChief:
Same here. Had 3rd or more interviews with 4 companies. One even flew me out to corporate to meet the CIO/CEO on their dime. Silence from all.

We are just going to have wait till we come out of our houses and businesses access their companies new reality.
I didn't know you were in the job market.
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notorious 08:50 AM 03-22-2020
Originally Posted by BigRedChief:
Same here. Had 3rd or more interviews with 4 companies. One even flew me out to corporate to meet the CIO/CEO on their dime. Silence from all.

We are just going to have wait till we come out of our houses and businesses access their companies new reality.
I have had more people call about quotes, then back out the last week than I have the previous 5 years combined.

People are hunkering in physically and financially.

They will call again after things settle down, but damn.

This is in the middle of nowhere Kansas......
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TwistedChief 09:33 AM 03-22-2020
I don't know how anyone can be a 10 when there's so much suffering to come from others. This is beyond tragic for the majority of the world.
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BigRedChief 09:37 AM 03-22-2020
Originally Posted by Buehler445:
I didn't know you were in the job market.
I've been working contracts for a while. I was crushed during the Super Bowl with a job. Finished it and then going on to the next one when this hit.
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