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Re: Coronavirus pandemic - how are you affected?

by AznKhmerBoi Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:54 pm

My family are terrified due to recent violent hate crime towards asians. I honestly can say that I fear for my family safety and definitely contemplating on purchasing a weapon.
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Re: Coronavirus pandemic - how are you affected?

by PretentiousHipster Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:26 am

Not violent attacks, but there is a lot of racism here against the Asian population... and it's Canada. I'm sorry to hear that you and your family are going through that.

I did find this which will hopefully cheer some people up

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Re: Coronavirus pandemic - how are you affected?

by racketboy Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:27 am

AznKhmerBoi wrote:My family are terrified due to recent violent hate crime towards asians. I honestly can say that I fear for my family safety and definitely contemplating on purchasing a weapon.


Ugh, I'm so sorry. I've heard some stories and it blows my mind.
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Re: Coronavirus pandemic - how are you affected?

by marurun Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:29 am

racketboy wrote:
AznKhmerBoi wrote:My family are terrified due to recent violent hate crime towards asians. I honestly can say that I fear for my family safety and definitely contemplating on purchasing a weapon.


Ugh, I'm so sorry. I've heard some stories and it blows my mind.


I have not heard of anything locally in my area, but that doesn't mean it's not happening. I sure hope it's not widespread, because that's pretty damn dumb to have to deal with.
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Re: Coronavirus pandemic - how are you affected?

by Markies Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:33 am

Missouri Game Con, the large gaming convention I go to every summer was canceled yesterday.

They had a MO Game Con Jr. in February that I went to, so I don't feel so bad. I was at least allowed to go to one gaming convention during the year.

But, the large one in the Summer is probably my favorite day out of the year. It would be the day of the year that I would buy the most games.

I guess I will have to make it up by buying more games at my local stores whenever they open up.

They did mention that they hope to be open for 2021, so there is always next year.
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Re: Coronavirus pandemic - how are you affected?

by SamuraiMegas Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:43 pm

My shop is no longer considered essential as of today, but we're remaining open (for today only) as we wait on a response allowing us to do curbside pickup or something. Boutta be rough.

I don't qualify for unemployment at all: I don't report income or pay taxes or anything. Which was great until now..
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by Gunstar Green Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:00 pm

SamuraiMegas wrote:My shop is no longer considered essential as of today, but we're remaining open (for today only) as we wait on a response allowing us to do curbside pickup or something. Boutta be rough.

I don't qualify for unemployment at all: I don't report income or pay taxes or anything. Which was great until now..


Apparently there's going to be a simple file for the IRS for people in your situation that provides them with basic information so you can receive the aid payment at least, though they haven't released details yet. Keep an eye on this site: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus
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Re: Coronavirus pandemic - how are you affected?

by NotLuke Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:58 pm

Around 80-90% of my peers won't be graduating as planned this semester, as amassed client hours are required, and since we aren't allowed to report to our internship sites due to Chancellor's orders, they will not have the hours required to graduate. I'll graduate on time, but there will not be a commencement.

Have one friend who is in the thick of things as his Mother had covid-19, seemed to be on her way to a full recovery, but is now on a ventilator and fighting pneumonia.

Besides that, lots of zoom meetings with friends, missed a funeral for a professor of mine, attending lots of webinars, and telecounseling during the week for those who need it.

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Re: Coronavirus pandemic - how are you affected?

by emwearz Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:39 pm

I have been wearing a P95 for every shift for the past 3 weeks at the supermarket and heaps of small kids have had bad reactions to them. I often talk to little kids and have a friendly chat. Yesterday I had to man the door for 3 hours to make sure we had low numbers in our store (the law now saws 1 person per 4 squared meters in a store or a $10,000 fine not applying this). I had a few little young children in their prams walk past and get scared and then eventually a small child cried.

I was talking to my wife about how much it was bumming me out and she sewed me (she is fantastic) a homemade one with a little slot for a filter (which has a piece of HEPA fabric in it), it has bright multi colours on it. When I am outside or at the counter I will wear it from now on, if I am on the store floor I think I will still wear one of my P95's as the exposure to people is so high, but if I can stop scaring kids for a moment it will make my day much better.
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Re: Coronavirus pandemic - how are you affected?

by PretentiousHipster Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:08 am

There's such a big staffing crisis due to the virus that I'm gonna be training people when I'm not even done my probation period
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