Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 72

laid off?

| General - Let's talk business
  1. #1
    MetalPhil started this thread.
    MetalPhil's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor

    Member since
    Mar 2020
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    55
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 18 Times in 13 Posts

    laid off?

    So, how many of you have been laid off because of this cornona bs?


  2. The Following User Says Thank You to MetalPhil for This Post:



  3. #2
    kss's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    May 2019
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    475
    Thanks
    185
    Thanked 337 Times in 201 Posts
    Working from home. My job can be done 100% remote and I had the option to work from home some even before the corona. So... Overall, I'm considering myself very fortunate to still have a job.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to kss for This Post:


  5. #3
    hills's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    713
    Thanks
    512
    Thanked 787 Times in 431 Posts
    Well ... i don't exactly know as i would call it corona bs. It's getting pretty real. The state of Maine is going into lockdown tomorrow. I doubt they will enforce it, but, we are looking at a penalty of up to 1,000.00$ fine & six months in jail for violating the stay at home order.

    If that doesn't " flatten the curve " .... we're likely looking at stronger measures.

    At this point i almost wish i were laid off, but my job is considered to be in essential services. The situation is changing day by day though. I do wonder if there will come a point where they shut down my end of the company and re-deploy me to a different job where i would be more useful. Possibly, working in even closer proximity with the public than i am right now.

    About all i can do is hold turn and try to keep my sense of humor in a difficult situation.

  6. The Following 4 Users say Thank You for This Post by hills:


  7. #4
    t00nces2's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Sarasota, FL
    Posts
    1,432
    Thanks
    945
    Thanked 2,073 Times in 830 Posts
    I thought I would be worse off, but I have actually had a job every day this week... Knock on wood. My wife, on the other hand, works in healthcare with HealthSouth and has been laid off indefinitely.

    Quote Originally Posted by hills View Post
    Well ... i don't exactly know as i would call it corona bs. It's getting pretty real. The state of Maine is going into lockdown tomorrow. I doubt they will enforce it, but, we are looking at a penalty of up to 1,000.00$ fine & six months in jail for violating the stay at home order.

    If that doesn't " flatten the curve " .... we're likely looking at stronger measures.

    At this point i almost wish i were laid off, but my job is considered to be in essential services. The situation is changing day by day though. I do wonder if there will come a point where they shut down my end of the company and re-deploy me to a different job where i would be more useful. Possibly, working in even closer proximity with the public than i am right now.

    About all i can do is hold turn and try to keep my sense of humor in a difficult situation.
    Hills, forgive me if I have asked and forgot, but where in Maine are you? My wife is from Woodland (actually Baileyville, they changed the name because there was another Woodand in the state and there was only allowed to be one)near Calais, down east by the Canadian border.

  8. #5
    ChildhoodDream's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    761
    Thanks
    1,305
    Thanked 722 Times in 381 Posts
    since i'm retired I have been more "laid back" waiting for the FU$$ to clear enough so that I can get out a little bit.

    MetalPhil, are you a oriental female below the age of 30?
    or trying to act like such?

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to ChildhoodDream for This Post:


  10. #6
    hills's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    713
    Thanks
    512
    Thanked 787 Times in 431 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by t00nces2 View Post
    I thought I would be worse off, but I have actually had a job every day this week... Knock on wood. My wife, on the other hand, works in healthcare with HealthSouth and has been laid off indefinitely.



    Hills, forgive me if I have asked and forgot, but where in Maine are you? My wife is from Woodland (actually Baileyville, they changed the name because there was another Woodand in the state and there was only allowed to be one)near Calais, down east by the Canadian border.
    It's all good T. I don't want to get too specific but i'm on one of the islands near Bar Harbor. If you thought Bar Harbor ... that would probably be close enough.

    We've been sort of an undiscovered secret up until the last few years. We're seeing more tourism now. Ordinarily, that would be a good thing for the local economy but this really isn't the best time. We're not equipped to handle a sudden influx of people fleeing the city to get away from the covid thing. We just don't have the medical resources to provide for their needs should they come down ill and require hospitalization.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to hills for This Post:


  12. #7
    hills's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    713
    Thanks
    512
    Thanked 787 Times in 431 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by ChildhoodDream View Post
    since i'm retired I have been more "laid back" waiting for the FU$$ to clear enough so that I can get out a little bit.

    MetalPhil, are you a oriental female below the age of 30?
    or trying to act like such?
    Poor old MetalPhil. I hope he doesn't mind being the butt of the joke. It's all in good fun.

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to hills for This Post:


  14. #8
    greytruck's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor



    Member since
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Thornton, Illinois
    Posts
    1,588
    Thanks
    1,289
    Thanked 1,289 Times in 683 Posts
    I scrap fulltime so im not layed off..... I just keep getting a pay cut lol

  15. The Following 4 Users say Thank You for This Post by greytruck:


  16. #9
    andyheim's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    Feb 2015
    Location
    North Jersey
    Posts
    112
    Thanks
    86
    Thanked 80 Times in 45 Posts
    One of the lucky ones to still be working full time. Split my time on site vs. working from home. I will re-iterate what hills said, definitely don't think this is BS. However, not to sound insensitive, I'm okay with thinning the heard a bit, theres too many people in the world anyways.

  17. The Following User Says Thank You to andyheim for This Post:


  18. #10
    kss's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    May 2019
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    475
    Thanks
    185
    Thanked 337 Times in 201 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by andyheim View Post
    One of the lucky ones to still be working full time. Split my time on site vs. working from home. I will re-iterate what hills said, definitely don't think this is BS. However, not to sound insensitive, I'm okay with thinning the heard a bit, theres too many people in the world anyways.
    I doubt you'd say that if your wife, mom, daughter or anyone close to you was part of the "thinning".... But .... It's all gunna work out fine. Everything will be fine. We'll get through this as a human race, we just won't ALL get through it.

  19. The Following 5 Users say Thank You for This Post by kss:


  20. #11
    hills's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    713
    Thanks
    512
    Thanked 787 Times in 431 Posts
    It's terrible to say, but this one seems designed to primarily target those who have lived most of their life.

    I worked in a nursing home for six years doing maintenance. At the time .... it cost about 32,000.00$ a year to pay for the care of one resident. As a basis of comparison .... i was supporting a family of four on 26 k. per year back then.

    It's probably just coincidence, but if you did want to a design a virus that would pick off the weakest non-producers in society and leave most of the rest ?

  21. The Following User Says Thank You to hills for This Post:


  22. #12
    APA's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Western Pennsylvania
    Posts
    517
    Thanks
    534
    Thanked 422 Times in 233 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by andyheim View Post
    One of the lucky ones to still be working full time. Split my time on site vs. working from home. I will re-iterate what hills said, definitely don't think this is BS. However, not to sound insensitive, I'm okay with thinning the heard a bit, theres too many people in the world anyways.
    So Andyheim, if you and your family and friends were taken out by this once in a lifetime disaster, you are fine with that so the heard is thinner? Or it is just ok for other people that you don’t know to die?

  23. The Following 3 Users say Thank You for This Post by APA:


  24. #13
    SMF Badges of Honor

    Member since
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    836
    Thanks
    2,411
    Thanked 1,356 Times in 525 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by andyheim View Post
    However, not to sound insensitive, I'm okay with thinning the heard a bit, theres too many people in the world anyways.
    This is disgusting and cruel

  25. The Following 2 Users say Thank You for This Post by JJinLV:


  26. #14
    jimicrk's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    2,554
    Thanks
    2,710
    Thanked 4,433 Times in 1,704 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by andyheim View Post
    One of the lucky ones to still be working full time. Split my time on site vs. working from home. I will re-iterate what hills said, definitely don't think this is BS. However, not to sound insensitive, I'm okay with thinning the heard a bit, theres too many people in the world anyways.
    You know that there's an EDIT feature where you can change or remove certain comments

  27. The Following User Says Thank You to jimicrk for This Post:


  28. #15
    t00nces2's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Sarasota, FL
    Posts
    1,432
    Thanks
    945
    Thanked 2,073 Times in 830 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by jimicrk View Post
    You know that there's an EDIT feature where you can change or remove certain comments
    I have found that people who believe this type of view, are proud of their enlightenment in having this point of view. We are talking about God and life centered, and darkness, death and evil centered. They will do there best to bring others over to their way of thinking.

  29. #16
    andyheim's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    Feb 2015
    Location
    North Jersey
    Posts
    112
    Thanks
    86
    Thanked 80 Times in 45 Posts
    Of course I wouldn’t be fine with it, and this will touch every life some way in a negative aspect. You can call it dark, whatever you like. I simply believe this is one of many actions nature will take to relieve what I believe is the biggest problem of our society, and that is over population. Not enlightened or trying to convert people to my point of view. Clearly this is not the forum for that type of discussion so I got off subject and for that I apologize. Call it what you like.

  30. The Following 3 Users say Thank You for This Post by andyheim:


  31. #17
    hills's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    713
    Thanks
    512
    Thanked 787 Times in 431 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by APA View Post
    So Andyheim, if you and your family and friends were taken out by this once in a lifetime disaster, you are fine with that so the heard is thinner? Or it is just ok for other people that you don’t know to die?
    I don't know about you guys, but i've already made peace with the hard truth that all of the people i know and love are going to die someday. I am going to die someday ... most likely i will be completely forgotten within a few generations. It will be as though i never even existed at all. I'm completely okay with that because that's simply the way of the world.

    All of the other bull$hit is just self importance talking. Ohh ... noes ... MY world has been turned upside down ! I am going to die ! What if I lose my loved one ? What's going to happen to MEEEE ? How am I going to carry on without them ?

    These are the times that show us for our true colors. What kind of man do you want to be ?

  32. The Following User Says Thank You to hills for This Post:


  33. #18
    auminer's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor



    Member since
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Allen, TX
    Posts
    1,169
    Thanks
    542
    Thanked 2,164 Times in 805 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by andyheim View Post
    Of course I wouldn’t be fine with it, and this will touch every life some way in a negative aspect. You can call it dark, whatever you like. I simply believe this is one of many actions nature will take to relieve what I believe is the biggest problem of our society, and that is over population. Not enlightened or trying to convert people to my point of view. Clearly this is not the forum for that type of discussion so I got off subject and for that I apologize. Call it what you like.

    Get out of here with your logic based arguments and your acknowledgement that the universe/nature/evolution is a FAR more powerful force than the 8 billion or so self-aware bipeds wandering around on this rock.

    This conversation is supposed to be all about happy feelings and wishing for the best!

    Consider yourself chastised!

    /sarcasm
    Out of clutter, find simplicity. --Albert Einstein

  34. The Following 2 Users say Thank You for This Post by auminer:


  35. #19
    APA's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Western Pennsylvania
    Posts
    517
    Thanks
    534
    Thanked 422 Times in 233 Posts
    It’s upsetting that a corrupt communist government lied the whole time and continues to lie in the name of pride and control. All life is precious and we need to respect that. “Thinning the heard” is part of nature and the world we live in to a degree. That doesn’t mean we have to agree with it or fail to try to stop it.

  36. The Following User Says Thank You to APA for This Post:


  37. #20
    kss's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    May 2019
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    475
    Thanks
    185
    Thanked 337 Times in 201 Posts
    I didn't mean to start any drama lol. I was just making a point. Whatever happens is going to happen no matter what we say here lol.

    It is interesting to see that nature is returning to some areas, mountains that weren't visible before (due to air pollution) are now visible, and a ton of other environmental issues are starting to get better since this quarintine... Just an observation

    Not that that means thinning the heard is good, not that many people have died yet.... But... It does show we have the power (even without dying) to do better at not polluting and such
    Last edited by kss; 04-04-2020 at 09:04 AM.

  38. The Following User Says Thank You to kss for This Post:



  39. Similar threads on the Scrap Metal Forum

    1. Replies: 11
      Last Post: 07-22-2014, 08:07 AM
    2. This thread is a serious one - The Old Man Is Laid Up!!!!
      By Mechanic688 in forum Off Topic Discussions
      Replies: 59
      Last Post: 03-16-2014, 11:33 PM
    3. Truck laid up 6 months
      By Copper Head in forum A Day in the Life of a Scrapper
      Replies: 33
      Last Post: 06-09-2012, 06:44 PM
    4. Laid off from my job...
      By bjybjy in forum Off Topic Discussions
      Replies: 9
      Last Post: 10-28-2011, 06:59 PM

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

 
Browse the Most Recent Threads
On SMF In THIS CATEGORY.





OR

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

The Scrap Metal Forum

    The Scrap Metal Forum is the #1 scrap metal recycling community in the world. Here we talk about the scrap metal business, making money, where we connect with other scrappers, scrap yards and more.

SMF on Facebook and Twitter

Twitter Facebook