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Flachbau

wassup

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Uncle Sikee Atric

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Pleasure to meet you.

 

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*gta star*

Yes, it does seem quiet! Is this the main Zaibatsu thread, or is there a hidden forum for members only?

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Crokey

The old Z HQ is still there, did you not get the PM that should be in your mailbox from some time ago?

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Flachbau

the OP has been under construction for years now.. damn unions

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Pavle

at least it didn't get yeeted by tinypic

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Rewas

Happy New Year, most active gang.

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Mikeol1987

Life has caught up with me these days and I'm not often as much as I'd like! especially being all quiet on the western front in terms of new GTAs!
(Also I forgot my login details for about six months because I edited my name twice) 
In any case, Hope all the Z's out there have a great, successful new year! 

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LiniArc

@Flachbau When I saw the OP a few years ago, I knew it will stay like that for significant time haha. I guess the instruments for construction are yet to be bought even though they have the Quotation. 

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*gta star*

Checking in again. I hope you're all well & are keeping safe. 

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Mokrie Dela

So far. Worried to high heavens though like most of us I guess. Hope all the other Zs are well, given as far as this thing reaches.... f*cking apocalyptic man 

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Flachbau

I'm fine, lost my job tho.

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Mokrie Dela

f*ck man. We're going to have mass unemployment after all this. 

 

sh*ts gonna be massively f*cked up for years. 

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Flachbau

I am sorely unprepared for any of this besides a bit of money saved, but that will be gone within days. I feel for those with absolutely nothing right now. It's a tragic time. It will take me so long to recover

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Jimmy
5 hours ago, Mokrie Dela said:

f*ck man. We're going to have mass unemployment after all this. 

 

sh*ts gonna be massively f*cked up for years. 

It's going to take so long to recover. The lockdown has here become worse for street food vendors who are basically daily wage laborers here. Marts are still making money as they are open for 24x7. Only 5 customers are allowed at once though. There's a long queue everywhere. e-Commerce has taken a huge hit. Since last Sunday, Amazon and Flipkart (Walmart) have been clearing their stock on electronics like flea market. Flagships going for 60% discounts already. The Reverse bank has temporarily laid down employees here, working with whatever little manpower they can manage to operate with. There is also going to be tax and GST relaxations for the next 180 days, post quarantine. Loan repayments are going to be scheduled (gives me more time to get my vehicle repayment funds in). If I were to quote a figure, it'd 53% of the Indian Economy taking a hit.

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*gta star*
On 3/23/2020 at 4:15 AM, Flachbau said:

I'm fine, lost my job tho.

Very sorry to hear this. I'm in the same boat as you though, as I've lost mine too. I went to work as normal on 16th March & I received a call in the evening after I got home to advise that the office was closing as a precautionary measure for two weeks & to return to work as normal on the 30th March. Then I received a letter in the post this week saying the company has shut down 😟

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Flachbau
38 minutes ago, *gta star* said:

Very sorry to hear this. I'm in the same boat as you though, as I've lost mine too. I went to work as normal on 16th March & I received a call in the evening after I got home to advise that the office was closing as a precautionary measure for two weeks & to return to work as normal on the 30th March. Then I received a letter in the post this week saying the company has shut down 😟

 

Awful to hear. Some companies just have no shot in this situation. I went into work Friday and was let go within an hour. My company has cut at least 50% of it's entire workforce as they navigate through this. Some of my former coworkers and friends now cut for good, some of them in worse positions considering they have kids to take care of. The economic devastation will be something to remember for a lifetime.. 3.2 million Americans filed for unemployment last week.

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*gta star*
On 3/26/2020 at 11:00 PM, Flachbau said:

 

Awful to hear. Some companies just have no shot in this situation. I went into work Friday and was let go within an hour. My company has cut at least 50% of it's entire workforce as they navigate through this. Some of my former coworkers and friends now cut for good, some of them in worse positions considering they have kids to take care of. The economic devastation will be something to remember for a lifetime.. 3.2 million Americans filed for unemployment last week.

The official letter I received confirming the company I worked for had shut down says that a liquidator has to be appointed. With all that its going on in the world now, goodness knows how long that will take. Once that is done, I & my colleagues will be advised on how to apply for redundancy pay. It could take months to receive that, if at all. 

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Jimmy

The firm I work for has given 'Work from Home' facility for now. Most of our clients are based in the states and the condition in there isn't looking any better. Some of them have temporarily pulled out and as a result we won't be getting a full pay this month (or close to half even). If this goes on, the clients won't have a choice but to temporarily suspend business with us and this would result in not getting paid unless the firm is back on it's feet, post the lockdown and pandemic.

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Flachbau

I found out yesterday I was denied unemployement, so not only does that put me in a much worse spot, but I wonder if I will even get one of the stimulus checks the White House has been talking about. I don't find any comfort in knowing I'm not alone in this spot, just makes me more sad. Time to apply to a dozen more jobs tonight :^)

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Jimmy

I still have self-employed friends who are staring down the barrel of months without pay, friends who have already lost jobs in last couple of weeks. The contract that pays 80% of my salary runs out in April. At the current rate, it won't be renewed since we won't have any clients extending their contract with us for any projects. Small changes won't even cut in. Economy is completely fragile right now. Lockdown is placing pressure on the global economy. Businesses exist to make a profit. If they can’t profit, they can’t sell things. If they can't profit and sell, who will they employ even?

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*gta star*
19 hours ago, Jimmy said:

I still have self-employed friends who are staring down the barrel of months without pay, friends who have already lost jobs in last couple of weeks. The contract that pays 80% of my salary runs out in April. At the current rate, it won't be renewed since we won't have any clients extending their contract with us for any projects. Small changes won't even cut in. Economy is completely fragile right now. Lockdown is placing pressure on the global economy. Businesses exist to make a profit. If they can’t profit, they can’t sell things. If they can't profit and sell, who will they employ even?

It sounds like the Company you work for was in a similar situation to the one I used to work for, up until I was made redundant earlier this month. I worked for a Commercial Estate Agency (We sold businesses & commercial land/property), but due to the current pandemic, the enquiry levels simply dropped flat on their face. Hardly anyone was ringing to book viewings, or even considering making an investment by buying a business and/or property. So its just a domino effect; No enquiries, no viewings, no sales, no revenue coming in, staff still need to be paid & that means eating into reserves to pay wages (if any available) = companies closing immediately because they simply can't afford it, or companies literally on the brink of closing & its only a matter of time before they do. 

 

On 3/29/2020 at 10:46 PM, Flachbau said:

I found out yesterday I was denied unemployement, so not only does that put me in a much worse spot, but I wonder if I will even get one of the stimulus checks the White House has been talking about. I don't find any comfort in knowing I'm not alone in this spot, just makes me more sad. Time to apply to a dozen more jobs tonight :^)

 

Why were you denied unemployment? That seems crazy. 😕

 

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Jimmy
4 hours ago, *gta star* said:

It sounds like the Company you work for was in a similar situation to the one I used to work for, up until I was made redundant earlier this month. I worked for a Commercial Estate Agency (We sold businesses & commercial land/property), but due to the current pandemic, the enquiry levels simply dropped flat on their face. Hardly anyone was ringing to book viewings, or even considering making an investment by buying a business and/or property. So its just a domino effect; No enquiries, no viewings, no sales, no revenue coming in, staff still need to be paid & that means eating into reserves to pay wages (if any available) = companies closing immediately because they simply can't afford it, or companies literally on the brink of closing & its only a matter of time before they do. 

I am into supply chain (freight) and warehousing. Customers are anxious and most of them have paused on projects, putting most things to a halt for now. The clients in US are panicked and are working from home, providing limited work that they can. And it's only a matter of time when the European clients have the same ordeal.

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E•MO•TION
On 3/31/2020 at 6:17 PM, *gta star* said:

Why were you denied unemployment? That seems crazy. 😕

 

I can't speak for Flachbau, but I fully expect to find myself in an identical situation at some point for having not worked enough hours with my current employer. Talk about a sh*tty time to land a new job...

 

 

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Flachbau

So NY State requires you to earn at least $2600 within two quarters in order to be eligible. I earned way more than that but in a “custom quarter” (f*cking stupid btw) because I was fired a week before the 31st which would’ve marked the end of my second quarter. So they are lumping my six months worth of employment into one made-up quarter because of that. So therefore I am not eligible lol

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Posted (edited)

Things are still at a standstill here in the UK. There's very few places open, apart from big Supermarket's & other essential services, like Pharmacies.

 

I've decided that I needed to have a look at my CV & Covering Letter, as the version that I created a few years ago in my opinion wasn't structured correctly & it needed a revamp. I've paid for it to be professionally written earlier this week because I didn't really have a clue where to start.

 

I've spoken to a colleague earlier today who was also made redundant & he said he's been applying for loads of jobs, but not hearing anything back. Either the Companies that have advertised the jobs are; Running on minimal staff, they could be closed due to the lockdown & therefore not responding to applications for the moment, or the jobs being advertised are like hot cakes because so many people are out of work. 

 

Its not a great time looking for a job. This lockdown could go on for months! 

 

 

 

 

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Mokrie Dela

And we're about to lose our right to go out to exercise. Tell how is putting everyone's cardiovascular health at risk (thus making THEM more likely to catch and suffer from the virus) by stopping them going out at all going to solve the selfish cunts who decide to just go the the beach. 

 

That like banning TV across the nation because someone went to the cinema.

 

I swear the government are loving this control!

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Countries haven't got the means/resources to enforce what they're advising people to do though. So, the Government can tell people to stay in all they want, but how can they manage it? If everyone in your country was banned from going outside to exercise, people still would because they know this. The UK has a population of 66.4 million people... As of last year, there were 123,000 Police Officers. How can 123,000 staff monitor 66.4 million people? The answer is, they can't - Its impossible.

 

All the Government can do is advise people to stay in, but they haven't got near enough resources to deal with this pandemic. This is why people aren't taking a blind bit of notice as to what they're being advised to do, that & their sheer ignorance in my opinion.

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