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     beef updated 1 year, 2 months ago 7 Members · 12 Posts
  • beef

    March 16, 2020 at 7:44 am

    Stay safe out there everyone, it’s no joke to see this type of contagious disease. Hope everyone well and know that this will pass.

  • techtownmayor

    March 16, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Agree 100%

    Please know that we’re here to help any way we can.

    Our little community is filled with incredibly helpful people, and I welcome anyone reading this to sign up and become part of something great.

  • yeremy

    March 17, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Been verifying booster temps everwhere I go regardless if it’s part of the call or not.

  • ShawnF

    March 17, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    The school system I work for just made the decision to close next week. We are currently on spring break this week. I have spent the past couple days helping to sanitize all the dinning rooms. Chances are the virus would have died out before the kids come back buts it’s better to be safe.

  • fixbear

    March 17, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    Look’s like repair and service work is going to come to a stop for a month or two All restaurants, schools, Casinos, Theaters and taverns are closed here. So unless you do work for a hospital things are going to dry up for a bit. Worse than back in 2008 when no one had the money to repair or replace.

    My wife’s site is going to telecommuting as of today. She is only going in one day a week to do the time cards. They do have one sailor and 2 engineers test positive. Scares the hell out of me as I’m COPD and in my seventies. The NY count has Quadrupled in a week. Now approaching a 1000 with 17 Dead.

    FYI; There is 14 colleges, 7 hospitals, 2 Casinos and 2 rhorse tracks in my area.

  • ectofix

    March 19, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Our resort employs nearly three-thousand. There’s almost that many guests rooms too. We’d catered to tens of thousand of convention attendees and tourists back in February.

    Around 1 March, convention groups (LARGE groups) began cancelling left and right. ALSO around that time, our city and other local counties got pummeled by a midnight tornado.

    THEN, due to COVID-19, our business rapidly nosedived … to the stark fact that our place was just a ghost town this past week.

    Vast EMPTINESS…where the place is normally TEAMING with people at every turn.

    Subsequently, several thousand were layed off or furloughed. It all happened VERY quickly. Initial hits were in culinary, conference setup, banqueting, stewarding, housekeeping and other departments.

    I knew engineering (and security) would be the last holdout, but I woke up this morning THINKING that today would be the day.

    It was…

    I was working on an Electrolux Speedelight piece of fu…uh –FINE Italian technology in the shop when several managers marched in with urgency. They made their announcement to pre-empt the poor performance they said our HR was doing. They took our keys, while telling us that HR will be sending us a package delineating our options. We went home several hours early, but told we’d get our eight hours today.

    Today was my Friday, which would normally lead me into my weekend. NOW I’m home for a projected 8 weeks minimum.

    I’ve never been layed off before, so this is still sinking in.

    I guess I no longer have any excuses for not getting my household chores done or my 1.5 acre yard back into some kind of order.

  • ShawnF

    March 20, 2020 at 12:12 am

    Sorry to hear that, it’s still a shock to the system even if you knew it was coming. I’m sure slot of us will be joining you.

    I do maintenance for the school nutrition department and we are currently shut down. We will resume limited operation as we start providing meals for children in our area.

  • techtownmayor

    March 20, 2020 at 6:21 am

    WOW – I’m so sorry to hear this news. Things really are in uncharted territory, and nobody knows how long it will last. While there isn’t much we can do, please know that we’re thinking of you, and hope that you’ll be back at work again soon. In the meantime, good luck with those chores – my wife handed me a long list of them as well, and it definitely helps prevent boredom taking over my day!

  • fixbear

    March 20, 2020 at 7:09 am

    The latest from NY’s capital district; All company’s have to reduce labor to 25% at one time. My county went from 3 cases to 51 in a week and 460 in quarantine. 920 cases in the region. So far three restaurants have closed permanently. One a seventy year old icon.

    State is telling us to use Grub Hub and Uber eats. I think we are about to see a major change in the food industy. But not certain were it’s going.

  • fixbear

    March 20, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Many of you are probably wondering why NYC is getting the USS Comfort Seven years ago the governor was looking to trim cost of Medicaid. His solution was to close hospitals. Five in the capital district alone. So now we have a surge and all the ICU beds are full already. I used to do work at 3 of of the closed ones. Lawsuits are still going on over the pensions of those that worked there. The Board of a Catholic one had faultlessly certified that the church had a exemption from the pension insurance. The state had paid them to cover it, but it was far short and dissapeared. That one had 1500 beds.

    This cost savings program went on all over the nation due to the high cost of heath care. I don’t know how many beds were lost, but it has to be sizable. It’s funny how over time the Civil Defense act got ignored and the infrastructure to protect the county has eroded due to supposed cost savings. DOD used to pay hospitals to stay open so that there was beds for emergencies.

    And the pendulum swings.

  • nafets47

    March 20, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    Well I hope this proposed $1T relief for layed off workers gets approved for those that were layed off due to this.

  • nafets47

    March 20, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Sorry to hear about you etcofix

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