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    Is any job safe?

    I seem to be ok - I can do a fair portion of it WFH, the client instructed a site shut down so they are paying the bill, depends how long this goes on for...
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    Is my job safe? - yes I will switch to plan B for the next 1-2 years and see if I can build that off the ground picking over the corpses of larger failed competitors.

    Is my current client gig safe? - 80% yes, Public Sector in a key industry, can 100% WFH (office is now locked up with no open date scheduled), binning the current road map with a Covid-19 action plan. One thing is for certain we are not returning to normality any time soon IMO.

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    Default Do you think your job is safe?

    I don't think any job would remain if the situation keeps going on like this. Most probably online jobs may have some longevity. But not sure. Even jobs remain, what would happen without production? The economy is a cycle and needs production & services to keep the economy running. When people have to stay alone without generating products and services which lead to economic decline...

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    Oil business, apart from the hospitality sector I doubt there's a less safe one. Lucky it pays well when it's there and I spend money like I earn £25k PAYE.

    Still providing a somewhat niche service that's transferrable to other sectors but expect (have been for a few weeks...) current contract to be canned at any moment given what's happening, or about to, with lots of perms. Would normally like July off to watch the Tour de France, I think I'll be off but I don't think there'll be a Tour!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pogle View Post
    No it was not safe, it got canned 2 days before the start date due to the virus
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
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    Aww thanks! I had been on the bench for 6 months prior to that, so it was most irksome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pogle View Post
    Aww thanks! I had been on the bench for 6 months prior to that, so it was most irksome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    In 10 days, IF we are lucky (which based on reports of increased car travel we ain’t) we’ll see peak infections and THEN much slower drop off of new infections, whicH will look positive but it will be slower than they’ve gone up. End of May if we lucky
    Car travel is safer than public transport for virus containment.

    The only risk with car travel is breakdown or accident where others are dragged onto the scene to help. Statistics say that it is safer to travel while the roads are now relatively empty than it is to mooch about at home where risk of accident lurks everywhere.

    If people are using their cars to congragate at public places then yes it gives the rozzers and goverment ammo to restrict movement further, so requires people to use common sense.

    People going off on one about others being outside but keeping distance are just the typical low intelligence moron that lack critical thinking. Beware the idiot, they're everywhere.

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    If we hadn't competed against each other all these years , I've no doubt we'd have bases on the bloody moon by now - I'm a believer in the power of human co-operation.
    There will always be an element of humanity dragging us backwards. From the religious nutters to selfish self-important pricks harrassing supermarket workers.

    Re jobs, the longer this goes on the less safe any job is. Though there will always be other work, such as crop picking to keep airline pilots busy. I'm sure it will cover the bills and personal debt. The longer this goes on the less sustainable all that is so a big reset of global debt will be required. Hope the outcome is something better than the tulip consumer debt based economy we had before. Maybe realising all we really need is food, shelter, and socialising means all the non-jobs won't survive this and then more effort can be placed on halo projects driving humanity forward, towards the stars.
    Maybe tomorrow, I'll want to settle down. Until tomorrow, I'll just keep moving on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo Jones View Post
    But at least you are ready for crimbo
    Yeah I really do need to sort that out

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