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Today Sucked - Had to lay off most of our employees. Construction

 
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Today Sucked - Had to lay off most of our employees. Construction
So, we are a 2nd Generation construction company. Had to lay off all but 2 people. The cancellations and reschedules the past 3 weeks have been crazy. We made a tough decision...better to live and fight another day.
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." 有aurel Thatcher Ulrich

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale
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That view is subjective in hindsight. If one of the laid off employees with a grudge comes back and kills you, you may actually not live to see another day.
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That view is subjective in hindsight. If one of the laid off employees with a grudge comes back and kills you, you may actually not live to see another day.
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People don't do that when everyone gets fired lol dumbass
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This is why I ostensibly like being the little guy with no power, always in the shadows and totally irrelevant to all in a conscious capacity.

Your employees are aware of you though, and what if they blame you, and not the Virus? What do they tell their families? Because of the volatility and lack of understanding concerning what is going on, things could go one way, or they could go the other. You're in a tight spot now.
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I feel ya buddy. We went through it too. Feels like we let guys down. Most understand that it's not under out control. Lives are being ruined for this bullshit.

We need to reopen America again, fuck this shutdown. Shutting down is effecting 90% of us as opposed to the 1% of us.
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Sucks man.... talked to a lot of other fellow employees of previous company I left that just got laid off to.

Was just launching a business that services restaurants to myself.

I guess we’re all fucked together.

But the politicians still get paid.

Sad times.... but I guess you can’t have the good without the bad.
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We had to lay a lot off too, but the beauty of it is right now they're going to give each laid off worker an additional 600 a week to whatever the unemployment is in your state, that plus the 1200 should be pretty helpful to them.

I think they're doing this for about 4 months, at which time you might be in better position.
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This is why I ostensibly like being the little guy with no power, always in the shadows and totally irrelevant to all in a conscious capacity.

Your employees are aware of you though, and what if they blame you, and not the Virus? What do they tell their families? Because of the volatility and lack of understanding concerning what is going on, things could go one way, or they could go the other. You're in a tight spot now.
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Oh BS

The whole world is going through this shit , I doubt he has a whole crew of drama queens in a construction company

I just opened a hardwood floor refinishing company last month. Timing is everything lol
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That view is subjective in hindsight. If one of the laid off employees with a grudge comes back and kills you, you may actually not live to see another day.
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People don't do that when everyone gets fired lol dumbass
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You'd be surprised. People with nothing to lose are the very most dangerous people. How many of these people depended on that job? How many of them have families to support? How many lived paycheck to paycheck?

Regardless if that particular state puts a stay order on evictions for several months, they're still not going to be able to afford the other essential bills, and that alleged check from the Government isn't coming for at least 1.5 - 2 months, which in itself won't cover much.

People are about to absolutely lose their minds, and when that happens, things become dangerous.
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That view is subjective in hindsight. If one of the laid off employees with a grudge comes back and kills you, you may actually not live to see another day.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78181053


People don't do that when everyone gets fired lol dumbass
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You'd be surprised. People with nothing to lose are the very most dangerous people. How many of these people depended on that job? How many of them have families to support? How many lived paycheck to paycheck?

Regardless if that particular state puts a stay order on evictions for several months, they're still not going to be able to afford the other essential bills, and that alleged check from the Government isn't coming for at least 1.5 - 2 months, which in itself won't cover much.

People are about to absolutely lose their minds, and when that happens, things become dangerous.
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This is compounded by the fact that even when you do have money, most of the stores shelves are empty.
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Re: Today Sucked - Had to lay off most of our employees. Construction
How long before too many people are sick and grocery stores have to shutdown??
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Re: Today Sucked - Had to lay off most of our employees. Construction
The Devil isn't going to be a business owner, he's going to mimic Christ and come from the ashes of NOTHING. "He has to be one of us" they all said.

Good luck to you.
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That view is subjective in hindsight. If one of the laid off employees with a grudge comes back and kills you, you may actually not live to see another day.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78181053


People don't do that when everyone gets fired lol dumbass
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 75054265


You'd be surprised. People with nothing to lose are the very most dangerous people. How many of these people depended on that job? How many of them have families to support? How many lived paycheck to paycheck?

Regardless if that particular state puts a stay order on evictions for several months, they're still not going to be able to afford the other essential bills, and that alleged check from the Government isn't coming for at least 1.5 - 2 months, which in itself won't cover much.

People are about to absolutely lose their minds, and when that happens, things become dangerous.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78181053


This is compounded by the fact that even when you do have money, most of the stores shelves are empty.
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Granted, they're VERY sparse here, but I always manage to find something to survive on, so far at least.
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That view is subjective in hindsight. If one of the laid off employees with a grudge comes back and kills you, you may actually not live to see another day.
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rofl
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That view is subjective in hindsight. If one of the laid off employees with a grudge comes back and kills you, you may actually not live to see another day.
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FFS they work construction, getting laid off is part of the business. They will collect unemployment and work side jobs.
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03/25/2020 11:11 PM

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That view is subjective in hindsight. If one of the laid off employees with a grudge comes back and kills you, you may actually not live to see another day.
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Our employees have been with us for 5-13 years. They know this was not a quick decision.
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." 有aurel Thatcher Ulrich

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale
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That view is subjective in hindsight. If one of the laid off employees with a grudge comes back and kills you, you may actually not live to see another day.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78181053


People don't do that when everyone gets fired lol dumbass
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 75054265


You'd be surprised. People with nothing to lose are the very most dangerous people. How many of these people depended on that job? How many of them have families to support? How many lived paycheck to paycheck?

Regardless if that particular state puts a stay order on evictions for several months, they're still not going to be able to afford the other essential bills, and that alleged check from the Government isn't coming for at least 1.5 - 2 months, which in itself won't cover much.

People are about to absolutely lose their minds, and when that happens, things become dangerous.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78181053


This is compounded by the fact that even when you do have money, most of the stores shelves are empty.
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I just came back from the store in a major city and most everything looked fine except the cat litter was gone and the big bags of cat food, lol.
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That view is subjective in hindsight. If one of the laid off employees with a grudge comes back and kills you, you may actually not live to see another day.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78181053


People don't do that when everyone gets fired lol dumbass
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Thank you. I have lost a lot of sleep over the past week over this decision. Hoping I made the right choice.
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." 有aurel Thatcher Ulrich

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale
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That view is subjective in hindsight. If one of the laid off employees with a grudge comes back and kills you, you may actually not live to see another day.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78181053


Our employees have been with us for 5-13 years. They know this was not a quick decision.
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So, we are a 2nd Generation construction company. Had to lay off all but 2 people. The cancellations and reschedules the past 3 weeks have been crazy. We made a tough decision...better to live and fight another day.
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You are no longer part of the American dream, goodbye maggot.
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Re: Today Sucked - Had to lay off most of our employees. Construction
This is why I ostensibly like being the little guy with no power, always in the shadows and totally irrelevant to all in a conscious capacity.

Your employees are aware of you though, and what if they blame you, and not the Virus? What do they tell their families? Because of the volatility and lack of understanding concerning what is going on, things could go one way, or they could go the other. You're in a tight spot now.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78181053


It sucks, we were doing fine until the virus hit. The cancellations and holds on work were incredible. We survived the housing bubble - this was way worse.
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." 有aurel Thatcher Ulrich

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale
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All for a hoax virus.

How does that make you feel?

Like an idiot I imagine.
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03/25/2020 11:16 PM

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Re: Today Sucked - Had to lay off most of our employees. Construction
Sucks man.... talked to a lot of other fellow employees of previous company I left that just got laid off to.

Was just launching a business that services restaurants to myself.

I guess we’re all fucked together.

But the politicians still get paid.

Sad times.... but I guess you can’t have the good without the bad.
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The politicians will always get paid. The rest of us have nothing to fall back on.
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." 有aurel Thatcher Ulrich

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale
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That view is subjective in hindsight. If one of the laid off employees with a grudge comes back and kills you, you may actually not live to see another day.
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Our employees have been with us for many years, most came through the housing bubble with us. This is worst.
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." 有aurel Thatcher Ulrich

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale
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That view is subjective in hindsight. If one of the laid off employees with a grudge comes back and kills you, you may actually not live to see another day.
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I don't see that happening. Our family members were the first to lose their jobs, WITHOUT unemployment.
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." 有aurel Thatcher Ulrich

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale
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That view is subjective in hindsight. If one of the laid off employees with a grudge comes back and kills you, you may actually not live to see another day.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78181053


People don't do that when everyone gets fired lol dumbass
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Thank you. I have cried a lot of tear this week. I hate this.
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." 有aurel Thatcher Ulrich

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale
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I feel ya buddy. We went through it too. Feels like we let guys down. Most understand that it's not under out control. Lives are being ruined for this bullshit.

We need to reopen America again, fuck this shutdown. Shutting down is effecting 90% of us as opposed to the 1% of us.
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Truth. It's only going to get worse, in my opinion.
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." 有aurel Thatcher Ulrich

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale
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Sorry to hear this. My son is a project manager for a construction company in Texas. He's fearful as well.
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That view is subjective in hindsight. If one of the laid off employees with a grudge comes back and kills you, you may actually not live to see another day.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78181053


People don't do that when everyone gets fired lol dumbass
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 75054265


You'd be surprised. People with nothing to lose are the very most dangerous people. How many of these people depended on that job? How many of them have families to support? How many lived paycheck to paycheck?

Regardless if that particular state puts a stay order on evictions for several months, they're still not going to be able to afford the other essential bills, and that alleged check from the Government isn't coming for at least 1.5 - 2 months, which in itself won't cover much.

People are about to absolutely lose their minds, and when that happens, things become dangerous.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78181053


All I can say is we always treated our employees well. I can't predict what they will do.
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." 有aurel Thatcher Ulrich

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale
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All for a hoax virus.

How does that make you feel?

Like an idiot I imagine.
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It's not a hoax when you have the jobs cancel on you. Most of our jobs have a 50% non refundable deposit, but they cancel anyway.
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." 有aurel Thatcher Ulrich

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale
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That view is subjective in hindsight. If one of the laid off employees with a grudge comes back and kills you, you may actually not live to see another day.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78181053


FFS they work construction, getting laid off is part of the business. They will collect unemployment and work side jobs.
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We have NEVER laid off this many people. This makes the housing bubble look like a small blip on the screen.
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." 有aurel Thatcher Ulrich

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale





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