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  • 2mAn
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    Im thinking of becoming a stand-up comic

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  • majdomo
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    Originally posted by The Dark Side of Will View Post

    That's actually unConstitutional, but the SCOTUS doesn't give a shit about what the Constitution actually says anymore.
    This is true. Who wouldn't want a nice, normal job with a nice, normal government right about now?

    If nothing else this is a good time to take stock of what you were doing before COVID and see what you can do about changing direction, if it wasn't something you wanted to do long-term.

    And while I'd love nothing more than to drop everything, go to UTI and start my own shop, that's probably not the smartest idea right about now...

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  • The Dark Side of Will
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    Originally posted by majdomo View Post

    I also bet myself $1 that states will start shutting their borders to other states. Like who wants to take a plane full of passengers out of NYC these days?
    That's actually unConstitutional, but the SCOTUS doesn't give a shit about what the Constitution actually says anymore.

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  • ainadude
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    Originally posted by LEANE30 View Post
    Who else is confined to working remote with all this crazy Corona panic going around right now? I know a lot of people have been laid off too, not a good time for some people. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I consider myself pretty lucky, even though my career path is on a downward trajectory as I approach retirement age. Amid this crisis, nothing has changed for me career-wise. I work at home writing news summaries for an iHeartMedia-owned syndication service. Basically what I do is show prep for morning-show jocks and news anchors so they can just rip-and-read newscasts for the local market. If you listen to the radio in the KC-metro area, Kansas, western Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Alaska or Hawaii, you've probably heard my work.

    On a broader note, hope all is well with everyone and their families and loved ones. We'll get through this..

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  • Staszek
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    Originally posted by majdomo View Post
    This whole COVID thing sucks ass. My $0.02 is that there will be a point sometime in May when the gov’t will be sick of all the bad news on the economy, declare victory and move on. Meantime, people will still get sick but it just won’t be on the front page any more. No economy can remain shut down without very, very serious consequences. The $2T was just a drop in the bucket compared to what it’ll take to get things moving again. Doesn’t matter how much money they print if there’s no one out there to earn it.

    I also bet myself $1 that states will start shutting their borders to other states. Like who wants to take a plane full of passengers out of NYC these days?

    I just go out and drive the bejesus out of the E30 and 02 in between zoom meetings.
    I would be more concerned with planes out of states that havent shut themselves down then a plane out of NYC in the future. I kinda think this thing doesnt get back to normal until two things we get instantaneous testing that we can quarantine people immediately or the best option an actual vaccine.

    Im not so worried about my company right now, I am more worried about our customers after this is over.

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  • majdomo
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    This whole COVID thing sucks ass. My $0.02 is that there will be a point sometime in May when the gov’t will be sick of all the bad news on the economy, declare victory and move on. Meantime, people will still get sick but it just won’t be on the front page any more. No economy can remain shut down without very, very serious consequences. The $2T was just a drop in the bucket compared to what it’ll take to get things moving again. Doesn’t matter how much money they print if there’s no one out there to earn it.

    I also bet myself $1 that states will start shutting their borders to other states. Like who wants to take a plane full of passengers out of NYC these days?

    I just go out and drive the bejesus out of the E30 and 02 in between zoom meetings.

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  • phillipj
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    Originally posted by graveshaker View Post
    I worked many years in the automotive industry and was laid off when the plant I was working for abruptly shut it's doors for good. Luckily I was able to utilize the Trade Adjustment Act (TAA) and have my college tuition paid for while choosing a stronger career path. I choose to be a nurse. Since then, I'm now specialize in wounds and is wound care certified (WCC). My current role is unit manager and wound specialist at a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. I truly love my job and am so happy that shop closed it's doors.
    Uplifting story, thanks for sharing. Also bravo on taking on a career where you are playing a critical role in truly helping people's lives. A nurse is a great job. Times like these are tough but can definitely spur ideas of career change, trying something new.

    The construction site I was working at is shut down and many new jobs in Architecture and Construction I was considering are on indefinite pause. I am trying to use this time to re-assess direction, hone ideas for a business or my own projects instead of managing someone else's. For the time being I may start work part-time at a friend's automotive shop just so I have some structure with my time. I have been trying to stay positive, but the constant bad news definitely takes its toll. The majority of my friends have lost their jobs / are furloughed.

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  • graveshaker
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    I worked many years in the automotive industry and was laid off when the plant I was working for abruptly shut it's doors for good. Luckily I was able to utilize the Trade Adjustment Act (TAA) and have my college tuition paid for while choosing a stronger career path. I choose to be a nurse. Since then, I'm now specialize in wounds and is wound care certified (WCC). My current role is unit manager and wound specialist at a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. I truly love my job and am so happy that shop closed it's doors.

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  • cheffy30
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    what's happening to your careers amidst this covid nightmare? I am a chef. My place is shut down. Not planning to work again for 6 months... Who else is affected out there? My e30 is pimped though. sent from hell using tapatalk

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  • MayaWilson
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    Mechanical engineer, graduated uni 9yrs ago. First 5 years working at an oil refinery, then a few years working in water and waste industry. Now back in fuel retail as a compliance engineer on client side. I drink a lot of coffee, and send heaps of emails.

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  • Staszek
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    I work from home anyway but I travel a lot. I was grounded 2 weeks ago until at least May. I am doing a lot of video conferencing now but soon with everyone closed wont be too much of a need except with my team.

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  • The Dark Side of Will
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    Not so much a panic... more about the trajectory we're on.

    https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2...t-overreacting

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  • bradmer
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    Originally posted by LEANE30 View Post
    Who else is confined to working remote with all this crazy Corona panic going around right now? I know a lot of people have been laid off too, not a good time for some people. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    It's like the twilight zone here, the usual Friday morning rush hour traffic on the ocho was in the tens of cars instead of the thousands. Delivering electrical energy has been deemed an essential service so I have been working, I work mostly solo. However the supply house stopped delivering due to Covid-19 so I am running out of materials, looking like next week off after Tuesday.

    Been working on a hill overlooking the SD airport the last week, seems like more private jets flying than commercial ones yesterday.

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  • LEANE30
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    Who else is confined to working remote with all this crazy Corona panic going around right now? I know a lot of people have been laid off too, not a good time for some people. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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  • ForcedFirebird
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    Originally posted by The Dark Side of Will View Post

    60 Degree V6 market drying up?
    Never really was a big market to begin with, and that stuff is more of an online service, the brick and mortar shop mostly caters BMW's (has been for years). Ben and I have parted ways for the most part, he moved back to Indiana and isn't using the site for any BMW parts/services anymore.

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