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Are you currently employed at this point in the COVID crisis?

Be honest, and please just vote once.

by Anonymousreply 2108/01/2020

gurl half of DL is retired

at least

by Anonymousreply 107/30/2020

I am and can't leave it. My articles are doing well because there is so much to write about. Inside though, it's killing me to be inside the house, my head, my writing and worried about the virus.

by Anonymousreply 207/30/2020

I'm fine, I'm working from home in an administrative consultant position with a very large healthcare provider.

by Anonymousreply 307/30/2020

get out of the house and do something R2, see people, hit a ball of some kind

by Anonymousreply 407/30/2020

R2 - I need it but weird thing about being indoors all say 5 days a week is you start getting tired easily. I guess despite the fact that I enjoyed alone time before, I never realized how much energy one derives from being out and about at work, cafes, the gym. I have to start again because by thr weekend I sleep all day and I never napped before. Probably do a vitamin panel too.

by Anonymousreply 507/30/2020

I am a consultant and my business has dropped to half of what it was prior to Covid.

by Anonymousreply 607/30/2020

No, unemployed

by Anonymousreply 707/30/2020

[quote] gurl half of DL is retired

Which is why I made the second-to-last poll option.

by Anonymousreply 807/30/2020

I complain like a bitch and then see posters like R7 and I can't believe how lucky I am, how I need to stop whining and how shitty our country really can be to make so many people lose their jobs.

My roommate was saying, when two of her accountant friends lost their jobs and she reads the stats on unemployment, loss of insurance, sky high medical costs and the lack of savings and high debt many Americans face, that the US is having that Dorothy in OZ moment when, after being dazzled by the colors and facade of America, you suddenly lift the curtain and see the illusion fades.

Here in Romania most are taught to think that ALL Americans have it made...a country of JFK's and limitless wealth with all those homes so much prettier than the communist buildings. Now, with Trump and the kind of people who came out from under a rock at his rallies, the lootings, and the daily news about people losing health insurance and jobs, they always ask "how is this possible in America?"

by Anonymousreply 907/30/2020

I am fortunate to have a full-time job and am able to telework.

by Anonymousreply 1007/30/2020

R10 - but how do you cope so many hours in the house?

by Anonymousreply 1107/30/2020

r8 Retired people don't consider themselves "unemployed."

by Anonymousreply 1207/30/2020

With telework, you aren't tied to an office desk or cubicle. I switch rooms in the house regularly, work on the porch or anywhere in range of my wifi. I take regular breaks to get up, move around, get lunch, some water or tea. A walk in the morning and errands in the afternoon gets me out as well.

I am an introvert, but definitely not housebound.

by Anonymousreply 1307/31/2020

I don't know about DL'ers, but there are about 30 million people in the US who are unemployed and receiving unemployment benefits.

by Anonymousreply 1407/31/2020

Yes. I work for a state court - very low risk of job loss, thankfully. But, I'll probably never see a raise before I retire - once all this really hits state and local governments. Have been working from home since March 15; tentatively scheduled to go back to the office part-time on August 24 - basically half staff every other day.

by Anonymousreply 1507/31/2020

No option for retirees?

by Anonymousreply 1607/31/2020

OP, you realize that Dataloungers all have 2 homes and a maid and 2.5 million in their IRA accounts that they always brag about on here.

by Anonymousreply 1707/31/2020

I'm safe (work in a grocery store), but my husband was laid off from his job as a writer/editor.

by Anonymousreply 1807/31/2020

[quote]Dataloungers all have 2 homes and a maid and 2.5 million

Right, this place isn't exactly the UES.

by Anonymousreply 1907/31/2020

Like anyone cares about answering your poll honestly, OP.

by Anonymousreply 2007/31/2020

Any of you anesthesiologists? Nurses?

by Anonymousreply 2108/01/2020
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