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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    Not looking for work but have had a couple of enquires in since last week. Strange urgent need for safety analysis in medical equipment!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tazdevil View Post
    Markets adjust to suit the environment. The environment will be different moving forward and people will adjust and find new jobs. I predict a downturn in office based jobs and an upturn in home working when companies realise that they can function without offices using modern communications. For us the rage will be virtual businesses with groups coming to together to meet particular challenges and reforming to meet others. New ways of working will come to the fore and being flexible in accepting this will be the key to future employment. The gig economy is in for a boom time but in the short term its all downhill until the current emergency is over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fullyautomatix View Post
    You sure are a man of many talents! I thought you specialised in aircraft crash investigations and cryptocurrencies. Clearly there is more to you.
    He is the Dyson of the computing world...
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    I doubt my contract is safe, clients main end client is looking at reducing the work for my client. The end client is anticipating around 50% drop off in revenue.

    But can't complain I'm in a good position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
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    I think there will be a massive re-alignment and many people will suffer.

    I was listening to LBC this morning an someone phoned up complaining that the bank wouldn't offer them a loan as they were losing money before the crisis started. So there are lots of people who were already on or over the edge.

    I quite liked the funny picture that said who was responsible for your digital transformation CEO/CIO/Covid-19 but its true.
    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tazdevil View Post
    Markets adjust to suit the environment. The environment will be different moving forward and people will adjust and find new jobs. I predict a downturn in office based jobs and an upturn in home working when companies realise that they can function without offices using modern communications. For us the rage will be virtual businesses with groups coming to together to meet particular challenges and reforming to meet others. New ways of working will come to the fore and being flexible in accepting this will be the key to future employment. The gig economy is in for a boom time but in the short term its all downhill until the current emergency is over.
    I think this too - office working is in it's death throes, once "us" oldies leave (I'm Gen X) who , much to my annoyance always go on about "how much more effective it is to have face to face meetings" , once we've dragged 10 people across the country, into tulipty overnight stays , tired in the meeting that we could have easily just vid conferenced.

    I've personally witnessed a massive shift in working styles with the new generation of grads, they are mucking in together and running businesses from coffee shops, libraries and shared spaces. I think its great and if it takes covid-19 to force this shift, then its a positive to us all.

    I also suspect, that once the "tighter" businesses see how much cheaper it is with no heating bills, massive office space rental etc ; they will encourage remote working as much as possible and just have very limited customer facing or 'backend engineering' staff.

    I think 2-3 months is massively optimistic for how long this will go on - the longer we mess about with half measures the longer it will go; but personally , its my view that business wont stop, it may falter, but in 10 weeks time we will be back to 60-80% operational capacity - the tech is certainly there .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoobos View Post
    I also suspect, that once the "tighter" businesses see how much cheaper it is with no heating bills, massive office space rental etc ; they will encourage remote working as much as possible and just have very limited customer facing or 'backend engineering' staff.

    I think 2-3 months is massively optimistic for how long this will go on - the longer we mess about with half measures the longer it will go; but personally , its my view that business wont stop, it may falter, but in 10 weeks time we will be back to 60-80% operational capacity - the tech is certainly there .
    I hope this is the case remote work suits me, but before this crisis I noticed on twitter a number of posts from people saying remote working left them feeling lonely and isolated. Also, a push from the usual types complaining remote working affects the mental health of female workers more so than men. For many people work is their social life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomtomagain View Post
    It's going to take a lot of effort to reboot the economy and they cannot be restarted in isolation.

    Once the virus is under control and we gotta hope that this social distancing is going to do that within the next 10 days. There's going to be some large death figures in the next week or two :-(
    I think we should have realistic expectations, there's no way that 10 days will get anything under control, some people take weeks to recover - the recovery figures show an average of 4-5 weeks. I've certainly got friends who are 3 weeks in and still unwell (I've also got others who have just had no smell or taste for a week, but otherwise ok after 2).

    Looking outwards, complete lockdowns are not massively reducing infections to a point where anything is "under control" - italy is still knocking 4 to 5k a day and they've been locked down quite some time now.

    We aren't doing a complete lockdown either, yet.

    Everything will get better, this will be over within a year and I hope that as a species we will learn from it. The pessimistic side of me, thinks its human nature to say things in bad times like, for example, "wow, I'll always appreciate my husband now, I'll never be mad at him for x ", during a severe illness - but 6 months down the line everything returns to normal. I can see humanity doing the same here , which would be a missed opportunity. We are all one species , at different stages of development, but the illusion of safety and removal from nature has gone too far in the last 20 years - we've just become deniers of science , to suit our agendas - and will ignore problems until they start effecting us. Maybe this behaviour will change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullyautomatix View Post
    You sure are a man of many talents! I thought you specialised in aircraft crash investigations and cryptocurrencies. Clearly there is more to you.

    No.. I'm engineer / mathematician specialising in reliability & safety analysis.
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