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Tue Mar 24, 2020, 08:58 AM

My son lost his job because of the coronavirus

He's 24 and worked as a prep cook in a local restaurant. As far as we both know, he wasn't infected by being around lots of customers and co-workers. As far as we know. He will get his job back, hopefully, once this pandemic has eased.

He will probably run out of money in the next few weeks and have to come live with me, which is totally fine.

I'm going to see him tonight for in-home movie streaming and DoorDash food delivery. But, no hugs or handshakes.
I'd feel more at ease if it had been more than 14 days since he worked, but he's my son and I really need to see him.

I am sure all of you have a family member or friend in a very similar situation. I am just very grateful that my son and
I are still healthy and have adequate resources to ride this pandemic out together. Many families do not.

I wish all of you the best.






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steve2470 Tuesday OP
magicarpet Tuesday #1
steve2470 Tuesday #2
GreenPartyVoter Tuesday #3
steve2470 Tuesday #6
empedocles Tuesday #4
steve2470 Tuesday #8
Ohiogal Tuesday #5
steve2470 Tuesday #7
PJMcK Tuesday #9
Laelth Tuesday #11
Laelth Tuesday #10

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 09:02 AM

1. If unemployment is available have him apply immediately.

That might enable him to hold out financially until this virus worry has passed.

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 09:03 AM

2. yes I'll talk to him about that, thanks nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 09:04 AM

3. I'm so sorry. Yes, do have him apply for unemployment.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 09:05 AM

6. thank you! nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 09:04 AM

4. My son, in the wine business, furloughed from a promising career.

Immediately filed for unemployment.

We all do what we have to do.

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Response to empedocles (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 09:06 AM

8. best wishes to you both! nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 09:04 AM

5. My best friend's family

Has suffered 3 job losses from the breadwinners in 3 households ... one being her daughter and son-in-law who have a 2 month old baby.

It’s awful. Best of luck to you and your son.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 09:05 AM

7. so sorry to hear that! nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 09:07 AM

9. My son, too, lost his job because of the coronavirus

He was the manager of a physical therapy office and they had to let everyone go because they couldn't accept patients.

This crisis is going to ripple through our economy. That's why Trump is panicking and wants to send people back to work even if it means worsening the spread of the disease.

Consider the business I work in, entertainment. Broadway has closed down, idling actors musicians, stagehands, ushers and more. Then there are those ancillary workers who are affected: restaurants, hotels, taxis, agents and managers and more. That's thousands of people who can't work right now.

Then consider that California is basically shut down. That means that all television and motion picture productions are shut down. That's tens of thousands of more people who can't work.

Then extrapolate the same ripple effects throughout all the other industries in our country (and the world) and we're looking at a tremendous crashing of the economy.

Trump doesn't care if people get sick or die. He needs to hold onto power and continue his grifting.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 09:14 AM

11. Thousands? No. It's tens of millions.

It would be absurd to argue that our wise decision to “flatten the curve” isn’t devastating our economy and crippling the economic well-being of, perhaps, half our citizens.

-Laelth

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 09:11 AM

10. My daughter works in a kitchen.

Her hours have been cut from 35/week down to 15. She can not survive on that. I feel you.

-Laelth

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