What's your Covid-19 job status?

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What is your job status?

Still going to work.
22
22%
Working from home.
60
59%
Furlonged.
12
12%
Laid off.
2
2%
Unemployed before Covid-19.
6
6%
 
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PostRe: What's your Covid-19 job status?
by Lagamorph » Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:30 pm

I'm currently working as normal just from home. I always worked 2 or 3 days per week from home anyway.

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by That's not a growth » Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:33 pm

WFH, but assisting on a different department since things have exploded in some parts of the business and nose dived in others.

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PostRe: What's your Covid-19 job status?
by Yoshimi » Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:45 pm

I'm working from home. Most of my colleagues have been furloughed, but I was deemed 'essential core'. Thankfully not too busy at the moment, just keeping things ticking over.

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by Peter Crisp » Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:45 pm

My job status changed yesterday.
I was working more than normal but I decided to go into self-isolation with no pay as the conditions at work were unacceptable.
There's zero impact on my prospects at work and I can stay off for as long as I need and go back whenever I feel it's safe to do so. I'm lucky in that I have enough savings to make even a long period without pay no problem but I really was left with no choice.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by aayl1 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:32 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:My job status changed yesterday.
I was working more than normal but I decided to go into self-isolation with no pay as the conditions at work were unacceptable.
There's zero impact on my prospects at work and I can stay off for as long as I need and go back whenever I feel it's safe to do so. I'm lucky in that I have enough savings to make even a long period without pay no problem but I really was left with no choice.


Can you ask them to just furlough you? It's no cost to them and you'll at least get 80% of your salary.

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by Moggy » Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:34 pm

aayl1 wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:My job status changed yesterday.
I was working more than normal but I decided to go into self-isolation with no pay as the conditions at work were unacceptable.
There's zero impact on my prospects at work and I can stay off for as long as I need and go back whenever I feel it's safe to do so. I'm lucky in that I have enough savings to make even a long period without pay no problem but I really was left with no choice.


Can you ask them to just furlough you? It's no cost to them and you'll at least get 80% of your salary.


Isn’t he in America? Or is that Alvin?

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by Peter Crisp » Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:42 pm

aayl1 wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:My job status changed yesterday.
I was working more than normal but I decided to go into self-isolation with no pay as the conditions at work were unacceptable.
There's zero impact on my prospects at work and I can stay off for as long as I need and go back whenever I feel it's safe to do so. I'm lucky in that I have enough savings to make even a long period without pay no problem but I really was left with no choice.


Can you ask them to just furlough you? It's no cost to them and you'll at least get 80% of your salary.


Nope, they made it quite clear that the rule they have is you only get paid if you test positive for the virus and if you do as I did and take a precautionary measure because the people I live with are high risk they won't pay anything. I've mentioned furlough and they just say it doesn't apply to me.
So, I have a choice of go to work and risk the health of my parents because where I work I'm bumping into people constantly (keeping 6 feet apart is impossible) and even though at the start of all this they said they wouldn't take on any new staff that rule lasted exactly 2 days when they realised we couldn't fulfill all the orders and instead of asking customers to maybe expect things a little late they continued to demand that everything is next day delivery as normal and just bring in new people all the time with zero screening.

I just decided I'd had enough and said that I'm done and staying at home even without pay.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: What's your Covid-19 job status?
by Oblomov Boblomov » Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:42 pm

Moggy wrote:
aayl1 wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:My job status changed yesterday.
I was working more than normal but I decided to go into self-isolation with no pay as the conditions at work were unacceptable.
There's zero impact on my prospects at work and I can stay off for as long as I need and go back whenever I feel it's safe to do so. I'm lucky in that I have enough savings to make even a long period without pay no problem but I really was left with no choice.


Can you ask them to just furlough you? It's no cost to them and you'll at least get 80% of your salary.


Isn’t he in America? Or is that Alvin?

That is Alvin, although going by Peter's posts in the US Politics thread I am amused by the idea of him living there :lol:.

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PostRe: What's your Covid-19 job status?
by aayl1 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:46 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
aayl1 wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:My job status changed yesterday.
I was working more than normal but I decided to go into self-isolation with no pay as the conditions at work were unacceptable.
There's zero impact on my prospects at work and I can stay off for as long as I need and go back whenever I feel it's safe to do so. I'm lucky in that I have enough savings to make even a long period without pay no problem but I really was left with no choice.


Can you ask them to just furlough you? It's no cost to them and you'll at least get 80% of your salary.


Nope, they made it quite clear that the rule they have is you only get paid if you test positive for the virus and if you do as I did and take a precautionary measure because the people I live with are high risk they won't pay anything. I've mentioned furlough and they just say it doesn't apply to me.
So, I have a choice of go to work and risk the health of my parents because where I work I'm bumping into people constantly (keeping 6 feet apart is impossible) and even though at the start of all this they said they wouldn't take on any new staff that rule lasted exactly 2 days when they realised we couldn't fulfill all the orders and instead of asking customers to maybe expect things a little late they continued to demand that everything is next day delivery as normal and just bring in new people all the time with zero screening.

I just decided I'd had enough and said that I'm done and staying at home even without pay.


Sorry to hear about that - it's a stressful situation and I hope you're coping okay. Just seems like an especially cunty decision from your work because if they're going to let you stay at home with no pay anyway then they could just tick a box and let you stay home with 80% pay at no cost to them!

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PostRe: What's your Covid-19 job status?
by Moggy » Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:46 pm

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Moggy wrote:
aayl1 wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:My job status changed yesterday.
I was working more than normal but I decided to go into self-isolation with no pay as the conditions at work were unacceptable.
There's zero impact on my prospects at work and I can stay off for as long as I need and go back whenever I feel it's safe to do so. I'm lucky in that I have enough savings to make even a long period without pay no problem but I really was left with no choice.


Can you ask them to just furlough you? It's no cost to them and you'll at least get 80% of your salary.


Isn’t he in America? Or is that Alvin?

That is Alvin, although going by Peter's posts in the US Politics thread I am amused by the idea of him living there :lol:.


I get them confused. One is a weird Star Wars fan and the other is a weird Watford fan.

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PostRe: What's your Covid-19 job status?
by Peter Crisp » Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:11 pm

Moggy wrote:I get them confused. One is a weird Star Wars fan and the other is a weird Watford fan.


How very dare you. I'm a weird Star Trek fan not that unrealistic Star Wars rubbish!

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: What's your Covid-19 job status?
by Moggy » Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:28 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
Moggy wrote:I get them confused. One is a weird Star Wars fan and the other is a weird Watford fan.


How very dare you. I'm a weird Star Trek fan not that unrealistic Star Wars rubbish!


I’ve got a bad feeling about this.

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PostRe: What's your Covid-19 job status?
by Lex-Man » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:38 pm

Moggy wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:
Moggy wrote:I get them confused. One is a weird Star Wars fan and the other is a weird Watford fan.


How very dare you. I'm a weird Star Trek fan not that unrealistic Star Wars rubbish!


I’ve got a bad feeling about this.


I thought Peter was the Watford fan, he's always going on about how great Watford is.

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PostRe: What's your Covid-19 job status?
by Peter Crisp » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:45 pm

Lex-Man wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:
Moggy wrote:I get them confused. One is a weird Star Wars fan and the other is a weird Watford fan.


How very dare you. I'm a weird Star Trek fan not that unrealistic Star Wars rubbish!


I’ve got a bad feeling about this.


I thought Peter was the Watford fan, he's always going on about how great Watford is.


Grrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!

Watford stinks!!!!!!!!

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: What's your Covid-19 job status?
by OrangeRKN » Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:55 pm

Being moved to a four day week with a 20% pay cut... it's like being furloughed, but with an extra four days of work!

From a business perspective it makes sense but I can't help feel like I'm missing out, even if I'm relatively lucky compared to others still!

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by Green Gecko » Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:51 pm

Been working from home for 5 and a half years for like 500 people lol

None of whom are buying anything.

Red wrote:I'm a freelancer who has lost their one client so I guess laid off? The work will return when the client comes back off furlough though.

That might technically mean you're employed though and so could be furloughed as well and got 80%.

Self employed people with a handful of clients are properly strawberry floated. But hey we pay less tax, provided we earn anywhere near enough to even owe any tax to begin with. :simper:

Need to get my ecommerce gooseberry fool in order and start doing the whole support local businesses from home thing. Unfortunately my body is saying 100% nope at the moment.

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by Victor Mildew » Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:55 pm

Green Gecko wrote:
Red wrote:I'm a freelancer who has lost their one client so I guess laid off? The work will return when the client comes back off furlough though.

That might technically mean you're employed though and so could be furloughed as well and got 80%.

Self employed people with a handful of clients are properly strawberry floated. But hey we pay less tax, provided we earn anywhere near enough to even owe any tax to begin with. :simper:


I remember that feeling. Freelancing :dread:

I had a letter from HMRC a week or two ago saying I owe them £80 from the period I was made redundant 4 years ago. This all stems from the TWO JSA payments I received, the only two I've ever claimed in my life. Thanks HMRC, great timing.

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by Green Gecko » Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:58 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:
Green Gecko wrote:
Red wrote:I'm a freelancer who has lost their one client so I guess laid off? The work will return when the client comes back off furlough though.

That might technically mean you're employed though and so could be furloughed as well and got 80%.

Self employed people with a handful of clients are properly strawberry floated. But hey we pay less tax, provided we earn anywhere near enough to even owe any tax to begin with. :simper:


I remember that feeling. Freelancing :dread:

I had a letter from HMRC a week or two ago saying I owe them £80 from the period I was made redundant 4 years ago. This all stems from the TWO JSA payments I received, the only two I've ever claimed in my life. Thanks HMRC, great timing.

Harsh, I claimed JSA once, after 7 weeks of attending job centre interviews I was told my girlfriend's student loan at the time was enough for two people to privately rent and live on (in Surrey) and was therefore owed nothing :lol:

Same thing now as my business is still re-investing and covering overheads each year, so I don't make a profit, meaning I have no income to support my outgoings, meaning I am doomed to essentially fold within 6 months unless something changes.

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by Dual » Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:19 pm

Green Gecko wrote:Been working from home for 5 and a half years for like 500 people lol

None of whom are buying anything.

Red wrote:I'm a freelancer who has lost their one client so I guess laid off? The work will return when the client comes back off furlough though.

That might technically mean you're employed though and so could be furloughed as well and got 80%.

Self employed people with a handful of clients are properly strawberry floated. But hey we pay less tax, provided we earn anywhere near enough to even owe any tax to begin with. :simper:

Need to get my ecommerce gooseberry fool in order and start doing the whole support local businesses from home thing. Unfortunately my body is saying 100% nope at the moment.


If you're a limited company why dont you furlough yourself? Or are you sole trader?

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by Minty14 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:55 am

I've been wfh for the last 5 weeks or so, but have had it confirmed today that my role is one of many being made redundant due to a drop in income and new clients.

Fortunately I'm in a position where I don't have to scramble to find new work asap and tbh it will be a bit of a relief to take some time off as I've found it almost impossible to concentrate due to worrying about everything else and I'd also recently been moved teams and hated my new role.

Might look at some non-tech related roles for now to keep some cash flow, but otherwise am going to spend time doing self-development and work on my own projects, at least until the job market hopefully picks up again in a few months.


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